Burnt Soup Story

Well – that big pot of stock became soup this evening and was sitting on the stove simmering while I read Amelia some stories and, thanks to still being a bit of a novice with electric cooking, a huge amount of pasta stuck to the bottom of the pot and burnt. The house is full of that evil burnt food smell. Big-P has just gone out to pick up two small pizzas. What a waste of stock! What a sad shame. It smelt so good just twenty minutes ago. I called my mum to moan about it and she said in all her wisdom “Ahh, life is full of burnt soup stories.”.
Thursday all of my files go off to the printers for proofing and then for final printing in time for my show. The show starts on June 16th at Hudson Clothes, 229 Carlisle St
Balaclava and goes for four or five weeks. I will definitely have all the work up online for viewing and sale shortly after the 16th. I thought I would feed you a small tickler:

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39 Responses

  1. How enchanting! Can’t wait to see more…

  2. OMG! I love that image, it is just magical. I cannot wait to see all of the work you have done for the show, you must be so excited about it!

  3. OH OH i get to be the first comment! I LOVE that image… love the textures… (as always) there so much 3Dimensionality(?) to your work with the new darker palette you are using… 🙂 Also, I was just admiring some cute artwork in Hudson the other day and thinking it was such a lovely little space 🙂 I will be sure to check it out from the 16th… x

  4. beautifull ilustration… I love it.

  5. Oh, beautiful! I bet it looks amazing at full scale, too. Good luck with your show!

  6. leetusdesigns@ozemail.com.au says:

    what a gorgeous artwork..good luck with your exhibition…its sure to be a success!!!!

  7. just to say that i love your job.you are one of my favorites illustrators, and your jobs inspire me.
    thank you.

  8. Claire, you have really created some magic; you have captured love! Just beautiful!!
    Your mom sounds like a very wise and loving mum!

  9. squeee! those are just wonderful – I can’t wait to see it all & *maybe* get a print!

  10. soooooo magical! good luck with the show!

  11. The illustration is great..Very cool..

  12. I love this midnight picnic theme, can’t wait to see more pictures!!

  13. That is positively GORGEOUS, Claire! I can’t wait to see more!
    So sorry about the stock! But pizza is always a nice replacement, yes?! 🙂

  14. nancy_flynn@sbcglobal.net says:

    So romantic and lovely! I can’t wait for prints to be available…

  15. Oh. This is so charming, it made me ache. Sigh.

  16. I love the way you make light *glow* in the dark. It’s just so amazing and magical.Wish I lived in your part of the world to see your show! Good luck on it!

  17. I agree–what a magical picture, Claire. Best wishes for a fantastic show; your work is so gorgeous (I didn’t want to say ‘magical’ again!).

  18. How enchanting. Will you post an invite with more details closer to the opening? I might have to venture to another part of town 🙂

  19. wow! that’s superb Claire. I love how you make the lights so luminous 🙂

  20. Oh wow! Can’t wait to see the show when I visit Melbourne in early July! You must be getting excited!

  21. Can’t wait to see all your work online – I must have a piece(s)!! I wish I could be there in person to see it all but I can’t get down there.
    Love your Mum’s words of wisdom about the soup.

  22. How fantastic! I live around the corner from Hudsons Clothes and just love having a potter in there. Can’t wait to see your work close up.

  23. Hudson in just around the corner from me! I will definitely drop in and see the exhibition. Looks great, Claire.

  24. Oh dear, a very sad soup story indeed…
    Ooh! That picture is so sweet. Thank you for sharing a *peek* 🙂

  25. Its lovely. I like the lights! Shame about the soup, I’m glad I don’t have to clean the pan.

  26. mail4jo@optusnet.com.au says:

    Beatiful…. but I’m here to point out something else.
    See: http://www.blogebrity.com/thelist/

    You B-Lister you! 😉 Thought this might give you a giggle

  27. Your Mum’s comment made me smile and think of at least 20 burnt soup stories of my own. Even things that make you stomp your foot and yell seem ok in retrospect.
    Good luck with the show, I look forward to seeing the works online.

  28. it’s a wonderful image … the black with the little lights is SO special. love it! mav

  29. Lovely as always! Good luck with the exhibition.

  30. I’ve never burned soup…but I’ve burned many things over the years. In fact, I just burnt some pasta…it has a sweet stinky smell. I was so annoyed because it was so beautiful before and now I have to scrap the pot and pan. Dang!

  31. rosepebblesblog@yahoo.com says:

    Love your work. Tell us what materials and software you work with!!!!! Please!

  32. Oh hey, I can totally get to Balaclava, it’s just around the corner. Yay, I will go and see the marvellous prints!
    Top job on the burnt soup too, it happens to the best of us (of which I am more in the vacinity of ‘worst of us’).

  33. mistic_ann@yahoo.com says:

    The color lites in the tree reminds me of a puertorican xmas,(for those who don’t know, Puerto Rico, is a caribbean island) I wish I could be at your exhibition..its so far for me…:(You have a sweet mom..great success!

  34. Your mum’s wisdom strikes true! 🙂

  35. Just love it! Best of luck on your show! 🙂

  36. This ilustration is so so beautiful, i really love it.

  37. This ilustration is so so beautiful, i really love it.

  38. It’s wonderful! You’ve really grown leaps and bounds from when you began this site. You’re such an inspiration to me! Thanks! I’m only boo-hooing over the fact that I’m not in Australia to see your show!