I know you've seen our April site artist's work, because it's been topping the Cookie Connection home page photo feeds lately. Remember these awesome Easter eggs? Wonderful, right? In fact, all of our site artist's work is just like her recent posts: crisp, clean, vibrant, and perfectly piped! Needless to say (though I'll say it anyway!), I'm thrilled to have some of her older Easter cookies gracing our banner and backdrop this Easter month! Yes, our site artist is none other than @Bożena Aleksandrow, and we're featuring these stunning cookies of hers first posted in 2021 here, here, here, and here. As always, our Site Art Stylist, @Icingsugarkeks, worked her magic and artfully merged Bożena's images all together into this "rotating" banner and colorful backdrop that you now see on the site:
Please linger on the banner; the animation is quite long, but the many cookies that you'll see in it are well worth the wait! Thanks, Bożena, for contributing so much outstanding work.
Of course, I'll be interviewing Bożena for a future Cookier Close-up (I can't wait!). But because there will be a fair bit of lag time between this forum intro and her interview, you'll want to read her bio below to get to know her in the meantime. I hope to post Bożena's Close-up in June after the ones for other recent artists, namely @Evelindecora and @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave., have posted. (Heads-up, Evelin! I am starting your questions this weekend! ) With that housekeeping note aside, please read on to learn more about Bożena! Thank you again, Bożena, for all of your fine contributions to the site!
@Bożena Aleksandrow is a passionate hobbyist cookie decorator from Warsaw, Poland. In 2014, she started her decorating adventure, which, at the time, was a type of therapy for her in the course of life. Bożena also likes to decorate cakes for her friends and family. Her beginnings in decorating were not easy, and her first works were not delightful. However, Bożena did not get discouraged; instead she persisted and improved her technique. She did not take any courses, but, through trial and error, she became more skilled, confident, and professional. Bożena specializes in lace and floral styles, but she is familiar with other techniques, such as the decoration of 3-D cookies. She is also constantly developing her skills by watching the work of Julia M. Usher and others in the Cookie Connection community. Each work she creates gives her and others great joy and satisfaction. These successes motivate her to take up new challenges. Her family and fans on her Facebook page, Piernikowy Zawrót Głowy, are a great support to her endeavors.
All cookies and photos by Bożena Aleksandrow.
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 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 your site art, please bear in mind that I already have artwork through September 2022, so I am specifically looking for art for October 2022 and beyond. 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.