A boat drawing in pencil, a cut-out and some spray paint. I’m loving the combination of techniques I’ve enjoyed using in the past all coming together for this one.
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!
Ink and acrylic. Includes gold ink. Size A2. Now available for purchase here.
It’s not my first rooster and I’m sure it’s not my last. I love how proud and colourful these birds are… well, maybe not that colourful, but I like to get carried away with the colour inks!
To add some colour to your day, head to www.iamni.com to check out two new collections inspired by my travels to India and Japan. Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll find…
A commissioned painting now comfortably nestled in its new home.
I started this work in my Brighton studio this summer and here it is, completed and framed. A great feeling.
If you’d like to commission a work for yourself or a loved one, contact me here: www.iamni.com