Weekend pleasures: Fairtrade roses+Paris

fairtrade roses

No filter used here because these beauties are just naturally amazing. If only there was a way to bottle up the magic from these roses.. so dreamy!




Fresh roses + organic farm goodies: authentic macarons (this is what real French macarons look like!), heart-shaped fresh cheese on a coulis of berriesūüėć and red berry tea then spent the whole afternoon on my first still life. Birds and landscapes are my favourite subjects to draw and paint. But this Fado rose was calling out to me. The finished piece lacks any kind of chiaroscuro but I suppose creativity means focusing on the fun you have rather than the completion! Hopefully practice will make perfect!

FR Les plaisirs du weekend: stop in√©vitable pour mes roses chez actuelflors, du bio du ferme de saint-thibault: les authentiques macarons + du fromage frais en forme de coeur sur un coulis de baies rouges. Miam. Et n’oublions pas un th√© aux fruits rouges pour bien entamer le weekend, ensuite pass√© le dimanche apr√®m-midi √† faire mon premier dessin de nature morte. J’ai l’habitude de dessiner plut√īt les oiseaux ou les paysages, mais cette rose fado m√©ritait d’√™tre immortalis√©e. Lol. Alors, le dessin final je trouve est d√©nu√© de chiaroscuro mais j’estime que c’est un bon d√©but et je me suis bien amus√©e! L’exercise am√®nera √† la perfection, non? ;)

Vive les amazing French people!

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Oh oui! Vive les amazing French People. √Čtienne Lavie takes on Paris by strategically replacing ads with classical paintings from Renoir, Delacroix, etc. What a beautiful expression of art meets life!¬†√Čtienne’s little revolution shows us that art should be made more accessible if not, free to admire. Even a mundane metro ride should give you something to admire and think about rather than just entice you to feed consumerism. This really made my day and I can’t believe I’m missing √Čtienne’s work!!¬†¬†those of you in Paris, enjoy!!!