Some afternoon delight with pencil and watercolour. Guess who this is supposed to be. I’ll give you a clue – she met her end under a royal horse…
Hope you had a good and relaxing Festive season. Here, we were enjoying some home-time, some nice company and LOTS of great food.
In between snacking sessions and naps, I had some fun with learning a bit more about “Tilt Shift” photography (selective focus for simulating a miniature scene).
It’s great to experiment from time to time, going outside my comfort zone. Working on older images allows me to also appreciate photos from a while back and remember all the wonderful places we have been to in the last few year.
I’m not entirely convinced of my attempts, but here they are anyways.
(All photos by me – China, London, bis, bis, Japan, London)
Strange title for a blog post, I admit.
We’re back in the UK and letting the dust settle after two whirlwind and wonderful years of travel. Being in one place for a prolonged period feels good and makes me want to do “homely” stuff. I’ve been cooking a storm, baking and looking into gardening (first have to find a suitable plot of land!). The closest I can get to it at the moment is through ordering organic veggie and fruit boxes from local farmers. Whenever we’re living in London, we usually sign up for those yummy weekly deliveries. I would say that on average, we pay about 10-15% more for the food, but it’s delivered to your door, it’s organic and you get to meet the farmers via the newsletters and profiles on the company’s website. Plus, we’re not big meat eaters, so the bills are actually quite reasonable. For me, the closer we get to the earth, the better. We use “Able & Cole”.
Bonuses include very minimal packaging, the convenience of online selections and the recipes that the company includes weekly. The box is a surprise each week and gets me to discover new veggies which I wouldn’t normally choose. Bottom line is that these schemes are good for your health and for the environment, as well as being a great support for local farmers. Check if your community has one!
Hopefully though, we’ll be able to grow our own little veggie patch sometime in the near future.
Art wise, I feel very inspired lately by fabric art. I’ve tried batik in Indonesia and absolutely loved it. But there are countless other forms of fabric art to explore, including stitching. Incorporating fabric to paint/drawings can make for some interesting effects which I am now dabbling in. Here are a couple of examples of the latest.
So that’s it for the “stitches and veggies”. Visit “www.iamni.com” to see the latest and to purchase any art you liked.
Thanks for reading!