After several crash tests :( ,I finally have two shipping-resistant mushrooms in the shop!
Have a great weekend!

"hold me"

skirt kit just arrived in my mailbox this morning.I'm so happy,except for the sewing part...

I'm completely in love with this book! Created by Polish avant-garde artist Franciszka Themerson in 1947 ,it's republished now by Tate gallery .

cabinet of curiosities

I start making my own Cabinet of Curiosities.Mushrooms are made from DAS ,pedestal is actually sofa leg,painted in black.I'm so happy with the result,hope you like them ,too!

Have a nice weekend!

tole peinte

My favorite shop here in Milan is called L'Erbavoglio.In this little boutique/workshop in the old area of Brera in Milan ,owners make wonderful creations with TÔLE PEINTE technique which means painted sheet iron.It was used for making botanical models like these in the 1800's - early 1900's for teaching purpose.
It 's not so hard to make as it seems.You need tin iron or cooper sheet,which is easy to cut with the scissors (use gloves!),any kind of primer (that grip the surface and makes the paint grip to the primer),Cut your forms,paint with primer,let it dry and paint again with tempera trying to reproduce natural colors of foliage or flowers.As this lovely objects costs far far beyond my possibilities ,I'll try to make some by myself and let you know!

chard is my favorite!

I bought Bloom yesterday,and just have to share wonderful petale palette diaphanous dawn grey,

dusky haze of rose,
transparant twilight purple.