Monday, March 26, 2012

{ my pants match my plants! }

It so happens that a lot of the things that I draw and paint are symmetrical; and as such I've become much more attune to symmetry in nature and every day life. I've been admiring our little collection of succulents lately for this reason... they're not perfect, but I love the geometric and measured look of these potted things, particularly from a birds-eye view.

So as I was taking a few snaps for some afternoon painting, I realised that my outfit and the succulents were teaming with a theme.... my pants match my plants!

See you soon.

Pip x

All images taken by me and the top image using Diptic app. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

{ something's in the air }

What a beautiful Sunday morning it is. The sun is shining and the air is crisp - I find this Autumn weather so fresh and energising and can't wait to get out and embrace another day. Here are a few lovely images for your weekend... doesn't it feel like something's in the air?

Pip x

Images: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5 & 6

Monday, March 19, 2012

{ fresh }

My flowering camellias..

Mykonos. Photography by Julia Palencia

Another colourful vignette and not to mention my absolute favourite wallpaper ever...

I love the freshness of green and blue and a pop of pink. These lovely pics (and my new friend the camellia bush!) proved the perfect inspiration for today's painting. Have a great week.

Pip xx

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

{ woops! } seems with the busy week that's been I forgot to blog! Sorry about that. But between moving house, painting both the walls of my new studio and of course pretty things for clients, the week has flown by.

It's been raining and drizzling today, but it was also the first official day working from my new space. I love it to bits!!! I know have plenty of space and a beautiful outlook to draw and paint to my heart's content. There are great big timber benches, french doors and a big barn window that opens up to our quaint courtyard... and a camelia bush! Now I love many kinds of plants and foliage, but I really love camelias. This is going to be the perfect spot for me and I am so looking forward to settling right in to my new home and to have this wonderful place to work from. A feel refreshed already. 

Have a great week.

Pip xx

PS - Yes I am hooked on Instagram.... are you, too? If your not already your best off getting the app, but you can follow me here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{ geranium kisses }

Image via Ocean Prep

Geraniums in progress. Image from my Instagram - follow me if you like! 

My half-painted geraniums reminded me of this very cute pic I stumbled across... very sweet! Kind of makes me not want to finish painting them as I love the quirk of just a splash of colour on the black and white..... perhaps an idea for the next one. Happy Tuesday!

Pip xx