tough critics

Sir Hugsalot and Ms. Guerlain were wondering why they were not included in this self-portrait … and i think they were a bit heart-broken… i am guessing i will have to apologize very soon….

gabi_amigurumi_illustration“self-portrait with gabi”

Sir Hugslot ve Bayan Guerlain neden bu portrede yer almadiklarini merak ediyorlardi…tahminim biraz da kalpleri kirildi dahil edilmedikleri icin…cok yakinda kendimi affettirmek icin bir seyler yapmam gerekecek sanirim …

working…

working in larger scale…

my macho is growing stylishly…

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olcegi buyuterek calismaya devam…

sharing the love with lisa corti…

one and only “carolina”of lisa corti alacati , whom we luckily have known for quite some time now, was so very super sweet to share her uber-cosy garden with us… she said “yes” to exhibiting a few of my illustrations there, in the most vibrant, positive, genuine corner of alacati! thrilled to have taken some of my babies from istanbul on a plane with me and placed them in such a warm environment… seeing them there surrounded with the most alive floral prints ever, was so entertaining… thank you Carolina! so proud & so happy to be near your incredible energy! really!

what I mean when I say “vibrant”!

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civil civil derken…

“partner in crime; the he…” by deniz…

and “him” in his new spot, loving it…

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yeni mekaninda mutlu&mesut “adamimiz”…

another sweet corner from this magical store…

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biblomatik magazadan baska civil&piril bir kose size…

“partner in crime; the she…” by deniz…

and it is “she” in her new spot, absolutely loving it…

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yeni mekaninda mutlu&mesut “kadinimiz”…

definitely very tough to decide in here…

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iciniz cok acilip & kafaniz cok karissin diye!

my “nudist runaways” chose the entrance to the garden to locate themselves…

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benim “ciplaklar kampi kackinlari” bahcenin girisine konuclandilar…

and the last of the sneak-peeks… (to make you curious if possible!)

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kucuk “kahve keyif mabed”inin bir baska kosesine yerlesmis bir diger ikili… (ozellikle uzaktan… biraz da merak edin diye…)

alacati lisa corti‘nin bir tane “carolina” si, tek kelimeyle bayildigimiz bu magazanin bahcesinde cizimlerimizin bir kismina gecici ev sahipligi yapmaktan keyif duyacagini bizimle paylasinca mest olduk, mest! bildigimiz&gordugumuz en civil, en kipir bu adrese biz hep kosarak gittik&gidiyoruz… ne mutlu bize ki simdi bir sureligine bu adresin buyulu&huzurlu&biraz da muzur&minik bahcesinde ugradiginizda gorebileceginiz, bizden de birseyler var… bu bizi cok keyiflendiren, muthis isbirligi icin Carolina’ya sonsuz opucukler… sevgiler… sari vespanla, rengarenk gomleklerin, tuniklerinle, yeryuzunde karsilastigimiz en yuksek pozitif enerji seviyesiyle, gercekten bir tanesin sen!

alacati’ya yolunuz duserse bekleriz, hem sizi, hem sonrasinda yorumlarinizi…

pink&red stripes…

one of the locals in front of “lisa corti” alacati…

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alacati, “lisa corti” sakinlerinden…

“biber”&”shiraz”&”soontobenamed” during orientation with sis…

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“biber”&”siraz”&”isimsiz pufumuz” alisma ve calisma turlarinda abla hakemliginde…

another one of the locals in front of “lisa corti” alacati…

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alacati, “lisa corti” sakinlerinden bir digeri…

weekend getaway…

had a great&quick (maybe to quick) getaway…

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kisa haftasonu kacamaginin tadina doyum olur mu? olllllmaaaaaz…

traveled with a munchkin and two bunnies…

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bir adet en muhteseminden bucur ve iki adet tavsanla seyahat ettim…

celebrated the 19′th of may…

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“19 mayis”i kutladik…

spent time with great furry #1; “shiraz”…

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1 no’lu muthis tuylumuz “siraz”la keyif…

spent time with great furry #2; “biber”…

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2 no’lu muthis tuylumuz “biber”le keyif…

spent time with great furry #3; “soon to be named”…

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3 no’lu taptaze  tuylumuz “halen isimsiz”imizle keyif…

doodled some…

cok azindan da olsa ciziktirdik…

macho the 2′nd…

after the last “turk“… here is another macho that insisted on being seen on rumisu… there might be a fight soon!

“macho the 2′nd…” by deniz yegin ikiisik…

en son kelli&felli “turk” umden sonra… bu maco da rumisu sayfalarinda boy gostermek icin israr edince… artik kim kimin boyunun olcusunu alacak ise…!…

the “souvenir” guy of mine…

meet my “turk”… and no criticism please! he isn’t trying to be modern… he simply felt like wearing his “fez” for me today… so, thought that you might enjoy him as a “souvenir” with this styling…and if no; tough luck for you! I (and him) are not feeling very friendly today!

! and do not be fooled by the surprised expression! he is a true macho deep down…

“the turk” by deniz yegin ikiisik…

buyrun benim “turk” adamim… son derece “turk” styling’i ile… nedeni sorulmasin! ben de , o da hic modern olmaya calismadik!  kendisine “hediyelik” ismini yakistirmis bulunuyorum… biz masamin ustunde eglendik mi? eglendik!  begenmeyen kucuk kizina almasin… iste o kadar…

not: saskin bakislarina aldanmayin, aslinda son derece macodur!

new addition to the family…

meet new furry of the vineyard… so this fluff-piece hopefully, happily will get along with “shiraz”&”biber” (our two german shepherds) and grow up to chase after field mice over there… (and not birds we hope!)  we’ll keep you up-dated but so far she is on her third day at her new home with daddy&mama…

still searching for a name! any suggestions are more than welcome!

: )

bu pufurdak artik bagin tuylu ekibinin yeni uyesi! aldigimiz haberlere gore “shiraz”&”biber” ikilisiyle (kurtlarimizla) anlastirilip&kaynastirilma calismalari yogun bir sekilde surmekte ve gidisat hic fena degil… umuyoruz ki kendisi huzur ve keyif icinde buyuyup, bagin “kus degil yanlizca fare” avcisi olabilir… bugun yeni evindeki ucuncu gununde olan bu “bize dislerimizi gicirdatan” serseriye isim ise halen aranmakta! fikri olanlara duyurulur!

: )

draw-some…?

playing around… with “draw something” app…  even though finding the whole “drawing with fingertip thing” a bit too challenging, still having fun…

and hope that my birth scene below won’t scare you (just tried to be as clear&as fast as possible)…

drawsomething” aplikasyonuyla eglenirken ortaya cikan manzaralar… su parmakla cizme isine alismak cok zor olsa da eglenirken…

(ve yukaridaki kanli dogum sahnesini affediniz lutfen; hizli ve net olma cabalari icindeyken sadece ortaya bu cikiverdi…)

to all the sweet mama’s out there!

celebrating motherhood of all the mama’s we know and of course also don’t know! happily we are very lucky and proud to be surrounded by a great group of those! so this one goes out to those yummy mummies below and to those, whose pics aren’t here… we know all the hard work & sacrifice you do, we see it and appreciate it oh so much! thank you for all the yumminesss you bring into our world! and to make it keep spinning!

!!!please note that the numbers given to mama’s below are in no specific order whatsoever!!!

magic mama #1 “azra” with her “ozan”&”mete…

bombastik anne #1 ; “azra” ogullari “ozan” & “mete” ile…

magic mama #2 “pamir” with her “emir”…

bombastik anne #2;  “pamir”, “emir”ingo ile…

magic mama #3 “gulsum” with her “deniz”…

bombastik anne #3; “gulsum” oglu “deniz” ile…

magic mama #4 “dilge” with her “kerim”…

bombastik anne #4; “dilge”, oglu “kerim” ile…

and I am cheating with this one! this above is “emir” my husband… using this chance to give a big&big&big thank you to his mama; “simin”!

kucuk bir hile yaparak… bu fotoyu araya sokmadan edemedim… kocam “emir” in bu fotosu annesi “simin”i tesekkurler ve opucuklere bogmak adina!

dedicated to all the very inspirational & magic mama’s… by deniz…

ilham & mutluluk kaynagi tum annelere ithafen… saygi durusundan…

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burda fotografi olan&olmayan, etframizdaki muhtesem annelerin, kendi annemiz “nimoush”un, onun annesinin (bir tane “kevser”imizin) &tanidik&tanimadik tum annelerin gununu kutlarken… dunyanin donmesini sagladiklari icin tesekkur ederken… herbirine opucukler opucukler opucukler yollarken…

!!! yukaridaki annelere verilmis olan rakamlarin herhangi bir siralama goz onunde bulundurulmadan verildiginin altini cizerken!!!

harikulade 13 mayis’lar…

 

happy mother’s day!

started celebrating one day early! but with all the incredible mama’s around me this year; I ‘ll have another one coming tomorrow as well! so today I share with you the “happy mother’s day” illustration I made for “vitra” with great excitement! son&daughter who made a “best mom” badge for their mother, cutting pieces from their clothes…

doodle&brainstorming time beforehand…

fikir&ilham cagrilarinda bulunurken ben…

from the fun process…

pek eglenceli surecten… etegin deseni=meditasyon misali…

“a very happy one to all mother’s indeed”… by deniz yegin ikiisik…

“anneler gununuz kutlu olsun” deniz…

bir gun onden basliyorum “anneler gununu”nuzu kutlamaya! tum haftasonu annelerin olsun misali! etrafim bu sene ozellikle hizla cogalan bombastik anneler ile cevrelenmisken; yarina ayri bir surpriz var… dolayisiyla bugun icin buyrun “vitra” ya muthis bir keyifle hazirladigim “anneler gunu” cizimim ve perde arkasi…

annelerine kendi giysilerinden kestikleri parcalardan “en bomba anne” rozeti yapan ufakliklardan… ve benden…

missed connections interpreted by me&cagla…

you must have heard of “missed connections“; a great illustration blog, where you find the infamous magical moments (but sadly missed) of New Yorker’s come to life with sophie blackall‘s whimsical drawings… well, we have been fans for a long time and when my sweet friend “cagla” came up with the idea of making our own version with “friend’s istanbul missed connection stories” just for once, well; of course we jumped right in and had lots of fun with it… you can find the stories and cagla’s original story about it all at her blog! and below are the illustrations I did for her article… hope that the owners of these moments have thought the drawings do them justice after all…

sweet thanks&kisses to “cagla” for the very fun idea and offer of delicious team work!

story#1 illustrated by deniz…

to read the stories, please go to “diyorum ki @ trendus.com“…

story#2 illustrated by deniz…

story#3 illustrated by deniz…

uzun bir suredir hayranlikla takipcisi oldugumuz “missed connections” sitesi, new york’lularin yasadigi gizemli&buyulu fakat havada kalmis sokak karsilasmalarinin devamini getirebilme umidiyle verdikleri ilanlari ilustre ediyor… sophie blackall’in ruyamsi bu gorselleriyle bizide icine ceken bu hikayelerin elbet istanbul versiyonlarida olmali diyen tatli&merakli arkadasim cagla bana; “hadi bizde bir kereligine de olsa, sophie’ye tabii ki saygi durusunda bulunarak, kendi versiyonumuzu olusturalim” dedi ve hikayeleri arastirmaya koyuldu… bense ondan gelen keyifli hikayeleri ciziktirdim buyuk bir zevkle… yukaridaki gorsellerin hikayeleri icin cagla’nin blogu; “diyorum ki” ye buyurunuz lutfen…

bu tatli takim calismasi fikri ve teklifi icinse opucukler sana cagla!!!

spring weather is messing up my mood!

cold… warm… cold… warm… and also gray today… these irregular spring changes with me are causing serious mood-swings… just got home feeling like as if I am sleep walking… will get into bed with “clash of the kings” very soon I think…

“deniz while sleep-walking” by deniz…

ilik-serin-ilik-serin-ilik…. derken bugun bir de gri! bahar havasi beni ambale ederken, uyur-gezer haller icindeyken… cize cize baygin kendimi ciziktirdim… elime beni kendimden geciren “krallarin carpismasi” kitabimi alip, erkenden yatagin icine gorme hayalleri&planlari icindeyken…

frog whisperer …

gabi was wondering….

“are you my prince?”

amigurumi owl and frogthe answer was…..

frog“no darling, i am a frog, can’t you see?”

so we are moving onto new questions, new frontiers…

“if any of you guys happen to be my prince, could you please let me know?”

amigurumi owl and amigurumi forgsgabi merak ediyordu:

“bayim, acaba siz benim kurbaga kiligindaki beyaz atli prensim olabilir misiniz?”

yanitsa malesef olumsuzdu….

bizde yeni sorulara gectik:

“sizlerden birinin benim beyaz atli prensim olma ihtimali var mi acaba?”

denemekten zarar gelmez : )

celebrating “hidrellez” at its hometown…

me and a few friends traveled to edirne; to the once upon a time “capitol of ottoman empire” this weekend to celebrate “hidrellez”! it is celebrated as the day, on which prophets Hızır (al-khidr) and Ilyas (elijah) met on the earth… it starts on the night of May 5th and falls on May 6th… and happily welcomes the arrival of spring… so did we… we both got to send our wishes down the “arda” river… which we all scribbled on paper the day before&tied on a rose-tree for one night and then picked back up for the ceremony, which took place at 5am : )… and visit this “beautiful & once upon a time capitol of ottoman empire “city with a great guide… after all an “edirne” trip is highly recommended! and below a mix of pics to convince you I guess…

from the afternoon, when we visited the gypsies celebrating… (and this was only the very calm background, making me think of a beloved movie “black cat&white cat” …)

aksamustu, roman vatandaslarin ates yakma seromonisi sirasinda fonda, sessiz bir koseden bana “black cat&white cat”i hatirlatan kare…

extremely hot moment : ) and this little gypsy girl was dancing along… while my face was turning red just taking her picture…?!

bu kareyi cekerken benim yuzum sicaktan kipkirmizi olmusken bu kucuk roman kizin atese yakin dansina saygi durusu…

the night before! wishes scribbled on paper and packed in red (as it is supposed to be!) ready to be tied onto the rose tree branch nearby…

geceden hazirlanmis olan dilek-cizimlerim, tabii ki kirmizi kesesiyle, yakindaki bir gul agaci dalina dogru yol almak uzereyken… su an artik kimbilir nerdeler… : )

medical school of “suleymaniye” built in 1557… absolutely loved this miniature painting of it and its lovely perspective…

“suleymaniye” tip medresesi… sene 1557… inanilmaz bu hastanenin, inanilmaz minyaturu…

the actual medical school of “suleymaniye”… and only some of its many domes…

“suleymaniye” tip medresesi…kubbeleri… ve kubbeleri…

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haftasonu kiz-kiza kendimizi “hidrellez” kutlama bahanesiyle (bahanelerin kesinlikle en keyiflisi!) edirne’ye attik! baharin gelisini her anlamda  rengarenk roman’larla dans ederek, aksam yakilan atesi, sabah (sabah derken gercekten sabah!) yine onlarin  arda nehrine kendilerini atip&yuzmelerini seyrederek ve tabii dileklerimizi yine ayni nehrin sularina birakarak kutladik… ve tabii bir zamanlar osmanli’nin baskenti olmus bu sehrin ihtisamli medrese ve camiilerini gezdik agzimizi kapayamayaraktan… hararetle tavsiye edilir ve ikna icin karisik karisik fotolar paylasilir!

: )

dining little cubes…

we are wishing you a wonderful sunday with this short&dreamy&little video by the very gifted Andreea Dumuta…

The Dining Little Cubes from Andreea Dumuta on Vimeo.

Andreea Dumuta’nin bu tatli videosu mazeretiyle hepinize harika pazarlar …

“rose-puking” fish…

but do not be fooled! it is not any other rose-puking fish of course! it is a transvestite&rose-puking fish! and that is what it’s owner has named it right after having shared this beauty with us! so it is a fact! we loved it and it’s name! here it is for you!have a great weekend

gul kusan travesti balik’la tanisin! yanlis duymadiniz! kendisiyle bizi tanistiran sahibinin ona verdigi isim ile buyrun harikulade oya baligi!

guzel haftasonlari…

an alien appreciating the wild flowers of alacati

this little lady was with us visiting the katre hotel in alacati and enjoying the wild flower arrangement lovingly put together by the stylish owner :)

as of yet she doesn’t have a name… we think she is from another planet but appreciates the flora of our little world…

she might also be a terrific (but a little shy) belly dancer… hence the beaded skirt….

any ideas for a name?

bu kucuk hanim katre otele yaptigimiz ziyaret sirasinda bizimleydi ve…

sevimli katre’nin sahibesinin yaptigi yabani cicek aranjmanini gorunce bu guzellige dayanamadi ….

bu hanfendi’nin halen bir ismi yok bu arada…

kendisinin baska bir gezegenden ziyaretci oludugunu dusunuyoruz…

onu yeni tanimaya basliyoruz sayilir ama cicek bocege olan sevgisi asikar…

bir de etrafta kimse olmadiginda hemen gobek atmaya basliyormus ;)

ona ne isim versek acaba?

synchronized sibling style sketching…

before sending them away, we took some sisterly-love-style snapshots of our sketchbooks we did for the sketchbook project

mine (deniz writing this time) looked even darker, when put next to sister’s, you can tell we definitely were in different kind of moods… there still is a connection though; sisterly genes involved at all time of course…

: )

my “mermen” are gonna have to fight for her one&only “mermaid”! that’s for sure!

pinar’in “dolgun memeli denizkizinin” benim “balik-adamlarimdan” birini secmesi gerek! havada balik&rekabet kokusu var!

my “super-skinny men” versus her “voluptuous figurine”…

benim siskalar, pinar’in dolgun figurune karsi…

I’ve got kids and polka dots & she has got her “what I’ d like to call; radioactive creatures” we love so much…

benim puantiyelerim ve ucusan veletlere karsilik, pinar’in hayalgucunun dogurdugu renkli&deli mahlukatlar…

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sketchbook project icin hazirladigimiz eskiz defterlerimizi yollamadan once “abla&kardes” sayfa tokusturmaca yapalim demistik hizlica… bambaska ama tabii yine de biryerlerde cakisan sayfalarimizdan bazilari…

ve tabii ben pinar’in sayfalarinin yaninda karanliklarin icindeyken : (

our sketchbook projects on their way to brooklyn…

and presenting my little sketchbook

finished on the day it was supposed to be postmarked…

very last minute…very typical of me :)

it was accompanied by my sister’s sketchbook... on their way to brooklyn now…

sketchbook project pinar yegincover page – sketchbook project – pinar yegin

sketchbook project pinar yegin

sketchbook pinar yeginsample pages – sketchbook project – pinar yegin

evet nihayet ben de sketchbook‘umu bitirdim ve sergiye katilmasi icin Deno’nunkiyle beraber Brooklyn’e gonderdim…

cok yakinda tum dunyadaki eskiz-severlerle hem digital hem virtual olarak bulusacaklar kendileri :)

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