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New Art – Originals

Bubblegum Cheeks - art original by Bec Brown 3

A few of my latest works! I have started adding original artworks to the Etsy Shop – these are not made into prints unless otherwise stated. This way they are yours and only yours!
Im really excited to be producing a more abstract range as well. When I started my Etsy Shop, the art had a lot of doodling it and felt more controlled. These pieces – which have bright colours & abstract drawings just keep flowing out of me. I feel so absorbed in them. Also incorporating text has been fun! I have never really investigated typography so this is a good way to explore & start.

Colourful clouded vase - art original by Bec Brown 3 Floral Border Love Quote - art original by Bec Brown 1 Home - art original by Bec Brown 2 Wanna make lemonade - art original by Bec Brown 3 With braids in your hair - art original by Bec Brown 2
Time to get back to the studio…. xobec


Friday

Kitchen Shelving

Hellooo!
I hope you’re all happy & well. Winter has defo started to arrive in Nelson. Fareeeeezing nights & beautiful sunny days.
This week I worked on a cute wee range of gift tags, available in a pack of 8 on the Clouds of Colour Shop.
Work has been sooo exciting this week as the container of American Vintage arrived into the store – you can read here and here for my adventure to LA where my boss & I raced around collecting beautiful furniture for the store here in Nelson.

Black & White - Frankie hiding Bec + Autumn leaves

This weeks…
Article: This series of absolutely incredible images blew my creative mind. THE COLOURS!! Make sure you read what each image is – so fascinating.
Video: ‘A wide-angle view of fragile earth’ – again more beautiful pics plus a great talk from Yann Arthus-Bertrand on humanity and our habitat.
Quote: ‘Life is too short & unpredictable not to live it exactly as you please.’

Bec Brown Art

I have also been working on 2 large A3 pieces for my next exhibition – a couple of snippets are above.
Have a perfect weekend, friends! xobec


Art: Floating geometric large painting

Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 4

For my bedroom I wanted to create a piece of art work in the same style as I usually do but LARGE! I wanted the piece to be simple, balanced & tie in with the colours in my room.
I stretched my own canvas on to an old window frame and sat in front of the piece until ideas started to form. As they formed, I put them on the canvas. This is what I created!

Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 1 Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 8 Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 6 Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 7

At first I didnt like it (as with most of my pieces) it has grown on me and now I loooove it. It makes my room feel so much bigger and waaaay more interesting. What I loved most about creating this was that I let anything happen. The image above displays part of the painting that has a cool story in how it was created – as I was drawing the geometric patterns a little bug landed where the paper plane shape now sits. A light bulb went off – the little bug should have a place on here! His wing shape was like a paper plane.

Bec Brown painting - large geometric piece 5

At some point I would like to screen print my own duvet cover & apply the same geometric patterns to it.
So my bedroom is almost complete! I also FINALLY found an old ladder to use as my bookshelf – yipeeeee!
Hope you all had an amazing weekend and cutesy Valentines Day xx xobec


Christmas celebrations

Christmas dinnerChristmas dinner. Pork + peaches Christmas candles Crostini with olive tepanade, feta & roast tomato Fig, quince & blue cheese - yum!Christmas pavlova dessertChristmas champagne

I hope you’re all having an amazing Christmas with family & friends. I thought I’d share a few snaps of the food from our last few days… so many delicious things!
Have you ever tried peaches & pork? This was our main on Christmas Eve & was so fabulous. Also fig, blue cheese & quince paste on crackers? Yuuuum.
What are your favourite treats/food at Christmas?
Merry Christmas friends!xobec


Golden Chair Revamp

Thrifted wire chair - before & after Thrifted wire chair - before

I found this very cool chair at the recycle centre last weekend and knew I just had to have it – for $2, how could I resist?
I have wanted to spray paint a chair gold for aaages now so after washing and sanding it down a bit, this chair came alive! I absolutely love how the rusty part turned out, like gold leaf peeling off. I sealed the gold with a clear satin varnish.

Thrifted wire chair - spray painted goldThrifted wire chair DIY - spray painted gold 1Thrifted wire chair DIY - spray painted gold 2Thrifted wire chair DIY - spray painted gold 3

I now need to find the perfect sized cushion for my old/new gold chair! For now, its a bit of a feature in the lounge.
What colour cushion would you add to it? I cannot decide! xobec