So I hope you’re enjoyed my first youtube video, and I am already planning some more! Today I am going to share photos of gardens, flowers I have collected over the years (and overcrowded my iphone tremendously!). Ok so you know I am obsessed with flowers… I found all these images as I was having a tidying up of my phone and computer and felt compelled to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
These gorgeous small roses are from Holland Park in London.Some roses I just had to photograph outside my friend’s building, she was late so I was waiting outside and those roses in full bloom were just so beautiful.I saw and visited this wonderful and magical garden last summer, I was invited to a friend’s wedding in the Sussex and stayed at a B&B near by. The Morning after, the owner gave us a tour of the garden. Bearing in mind I was hangover, and (now I can tell you…) I lied & called in sick to stay for the brunch that day (a very british wedding tradition that I love!) and as a bonus saw this incredible garden, life couldn’t have been better!A beautiful rose I saw at the Brompton Cemetery while I was drawing and painting a while back there. I used to live very close by, such a charming place in it’s weirdly unique way.These wonderful flowers are from my friend’s kitchen! She works for a Japanese restaurant and they have those in the window, but as soon as they stop blooming they would throw them away! So she would take them home and put them in her kitchen. She has magic green fingers because all of them would bloom tremendously again and again. And now her kitchen is filled with the orchids, she has no where to put them! These more recent photos are from the New York Botanical garden in the Bronx. I went there to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition, and also wandered about it’s so big and beautiful. You get lost in there. I especially loved the pond with most enchanting lotus flowers. There were incredible. I will soon do another post on this trip to this very special place that is the New York Botanical garden.
Ok as I went bang on about youtube last time, I thought I should give it a go!
And my friend let me tell you it’s time consuming! I struggled for a while but then imovie finally gave me a hand and now it is finally uploaded!
So here it is my first video on a safe subject for me that is my watercolour and drawings. I am quite excited now (although exhausted!) and already thinking to try harder videos (well much harder to make) on makeup, fashion…
I want to make one on the clothes I brought here in New York, and how I team them up maybe? Not sure how it’s going to go yet, you will see soon enough…
Here is the address of the store I mention in the video,
Couleurs du Quai Voltaire, 3 Quai Voltaire 75007 Paris France
So that was last weekend, I lot happened, I moved house in New York, and I had the magical experience of taking the train from Grand Central (a wonderful experience, felt like in between a gossip girl episode and an old movie) to go to Chester near Old Saybrook.
I had a marvellous time swimming in the neighbour’s pool (salted water as well amazing!), eating everyday fresh barbecued food, going on a motor boat (first time ever! and tanning well going red…), sleeping, reading a lot, and painting watercolours too. Such a dream combination, I couldn’t come up with it myself.
View from my bedroom. This wonderful little terrace was my favourite place, to read, to have some peace, to have a nice little chat with whomever came by, or as well draw or paint.
As I was waiting for the watercolours to set I decided to arrange and sharpen my colour pencils. I got them so long ago at Muji. I think very soon I will need a new set non? Some are ridiculously small and very hard to use as well.. To finish off this was my view as I came back Sunday night, back into the big city. I just love that mesmerising view, my iphone is already full of thousands of shoots I take almost everyday…
Can’t help myself, I am only here for a time and then on to the next thing so I might as well enjoy it don’t you think?