Oh happy plates - food styling project

Tomatoe goes art
I had some fun in my studio lately, playing with my camera and gorgeous red tomatoes - one of my fave summer food.  With these pix, i'm participating in the "Oh hapy plates" food styling project by lovely Ald, from Al dente gourmet, to learn more about styling food and making it look even better in your photos. 

You see, i'm quite a foodie and love to combine my painting skills wiih my love for yummy treats. This also comes in handy when it comes to create recipe pages for my magazine, KidsLife.  I think, these cherry tomatoes doa great job in juicing up my art books, what do you think?
Have a super cool and easy weekend  lovelies!
Se more tomatoe pix here.

Photos: Martina Vouigt-Schmid

New shoe painting


"Pink is the navy blue of India" 
Diana Vreeland 

 This is with a twinkle to all my friends from India here in blogland. Even though i've never been to that mysterious and exiting country, it's colors seem to be in my blood somehow. Pink and new shoes - what better way is there to add some extra energy and exitement to the week to come?

Here, the  crisp, clear light of late summer days shines into my office and brings out every detail and color so brightly. I just love this time of year, don't you? Come and have espresso with me!

Photos and paintings: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Have an aqua weekend!

Fresh & exiting ...
Am celebrating happy blue and aqua shades in my new paintings - it makes me feel like i just visited the Caribean islands! But since i had no time to download these pix from my camera yet, i give you some other yummy aqua inspiration for the weekend and hope you get to enjoy the best of August. It will be a bit cooler here, adn i have planned walks and time out with friends. Excuse my slowness in blogging lately. The new paintings in addition to other work takes so much of my energy. But i'll do a good bloghop over the weekend and come visit you all! 

  Photos: Be splendid, tumblr

Fruday art: Happy tunes

Music is what feelings sound like ...

 and so are colors, to me! Are you whistling and singing already, because another weekend is here? These are some happy tunes from my studio, where i played with layers of color and bright bits from italian coockies mixed in. On sunday, i'm invited to a musical evening in another artists garden - this is my way to prepare!
Have a fun time lovelies, will come round to chat later!

Photo and artwork: Marina Voigt-Schmid

Have a drink with me!

If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
Luis Bunuel

There are two things i really find very stylish and glamorous and, since i cannot have them on a daily base (like good old Bunuel, who's films i adore), at least i must have them from time to time. One is teatime and the other is coctail hour. 

May i introduce: This is the new "in" coctail here in europe this summer, it's called "HUGO", and it's wonderful fresh and light. You take a little bit of elderflower-syrup, fill it up with half champagne and half water, add some lime juice, some fresh mint leaves and a few ice cubes or crushed ice. Just the right thing for people like me, whoi sometimes like a little "kick" but without so much alcohol - give it a try on a nice summer evening!

P.S:: Surrounding it, you get glimpses of the colorful mess in my studio  – recognise the little shoe-painting? Hope your week is rolling on nicely my lovelies, and that you get to enjoy the best of august!

Photos & paintings: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Weekend project: memory jar

All the little treasures we pick up on a holiday  ...

are much too precious to be stored a way in drawers and boxes. Give them a new life by arranging them in decorative kitchen jars. To give them "grounding" i've added a bit of blue sand. A little project i did for our magazine KidsLife.
Oh, and .... have you recognized the sweet drawing included in the big jar? It's a present from a sweet blog friend of mine, Anita, from "Castles, crwons and cottages", who also has an Etsy shop full of more pretties.
So, keep your eyes open this weekend, you never know, what you my find on a pretty summers day!

Photos: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Monday Love: shoes!

Isn't it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?  
Jim Carrey

 Monday greetings from my studio! Although i do have a lot of work, i was painting quite a lot these days and am getting back in toi the swing and groove of colors. To me, painting is a bit like composing a piece of music - and it feels good wehn you manage to strike the right notes!
Have a lovely start to your week and see you soon!

Photo and painting: Martina Voigt-Schmid