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Ariana Miljević Bugenvilija

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ABOUT ME

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I am Ariana „Bugenvilija“ Miljevic.

I was born in Zagreb and have lived in Bavaria for many years.

Since childhood I have always created and shaped things with my hands. In my early youth I learned to sew. For a long time my main interest was drawing miniatures on silk. These drawings were often inspired by the art of Asian cultures, art which ranged from wonderful Japanese woodcut books, Chinese knots and Tibetan sacred paintings (Thangka). I made fast drying clay jewelry, shells, snail shells, and wire. I tried out sculpturing, aquarelle and calligraphy, glass grinding and many other things forgotten with time. I actively blogged for years, and from that passion a published SF story was generated.

I studied nutrition, herbalism and mushrooms and recorded everything by macro photography, as nature has always been a passion of mine. I won the first prize of National Geographic Croatia for a photo in the „Animals“ category and several prizes from German contests and portals. In that period my focus was taking photos of children and the nature surrounding me. I took great joy in photographing exquisite lunches that I had cooked, creating a good part of the LCHF cookbook in this way. Moreover, I worked on a cartoon movie in stop-animation technique, putting my felt on the existing scenography.

I am Ariana „Bugenvilija“ Miljevic.

I was born in Zagreb and have lived in Bavaria for many years.

Since childhood I have always created and shaped things with my hands. In my early youth I learned to sew. For a long time my main interest was drawing miniatures on silk. These drawings were often inspired by the art of Asian cultures, art which ranged from wonderful Japanese woodcut books, Chinese knots and Tibetan sacred paintings (Thangka). I made fast drying clay jewelry, shells, snail shells, and wire. I tried out sculpturing, aquarelle and calligraphy, glass grinding and many other things forgotten with time. I actively blogged for years, and from that passion a published SF story was generated.

I studied nutrition, herbalism and mushrooms and recorded everything by macro photography, as nature has always been a passion of mine. I won the first prize of National Geographic Croatia for a photo in the „Animals“ category and several prizes from German contests and portals. In that period my focus was taking photos of children and the nature surrounding me. I took great joy in photographing exquisite lunches that I had cooked, creating a good part of the LCHF cookbook in this way. Moreover, I worked on a cartoon movie in stop-animation technique, putting my felt on the existing scenography.

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So far I had three solo photography exhibitions, as well as several group exhibitions.

I am also a co-author of a LCHF nutrition cookbook, sold in 10 000 copies to date. The next book is in the works.

Several years ago on one hobbyist exhibition I came across a lady who created felt purses and animals. I was thrilled and wholeheartedly embraced a new discipline. I bought and studied many books and tried to create something based on the ideas from them. I watched videos and learned from my own mistakes. I created a lot of small accessories, such as gloves, purses, scarves, jewelry, but my primary passion and wish was to create clothes and shoes.

In order to master the discipline, I have completed two-year schooling and can say:
The real game starts now!

Additionally, I play saxophone and walk the dogs.

My skills

 

FELT AND NUNO-FELT – MASTER LEVEL
PERFECTING THE DETAILS
ART PHOTOGRAPHY – PRIZES, SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
SILK AND ALL VARIANTS THEREOF – PLEASE SEE THE GALLERY!
WOOL AND GATHERING GO HAND IN HAND FROM ANCIENT TIMES!
CO-AUTHOR OF A COOKBOOK WITH RESPECTABLE EDITION
I play saxophone and walk the dogs
ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS AND ENJOYING THEM

BUGENVILIja felt in numbers

 

I HAVE BEEN FELTING INTENSIVELY FOR EIGHT  YEARS

NUMEROUS COMPLETED WORKS

A LOT OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

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CLIENTS ABOUT ME

  • Satisfied customers of the workshop

    I am thrilled with the LCHF cooking workshop which was run by our dear Ariana. We have learned a lot of things; various "little secrets of great masters", tricks, great food combinations, how to make simple and fast - but healthy meals, plus we had a great time. I certainly recommend!
     

    Vanda Plazonić

    Satisfied customers of the workshop
    Vanda Plazonić i Damir Žuvela
  • Felting workshop

    "I've been at Ariana’s felting workshops several times, and I will certainly come again as soon as there is the opportunity to do so! Amazing how much pleasure working with wool brings! I admire Ariana’s pedagogic art that will make excellent "felters" of those few who are less skilled. Even if you think you aren’t doing well, you will make a wonderful brooch, bracelet, bag or a hat with Ariana's tips. In the end you will be a bit tired because you work at the workshops, but in spite of that you will want time to stop so you could continue working.”

    Felting workshop
    Gordana Lukačić, professor and writer
  • Shibori workshop

    “Don’t miss the Shibori Coloring Technique Workshop! Not only will you have a great time wrinklingthe fabric in different ways, tying it up with a thread, knotting it, you will also try to color the fabric with natural colors, which is a long process, but it’s worth it! The result is a specially colored scarf and great pleasure because you will learn the Shibori coloring technique!” 
     
    Shibori workshop
    Gordana Lukačić, professor and writer