Hello Friends! October, is here with its wonderful warm colours. Ochres and ambers have invaded my palette. Joyous trees frantically dance to a drifting autumn hail, sprinkling wispy leaves on street floors with intense burnt yellows and dark, deep reds. Cool afternoons ask for socks pulled up to my knees, with cups of smokey flavoured brews, and ovens scented with sweet galettes of foraged berries and figs. I hope Autumn, has been as beautiful for you too! To download the calendar, go here for a larger file and right-click to save to your desktop xx Stella p.s. I've started something NEW! Because I love painting with food and sculpting with cake, as much as much as I do with watercolours and paint. And if you'd like to... Join me, on Facebook and Instagram too
"Mariana", Gouache on Paper 42.0 x 29.7 mm This is my sweet Niece Mariana. Sweet, delicate baby who is blooming into a beautiful young lady. A talker and a listener, patient, gracious, serene, always ready to help. When we get talking, it is endless. Threads of continuous words, unravel from within her, like it couldn't wait any longer to get out. And I love that about her. Precious gem of a child... Facebook // Instagram // SHOP
I can't wait to tell you about Portugal's wonder, her winding trails, and her charming ways. We were tucked away, deep, in a quaint stone village for the first few days, within Guarda's undulating hills. With views extending as far as the eye could see. Badamalos, has that quality, of slowing you right down, encasing you within it's warmed summer stone walls. We spent precious family moments, laughing, playing, jumping in the Coa river. We ate and sang at the top of our voices, danced, by the candle light until the skies were dotted with stars. We woke up early and slept late, trailed up to hidden, peaceful, spots. Sat on boulders, at hill tops, and raised our arms to empty skies.