Before I share with you my latest interweb fruit finds, I want to introduce to you three French Sheep. They’re singing the French lullaby “Frere Jacques” (or “Brother John” in the English version). They’re also sleeping and counting themselves, because they’re good at multi-tasking that way.
The inspiration for this piece came from a dream I had way back when we were still living in Australia and planning our exodus to Europe. I dreamt we were in Europe, I think it was France. We were driving through a mountainous region and the hills were literally made of patchwork quilts.
I think the sheep made an appearance because I spent a lot of time painting this throughout spring in the English and Scottish countrysides. Wherever we went, frolicking lambs and daffodils abounded. It seems fitting that they’re singing in French, given that I completed the painting here in France.
As promised, my foraged fruits of the interwebs:
- I am lusting after the Bohemian jewellery created with the unconventional combination of precious metals and natural fibres by Brooklyn based Australian Jeweller, Scosha
- Remember my painting of children flying a penny farthing attached to an improbable amount of helium balloons? Turns out, that’s a real thing and it’s called “cluster ballooning”!
- Loving these Ceramic sculptures by Ukranian artist, Roman Khalilov
- I’m utterly enchanted with the playfully charming tunes of our friend’s band’s astonishingly good EP, The Valleymakers.
- Must own one of these outrageously cool handmade brooms one day!
- I’m very pleased to have discovered the elegantly refined and pleasantly strange artwork of Leanne Ellis.
Happy exploring folks!