Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring feeling

Spring has sprung, the studio is warmer.
Here is one of the latest spoon portrait and a goodbye book cover I made for a leaving teacher book  (!+1=3)






Caramel shells, old fashion sweets made with pouring caramel in a sea shell. 

Church floor in Normandy



Friday, January 6, 2017

Papillons

Pour ma fille, une collection imaginaire.
For my daughter, an imaginary collection.




Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Fair

A selection of the artwork for sale at the Christmas fair.  
We manned the art stand and the the hot waffle stand for the kids!  
The best combination of jobs in the world!










Customized Family spoon portraits!











Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pain Quotidien Spelt Quinoa Scones

There is a Pain Quotidien near the kids' school. I got their Spelt Quinoa scone this week and it is amazing. Crunchy with quinoa and almond flakes, just sweet enough with the currants. 
I googled the recipe from http://www.eatcookexplore.com/spelt-quinoa-scones-recipe/ and this is what I am making for Sunday brunch!
Used a great round cutter for many round watercolors to come! Just did a fab herbal wild medicine course and it was pointed out that square shapes are static and do not exist in nature therefore stress the brain. Round shapes (think Mongolian round houses) represent mocement, celestial objects and are not seen by our brain as something odd to work on!



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bordeaux Sun

Finally, a large dose of sun overexposure in the beautiful region of "Entre-Deux Mers".  Meaning "in between 2 seas", t is a region featuring 2 major rivers.  La Dordogne river in particular is a delight to swim in, all light and clear and very slow in some places.
Fresh herbs for foraging are plentiful as this is a wetter climate than the riviera, all the better for landscape diversity.
The Bay leaves are from the herbalist medieval garden at La Sauve-Majeure and will do extremely well in the next ratatouille.









Monday, July 25, 2016

Aloe Vera plant and soap making - the start of an herbalist

In keep with my herbalist interests, I got a couple of aloe vera plant a while back.  They are so hardy and easy to keep.  Squeezed on the skin for burns or rashes they are a trusty and effective plant.
The Aleppo soap batch I made is also skin nourishing, enriched with essential oils of rosemary and lemon to clear the skin and organic milk and olive oil to soothe.






Soap Making:  Drying in the evening sun after 24h of curing.