This month's artist is one whose work you should know well, as she was also our March 2021 site artist. As such, she was featured just a week or so ago in this in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. Yep, you guessed right! Our June site artist is none other than @Vanilla & Me, aka Svetla Petrova, and she's back with yet another gorgeous floral set, which you'll get to enjoy throughout June in our banner and backdrop . . .
Congrats, Svetla, and thank you again for contributing such gorgeous work to the site over the years! Of course, thanks also to Gabi, aka @Icingsugarkeks and Cookie Connection's Site Art Stylist, for transforming Svetla's original cookie art into the forms needed to fit our site banner and backdrop - and for adding her own special touch. (Yep, you guessed correctly again! That cute little ladybug crawling across the banner is Gabi's handiwork!)
As always, I encourage you to get to know our site artist by reviewing her bio and social media links below, and, of course, that Cookier Close-up mentioned at the top of the post. Also, stay tuned for my interview with our April site artist, @Elke Hoelzle. I hope to post it next week, and then get on to interviewing our May site artist, the lovely @Heather Bruce Sosa. There's lots coming up, which is very exciting! Now, on to Svetla's bio . . .
@Vanilla & Me (aka Svetla Petrova) is a 34-year-old mum of two girls. She and her family live in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since childhood, Svetla has been in love with fine and applied art. In 2007, she graduated from university with degrees in fashion design and graphic design, which she pursued as a career until she found the world of sugar art and baking in 2016. Ever since, decorating cakes and biscuits has become her main activity and greatest passion. In 2019, she won Gold Awards for her cookie displays at the prestigious Cake International in London and Birmingham. Svetla has been a member of Cookie Connection since March 2017. You can follow her cookie pursuits here in her Cookie Connection portfolio and also on her Instagram and Facebook pages.
All cookies and photos above by Vanilla & Me.
Last but not least, 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 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 your site art, please bear in mind that I already have artwork through September 2021, so I am specifically looking for art for October, November, and December 2021. Please also remember that @Icingsugarkeks, our Site Art Stylist, is available to help you get your photos in the right format, so do not hesitate to contact her if you need assistance! You can send her a PM right here on Cookie Connection by clicking on her name (in pink) above.
Thanks in advance for considering a contribution to the site!