Tag: painting

Van Gogh’s blossoms

My second social painting

Painting Sunflowers

Something I created recently


Smooth Chaos

Kingston’s genet

It’s earned its place in the living room.

A beetle

Because I’m still really proud of it, and still traumatised.


I remember I painted this watercolour a while ago, taken by the urge to paint clouds. I remember that the cactuses turned out to be quite flat and the clouds decent, and I remember me thinking – did I have to add those childish… Continue Reading “Respite”


Who painted a portrait of some of the most amazing men and women of the Belle Époche

Standing out

colour power

Mirror mirror…

A few years ago I discovered, thanks to my mother, the art of découpage. Then, a while later, I discovered the incredibly cheap IKEA mirrors. And put two and two together. These are the results up to now…what do you think?

Little painting

I found this watercolour that I made about ten years ago, in Rome. It’s quite small and peaceful, don’t you think?

The Cheshire Genet

Remember the genet I drew, twice? Well, after that I took the matter in my own hands and, with that same genet in mind, drew something similar. Now they’re hanging one next to each other. Quite cute, actually.

Reclaimed Sunday

As I was saying in my previous post, today I unexpectedly found myself with time on my hands. Being a bit less than happy I decide to fix me up with some yummy Sunday lunch. Eggs, bacon, crumpets (crumpets!) ((CRUMPETS!!)) and a nice healthy orange-mandarin-lime… Continue Reading “Reclaimed Sunday”

Atthis ellioti

Today something happened. And I was home, alone, my plans cancelled, my nerves boiling with white-hot angry blood and four extra hours of my day reclaimed (due to the cancelled plans. No, it was not my idea to cancel the plans, could you read… Continue Reading “Atthis ellioti”


Many, many years ago I was given a wonderful, gorgeous and incredibly interesting book: Island Africa. The author, Jonathan Kingdon, was an expert on African fauna and an accomplished illustrator. From one of his paintings, represented in the book, I took the genet that… Continue Reading “Genet”

Singing Fody

A moment of artistic inspiration, stemmed from a photo of a Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) I took this winter in the Seychelles. Am planning on doing a series.


This is the first watercolour I was ever proud of. Yes, it’s a bit lopsided, but I still love it.

Little pockets of happiness

Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. And then the cupcakes you make for Valentine’s day come out right. And you make the yummiest duck breast-pear-pine nut salad. And you paint the otter you’ve been wanting to paint for as long as you can remember.… Continue Reading “Little pockets of happiness”