Weekly news: May 26, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

Things have been a lot more quiet on my side this week. I’ve started working on a new painting, and I’m excited as well as intimidated (once again) by this new plant friend. Here’s a hint to help you guess which one it is:

It is a native (to Canada and elsewhere) Spring bloom that takes advantage of the lack of leaves on trees to access light and to complete its entire life cycle before becoming dormant until the following Spring.

Can you guess what it is?

I’m struggling a bit with managing my energy levels at the moment, so this one is a short and sweet newsletter! I’ll be back with more content next week, don’t fear 🙂 In the meantime, I’m sipping on a matcha latte to get me through the afternoon because I really want to work on my painting. It’s always difficult to select what’s essential and what can wait, but I find that identifying just one task to complete is helpful. Today’s task: complete the first layers of the plant’s leaves. So, I’ll be working in green this afternoon!

Once thing is for sure, this little lady knows how to rest!

New in store

The lily of the valley painting is available as a greeting card! 3 versions are available, so I hope you’ll go take a look!

Inspiration

Beauty is in the details, some say. It couldn’t be truer with Slinkachu’s miniature work!

A Small Treat

If you are a Harry Potter fan and have trouble falling asleep, this is for you! What potterhead wouldn’t love to visit the Burrow and the charming Weasleys? I love this sleep story because it’s all about the details, and it always sends me off to a peaceful night.

Weekly news: May 19, 2021

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(This is a news letter I sent out. If you’d like to receive fresh news every week, sign up here! The full newsletter contains surprises and is delivered once a week to your mailbox. Et elle est également en français!)

I hope you are all doing well!

It is finally past the last frost date over here which means that we spent the weekend gardening! It was really nice to put all our seedlings outside! It is such a pleasure to watch them settle in and grow now. Around the garden, our tulips are finally in full bloom. They are simply wonderful and a lot more long lasting than what I thought. My favourites are the bright red orange because they are stunning but also because they smell like oranges! It’s a delight for all the senses!

In the Atelier, I’ve painted a Lily of the valley for a custom order. It was really nice to try this plant again after several months of practice. I find it’s a really hard one to paint because the white flowers are so delicate. Still, it’s always nice to tackle a challenge like this! And, since our lily of the valley plants are not yet in bloom, it is nice to have this little sprig to brighten my desk!

New in store

The lily of the valley painting is available as a greeting card! 3 versions are available, so I hope you’ll go take a look!

Inspiration

After last week’s forest, we’re jumping into water this week!

Head over to the blog for a full review!

A Small Treat

From what I understood, these thread books were used by Chinese women to store their embroidery threads. It is so intricate and beautiful!
This blog post has really fun pictures of different ones 🙂