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Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

Bio:

Hello! I'm a freelance illustrator who graduated from School of Applied Art & Design. Currently I reside on wonderful Istrian peninsula in Croatia, where I live with my hubby and our two daughters. When I was a little girl my fave time of the day was listening to my mother's bedtime stories. It was an enchanting and magical experience for me. I also loved watching Disney animated movies which I believe gave my imagination a sense of direction in character development and a passion to draw, to create and to explore. Therefore, I am greatly inspired by my childhood memories- a feeling I remember, or a specific fragnance in the air, certain colours...
I love experimenting in my work, I love playing with textures and patterns to get that extra 'depth'. In conclusion- I'm inspired by anything that yearns to tell it's story to the world!
I believe that, as an artist, you never stop growing and maturing so it's essential to always invest in yourself and to cultivate your talent. That being said, I love taking new and challenging courses which cover different markets. It helps honing my skills and they keep me on my toes, reminding me there's always more to learn and I always have so much more inside me I am able to give through my work.

Recipes By Antoana Oreški

Apple Brown Betty by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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It's an old dessert recipe typical for Thanksgiving given to me by a very dear friend. (I'm a Proud member of Kindred Art Collective).

Istrian Blinci by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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A very simple, fast and yummy traditional desert for these holidays from my region of Istra. Hope you enjoy it :)

Brodet alla Nonna by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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Here's a really yummy recipe by my nonna. The ingredients vary depending on location Istria/Dalmatia and you can always add that one extra special touch yourself :) I decided to use our Istrian earthen/coastal tones in coloures sice we use them mainly to paint our ceramic dish. Hope you enjoy this yummy dish as much as I do! :)

Berry Banana Smoothie by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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Hm... I think I've chosen this recipe 'cos in my 'wird' head I have instantly had a funny Xmas story twist on the whole deal of how Santa magically manages to slide down the chimney every year when I read the healthy effects this smoothie has over at YouBeauty.com :D So my thought was -aaahhh, he might have a special magical recipe he uses...:D

Fruit 'n Cheese Skewers by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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This is a great way to get my daughter eat a bunch of different fruit making it also a great vitamin/protein combo. She loves the coloures and the fact everything's pricked on a chopstick...an awesome snack to take on the beach with us, since summer time we do spend every day on it :D

Tagliattele con Asparagus by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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It's the season of asparagus in Croatia & there's 1000 of recipes for them...here's a really simple, quick but yummy recipe I wanted to share with you.Hope you enjoy it :)

Fig Jam by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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This is an old recipe for jam made of fresh figs and I love jams! I must say this was really hard for me, choosing the recipes for the contest cos I'm from a mediterranian country, there's figs EVERYWHERE! The 1st thing you do summer time is wake up, go outside the house and eat 4-5 fresh figs straight from the fig tree :) I really hope you like this one and the lettering is fine to read.

Simply Fig-tastic (Smokvenjak) by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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This recipe is made of dry figs. It is a traditional recipe originally from Dalmatia (where dalmatians are from :)), Croatia and it's yummy! It's passed on from generation to generation and I'm privileged my friend shared it with me! Hope you like it!

Italian Panettone by Antoana Oreški

Labin, Istra, HR

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