Graphite sketch of hanging wisteria in dark green

in february, we explore anaïs nin.

an update from Pea Flower Tomioka

Watercolor painting of Anaïs Nin in moody blues and purples. She is wrapped in a blue hooded shawl against a purple background.
This February, to celebrate love, I'm devoting some time for us to explore Anaïs Nin's poetry, stories, and published diaries. I needed some inspiration tonight, so I painted this picture of Anaïs. I can't believe I've never painted her before! I hope you enjoy this painting and the upcoming focus for February. In Studio news, I'm returning to the kiln studio in two days to start my next clay season. I'm taking a course with one of the new artists-in-residence who focuses on different techniques to decorate wheel pottery. I'm most excited to practice more water etching- a process in which a resist is painted onto a bone-dry pot, and the unpainted pot is wiped repeatedly with a damp sponge. This erodes the pot, leaving the painted areas raised. It's a great way to create textures for glazes to dance and play. I can't wait to do more!
I'll also be focusing on the Valentine's Day release. I'll have a whole cache of heart-shaped pieces to add to the Awakening Collection, celebrating a return to light and self-love. It's becoming a beautiful collection, and I look forward to sharing it with you. ❤️


Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

About the author

Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.