This week I decided to do something a little different for inspiration Wednesday. Let’s be honest I haven’t had time to reach out to the artist I want to share with you and as it is important for me to get their permission it will have to wait.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (the personal profile) you know by now that I love cooking. I’ve start cooking at a young age making supper for the family, watching cooking show and reading all the cooking book I could put my hands on. I love to eat and cooking calm my mind. The type of cooking I do changed with the years, these days I’m all about non process food and cooking all that I eat myself, as much as I can. Not really a diet but to better control what enter my body, but I diverge, how do I find inspiration in a kitchen? Creating a meal is exactly like painting you need to mix all the right flavours and colours in order to create a plate that not only will be delicious but will also look good. (ok the delicious part is not like painting but you get the point) When I have a blockage in the studio I have a tendency to spend a lot of time in the kitchen trying new recipe. It calm me so much that inspiration for new projects flows into my mind with ease. Whether you eat with friend or in the studio ( I do that a lot) make you plate colourful and appetizing. Feeding your body the right nutrients will keep the inspirations coming!
Eating healthy should never be boring.
Here some food picts I took along the way this years to keep you inspire or hungry.
To celebrate the year that will soon come to an end I leave you with the recipe of my new favourite drink. I created it to serve to my friends on christmas eve.
Cucumber/ginger/lime margarita to celebrate this holiday season!
- 2 greek cucumber (the tiny ones)
- the juice of one lime
- one onze of ginger sirup
- one onze of tequila (i use Sauza blue)
-1/2 onze of lemoncello
-about a cup of ice
crush everything in a blender (magic bullet works wonder)
garnish with lime zest / lime and cucumber slice and some frozen cranberries for a festive touch!
Sorry I've been away for the last 2 weeks, life I've been somehow really busy and I failed to publish my weekly inspiration.
Since I've been using most of my none "day job" time working on doll I will like to present you the work of a doll artist I admire a lot. Her doll have such personalities the really that telling a story factor I always come back to. They are intricate characters from the whimsical and fantasy worlds. I found her head piece to always be a fascinating part of the character. Once again I wish there was a book that will come with each of them to tell me their story although it is part of the fun to imagine their life. You can find more about Alexandra's dolls and other creation on her official website or you can find her on Facebook. Her work have been publish in many magazine and traveled the world.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who fell in love with doll. She loved making them clothe, building them furniture and creating a life for them that she wish was hers. She was a lonely girls but never felt alone when she was with her dolls. She grew up and was told she was to old to play with dolls, for a while she got away with it by making dolls sets for her cousins to have toys to play with as they visit but at some point she just stop and moved on to more "adult" stuff.
Years when by and she almost forgot all the fun she had creating those dolls although it was always there in the corner of her mind. Little did she know life will have a cruel twist on her and she had to figured out who she wanted to be and how to bring happy in her life again. She painted and draw a lot, that never left her, she painted strong women, fierce, heroic women with sad but determine eyes but they were not enough to fulfill her. Then last year she sold her old vacuum cleaner to pay for an online class with Danita Art from there she was hook.
You would have guess by now that the little girl is myself and a year later after many experimentation I created my own pattern which is still an evolving process. :) I spent a lot of time in the last 2 weeks working on 2 new girls which are coming along pretty well. I've order some lace fabric yesterday so I will have to wait a bit to finished them which is not a bad thing since I have my guess teachers class to finished for lets face it. An year long online class dedicated to drawing faces with 17 teachers hosted by Kara Bullock. More then 400 people have join in already, you can join the fun by signing up here, By using my link you enter a giveaway for the original piece I have created for the class and to be honest she's a beauty!
I'm leaving you with a few pictures of the process of creating cloth doll. I'll be back on Wednesday with my Wednesday inspiration post.
Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.