I made friends with ceramicist/illustrator Japneet Kaur a while ago on Instagram and she kindly sent me a gift which arrived all the way from Toronto this morning.
A little bowl with illustration of a bird's-nest-hair-and-eggs which I intend to use to serve chocolates at every available opportunity.
And a creamy smooth pottery pendant with a knitting illustration.
Japneet makes beautifully detailed ceramic bowls, cups, and jewellery, as well as works on paper. The ceramics have the mark of their maker all over them, not just because they are intricately illustrated, but also in their 'imperfect'-yet-perfect shape and form.
You can have a look at her work here on her site Story of a Seed, including some of her past pendants and prints.
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- Here's a marine-inspired Friday song for you: When the sea calls me home.
- I bought some little paper lanterns for the kitchen window (you can see them in the first photo above). I never grow tired of strings of lights...
- This is a new favourite dinner at our house. It's especially good for children, I think, because you can grate (even more) extra vegetables in to the sauce without them noticing. And is quite quick and easy to make/reheat.
- Even though it's (supposedly) almost summer here, I love looking at this image. Giant garter stitch, anyone?