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
I’ve been working on this mosaic for five months. I took my time, also because I didn’t want to finish it too soon, since this was a way for me to process my bottomless sadness over having lost Loki, my beloved dog. Today, I am still tearful when I think about how much I miss him. As I write this, tears are rolling down my cheeks. But I know we will be together again. This is my message to him as I light his candle. I wanted this little picture on the left to be appeasing, ethereal, but instead, it looks like a party is going on, like at a fairground, only in the beyond. There is something almost gypsy-like about it. Death, loss… and merriment.
I’m so grateful I got to see Loki again a number of times in my dreams and I will surely see him many times more until the final dream, the one we don’t wake up from, and I will follow him on the gypsy fairground in between the caravans and all the good smells.
Here is the mosaic, waiting to be printed and put on my wall:
I will now go into the details.
This pictures my home in The Beyond .
This is Loki with my Soulmate:
Loki and me:
Loki taking the journey to the Goblins’ Realm:
Loki and I in our domain, the wilderness. I represented the goddess of Lofoten in the mountain, she’s a giantess. I dreamed of her a few times.
A close-up of our dance:
Loki, the Green Dog:
Loki on a frosty morning with Morozko, Father Frost:
Loki and I jumping over streams (we were always synchronised):
Loki and Lucy. They met twice in my dreams:
Loki in my own Soul Boat. Our adventures together continue..
I finally managed to get the hang of the printing process and I am proud to announce that there are now four different paintings available in my Etsy store.
These are high quality prints, it took me countless hours of printing trials to arrive to this result. And a lot of swearing too, believe me. I decided to print only on A3 paper. Less than that is not worth the investment. There are so many details in my paintings which just disappear in an A4 format. Perhaps I’ll use all my A4 stock to print character close-ups, eventually.
I’m working on a new diorama which I’m very excited about. But it will take a long time before it’s finished. In the meantime, the first diorama will be soon available in my Etsy store. I have to find a way to take it into picture so that the photos do it justice,
I also fixed the problem with the contact page, it didn’t work indeed. Thank you, Ricardo, for drawing my attention to it.
I’m planning to be more talkative here on my blog, so … be prepared!
Although I’m going through a rough time with my dog’s illness, there’s always space for celebration. I’m celebrating the fact that 5 months after this terrible diagnosis, Loki is still here and still keen on going for walks one hour and a half every day, For a dog who’s become incontinent and has prostate cancer and god knows what else, I think he’s doing pretty well.
This last painting, which took me so long because of all my ceramic projects is my homage to the inner sanctuary, the hearth and its guardian, the Brownie. I loved dressing up these old ladies and I can’t work out why all the female characters which abund in fantasy art nowadays are all so young, Even representations of crones are actually young models with white hair. Old age can be so beautiful, sweet and mysterious. I love old ladies. Particularly eccentric ones of course.
Please let me introduce Eleutheria:
Korrigan (pixie from Brittany):
And Farfadet (the French Brownie, house elf):
And here is the bigger picture:
Which I made into a paper diorama:
I love dioramas SO MUCH! I wish I had an electronic die cut machine, though. Cutting by hand is very messy and takes ages. Also, I’m still struggling with my Canon printer settings. I haven’t figured out yet how to enhance my images prior to printing. It drives me insane, really. I guess I should also buy at some point a daylight lamp to take better pictures of my work.