I am in love with the work of Sarah Benning. She is a fiber artist living in Spain, who produces bright and cheery house loop embroidery mainly featuring the humble house plants. I would happily have one of these in my bookshelf, or a few in a cluster on the wall like Sarah herself has! Normally I […]
I have finally gotten round to completing this painting after putting it aside many moons ago. I had painted part of the hair, the base for the face and the wave, but was really unhappy with the colour scheme. I had started to stray from more cool blues into purples and greens and to be […]
Who doesn’t love washi tape? No seriously now, fess up, there is treatment available in your nearest stationery store! Ranging from delicious pastel shades to crazy neons and metallics, plain or delightfully patterned, this is Japanese stationery at its finest. The word washi originates from “wa” meaning Japanese and “shi” meaning paper. I remember first seeing […]
Here is a collection of whimsical things I love but can never have. I have considered making my own sea cookie brooch but I would have to find a mini-LED and battery holder. Also the necklace which releases soft sparkley dust from the mother of pearl shell is so amazing. I want to make one, […]
Everyone has those things they regret not buying when they had the change. Here are some of mine, which I either couldn’t afford or lost bidding wars over. The first dress and the jumper are the ones that sting the most. I just know I would have worn them to death!
You may recall a sketch I posted a while back. Well, late last night I finlly completed this painting which I am really proud of. I am submitting it to an creative arts anthology for our University so I put alot of effort into it. I thought I would show the process of this piece. […]
I am working on a legitimate essay question about cat cafés in Japan. Awesome! I have also been painting alot this week, trying to make a set of Christmas cards to sell on etsy (maybe) and to give to friends and family. Hopefully they will be printed by Sunday! These are some of the things […]
When it’s autumn, I want spring. When it’s spring, I want autumn. Here are some beautiful clothes that people should buy so I won’t. Because I can’t be bothered to link today I will just give the names of the stores these amazing dresses, top and romper (green one) came from. source: darlingvintage, crystalizedvintage, animalheadvintage, […]
The other day I got this awesome “funny face” t-shirt from Caitlin Quiet‘s etsy. It made me put on my tutu-skirt and funkiest tights and biggest pearls. I had to open the door when I was in the tutu though and my friend thought I was a bit weird. Then I decided to show how […]
I’ve been etsy crazy lately. I’ve purchased these two beauties recently. First one is a cute clown-top by NeNee, second one a custom-made playsuit by Pink Zombies and third one a printed t-shirt (which arrived today, I’ll blog about that later) is by the incredible Caitlin Shearer at Pepperminte. I think I need to stop […]
You, miu miu, originally uploaded by balloons and bowties. Stayed up late to complete the painting last night. It was worth it, turned out better than I expected. Doesn’t look exactly like Mikaela Söderström, but artistic priviliges (and lack of technical skill but shhh) means I can interpret it anyway I want! I’m thinking of […]
Devaniweaver is a crazy etsy shop with ridiculously awesome outfits. I mean, just look at that unicorn dress. Not something for everyday perhaps, but halloween is just around the corner! It’s a shame it’s so pricey though.
New paintings finished, the first one is my favorite in a long while. I’ve been sitting on the sketch for a while, wondering what colours to use. I always get scared that painting too soon will ruin the original idea and I am glad I waited since it came out just the way i wanted […]