The beauty of a simple chai cup. Traditionally served in kulhads which are small teacups made from natural clay. The clay cups are supposed to be used and returned back to the earth with a fun foot crush. A simple and sustainable way of drinking chai. Plus I really like the crushing of the cup into the earth..a mini stress buster😉
But I’ve had so much steet chai here that I’m collecting the cups to reuse as little succulent holders. Let’s see if they make it back home😬
Next time you’re on the streets in India, make sure to ask for ‘Kulhad’ chai😋
Midwest Wildflowers is FINALLY back in stock & better than ever! (Printed on recycled cover paper that is so smooth & lux & better for the planet. Win 💚 Win 💚 Win)
FYI ⚡️⚡️ AS OF MARCH 1ST, ALL ART PRINT PRICES WILL INCREASE!
On MARCH 1ST this PRINT WILL INCREASE IN PRICE TO $28.00 because Persika Design Co. art prints are now printed on RECYCLED PAPER & we are focusing on ways to transition to more eco-friendly, sustainable production methods. This causes an increase in costs but we know it’s worth it for you & us because ya know, the world needs saving & such. 🌏 Thanks for understanding! Make sure to grab this print at the lower price ($22) through the end of February. 🌻🌻🌻 Also!!! 👉 Make sure to check out my latest blog post (link in bio) about my choice to transition my art prints to recycled paper & why it matters. ♻️
9 673 hours ago
Color envokes feeling for each of us differently, at different seasons and stages of life. Pushing the medium felting and the function of wool in a variety of shapes is what keeps the process fun for me, streamlining color keeps it cohesive. What color combos are speaking to you now? Tell me in emojis 🗣👕👖🌲🦔
3 233 hours ago
My day: Started out in a van down by the lake then despite a frozen solid garage studio door, we at least got the art and carpet in. A few more details then Booth 609 is all set for exhibition at the Artist Project for the weekend. Get your tickets at www.theartistproject.com. It’s cruddy outside but it’s warm and colourful inside the Better Living Centre!
Today she turned the kitty furniture into a hunting blind so she can practice with her bow.
Some people say she’s just like me. Some people can see her daddy. I see an amazing tiny human growing into her own person. I see a happy blend of cooking, baking, Plant loving, hunting, wrenching, artist and a combo of our creative talents, a pile of kindness mixed with attitude!
Mamas - they may not listen, but they watch. They buy into what you model.
Cheers to those raising the next generation!
1 3610 hours ago
Staying inside and warm, but enjoying the peaceful view of fluffy snow❄️. Weather permitting, we will be open Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm. See you then!
Finally snuck in some time to finish this piece yesterday ✨ still debating if I should comb out the fringe or keep them lookin like mr noodles... ps. This sweater is one of my favs, straight outta nonnas closet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
13 6314 hours ago
Look at this local cabbage insanity!! Who know you could grow veggies in Hong Kong this big?
En honor y memoria al gran modista y artista Karl Lagerfeld, me gustaría dejar este collage en blanco y negro como símbolo de la unión entre Arte y Moda. Collage #Vikileria hecho en el marco de la sostenibilidad con retales de pasamaneria y como base del cuadro la madera desechada. 🇬🇧In honor y memory of talented dressmaker and artist Karl Lagerfeld, I would like to leave this black and white collage as a symbol of Art and Fashion Union. Collage #Vikileria made in the sustainable frame from the rest of trimmings and as a wallart foundation the discarded wood was used.
🌞days. Online shop comin this week 🌻 Rest assured, Nonna has been quite vigilant. She makes a point to call and encourage me... the “faster you work,the sooner you come nonna house to mangia” A little birdie told me she was making sauce on Wednesday 😈. Stay tuned..
4 4012:46 PM Feb 11, 2019
Hey my name is Kenzie, self taught knot maker and lover of all plants..The past two summers I was fortunate enough to live in the tiny town, Port Carling Ontario. Constantly surrounded by beautiful scenery, I felt inspired to create..I was living in staff accommodation and room for all my plant babies was limited..so I decided it was craft time.. I purchased rope from the hardware store and set up on the dock…a couple of tangles and I had made my first plant hanger. I started trying other knots and weaving techniques..making other macrame and fibre art. This past summer I was super grateful to have a huge deck in the woods to set up shop..During the cool months, I spent afternoons with my 86 year old Nonna making macrame in my dads childhood bedroom turned craft room..A side from constantly stuffing me to the brim with pasta and espresso.. she sharpened up her pizza scissors and started to cut strands for me so I could work faster.. “ two handsa good.. but four..is better”…Here is what I have been up to for the last couple months in my spare time.
Stay tuned for workshop dates
Slide in the DM’s
I also dabble in commission work from time to time
Ask me your knotty questions 📸 @brooklynnvictoria_
Exploration and experimentation are essential in the world of art. I discovered watercolor ground last year and used it here to create the mountain range. It's not the prettiest but it brought another dimension to this map painting that I couldn't have added with just watercolors.
Have you used watercolor ground? What are your thoughts on it?
• Indigo Genuine
• Prussian Blue
• Buff Titanium
• Bristol Yellow
• Venetian Red
Handcrafted Watercolors For the most passionate of artists.
Further ‘stitchperiments’ with swirling stitches. Some look like bristle worms, I think. I also like the fern on the right. Both have a prehistoric fossil feel to them. Maybe also because of the charcoal background.
The linen was dyed with gallnut and then dipped in iron water. The threads were various dye baths, in this case some ‘failures’ that were overdyed in exhaust dye baths or dipped in iron water resulting in very pretty greys and tans.
23 10222:08 PM Jan 5, 2019
Sometimes I wonder if I’m not having a bit too much fun making samples 😊Procrastination avoiding the ‘real thing’ or necessary creative exploration? Must be the last one, right? 😉
43 14702:02 PM Jan 13, 2019
One day, I just stopped telling myself all the things I’d been telling myself, and I stopped needing to know all the things I’d been needing to know, and I just started paying attention to things as they seemed to be in their own voices.
To begin with, everything went completely dark and everything seemed to disappear, and I was in a very narrow place. But in that narrow place, I found myself on solid ground.
And from that narrow place, I could take a step into something I could actually call my own life.
—— David Whyte, “Midlife and the Unknown”
May we honor our lives by bearing witness to the dark and narrow spaces. May we dare to be alchemists, making diamonds in the places where we find ourselves pressed. And may we lay claim of our lives and name ourselves Beloved. Sending out so much hope and love, friends. .