Yes! It’s artist promotion time over on Society6 again. Use this code for worldwide free shipping* on products in my society 6 shop! (only works with the code)
Did you know my designs are available on wall clocks and baby onesies there as well? Have a look!
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A few of my own photos with the ‘noveltybroochfriday’ tag on Instagram.
Yes, I know it’s Monday and this post is about something that only comes around every Friday but I wanted to give you plenty of time to think about it (allright, so I couldn’t wait to tell you).
Anyway, Babette (who else? ;)) told me about this brooch-thing someone was hosting over on Instagram and I was intrigued. Turns out that the lady behind the #noveltybroochfriday tag has this fun blog called Tunabake, where she features various makers and sellers of brooches (handmade and vintage). And you can win some, too. Hard to resist, right? Sigh… I love brooches…
Will you be joining in the fun?
Can’t believe it’s been over a month since we visited Villa Augustus. Read about it: here.
Nice to see ‘Cavalo Nero’ here as well!
The homemade jams, marmelades and juices looked so good! Wish I bought some. Maybe next time. As if I needed another reason to return…
The ‘briefing’ for this months Urban Jungle Bloggers said: Style 1 plant in 3 different ways. I took that as an excellent excuse to buy myself a mini Phlebodium Aur. ‘Blue star’. I already had some small and very empty vintage pots lying around and so I was thinking sustainability, use what you have, less is more… Well, you know.
I like to keep things simple, so for the first photo I used what was in my cupboard: an Ikea Diod smoke coloured tumbler, and combined it with some vintage glass of the same colour (on a salvaged vintage table of course). How’s that for cheap chic?
For my next styling I used a soft pink vintage ceramic pot. Combining it with a very large gray German seventies vase gives quite a statement on a small table.
And combined with smaller gray pots on a window sill:
For my last photo I used this sweet vintage oriental pot, with a white horse. After all, 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. You’re probably wondering why I didn’t take out the brown plastic pot? Well, I really haven’t decided on which container I like best. I’ll just keep changing it around until then. Right, so: sustainable and flexible. Ha!
I hope I’ve inspired you to take another look in your cupboard, attic or shed to see what you can re-use for your own stylings.
Remember that I made an illustration for Anke’s Pretty in Pink planner project? 50 artists from around the world contributed and now it’s here (read about it: here and see the making of the illustration: here). My Kitteh in pink illustration in the planner:
My copy arrived yesterday and it’s really good quality! Beautiful work by all the artists. I love the way everyone’s individual style shines through.
If you would like a planner too, for yourself or to give as a present, its available here and here. There’s a choice of three different covers. I chose the one with the deer, its so cute! Don’t wait too long as there’s a limited supply (maybe Anke will order more if there’s a lot of demand and we all ask nicely ;)).
Hi there! Although it may seem like I have been neglecting the blog a little, things have been going on behind the scenes. More on that later.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting Featured Friday on the blog for a while now. These days I find so much art inspiration on Pinterest, and my Featured Friday posts have always been more of a ‘look at this and find the website here’ thing anyway, so I decided to only Pin (with the proper link of course) my favorite art and illustration from now on.
You really don’t have to miss out, just follow me on Pinterest: here.
If I find out more about an artist or have the opportunity to do an interview, I will of course feature that here on the blog. So a little more indepth. Seems like a good deal to me. What do you think?
Yesterday I went to the town of Dordrecht with Annelies and Babette (we missed you, Margriet!). As you can see in the photos, it was very cloudy, but that didn’t stop us! This time we went to Villa Augustus. I’d heard so much about it already, so it was high time for a visit. And I wasn’t disappointed. The shop was excellent, loads of fresh produce and must-have products. Recommended!
Afterwards I noticed someone standing behind the black aubergine(?), which makes it look like it has legs. Guess I was a little distracted by all the goodies. Looks funny though, so I decided not to crop the photo.
During lunch, as always, we had so much to talk about. Really enjoyed these chunky roasted vegetables too:
The photos of the vegetable garden I took will be in a future Urban Jungle Bloggers post. Meanwhile, here’s a sneaky ‘behind the scenes’ shot for you (sorry ladies ;))
Resisted posting the photo where Babette finds out where sprouts come from ;)
We also went thrifting. Just a little, we can’t help it. I only bought this super embroidery (I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything for the vintage shop anymore, but look at it: how could I not?). The colours are better than in the photo… Let me know if you’re interested, I’ll make a special listing for you (must be brave).
After that, we visited Marieke Ooms at her pop-up shop Indie-ish in the city centre. Always nice to talk with other creatives about their experiences. Sweet shop too!
Finally we sat down for some refreshments (excellent espresso and brownies!) at Zusjes (‘organic delicatessen, espresso and lunch’). Really nice place. The day flew by as always, we really need to plan for another road trip, girls!
Babette also blogged about our little trip to Dordrecht: here.