Kaleidoscope atelier in Brussels

Cand eram mica, prin anii 80 in comunism, nu aveam multe jucarii, dar printre ele se afla un caleidoscop pe care il iubeam. Am avut mare grija de el, ma uitam fascinata la infinetele modele dinauntrul sau si am fost tare trista cand s-a stricat dupa multi ani de folosinta. Peste ani si ani, adult fiind, mi-am cumparat unul nou. Chiar saptamanile trecute stateam in fotoliu ascultand muzica si uitandu-ma prin caleidoscop, atat de relaxant a fost!

Nu am fost niciodata curioasa sa vad ce are inauntru, cumva minunea pe care o vedeam prin el imi era de ajuns, nu doream sa ii stiu “secretul”.

Dar, uite ca ieri, intr-o frumoasa zi de luna decembrie 2018, am participat la un atelier de caleidoscoape unde am invatat cum sa il fac, cum sa il asamblez. Acum ii stiu “secretul” si inca il iubesc!

Veronica Soare, cu entuziasm nemarginit si o rochie verde de poveste, ne-a ghidat pas cu pas in fabricarea propriului nostru caleidoscop. Multumesc pentru un atelier de neuitat!

Va arat cateva poze pe care le-am facut in timpul celor doua ore ale atelierului. Enjoy!

When I was little in the 1980s, I did not have many toys, but among them was a kaleidoscope I loved. I took great care of it, I was fascinated by the infinite patterns inside of it and I was really sad when it broke down after many years of use. After many years, as an adult, I bought a new one. Just weeks ago I sat in the chair listening to music and looking through a kaleidoscope, it was so relaxing!
I’ve never been curious to see what’s inside, somehow the wonder I saw through it was enough, I did not want to know its “secret”.
But yesterday, on a beautiful day of December 2018, I attended a kaleidoscope workshop where I learned how to do it, how to assemble it. Now I know “the secret” and still love it!
Veronica Soare, with incredible enthusiasm and a beautiful green dress, guided us step by step in making our own kaleidoscope. Thanks for an unforgettable workshop!
Here are a couple of pictures I made during the two hours of the workshop. Enjoy!