BEHIND THE SCENES: AWAY FROM PAINTING
With candle drops almost weekly through December, I was very busy packing and focusing on orders, thank you so, so much! I hope you all enjoyed the candles over the festive time!
As soon as the last bags went to the post office, I conked out, and spent time with my children for their Christmas school break. We visited family in Derby and South Wales, where there was lots of forest farm inspiration.
As my hands weren't painting over the break, I dug out my knitting needles and picked up some books. I'm going to try reading more for 2022, so please reply with any reading recommendations!
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHAT I'M PAINTING
As they say on YouTube, let's get to it! I was raring to paint new designs straight after the holidays. There is lots of newness launching soon (see the bottom of email for times and dates)…. so anyway, here are the new designs!
New Collection: 'Needlework'
Inspired by a 1940s Hungarian embroidery colour palette, this collection includes lots of naïve hand-painted florals. Purposefully simple, with a playful element to add a floral colour palette to a fresh white base.
New Collection: 'Pink Chintz'
My pink candles always sell out first, so I thought I'd go for it and dedicate a whole collection to the colour. Inspired by old mismatched pretty sheets and antique upholstery. I thought these would work for Valentines and also leading into Mother's Day.
New Collection: 'Norwegian Wood'
If you saw my stories, this collection started much more green and brown farmy, but I was failing at replicating my duck idea onto a candle! So this collection evolved and I'm still working on the farm theme! I am always drawn to brown minimal prints and wanted to offer something different for those that prefer an earthier, neutral tonal palette and more minimal designs, mixed together with inspiration from the 17th Century Japanese potter Ogata Kenzan.
New Collection: 'Lunar New Year'
Last year a friend comissioned a special Lunar New Year candle for her Grandmother. I loved the idea of all the trinkets of good luck, lit and enjoyed to welcome the new year so I have recreated a new design with a nod to the Tiger this year 🐅
There were two Lucky Dip options for November, the multi-colour pastel star and the pink wrapped tinsel.
These were super popular at the market, I hope everyone that purchased liked their surprise! 🥰