Joy is ...

Joy is ...
 a flower that blooms when you do!

A mini-bouquet from our garden to celebrate midweek flowers! It's so warm and sunny here,  i hardly feel like working - how about you?  Summer is the time to bloom, whatever that means to you!

Photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Monday Love: French meringues

Playing with food

Do you need some extra sweet fun stuff to get your week going? Here's a hint: Playing with food can be fun sometimes, not just for the little ones! Don't you get all exited when you see these gorgeous meringues by fantastic food blogger Emilie from griottes? She's a genius when it comes to turning desserts into works of art and phantasy. I actually find them too pretty to eat - pure eye candy and food for the soul!

Photos: from griottes via decor8

Colorful summer

Color is ... pure emotion!

There is something about the combination of pink, yellow and turquoise that makes my heart sing. Its a long weekend here in germany, the sun is shining, a nice wind is blowing - and i'm so in the mood for colors! These fabulous interiors styled with lots of pretties from the new rice denmark collection really gets me going. 

And - to tell you the truth, i'd love to get all crazy and cover our walls in pink, yellow, turquoise and violet! Since i'm living with 3 men (and one tomcat), i'll rstrict myself to canvases though, and maybe one or the orther burst of color in the garden ;)

Have a sparkling may weekend lovelies, lots of sunny vibes from me!

Photos: rice

Golden kisses

"You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions."
Henry Wand Beecher

Hope your weekend is as bright and sunny as these little wild pretties!
Are you up to anything fun? I've planned a walk over the fleamarket along the river, an art exibition, some painting and - some more work in the garden, interrupted by lovely food and a nap in the sunshine!

Photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Monday Love: Art vitamins!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  
Scott Adams

Some  vitamins are always a good thing, right? And aren't they so much prettier and yummier in form of fruit than of pills? To me, fruits are so inspiring in their combined force of beautiful shape and color, good smell and even better taste, so, before eating, i decided to paint them. And don't you think, something pretty to look at is healthy as well? Some new little paintings on canvas, fresh from my studio, with collaged bits of pretty vintage papers and maps. Have a splendid start to your week!

Photos and artworks: Martina Voigt-Schmid

A Panama hat and some Oh la la!

Groovy Baby

French Connection t shirt, £31 Jacket, €100 Alexander McQueen  pants, £930
Esquivel  heels, £430, Ralph Lauren leather satchel, $328,,
Alexander wang sunglasses, $369
Gucci  hat, $325, Kate Spade  scarve, $74, H M rose, £1.99

 Cock your hat - angles are attitudes.
Frank Sinatra

Are you ready for the weekend?  
Maybe for a "girls about town" day with a favorite girlfriend? 
Maybe for a Panama hat? Cappucino? Ice-cream? New lipstick? 
Laughter and giggles?
 This is a picture from my last meeting with my friend 
and fellow blogger Barbara von Enger, who is all over the fashion blogs 
at the moment. She loves bold colors, hats and stylish but 
very individual combinations that mirror her artsy personality. 
See more of her here. 
And have a funtastic time with all the things you like best.
 Will drop by and bring you flowers!

Photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Monday Love: Art & Flowers

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Wayne Dyer

Cheers to a happy new week lovelies! My garden is full of little blue "forgetmenots" at the moment and i found they make lovely "mini-bouquets" in tiny vases - some girly way to get more fun out of the little things! In the background you see one of my new collage- painttngs, featuring raspberries (yum!) and pretty bits of vintag paper, handcolored by another great artist: my grandmother!  Yes to abundance lovelies, i wish you plenty of it in the days to come!

Photo and paintig: Marina Voigt-Schmid 

Make it: Citrus Salt Body Scrub

Let yourself shine!

Are you ready for some extra pampering this weekend? Ready to bring out extra soft and shiny summer skin? Why not quickly use your kitchen to prepare some pure and delicious body scrub for yourself!

You know how i adore all things lemon - and the combined smell of citrus and orange along with the crunchy texture of sea salt just spells SUMMER! Hint: This would also make a lovely present for your mum - since mothers day is coming close. Find the complete DIY here