Monday, 18 May 2015

Saturday, 9 May 2015

May mushrooms


I found some lovely little mushrooms after a rain shower. At home I painted them while listening to music and drinking tea. Painting mushrooms is enjoyable. I really hope you are all doing well! 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

butterfly fly

A beautiful illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian and calming songs. The wind is making the tree tops shake. I've been sick and today I feel better.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

grape hyacinth

Muscari neglectum - I found a wild growing grape hyacinth. It took quite some time to finish the painting and I am not completely satisfied with it either, but from a distance it does not look too bad. However I got the most beautiful book with butterfly paintings of the talented and special Maria Sybilla Merian. Her paintings are breathtaking and inspiring

Where are passions lie- we find happiness

I have been collecting a great amount of things: leaf skeletons, little blossoms, flowers, feathers along with many pinecones and raindrops. The beech forests are turning an illuminating shade of green. When we go for walks the sunlight through the trees causes dappled patterns on the forest ground. 
I have been reading The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sj√∂berg- it makes me want to travel and collect things.