Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
This is the first step of a huge project that has been growing in me for a long time. A very long time. I love oracles. Of course, I love them. I’m in love with images. I use them occasionally, when I feel really stuck in one way of thinking and it doesn’t lead me anywhere. Then I ask… the Oracle. Just to find a different answer, a different angle. Or sometimes a confirmation of what has been brooding in me that I couldn’t put into words. I never use the oracle to “predict” anything, I don’t believe in this, and I find this far too depressing.
My Oracle is pretty complicated. There is a board with all the little “satellites” where you can place your (round) cards (after having drawn them). All these “satellites” are connected to a certain theme, be it “inspiration” or “challenge”, or something else. There are 18 of them. I plan on making 60 little round cards. But there’s also another step before drawing each of the main 10 cards. A meditation part which I will provide in a form of a collage to complete. But more on that later.
Happy Solstice to you and magical blessings on this darkest night of the year!
Tomorrow, the day will last just a bit longer. I can’t wait to see the new sun shine with its ecstatic light on all my new projects, tilt its head with a jovial smile towards all these living things down here trying hard to make things happen. Good things. Let’s work our little magic, one step at the time…
I am very pleased with the results of my glaze firing. Not so pleased with the pictures but they will have to do. These are my two lanterns:
The lady bears a striking resemblance to… me, even I have to admit. She is Melusine, the French Faery, although not your ordinary faery, she’s more of a “Vouivre”, a dragoness. I love her for many reasons, but foremost because she’s a builder. The legend says she built many castles. She is extremely creative.
The Yulenisse is the local, Norwegian, Christmas elf. He looks more like a gnome to me but mainly he reminds me of Morozko, my dear Father Frost.
This time, I actually used very few glazes, it’s mostly underglazes (I like the matte powdery effect) and glazes only on some very restricted areas. I think I found the right balance. I am pleased.