Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Huge -book announcement!

A huge thanks to Clotilde for the opportunity to illustrate this fab book about French food idioms!

A snippet of Clotilde's announcement below:

Edible French on pre-order !

I have written a brand new book based on my series ofFrench idioms.
Prendre de la brioche (gaining brioche), entre la poire et le fromage (between pear and cheese), manger son pain blanc (eating one's white bread)... This new book explores fifty of the most evocative French expressions related to food, with cultural notes, recipes, and whimsical watercolors by my talented friend Melina Josserand.
Edible French is scheduled to come out in early October, and it is available for pre-order now.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watercolor Bee

Honey and bees in art, religion, metaphores, history  ... and on the table are a bit of a personal obsession. This little bee on 19th century will have to do until we adopt our own hive!











Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tigress Milk

This recipe for Tigress Milk I heard is from creole inspiration. This is a very good alternative to a grog when feeling under the weather or very cold, as the England weather might cause you to be. ...













Sunday, February 9, 2014

Works on Paper fair

The Works on Paper Fair in South Kensington is always so inspirational, energising.  I came home with a wonderful purchase and a head full of beautiful art.
A simple sketch that poured down on some 19th century catalogue of a Royal Academy exhibition was one of the few experiments of this week-end.




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Family crest

The start of studies for a family crest, the homely comfort I enjoy most. To be developed to include the other interests of husband and kids.  After finishing a big project that took a lot of my free time over the past few months I am taking back the time to paint for myself a little.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Religieuse Pastry.

Paris for christmas is the holy land of pastry. Here is one which is now my phone cover (original inserted in a clear plastic cover). 
The "religieuse" (meaning a nun) is named after its white ( buttercream) collar an silhouette reminiscent of the traditional dress for nuns.