I’m presently working on a number of concurrent projects, here are a few fun creations which I’ve instinctively wanted to create for my own enjoyment.
There is cosy decor and sweet treats in this post so I hope you enjoy it.
Belgian Waffle and Berries
The latest in my Pretty Puddings series of paintings. Since last summer I’ve been doing art chats with my friend, we create art whilst chatting on Zoom. It’s a lovely way to connect through these difficult times.
A delicious delightful sunlit dessert painted in watercolours. And yes that strawberry was immense.
Relaxing Reading Space
Home decor painting based on a space that I curated at home. Featuring my favourite furniture items the yellow Art Deco chair and my mid-century teak G-Plan Astro table.
Painted in watercolours on 100% cotton paper.
Gingerbread Gift Box Birthday Cake
My husband likes cake and also gingerbread so I brought the two together for his birthday. The chocolate and vanilla tiered cake was ‘bursting’ out of a gingerbread box with gift ribbon and bow.
I made cardboard templates for the gift box and lid, which I built using ceramics handbuilding techniques learned at The Art House in Sheffield.
I used the Mary Berry gingerbread house recipe and adjusted the quantities to suit my plan. Fizzy Rainbow Belts from M&S worked well as gift ribbon and present bow.
This latest gingerbread build follows the two storey ski chalet I made at Christmas.
Art for well-being
I thoroughly enjoyed creating these and to be distracted by creating is wonderful respite from all that us going on, painting presently feels very meditative. I find that my breathing slows, I relax and I know when I’ve found the sweet spot of art when I find myself singing. I’m grateful that despite being in lockdown there aren’t restrictions on creative materials or home based art activities.
I’ve been listening to the wonderful Creative Pep Talk podcast which is insightful and inspiring. It’s great to listen to when making, it can help distract the conscious mind, so I can create with my subconscious mind instead. I’m interested in hearing other people’s experience of where mentally they find they make their best work and/or feel most in flow with the creative process. Feel free to comment below about your experiences.
If you’re interested in see my previous gingerbread builds and sweet pudding paintings they are at these links…
Here’s my review of 2020
And here are my latest posts.
- Extreme Skiing Book Illustrations
- Avalanche, Zest and Zen
- Citrus Sport Illustrations – Journal Design Concept
- Ski A-Z Cover Design
- The Social Life of Forests – Editorial Illustration
Thanks so much. Enjoy whatever makes your heart sing.