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ultra violett // nadinebatista.de

Ultra Violet

The Pantone Color Institute declared the color Ultra Violet as the color of the year 2018. Quite a surprise for me. Although I like purple it is a really heavy color. What are we supposed to do now? Paint all our walls purple? Wear purple clothes and finger nails all the time? I guess, we won’t. So, why would they chose ultra violet?

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

Ok, challenge accepted. Let’s explore purple. Since December I received some newsletters from the art sites I sell my illustrations on, proposing to post new art with this color of the year. Since then I tried several things in purple but I didn’t like them. So I edited one illustration I was already preparing for sale to have a little accent in Ultra Violet. Just click on the images to get more information about the products.

Ultra violet in my illustrations

Illustration Pantone Ultra Violet // nadinebatista.de
GRACE framed print
Illustration Pantone Ultra Violet // nadinebatista.de
GRACE art print

If you already have a purple wall, then purple art would be a little too much. Chose art that gives contrast. Interesting colors that pair with purple are light blue, berry red, and yellow. For example my black LINGERIE or ELEGANCE illustration look super cool on a purple background. And metallic frames add more elegance to it.

ultra violett // nadinebatista.de
Ultra Violett // nadinebatista.de

Finally I decided to experiment a little bit more with this color during the next weeks. But, I am already looking forward to next years color of the year! How about you? Do you like this color? How do you use it? I am looking forward to your comments! And if you would like to browse all my art prints just visit my shop!

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LINGERIE | nadinebatista.de

Metallic frames

Recently one of the art sites I sell my illustrations with, ArtBoxONE, added metallic frames to their product catalogue. In addition to wooden frames you can now buy all of my art prints with metallic frames in gold, copper, silver or black. And I must admit, these frames add even more class to the art prints. For example my LINGERIE II illustration with the black background looks super amazing with a golden frame and the pink AUDREY portrait looks great with the copper frame.

LINGERIE | nadinebatista.de

I am excited and hope some of you like the new frames. Just look at some of them in my shop or go directly to my ArtBoxONE shop to see all of my framed art prints.

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ladyganics / nadinebatista.de

Ladyganics

I am so happy to announce the start of my work for Ladyganics. Ladyganics is a start up label for artisan skincare. It offers vegan, cruelty free and organic beauty products. Here are a few descriptions of their philosophy and products:

Passion

At Ladyganics, we are crazy about health by holistic means. Too few are aware of therapeutic oils and the incredible qualities they possess from which much of modern medicine is derived, of the devastation wrought against nature through the use of unsustainable products and business practices, or of effective alternative antimicrobials such as that of silver in ionic form. We’ve decided to combine our passion for all of the above and offer our splendid products.

Recipe

Our team of Russian-American formulators meticulously handcrafts our product in small batches here in the United States. Each and every bar of soap as well as a body elixir begins with the finest organic, Fair Traded and sustainably harvested base oils. The process continues with the addition of luxurious organic essential oils.

Support Initiative

At the end of each year, for your every bar purchased, Argenta Saponica makes a half-ounce donation directly to American shelters and refuge houses.

Love of Nature

We will always utilize ecologically friendly practices and sustainably sourced components at every step of our decision-making process, from manufacturing and aging to stocking and packaging. “Going green” is a lifestyle – one that we take seriously. All of our packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials, and all of our glass products and packaging components are made of 50% recycled glass that is also 100% recyclable. Our quest for better, more sustainable packaging solutions is an ongoing process; if you are a green packaging company and would like us to consider your product solutions, please see our contact information and let’s get started!

ladyganics / nadinebatista.de

(Image: Ladyganics)

 

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My dream studio

Every creative person, working with different materials is dreaming of a perfect atelier or studio to call your own! Where everything has it’s own place but where creative chaos is still welcome and is in fact inducing inspiration. Lots of light is coming in through huge windows and the concrete floor is covered with color splatter.

Obviously I don’t have a huge studio but only a very small office I share with my husband. That doesn’t always work out. My husband has an online radio (radiosaborlatinos.com) and his mixing console, microphones and other stuff are also in our small little office room.

I need a lot of space for my papers, brushes, paint and ink, my computer, scanner and drawers. Additionally I need space to let my illustrations or typography dry. Our office is actually a dining room next to the kitchen and doesn’t even have a door so everybody is going in and out all day. So, it is not quite seldom I find a half eaten sandwich lying on my work or find muddy paw prints on my illustrations, that my cat left when he came home from a long stroll through the neighborhood in the rain.

That is why I am dreaming of a large and bright atelier I call my own with nobody else to access but me! For quite some time now, I have been collecting ideas on Pinterest on how my dream studio should look like. Today, I am sharing my ideas with you. A girl can dream, can’t she?

 

 

1 | Free Space

Traumatelier

The most important criteria for my dream studio is lots of space on the floor and the walls where to spread and or present my works and materials.

Images: Tenka Gammelgaards studio photographed by Idha Lindhag | Dutch Delight

 

2 | Lots of natural light

Traumatelier

To be able to work efficiently it is essential to have as much daylight as possible. There are good daylight lamps by now but natural light is still the best. So, I would nee huge windows or glass walls.

Images: Isabelle Tuchbands studio in Sao Paulo | Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Grachts studio, photographed by Jordi Huisman

 

3 | Drawers, drawers and more drawers

Traumatelier

Numerous small and narrow drawers are perfect to archive art works and sketches and store materials like paper, markers, brushes and so on. I really love old and antique drawer cabinets which were built to store blue prints or old maps.

Images: Robin Standefer und Stephen Alesch s studio photographed by Ditte Isager | Hart & Co Homeware trends photographed by Sharyn Cairns | Kastaar Press

 

4 | Small storage

Despite lots of drawers you need additional storage to organize tools and materials you use often. It is needed to store them so you can find and use them easily. Empty glass bottles or cans can be used to organize brushes and pens. Utility carts can be moved to wherever you need it.

Images: IKEA | Tenka Gammelgaards studio photographed Idha Lindhag

 

5 | A huge desk

There should be a huge desk in every atelier or studio. It should offer enough space to work, place utensils and a computer or other office technology.

Images: InteriorJunkie | IKEA

 

6 | Book shelves

Furthermore you probably have a huge amount of books you need for research and inspiration. So, large shelves for books, magazines and documents should be within reach.

Images: Watson.ch | reading room of Miles Red

 

7 | Plants

Last but not least, plants should not be missing in your office. Plants and flowers bring a natural atmosphere and clear the air. Every room looks totally different if there are several plants in it.

Images: KPM photographed by Herzundblut.com

Tip: You have to visit the links of the image sources and see more beautiful images of some really awesome interiors.

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Wintermorgen winter morning nadinebatista.de

Wintermorgen

Heute morgen nachdem mir einfiel dass heute viele Läden nur bis Mittag geöffnet haben, ist mir auf dem Weg die unglaublich schöne gefrorene Winterstimmung aufgefallen. Alle Äste, Zweige, übrig gebliebenen Blätter, Tannenzweige und Grashalme waren mit frostigen Kristallen überzogen was aussah als hätte jemand die Natur über Nacht gezuckert. Da die Sonne auch noch ziemlich niedrig Stand gab es ein richtig schönes Licht zum Fotografieren für diesen Wintermorgen. Da es vor unserem Haus nicht so wirklich hübsch aussieht habe ich hauptsächlich nur Nahaufnahmen mit unscharfem Hintergrund gemacht.

Ansonsten bin ich froh dass dieses Jahr vorbei ist. Es war sehr stressig und viele Dinge die ich geplant habe, habe ich leider nicht geschafft. Für das nächste Jahr habe ich mir auch wieder einiges vorgenommen. Erstmal muss ich mich um einiges in der Wohnung kümmern, zum Beispiel einige Zimmer renovieren, neu einrichten und dekorieren. Das habe ich die letzten Wochen ausgiebig geplant und darauf freue ich mich schon richtig. Ausserdem werde ich viele neue Sachen designen, malen und zeichnen und werde viel mehr davon auch online verkaufen. Also 2017 wird ein äusserst spannendes Jahr für mich werden.

Wintermorgen winter morning nadinebatista.de
 
Wintermorgen winter morning nadinebatista.de
 
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Wintermorgen winter morning nadinebatista.de
 
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Fotos: Nadine Batista Santos

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