Happy 2021!

Two otters on the ice today
One of them seemed lost and started whimpering until the other one ran towards it. Mother and child?

I know it’s going against the current but I must confess 2020 has been a good year for me. One of long awaited breakthroughs. I hope I’ll manage to keep on using my time wisely.

I’m revamping this site, so it will be a bit messy for a while. I have lots of ideas and projects, but it won’t happen overnight. It might take a few years. Something to look forward to :-).

Still very little snow this winter but it’s been very frosty lately, and with the cold, the sky is clear, so I have seen the sun every day!

I wish a happy new year to all of you. I hope you’ll manage creating your Heaven on Earth as much as circumstances allow it. Keep being strong and cunning! It’s all worth it!

A Bookmark

This is my first digital painting made with a fantastic program, Clip Studio Paint. This software is really amazing, I much prefer it to Photoshop or Corel Painter (which was great… years ago). On top of it, it’s very affordable. I mean really.

 

This is a bookmark which I might order prints of, and sell a few on Etsy. But first, I think I will paint several bookmarks and perhaps sell them as a lot. Or not. 

 

This mansion is called the Lodge of the Northern Woods. It has numerous  fireplaces, an excellent cook and a very charming host. It is not possible to book in advance. It’s the kind of place you only stumble upon on an adventure. 

The Witch Diorama

This is a diorama I made for a dear friend of mine. I used watercolours on mixed media paper. What took the longest was the making of her Magical Grimoire. Even with a very good instruction book about pop-ups, it took me a while to work it out.  I absolutely loved doing that, I could spend my days cutting bits and painting them, but it’s a serious strain on the hands. Maybe, I’ll consider buying a cutting machine one day, but not for now. In the meantime, this is great fun!