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
My trip to France was great. I took a few pictures in Brittany, Finistere. I love this area, the people are nice and it’s so quiet and green. I can also see why it’s a land of legends, it is indeed very inspiring.
In between two adventures. I felted and came back with a new Goblin. He’s my Papillon dog’s guardian, he even has the antennas. I showed him briefly to Lucy, very briefly, because, although he’s her protector, she would chew him without a second thought! I must protect the protector.
I fired at last a few little things before leaving for France in a couple of days. Gosh, I miss working with ceramic, but my time is devoted to a new painting at the moment and each painting takes a huge amount of my time. But that’s allright, because painting is after all my favourite medium. I wish days were longer, to accommodate all my passions. I’ve also been very busy with studying for my driving license – the theory part . I disliked so much the subject and the way the questions in the tests format you to a certain way of thinking I was convinced I had very little chance of succeeding because of who I am. Well, well… I might have overdone it a bit because not only I succeeded but I also made 0 mistakes which was unheard of – until me – in this commune. It truly sounded like an elaborate gag. I’m afraid I’m now totally formatted. BUT I passed!
I can’t say I like much the bowls I make, it’s just not the same without a potter’s wheel. Here is a bowl for Lucy (although she still prefers eating from our hands):
Potter’s Choice Arctic Blue over Dark Green
And another little one for … whatever:
Potter’s Choice Oatmeal over Smokey Merlot.
And a mysterious atmosphere:
And a few photos of my hand-dyed silk, just because it’s so beautiful:
I finally finished this painting but it won’t be part of a diorama as I had planned. My dog was dying when I was working on this diorama, so it’s now tainted with sadness. I saved this little bit. Meanwhile, I’m working on another painting of a town (but no snow) and it’s very enjoyable. No bad association. Only a Halloween mood.
I reprinted the Celebration diorama, I’m in a totally Halloween mood. I used semi-gloss paper this time. I don’t think I’m going to use matte paper again, ever. It disagrees strongly with my palette. It took me three days to cut out all the figures because I had to take long breaks in between, cutting photo paper with a cutter is so painful for my fingers, I had to press like mad. The ideal would be a cutting machine. But since I hardly sell anything, why on Earth would I invest in such an expensive tool? For my own pleasure, I suppose. Oh yes, I like that. I will buy one. After the Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom (all capitalised – see how much I fancy it?) which is at the top of my wish list.
I don’t think I’m going to put this diorama in my Etsy store. Considering the time I spent on it, it’d be far too expensive. I’ll keep it. I’ll make some more when I’ll have a cutting machine.
And a little video of it with Saint Saens’ music:
And more about this painting here: Celebration
I hope you’re having a very cosy time. If you’re not comfortable with a paintbrush, there are still many things you can do with a pair of scissors. Look at this wonderful source of inspiration:
I wish you great creative moment!