It shouldn't be the first time you've met this month's site artist. She first appeared back in November 2018 when her wonderfully lifelike poppy pods appeared in our banner and backdrop!

Yes, this month's site artist is none other than the talented Timea Gazdagné Görbe, aka @PUDING FARM. Though this time, in keeping with the current season, I'm featuring a far more spring-y selection from Timea - these lovely lavender and pink flower-filled hearts . . .

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To learn more about Timea, please read her bio below! (Also, as promised back in November, I WILL be doing an in-depth Cookier Close-up with Timea very soon. We've been working on interview translation since early this year, but we're almost finished. In that interview, Timea will also be sharing some wonderful mini-tutorials of her work, so stay tuned!)

GGT_headshot CROPPEDTimea Gazdagné Görbe is the owner of PUDING FARM. She first became interested in crafts in her early childhood, and, as she grew to adulthood, she tried her hand at a wide range of art disciplines. As a young child, she was a pupil of the Hungarian State Ballet Institute in Budapest; she also acted and did voiceovers for Hungarian television. Later on, Timea tried tasks requiring greater manual dexterity, such as freehand graphics, portrait drawing, leather craftsmanship, jewelry making, and even Native American plaiting and woodcarving. While working in a graphics studio, she participated in several graphic exhibitions and won national and international prizes for her work.

Since 2006, gingerbread baking and decorating have become Timea’s main hobbies. Early on, she decorated her delicious gingerbread with monochrome royal icing and extraordinary precision, solely for the delight of her family and friends. But, recently, she has explored more colorful and elaborate works, plunging headfirst into the world of pastry art. Because she likes challenges, and because it’s the tiny details that inspire her most, Timea has focused on recreating snapshots of nature in 3-D using royal icing. It’s not easy to make shapes with this icing because it is so fragile, but Timea has nevertheless managed to capture the delicacy and realism of nature in her work. Her love for this hobby led her to earn a confectioner's degree in 2018 with excellent results.

For more information about Timea and her work, please check out her Facebook page.

And, for those of you who are wondering how to get featured, it's easy! Simply read these posts here and here. Remember: Site artists not only get their work featured prominently for a full month, but they also get profiled in a forum post (like this one) and in an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. All considered, it's a lot of great free PR in exchange for photo sharing! When preparing site art, please bear in mind that I already have artwork through June 2019 and for January and February 2020. I am now seeking art for July through December 2019.

Thanks in advance for considering a contribution to the site!

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