I’m sharing my latest discovery – bright and paste-colored kitchen equipment from Swedish Daloplast – on my post Pretty in Pastel: Plastic Kitchen Equipmentest at Best Friends for Frosting. From spatulas and knives to measuring cups and bowls, these cheerful plastic items will bring about an atmosphere of joy in the kitchen. Pretty cute stuff, I would say. What do you think?
Amsterdam – the city of joy and happiness. Oh, now I am dayreaming myself away again. Why? Because I left my heart in sunny and funny Amsterdam. In all its playfulness, including a beautiful pop-up fun park in the city center, Amsterdam provided me with a memorable travel experience and a wonderful journey to happiness.
It’s not only the vintage, pastel ferris wheel and beautiful, old carousel that got be excited but also the bright sunshine and scent of yummy treats, such as popcorn, waffles and cotton candy. Amsterdam really knew how to make my knees weak. So yes, besides being constantly on the hunt for all things pretty, I am also a sucker for all sugary things!
If I were to decide what my life would look like, it would be exactly this. All day long and day in day out I would have a great time with my friends and enjoy life’s tiny little details and moments; I would have a blast while marvelling at the big blue sky and all the people laughing out loud and having fun. This is what happiness means to me. It’s all about sharing the joy with others.
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I’m super excited to announce that my light, bright and pastel-hued Sweet Love fine art photograph has been requested to be on the cover of Irish author Cecelia Ahern‘s new novel called I Cento Nomi (in English: One Hundred Names). Being the writer of the international bestselling book PS, I Love You, that, by the way, got also made into a movie featuring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, Cecelia’s novel with my artwork will be published by milanese Rizzoli RCS Libri together with The World of Dot with a print round of 4000 copies. I am so excited and can’t wait to see how the final product turns out!
Amsterdam, located in the Netherlands, Europe, is a truly beautiful city of bikers. Built on water, its long pretty canals and fun, narrow streets make the place a truly unique and fantastic spot for riding a bicycle to visit different sightseeing locations. Just by looking at the sides of the streets in the city, one can immediately grasp that Amsterdam is all about having fun and enjoying life. All the colorful and playful bicycles have their own story to tell.
For a daydreamer, Amsterdam offers a great deal of versatility and lots of new interesting perspectives. It is a photographer’s heaven where one can become amazed at every street corner. There are endless opportunities for bumping into marvellous finds and aesthetic details. Being a devoted bicycle fan, I could have spent hours just marvelling at their beauty and shape. Luckily, I managed to come across some serious jewels during my trip.
I really loved the goofy-looking mint green bicycle and the pastel-colored striped one! Aren’t they just adorable? Especially, the striped one seems like a cool, urban tiger screaming for attention. Also, the “I am happy” sticker on the bicycle basket below made me smile big time. Who comes up with stuff like this? Just brilliant!
For me, the vast amount of bicycles was simply breathtaking. You could look anywhere and still find something worth photographing. Amsterdam definitely didn’t let me down. During my trip, I managed to capture some absolutely gorgeous things (more to come soon!) and, most importantly, I got several remarkable, life-lasting memories that I will cherish in my heart for many years to come. Yes, I’ll admit it: Amsterdam stole my heart. And I, for one, am determined to return one day. For sure. Until then, I will just have to take another look at my photographs and breathe a big, long sigh. I am already longing back. But hey, just between you and me, I think Amsterdam is missing me too.
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My Pastel Macarons fine art print got featured on the super cute Planning Pretty blog. Get inspired by sweet and delicate aqua hues and bright springy tones with the lovely home accessories wish list by Camille from San Francisco.
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I’m happy to announce that my pastel-colored artwork together with a fun little interview conducted by my lovely Flickr friend Debbie Wibowo of Delight Fun Art Photography have been featured on the wonderful Sarah Gardner Beyond the Camera Magazine’s 3rd Issue. Full of magical, bright spring photos and insights from talented photographers, this online art magazine is a true source of inspiration for everyone.
Ranging from styling tips to color palettes and much more, reading the magazine will take you to a one-of-a-kind whimsical world where beauty blooms and wonders happens. Among all other amazingness, there’s a dedicated JoyHey section where you can, for instance, read what inspires me as an artist and what I consider to be my all-time favorite image. So click yourself off to check out the sensational spring issue and let me know what you think. Let’s celebrate spring time!
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I am honored and happy to announce that my bright pastel-colored Rainbow Bubblegum fine art print got featured on the February issue of Shop Til You Drop Australian magazine that offers fun shopping tips coupled with insights on fashion, beauty and living. A big thanks goes to Lou for this is opportunity! Having just received the pdf issue of the magazine, I’m excited to share with you how the section where my photograph was displayed turned out. Doesn’t it look incredibly cute and sweet? From feelgood prints and minivases to statement mugs and colorful frames, this February shopping list appeals to me. Such lovely tiny details and pretty little objects, or what do you think?
Image via Shop Til You Drop
Lovely interior stylist Sarah Gunn contacted me a while ago in terms of inquiring my Rainbow Bubblegum fine art print to be displayed in an inspirational video clip and her blog post that focus on unique and beautiful art for children’s rooms. Not only did she absolutely melt my heart by starting the entire e-mail with “I am absolutely in love with your pastel world” but she also made me feel truly honored… just imagine it, my joyful pastel work was considered among all the amazing artwork in the world!
Sarah, being a regular guest expert on CityLine – Canada’s popular and number one daytime show – writes about her love of design on her blog, Wall Candy, for the award winning Canadian website, Yummy Mummy Club. Now, her post called Six Creative Art Ideas for Kids’ Rooms for Yummy Mummy Club has been published together with the video clip on CityLine and show credits. I am so excited to share the results with you! Hope you enjoy!
I am sharing my latest baking find – pastel-colored kitchen utilities from RICE on Best Friends for Frosting. Check out the exclusive post I made to this wonderful dessert trends hunting website and see what kind of cute and colorful equipment makes me happy and thrilled in the baking world at the moment. Here’s a little teaser to get you excited and smiling too. Have a rice day!
This one goes to all of you wonderful women out there in the world! This is your day … enjoy! ♥
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