New lemon painting

If life gives you lemons ...
make gin & tonic!

OR make a painting! Hubby and i start each day with a dose of lemon in our tea. And, since he always says he can't live without lemons and gets really cranky if we don't have them in the house, i thought it might be a good idea to paint him some for his birthday.  Besides that i like painting them anyway. Have combined the yellow with caribbean kind of blues, some collaged in specks of gold and added a black background for a male accent in the picture - do you like it?
In the second photo, i've put the painting in a setting from Oyoy, so you can see how big it is in reality.

Hope your week get's off to a super start. Will come round and visit you all this evening!

Painting: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Pink Chandelier Paintings

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.
Some new paintings i'm currently working on - just waiting for the right time and energy to get them finished. They are kind of like a mix of various elements that could be this and that - little collections lit up by ornamental chandeliers. Something is still missing for my taste, but i do love the color scheme. Pink and yellow has something, that makes me happy. What do you think?

It finally starts looking like spring here, it's warmer and yesterday we ate a meal outside - in the evening sunshine, which is still hard to believe for me. Hope the sunshine is with you too and am sending you lots of love!

Paintings: Martina Voigt-Schmid

Decorating with books

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. 

I don't know about you, but i always have piles of books around me. and sometimes even play with them or use them for little vignettes and stillifes around the house. Especially when i want to take photos of little things. So i loved this collection of beautifully styled photos i found at LONNY mag.
They really do get me going somehow ... My son recently said: "The graet thing about books is, that they never look bad, even if they just lie around somewhere!"
Have a sweet midweek - keep cozy and beat these April colds – with books!

Snowflakes in spring

April can be unpredictable and a little crazy ...

Snowflakes in spring? When i did this painting, i was actually thinking of flower petals, raining down from our cherry tree in April. But this year, looking at it again, it reminds me of actual snow, that's supposed to be falling here again this weekend - oh no! Please April, warm up, the trees and i are so longing o get out our flowery dresses!

Let the sunshine in!

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine! 
Anthony J. D'Angelo, 

Dishes, art? When i saw these pictures of some amazing pieces from the mod collective i got a boost of inspiration, maybe also because the photos are so beautifully done. It's an unusual and yet harmonic and stimulating color palette that evoces the feeling of summer. Of sitting in a cool place enjoying something nice, while the sun shines warm and splendid - something i LOVE tp phantasize about, while this April starts out like another month of winter here in germany. 
What to do? Following the advice in quote above will make everyday brighter!