Monday, August 17

A Good day at the Office

Today has been so nice. I got all my framing stuff out the way early and came home to make lunch. I'd already got some bread dough proving so it was ready to knock back and shape (I also put in chopped roasted nuts and pumpkin seeds). It was really yummy with homemade carrot soup.



Then I had a bit of fun experimenting with painting oil. Not oil paints, but actual olive oil. It's so subtle and beautiful when held up to the light. I'm going to test the longevity of the effect as I'd love to list some "oil artwork" on Etsy but want to know a bit more about how it behaves...I'm already pleasantly surprised that once the oil has absorbed into the card, there is no greasy feeling, just pure translucent loveliness.



And then I got back to my collections paintings, and did a collection of twigs, which is now on Etsy. I also made another feather painting as the first one was snapped up just last night! The colours are a bit more blue-y in this one. I hope you like.

I'm now going to sit back and enjoy the banana bread I just made. It smells amazing if I do say so myself. I am clearly all about the baking this week. Next week will see me being all about the dieting. But until then... ;)

7 comments:

raspberry said...

Now I want twigs too!

Pah, run out of money, I'll be back soon for more!

Anna Betts said...

Eee! Thanks Alice! Your feathers are winging (geddit?) their way as we speak...

sunkentreasure said...

Hello Anna!
I just found your etsy shop, what wonderful things you make!

louloulovesbooks said...

That oil on paper is so interesting...hmmm the possibilities.

Francesca said...

all so lovely. esp like your oil experiments. look forward to seeing more. x

●• Thereza said...

aww these are truly lovely! :)

Candied Fabrics said...

I've just come over from real simple - I LOVE you work, so simple & true! Bravo!