It's a great start of the day: a 30 minute painting of teapots and flowers, two of my favourite subjects. Of course these flowers don't grow in my garden right now, but sometimes I love to pretend the flower season is still on. I've been working on watercolour illustrations for a garden magazine last week and have been painting summer bouquets ever since.
I love getting caught in the rain, do you? Bicycle bag specialist Basilasked me to come up with a flower print that could attract both women who love colourful designs and women who appreciate a more restrained color palette. The flowers in the print had to be big and recognisable from 20 metres distance. (I like those challenges!)
The bicycle bags come in many sizes and colours, are very solid and waterproof. More about the bags in next months newsletter.
Looking for a fun experiment? You could try cyanotype printing. You'll find a tutorial on my website to make these blue and white prints at home. No darkroom needed, all you need is some chemicals and sunshine. Perfect for an Indian summer day! This week there will be a Dutch version of the tutorial too, over on the blog of Stylink.
A few weeks ago I visited Maison & Objet in Paris. It's the fair where many new interior products are introduced, and this year some of my products were launched there too. When these products hit the stores I can tell you more about them. Below: Bunzlau Castle plaids with some of my designs on them.
I'd love to tell you more about my designs. Please contact me if you would like to see designs in detail or have a look at mywebsite to see other work. Best regards, Dieuwertje.