Hand Painted Tags. Antique French Book Plates and more.

Having a bit of a fleur day. Thinking of France, Versailles and French perfume gardens.

My latest little paintings on tags and book pages are inspired by my times living in France, where, I would collect antique, vintage French books and magazines, for as little 1 euro, from the the local book sales. After the market closed, the vendors sometimes, would throw away, torn, ripped books, which I collected for free. Many of the pages in the books and magazines are thin, discolored and aged, which adds to their beauty.

Available in the “Handmade” tags or art sections in my shop Ateliernostagi

I love France its like a second home to me. My daughter used to live in Paris, so I able to live among the locals and get a good feel for the French culture. My daughter now, lives in London so I get to go there too.

I’m still working on immersing myself in the English culture. Last time I was there, I managed to do a bit of mudlarking, theater and art galleries. As well as, make some art. I absolutely loved Hampton Court Palace, which is just a stones throw away.

The gardens from the countries I visit are the idea behind my latest series of hand- painted tags, book pages and water- colour paintings. My little flower paintings are not true botanical paintings and sometimes have a little abstract twist.

Available in the “Handmade” tags and art sections in my shop Ateliernostagi

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