Urban Growers

Recently we moved and our new space inspires me very much to have my own urban jungle.

Not only do I want to fill the place with lots of pretty plants that make the soul sing but I have also started our edible windowsill garden already.

At the moment we have spinach, chive, basil, mint and parsley. Next up will be lettuce, radish, tomatoes and beans. For the latter, used and cleaned yoghurt pots are an amazing environmentally friendly choice as they give you enough depth for their roots. We are lucky that the windowsill is fairly deep but it is still a good idea to plan vertically when growing your urban indoor farm. It is a joy to harvest your own herbs/vegetables and I can guarantee your attitude towards food will change automatically. No more dying parsley and radish at the bottom of the fridge, I promise.

I am also thinking about using homemade biodegradable pots and I found a lot of inspiration on this fabulous site “Grow Veg”. As someone who cannot imagine living without plants and whose dream it is (one day) to live in the middle of a forest I am always interested in learning about other plant people across the globe.

A while ago I found Byron Smith from Urban Growers on Instagram and I have been following him ever since. With his business he brings green spaces and edible gardens to the city. He is passionate about growing one’s own food and in doing so helping people create a new lifestyle and mindset.

 

 
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New beginnings

There seems to be no better time to embark on new adventures than the beginning of a new year. It is also a time to reflect on the previous year, to be grateful and to make plans. In the past months I had the pleasure to work on some amazing commissions for greeting cards, personal gifts and the opportunity to collaborate with Flutter Magazine on designing a wrapping paper for their winter issue.

I created THERE MAY BE CATS to share my art and to inspire positivity and creativity in you through my paintings. It was first born on Instagram where I am posting pictures of my work process and sketches. Of course there are also photos of my cat Momo,  hence the name. I decided to keep it for my website as Momo is an important member of my art studio and she will most likely appear in my journal entries.

My paintings are inspired by nature and in my recent project I am exploring our relationship with plants in the urban living space. Last year my work was mostly figurative and I would love to venture more into abstract art as I am diving deeper into the topic this year.

In my opinion it is very important to fill our homes with happiness and colours. Art speaks to our souls and can magically transport us to a happy place and I am excited to share it with you.