Thursday, June 12, 2014

New acrylic painting of physcadellic zebras!

Whilst on holiday in Spain looking for pictures to hang on out apartment walls , we came across a picture of two multicoloured zebras. There was also a picture of a frog wearing a crown . I decided that it could do just as good a job and set down to combine the two .

This was the result! 
It's a rather large canvas 32 inches square and although I'm pleased with the shape of them ( I hand drew them ) I'm not so sure on some of the tones of colour and my painting techniques . 
I'm sure it will come with practise but not so sure I'll always be happy.
I still think this needs a little work but of course was never meant to be realistic .

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Jo malone red roses! The perfect vintage scent!

I have just found my new love! The Jo Malone red roses eau de cologne . 
I never tried a Jo Malone perfume before but my friend Sarah had quite a few and I always eye them up. 
So whilst at gatwick airport I quick stepped  in to the Jo Malone shop and had a sniff . 

The problem with perfume is once you've smelt a few they all smell the same but the red roses really stood out. It comes in a perfectly classy bottle and scent  lasts a day.
It's smells of the most perfect rose in the most perfect garden light but heady at the same time. It's sweet but flowerey and I'm hooked! 
It's like  a little vintage dream reminds me of being  perched on the garden wall with a bucket and a twig trying to make my own or swinging past the rose bushes in my nans garden in a pair of jellies!
The perfect happy memory in a bottle, if only we could bottle them all!


So now I need to find a violet scent and I've spotted a little number. So watch this space x