Summer is for Hand Painted Wicker. When I saw this little wicker bag while perusing Parfois, I knew it would be a fun piece to paint for my monthly 'artist folly' series. Shortly thereafter, we visited beautiful El Escourial, the vacation home of the Spanish king, just outside of Madrid. The blush pink China Roses were in bloom and made a stunning backdrop against the bag. I hope to work with more brands and develop artist collaborations with them. In the meantime, this is a great way to envision my work on wearable things like bags.
Salamanca is a treasure of a little city. It is easily walkable, has lots of great little restaurants, and many lovely things to see. It is also quite pretty to top it off. I hope this little guide will give you an idea of what you can do with children while visiting Salamanca for a weekend.
I have been hinting at the collaboration that has come together during the spring with The Spanish Shoe Brand, Souris. Early this spring, I was connected with the sisters who design these beautiful Spanish-made shoes, and we decided it would be fun to paint some of the ballet flats they were planning to offer this spring. The designs are here, and can be customized with a monogram and floral motif. Souris will ship internationally, so these are available to US collectors. They will easily carry you into the fall months. Thank you to the Souris team for being such a fun crew to work with on this creative collaboration.