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snapshots of my week – 26th july

this has been a busy week, which i am really glad of. i’ve been feeling really down lately, and keeping myself busy is one of the best ways to deal with it. i like that if i just do something, especially something i love, i can even forget for a little while how i’ve been feeling.

mostly this week i’ve been painting and making patterns. last week it was fruity patterns, this time, a series i’m calling ‘sweet things’. the first pattern features chocolate eclairs, cakes, and icing and sprinkle covered chocolate chip cookies. bit of a mouthful, that one. it made me rather hungry whilst painting them it’s only set to get worse whilst i paint more! think doughnuts, ice creams, biscuits, scones and cups of tea.

pattern with chocolate eclairs cake with heart icing and chocolate chip cookie with sprinkles painted with watercolour

you can buy this version and other colourways of the pattern on various products at my society6 shop! there’s free shipping until sunday, so get on it!

sponge cake with buttercream icing and lemon and lime marmalade filling

talking of sweet things, i made an actual cake too! the icing was super messy, but it was all gobbled up in no time, so nobody got the chance to see it for long! if you’re interested, it was a plain sponge, with lemon and lime marmalade sandwiched in the middle, and buttercream icing. it was SO GOOD.

handmade collage with hand reaching up to multicoloured semicircles

handmade collage with black and white vintage woman with a circle of pink red and white flowers by her head

i also made two collages, more than i’ve done in a while. it’s been really nice being creative this week. i hope it continues! now i’m off to paint more sweet things. yum.
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