And the first set of six is now complete! Phew – And SOLD!!! Woo…. A very lovely friend of ours from across the sea liked them so much she snapped up the whole set even before the sixth ones base coat was down and dried- wow! …This hasn’t happened too much to me of late with work, but well there hasn’t been so much of it in the last few months anyway. So loving this feeling of knowing there is someone else out there who enjoys cupcakes as much as me. As a result, have started another set of six in the same size, but diff. shade … more info below.
So for the past few weeks I have been waking up from dreams in the middle of the night about cupcakes. Baking real ones only seems to have made it worse, and I’m sure my waist won’t be loving it if I continue this way for much longer…. So, solution to this problem?
…Guilt free and cute little pictures, perfect to distract me on these cold and rainy lunchtimes when I have nothing better to be doing! Layered washes of Gouache, sandwiched between a crackle medium for an aged background texture. And finished with a topcoat of matt varnish to prevent further cracking of gouache and making them easy to care for – even wipe-able!
So far this series I’ve called ‘Hey you sweet thing’ has just these six teeny tiny little canvases – all 4×4 inches, so perfect for sitting on a desk, that little bit of extra wall space between the window and that cupboard, or in a slightly larger space as a multiple set. I now have another six on the way with base coats drying for the next set, in a cornflower blue sort of colour, as the sketches and ideas from the first set of six have just kept on coming and are overflowing out of the pages of my sketch book!
Tune in over the next few days and weeks for updates in the next series – these are just what I’ve been needing to fill in my long wet Wellington lunchtimes with! Xox