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

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Johanna Basford and twisted felting needles

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This little chap says “hello!”. Just started another goblin and I tried for the very first time the spiral/twisted needle. Oh my… very efficient, I love it! This is going to be my needle of choice, no doubt about that. It gets firm very quickly and the needle leaves no poke mark.

When it comes to felting supplies, Heidi Feathers is my favourite supplier. She also has some lovely starter kits.

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It feels so good, felting again. It’s a nice break from having to study the theory book for the driving license.

 

 

 

 

 

I came across some wonderful coloring books the other day. Have you ever heard of Johanna Basford? I think her designs are totally original and exquisite:

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Some of her fans send her  pictures of their colored books, I think it’s a great gift for people who aren’t too self confident about drawing yet but would like to explore more the possibilities of colours. I insert here some of the results but you can see more on Johanna Basford’s website ( Johanna Basford ):

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I wish you a nice creative time, whichever form it takes!

Lucy by the stream:

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A candle for Loki

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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:

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I will now go into the details.

This pictures my home in The Beyond .

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This is Loki with my Soulmate:

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Loki and me:

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Loki taking the journey to the Goblins’ Realm:

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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.

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A close-up of our dance:

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Loki, the Green Dog:

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Loki on a frosty morning with Morozko, Father Frost:

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Loki and I jumping over streams (we were always synchronised):

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Loki and Lucy. They met twice in my dreams:

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Loki in my own Soul Boat. Our adventures together continue..

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More Glaze Experimentation

This time, I wanted to see if the patterns painted with underglazes would show up under the semi-transparent Opalescent glaze and it did to some extent, but not quite enough. I left unglazed some of the figures on the tile and this, I like very much.Next time, I’ll try to leave more parts unglazed, the trick is to know which ones and in which proportions. I kind of like the powdery aspect of the underglazes.

Unglazed:

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The same tile glazed over with Opalescent glazes:

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My favourite old camera is now out of order, any battery I put inside just last ten minuts. I’ll have to use from now on my very disappointing Canon 60D, shame, shame, shame. Ideally, I’d like to buy a new Canon S3IS but it’s not going to happen before a while.
I made a few corrections to my recent glazed items with some oils and I’m ok with the results. Just ok. I need to experiment again and again.

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