Casapinka crossed the ocean bearing gifts from Permanent Magenta, who is certainly as kind as her paintings are beautiful and vivid. The bird, now known as Bird Bird, looks very happy hanging in our kitchen...
... and the charming little dress sits on the shelf.
Her blog of daily paintings is here if you would like a regular uplifting dose of colour.
The incongruous pot of HOMEMADE YOGURT (with raspberry compote jam) is ostensibly intended to show scale, but in fact it really serves to draw your attention to my recent mastery of yogurt-making. Engaging in lifestyle blogging for over two years without making my own yogurt has felt like Living a Lie, and now at last I can shake off the guilt and have a sign made up: 'Pretty Far West, featuring HOMEMADE YOGURT, depuis 2009.'