I am absolutely in love with Kirra Jamison's paintings.The vibrancy of her refreshingly combined colours and fun layered shapes resonate spontaneity and happiness. Reading about her process and concept makes her work all the more accessible and enjoyable.
I've promised to share this egg dying technique I learnt in Switzerland.
Friends in London always seemed to wonder how it was done.It's a natural simple way to create a print on your eggs and requires a bit of time and patience.I love the process of looking for plants with distinctive shapes, wrapping them around the eggs and finally dying them in onion skins, eagerly awaiting an unpredictable result.
If you don't have natural dyes I'm sure egg dyes will do to, although I know they are hard to come by in London.
In London it was a real challenge to find white eggs. I don't know why, but in Switzerland white eggs are the norm. The image below is of eggs available at the farmers market in Luzern.
I'm not sure how they achieved such a rich colour just with natural dyes and such a clear white print.They are truly beautiful.
above: my dying egg process as I know
below: photo by me from the farmers market in Luzern, Switzerland.
I've been following the blog Hollister Hovey for a while and admire their distinct, 'colonial' style of interiors. I'm excited about their book, that is coming out soon and wonder if the content will do their blog justice.
It's published by Rizzoli so I presume it's amazing?
Kinfolk is one of those magazines that transports me to a place of meditation. The images have a soothing effect of purity love and kindness. I'm not trying to make this sound like some kind of religious thing...Kinfolk is one of a kind, with it's origins in Oregon and a host of contributors worldwide. Enticing imagery, beautiful food, travel, art and design displayed with a paired down simplicity. Come away with me...
above: Kinfolk issue 7
below: contributors Nathan & Katie Williams moodboard from their blog