Week Twelve – Plate Twelve – “Midnight” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk

And here is (drum roll please) the last plate! This one is called  "Midnight" - not because it was the time when I finished painting it, although it was getting late, but because midnight is 12 o'clock and this is the twelfth plate.  I have chosen shades of blue and brown for this last plate … Continue reading  Week Twelve – Plate Twelve – “Midnight” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk

Week Ten – Plate Ten – “Merriment” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Here's number ten and very bright it is to. A little too bright for me to be honest but it's still pretty. The design is based on strawberries and their leaves, but for some reason the colours make it look like a Christmas tree.  I was a little at a loss with what to call … Continue reading Week Ten – Plate Ten – “Merriment” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Nine – Plate Nine – “Acorns” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Number nine. Mushrooms and acorns. This plate has an "autumn" theme. We went for a walk last week and walked across a carpet of fallen acorns. Crunch they went underfoot and bending down, I filled my pockets and brought some home, wondering what to do with them. I might turn them into potpourri or something, … Continue reading Week Nine – Plate Nine – “Acorns” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Eight – Plate Eight – “Papyrus” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Number eight, please step this way.  Another nature inspired plate, this time it's the papyrus plant I looked at. I have already designed a scarf set based on papyrus and Egyptian motifs, but I felt once more drawn, plus we have these growing in the garden. As you can see I spend ,lots of time … Continue reading Week Eight – Plate Eight – “Papyrus” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Seven – Plate Seven – “Dreaming” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Plate number seven - lucky seven perhaps. This is a completely abstract design, swirls and circles. The soft blues and purples reminded me of dreams, moving thoughts, ideas that come in the middle of the night and all that jazz. It took me about two and a half hours to paint and had two separate … Continue reading Week Seven – Plate Seven – “Dreaming” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Six – Plate Six – “Vines” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Officially half way there! Six weeks have flown by. Last week's plate was inspired by figs and following the same theme, this week's plate is all about grapes. Like the fig tree, we have vines growing in the garden and this year has been a bumper crop. Hundreds of eating grapes, ripening and growing large … Continue reading Week Six – Plate Six – “Vines” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Five – Plate Five – “Fig Leaves” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Here is plate number five. Right outside our front door is a huge (and I do mean huge) fig tree. In the summer, right at the moment, it has hundred of figs hiding in it's branches. We are often at a loss with what to do with them all, as there is only so many … Continue reading Week Five – Plate Five – “Fig Leaves” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Four – Plate Four – “Oklahoma” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Presenting number four! I call this plate Oklahoma, for no other reason than I was listening to the soundtrack while painting. It suits 'Oh what a beautiful morning' very well I think, as it has sunrise colours. I have a great soft spot for yellow and pink and so this happened. Again this is a … Continue reading Week Four – Plate Four – “Oklahoma” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Week Three – Plate Three – “Almond Blossom” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.

Plate number three.  This design was inspired by the beautiful almond blossom we get over here in the winter (usually in mid January).  It really is something else: the hill sides covered with a carpet of white and pink blossom. Although I changed the colours for the plate, adding yellow and a dark purple/red colour … Continue reading Week Three – Plate Three – “Almond Blossom” – Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma’at Silk.