Sweet Memories

By Florina Falce

What I remember most vividly about my childhood best friend’s house were her mom’s baked goodies and sweet smile that were always in abundance every time I visited. I was indeed a bit jealous as I imagined my friend’s everyday life coated in sugar. If the house I painted has the flavour of the Hansel and Gretel’s tale is because it felt that way – but without the villains. Or maybe there was only one villain and it was mine. The bike. Did I really ever have to go back home?

Pointillism came naturally for this painting as if to say: take your time, savour the distant smell of freshly baked sweets – chocolate cookies, butter cookies, sugar cookies, fortune cookies, walls full of cookies – and let the small dots reaching the paper giggle like two childhood friends in a house made of cookies. I wonder how my friend feels about it. I’ll ask her.

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Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

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