Monday, October 22, 2012

freehand brushwork

Trying to loosen up by sketching and painting more freely, with as few strokes as possible. Scratching away the paint reveals the features.  The portraits ended up with a dreamy look...I think I'll do more.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

making scents

and lotion bars, and lip balms and mulberry paper packaging!

After experimenting with many blends of the best oils, waxes, butters and essential oils, we have picked our favorites!  The lotion bar feels luxurious on the skin. It absorbs quickly, moisturizes, is not sticky and has a subtle hint of citrus and lavender. The lip balm softens and nourishes, feels silky and tastes like honey.  I use both everyday and I am hooked. I will never buy chemical filled lotions or lip balms again!

Metal tins make them perfect for traveling!

My tiny nude sketch was inspired by Albrecht Durer's Drawing of The Woman's bath from 1469.

Lotion bars and lip balms will be in my etsy shop tomorrow. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July fun!

Sitting around waiting for the sun to show...decided to make something...a bather stamp collection!

They look cute on tags.

available here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY moment

Lotion and lip balms are an obsession of mine so I decided to start there.

My first lip balm recipe.

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp beeswax
1 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tbsp honey

Melt all ingredients in a double boiler, pour into small tins, let cool, done!
Fills 6 tins.

I can't believe how easy this is and how amazing the lip balm feels!

My first lotion bar recipe.

5 oz coconut oil
4 oz shea butter
4 oz beeswax

Melt in double boiler, pour into molds, let cool, done!
2 square bars. 

I've been using this for a week now and my skin loves it!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer colors

The bather collection. Inspired by faded photos and retro color blocking.

Paintings are gouache on wood panel.

I couldn't resit making a few canvas bags with tiny bather face pins.

Available in my esty shop.