Weekly news: March 17, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

Happy Saint-Patrick’s day! And Happy Ostara! Spring is knocking on our doors!

Last weekend we sowed our seeds indoor in preparation for Spring and Summer. I’m very excited to be thinking about our gardening season. After only a few days, we have a few sprouts coming out: Cosmos won the race, followed by chamomile and calendula. It’s such a wonderful pleasure to see these plants grow from seeds. This year, I want to try and grow more of my own herbal teas. I’ve also experimented with cranberry seeds, and cross your fingers they sprout!

After finishing the poppy painting last week, I’ve started a new one. Can you guess what plant I’m featuring here? Hint: you probably have some form of it in your kitchen!

It’s a lot of fun to be working on these plant studies as I’m learning a lot of plants but also about painting them. I’m very excited to share this new one with you soon!

New in store

I drew these little hares this morning! I was very inspired by the eminent arrival of Spring. I stumbled upon this three hares symbol as I was researching my Ostara card, and it stayed stuck in my head. It’s a very mysterious symbol that has been found in different part of Europe and Asia. We’ve lost it’s meaning, but I like imagining stories around it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

And if you enjoy hares, I also made this other colouring page a few weeks ago!


All in softness and imagination!

Head over to the blog for a full review!

A small treat…

I made this for lunch this week, and it was delicious! I only used a little bit of sesame oil to pan fry however, and it was still a crispy wonder 🙂

Weekly News 03-04-2019

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Atelier News

This week, I worked on some Spring designs. I really enjoyed working on smaller pieces and focusing on flowers and cuteness. It’s such a change after the three bigger pieces I worked on in February.

I’m preparing for a Spring market (more news on this soon!), and I still have a lot of work to do to be ready for it.

I paint each picture with watercolors and use some coloring pencils for details. After that, I scan and work on the pictures digitally if they need it. Then, it’s the fun part: printing the stickers!

I’m reading…

After visiting the Van Gogh exhibit last week, I realized that I really didn’t know much about this fabulous painter. I was deeply touched by his work, and I wanted to know more, so I explored the library and found the book Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman.

It’s a really fascinating read. It is so touching to learn about Van Gogh as a kid and to see him struggle to find what he really wants to do in life. It’s also interesting to see how much he traveled and tried different professions. It’s also very impressive to know that he was fluent in many different languages. His relationship with his family, and in particular his brother Theo, is at the center of this book which gives a very personal point of view to this biography.  I’m not done yet, but so far, so good!

New in the Etsy Store

I really have a lot of fun creating new products for the store, and I hope you will have as much fun using them in your daily life!

This week, the first spring stickers are available both as a sticker sheet and as bigger individual sticker packs.

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