As we reach the beginning of the festive season and the end of another year, I can't help but feel thankful and privileged, to have been part of it all. To have found so much pleasure in slow living. To have have found myself lost, in pages filled with lines and colour. Gathered stories and moments, and unraveled new beginnings. I feel fortunate for the new things I have learnt. I'd like to share a small part of those small pleasures with you. I've made you some ornaments, a little notebook, a soft fragrant pillow and an original christmas illustration The Winner is INES FONSECA! Thank you all for entering and taking the time to reflect about your year and sharing a little ofit with me.
To ENTER 1 - Please leave a comment (as long or short as you LIKE) Maybe, even ONE word! Tell Me: What Has Made This A Beautiful Year for you?2 - LIKE (pangaweka) on Facebook . A Winner will be chosen randomly, by hand on the 13th of December. And notified on the 14th of December CONDITIONS: 1 - To enter, comment on this post with "What Has Made This A Beautiful Year?" WINNER will be picked randomly. 2 - For entries to be VALID, head over to Facebook and like (Pangaweka)'s Facebook page. 3 - Any unclaimed prizes will result in a 2nd chance winner being picked after Dec 14th who will be contacted via email. 4 - The prize consists of 1 x handmade notebook/ 1 original Christmas illustration by Stella Pereira (that's me)/ 1 Handmade Fragrant Hand Pillow/ 3 Handmade Ornaments. Illustration Copyright Stella Pereira GOOD LUCK!!
Autumn has completely taken over my little Etsy Shop. My palette has turned a deep shade of red, warm burnt yellows, and hazy blues. pumpkins and berries, apples and pears,
July... We'll be seeing you in a year! So glad you passed by, you gave us beautiful picnic skies, late mellow nights, watching midsummer nights, in quaint, secluded gardens, barefoot, warm, green grass, mild patio afternoons, and we are grateful for that. How ever can we thank you? August my dear friend! I must say, even though we are excited to see you again, We would you like you here a little longer this time, so please slow right down for us. Perhaps, you'll be taking us away, to those places we long for, places with crimson sunsets, laying behind undulating hill tops. I can't wait to see what you've brought along. And you my dear friends, what goodness has August brought along this time around? To download the calendar, go here for a larger file and right-click to save to your desktop xx Stella ps... You can also find me on Facebook or Instagram // Visit the SHOP
As I sit quietly, I feel... The layers within me, peal, continuously unfolding, like petals, carefully untwisting from their closed, silent shells. The tips of old dry branches, stretching out into hidden away crevices, through pathways of forgotten journeys. I feel ravaged gardens bloom...
Bloom, 2013 | Gouache on paper | 297mm x 210mm
P.S. PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE ON ETSY
JULY! I love all that you are... You draw us out of our shells into brightly lit patios, filled with sun fed leaves and tamed wild gardens. I love that you cast joyous shadows, gently swooning to a warm summers breeze. That you invite us to slow walks through the same old streets. That you paint beautiful pictures of poppies against floors covered in fallen rose petals. I love that you remind us of how beautiful the world really is, and how lucky we are, to be a small part of it all... I Hope you're having a Beautiful Summer dearest friends. xx Stella To download the calendar, go here for a larger file and right-click to save to your desktop Find me on Facebook or Instagram // Visit the SHOP
A few weeks ago my studio, was stacked high with piles of paper, the kind that comes with speckles. That kind that has in it woven words of things now gone, of previous stories and previous lines. Hand counted into petite piles, meticulously measured, folded, and stitched into dainty notebooks illustrated one by one, each one, one of a kind. I like that they are made like no other, that they have a story of their own, and that these pages, might someday be woven, with your words and lines. xxx Stella P.S Here is the SHOP // Find me on Facebook or Intagram
MAY, how polite of you to join us! I see your doing... In the tips of frail neglected branches, in sprouting forgotten seeds. Where once you laid vacuous, I see your shadows grow, in delicate merging shades, they sway and dance on empty walls. I hear you emanating, in hidden away voices, the echoing sound of joyful creatures, enamored by your setting. I hope you my dear Friend, see this gentle May. To download the calendar, go here for a larger file and right-click to save to your desktop
Lately, I've had this obsession, with where it is I come from. Where it is things come from. The brushes in my hand, the paint in these tubes, the paper that lies beneath tips of pencils. The notebooks I love oh so much!! So today, I've folded a small pile of paper in half. Backed it all with a heavier card, and stitched a line down the middle. LIKE SO
NOTEBOOKS DONE!! As simples as that... And the satisfying part of it all: A very limited edition of TWO Hand Illustrated just for you! To be GIVEN AWAY!! You can have these TWO. And because there are twins, I'd like to keep them together. If you'd like to treasure them as much as I DO! 1 - Please leave a comment (as long or short as you LIKE) Maybe, even ONE word 2 - LIKE (pangaweka) on Facebook . WHAT Will you fill these blank pages with?
A Winner will be chosen randomly, by hand on the 29th of April. And notified on the 30th of AprilCONGRATULATIONS GIVEAWAY WINNER : Telma Faria TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1 - To enter, comment on this post with "In One word, or more... What will you be filling these blank notebook pages with?" WINNER will be picked randomly. 2 - For entries to be VALID, head over to Facebook and like (Pangaweka)'s Facebook page. 3 - Any unclaimed prizes will result in a 2nd chance winner being picked after May 6th who will be contacted via email. 4 - The prize consists of 2 x handmade notebooks hand illustrated by Stella Pereira (that's me). Illustration Copyright Stella Pereira GOOD LUCK!!
APRIL, You're here!! and how glad am I to see you. You bring all things lovely and calm. Your spring light, bright and high, sprouting shoots and daffodils, dirty, earthy finger tips. Al last, time to dust rusty garden tools sow seeds for summer blooms hide away winter coats picnic baskets, bare feet and uncovered knees. Happy HAPPY April!! To download the calendar, go here for a larger file and right-click to save to your desktop
I find myself craving the silence of quiet, tucked away places. Where not a sound can be heard, or a draft can be felt. It seems, the delicate whispers of colour, flowing from tips of soft paintbrushes make for good enough company these days. I've found my sanctuary in these endless forests, layered with leaves. Calmness in these tones. Tranquility... In my own self. Where do you go on days LIKE these?
Dear Friends, Have you dared to dream today? Lately, I find myself rushing into the studio. At times, too early in the morning with this urgent need to build upon clouds of unfinished dreams. Like whispers, that at times seem unattainable, intermingling and continually flowing, binding into structures, strong, unbreakable structures. Scaffolds, waiting to house dreams that have yet to be dreamt. xxx
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Ah, Generous March!! You've blessed us with soft blue skies and warm light through tightly shut windows. You inspire weekend walks and treasure hunts. Easter colours and chocolate covered eggs. To download the calendar, go here for a large file and right-click to save to your desktop Happy weekend! Dear, dear friends... p.s | You can also visit me on Facebook
Doesn't it feels like February has ended so abruptly! Where is all this time flying to? Alas... Some things must come to an end for others to unfold and flourish. Speaking of which! How do you like these clouds of mine? I'm filled with dreamy possibilities... Like its all going somewhere. And Friends... I'm telling you! GOOD things are coming and wonderful things are just around the corner all just waiting to happen.
Days like these are my favorite... Hot, smoking tea cups and fingers wrapping warmly around paint soaked brushes. Where blackbirds sit, cozy in delicate glass cages. And curious eyes peak quietly, gently, calmly. I hope you're having a fine and delicate day! --------------------------------------------------- Please peak HERE for more examples of my work
It’s been a long while. Funny how time flies by when you stop watching it even for a second... But I have an excuse! Promise... Lately, I've been head down enjoying the new line at the end of my pencil. And it's becoming an obsession always looking forward to getting them finished. How do you like these new illustrations of mine? We've also been to see a little of the world, viewed rooftops of entire new cities We've been to long forgotten streets, and laid in warm familiar homes. We've celebrated and laughed, ate homely food made by homely hands. we've waited for night fall, sang our voices away and danced until sunrises and watched this wonderful world turn another year older. It's being good this new world. And I have to say... Thank you for sticking around! P.s: You can find a little more of my work HERE!
This week I’ve become obsessed,
with colour and with making.
So I’d like to share a little of my latest obsessions
and propose a little project.
The T-shirt project, my new uniform!
And Shibori inspired Printing, my found colour!
Hope you love it too!
HERE is the Box T-shirt template!
Come along and share how yours turned out on my Facebook Page…
September has it's charms... It's mixed up days and occasional sunny spells, It's gentle invitations to light scarves and slow evening walks through dimly lit cobbled streets. And just as summer is about to wave it's goodbyes, here's a little refresher, a gentle melon lemonade and a HAPPY happy Friday!
--------------------------------------------------------------------- Ingredients: 3 fat melon slices 2 freshly squeezed Lemons 200ml ice cold water Chop, squeeze and blend! Serve on ice filled jar.
Time is just flying by here! In through one window and out through the other, like a swift breeze, waiting for no one and stopping for nothing. I've spent most of it though, with my mind at a wander. With my hands in my pocket and my feet busy crossing these wonderful parks, under these wonderful skies. And at times when wander wandered away, I've been in the kitchen... Making "Rabanadas" and dipping them in compotes. Building layers of sponge cakes and strawberry with cream. I've been carefully turning pages of an old recipe book and planning what details to feed to my friends.
Here is a Recipe
A couple of days now, my husband walked in with bags of strawberries filled to the brim. I immediately stretched my hand and placed an apron over my head. So now... Some will be frozen ready for smoothies. And some will build tarts. But, today! We have strawberry port compote. It all got me thinking, of the days now gone by when "Salady", the Malawian fruit vendor, rang his bell and guided his bike into our yard, heavy with seasonal veg and freshly picked fruit. It got me thinking of how excited we'd be, when we heard his bicycle bell. We'd hover around like bees and jump around, begging my mother for this and that. Salady, always hid something extra for us, or at least that's what he claimed. He knew Strawberries, were what I'd look for though!
Ingredients 400g strawberry 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup port In a medium sized pan, add strawberries and sugar and bring to gentle simmer. Add port and allow to cook until fruits are soft but whole. Stir gently until liquid has reduced to a syrupy texture. Store in fridge in an air tight jar.
Hello! How have you been? It's been wonderful here. I'd like to tell you about wonderful places, those that build around us where worries and cares walk in, untroubled and bare. Where light is just light and the silence is just right. Where happy is here to stay A place that soothes that pushes over tightly leaving no space for complicated. A place always ready to pick, elevate, to ease, to encase, to protect. I've found that place in the most unlikely of places. And simple is where it will always remain.
Life, these two years has been sweet! So, I'd just like to share a little sweet recipe! For all the wonderful days my dear husband has given me! Here's a wee honey and cinnamon cake!
Ingredients 1/4 cup moscavado sugar 4 eggs 2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/4cup honey 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup hot water Heat oven to 180 degs and line cake tin. Separate yolk into large mixing bowl and set egg whites aside in a medium sized bowl. Whisk yolks vigorously and add sugar until creamy consistency is reached. In a sauce pan mix water and honey. Allow to simmer Add hot liquid to creamed yolks while beating. Fold in flour and cinnamon. Whisk egg whites and gently fold in to cake batter. Bake for 1 hour at 150 degs in a fan assisted oven. 15-20 mins longer in regular oven.
Hi there! How are you on this beautiful day? It's rainy with minute sun spells here... But, there's no surprise there. I feel that If I keep at it, behaving like I'm in high summer, sipping on refreshing glasses topped high with cordials (homemade off course), filled to the brim with ice. Or if I keep freezing lollies, and bringing out all colours summer, then the sun will come out to stay and we shall finally go out to play! So, I've made a rather handsome syrup. One that's pretty in colour and full in flavour. Strong, and vibrant and mature, yet delicate. Great to flavour ice cold water, or pour on pancakes, even freeze into lollies. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> To rhubarb and rosemary! With a hint of orange zest. Ingredients 2 stalks of rhubarb, chopped 1 sprig rosemary 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar orange peal In a medium sized pan bring rhubarb, rosemary, water, sugar and zest to a gentle simmer. Cook until rhubarb has disintegrated. Strain through a fine mesh and return back to pan for further reduction, until syrupy consistency is reached. Store in fridge in a sterilized glass jar.
Ohh Friday, I've missed you... Where have you been? Are you here to stay? Remember the time we sat all summer like you were friday everyday? Please stay a little longer... ... I made cake, the rich kind of cake. The one you like to spend weekends with. The kind mum taught us to make. It was so light and airy... It still is... While you were away the sky turned blue, a wonderful blue, and the sun is warm. The kind that makes you think of the sea, and makes you wish, and makes you smile. The kind of sun that makes you talk happy. And daydream quietly. Lets hope it stays too. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ingredients 6 eggs 1 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups plain flour 3/4 cup dark cocoa 1/2 cup oil 3/4 cup warm water 3 teaspoon baking powder Heat oven to 180 degs and line cake tin. Separate yolk into large mixing bowl and set egg whites aside in a medium sized bowl. Whisk yolks vigorously and add sugar in stages until creamy consistency is reached. In a separate bowl mix cocoa, oil and warm water and mix until all the cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate mixture to creamy yolks. Fold in flour and baking powder. Whisk egg whites and gently fold in to cake batter. Bake for 1 hour at 150 degs in a fan assisted oven. 15-20 mins longer in regular oven. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I made Pancakes and Apple crumble too... Will you stay just a little longer?