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
A goblin chilling on my altar. The armature is made of wire and the body is needle felted (this is for me the longest and most boring part). The head is made of sanded paper clay. I painted the face with my favourite oils, Cobra (which you can dilute with water only and they dry pretty fast). His eyes are made of glass and of course, the hair will be added once he’s all dressed up.
I’ve been weaving on my little loom to dress my latest goblin. The pink and red fabric is in two pieces because half-way, I had broken a few threads in the warp so I had to cut and re-tie them. This happens only when you behave quite unreasonably when choosing the yarn for the warp and opt for fragile yarns while hoping for the best. That will teach me (perhaps).
I adore these colors! I love my “Faerie” weaving!
I really dislike cooking, but I don’t mind cooking…with colours. I’m preparing a piece of felt for my next felted tree. As you can see, it’s a messy business, but I actually enjoy tapping the fibers with my fingers so that the dyes spread evenly. I should really buy some waterproof gloves but I doubt I can find a small size. Meanwhile, the dye wears off. Eventually. I steam the colours in a basket and of course, my favourite part is opening the plastic wrap and seeing how my blends have turned out. Now it’s all ready to be needle felted (a bit) and then wet felted (a lot) and assembled with glue as I see fit.
The first of the painted trees which will go on my altar is finished. There will be many trees and many ornaments for my altar but I will change them according to the seasons of my soul. I love composing these little garden mandala This one is a true alchemical tree: