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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Illustration Friday: Heights
My Entry for this week's Illustration Friday challenge: "Heights".
I did this painting with watercolors on white paper and added
the dark blue sky digitally in Photoshop for the art print.
*This print is now available in my
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sketchbook time! Here are some new pages from my sketchbook, inspired by childhood nostalgia:
The cat on top is the character of a cartoon called
that we used to watch when
we were kids. (Thanks to my lovely sis
for the link
The stamp on top right corner is the cover of a
book in Japanese! How cute is that!
Although we used to read them in Persian ;) I was in love with all of TinTin stories.
They still bring back sweet childhood memories.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two new prints in the shop
I finally added the print of these two watercolor birdies to my
I used a piece of fabric for the mat of the tattooed bird.
Love the texture and delicate contrast with the white paper.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
My ceramic collection
I have collected a lot of small ceramic dishes during years.
Many of them were gifts and some I bought myself.
I use them for storing small objects and for taking
my jewelry photos
Some of these are made in Japan
, some made in China
and a few are from Iran.
Monday, April 9, 2012
My new business cards
I designed myself a new business card. It has a really simple design but looks great with some added details like the hole on top and the baker's twin.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
You are my sunshine
Here is the finished painting. I did this illustration on white watercolor paper and added the
grey background digitally in Photoshop.
Archival print of this illustration is available for purchase in
my Etsy shop
Friday, April 6, 2012
Work in progress
A new watercolor painting that I'm working on today.
Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend
Thursday, April 5, 2012
How to hollow out eggs
I always hollow out my eggs so I can treasure them for many years.
There is a very good tutorial
here in eHow website
that you can refer to.
I prefer to insert in the needle just about 5mm in the shell and not more to
prevent the shell from cracking. I make a few more holes very close to the
first one to create a larger hole and I repeat the process for the other end of the egg.
Blow the egg out as
Or if you have a rubber ear syringe just do
as Martha Stewart
Make some colorful water with food coloring and a bit of vinegar.
I have used
this recipe from Martha Stewart.
for a perfect submerge and to prevent your eggs from floating on the surface you need to
fill them with water. I used a medical syringe myself.
The best way to dry the eggs is to make a drying rack
Voilà! Now you have perfectly dyed eggs!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Yesterday I dyed some little quail eggs.
The eggs are tiny and cute and fit perfectly in my little bird nest.
Here they usually sell these eggs in Asian supermarkets.
*The big feather was sent by my lovely friend Montse, from Mexico! xo
I'll show you some photos from the dying process in the next post, so...stay tuned!
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