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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Old Friends

I am very pleased to let you know I got all my digital paintings back after they had been encrypted by a ransomware for … one month. I am so glad I didn’t have to wait for one year for this precious decryptor. My text files are totally lost but my paintings (15 years of work) are safe! I missed my precious friends, it feels so good being able to see them in details again…

Mielikki

It’s 16 degrees but since there’s hardly any wind, it feels much hotter.

We sat this afternoon by a tarn where we saw birds landing and sipping water. I’m not sure they saw us, we stood still. Even mosquitoes left us alone.

This morning, we went into the woods, it was delightful. You can feel we’re getting close to the summer solstice, the vegetation has become extravagant . I had this song in my head while going through the woods, it’s called Mielikki and it’s by a Finnish band called Suden Aika. I love women’s choirs, they bring tears to my eyes, so much power and yet… so much grace. Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of the woods.

An a few photos from these past few days. As you can see, we’re in a pocket of nice weather (it won’t last).

A Teal and Warm Gold Feast for the Eye

Today, I finished assembling my latest woven fabric. It’s made of mostly spun yarns and it is really gorgeous. One of my best, truly.

When I wear it, it is very distracting, I can’t stop looking at all the details, it’s mesmerizing.

I haven’t gone back to digital painting yet, although I miss it a lot, there’s this deep craving in my soul. I’m considering acquiring a graphic tablet which works as a monitor, you can paint directly on the screen itself. It sounds really great. All my paintings are gone because of this ransomware virus and I need a new start. Meanwhile, I’ve worked a bit on Pixie’s portrait with my water soluble oil paints and I showed it to her today. She looked at it… and growled. Which is very flattering!

The walks today:

And a little video ( I love horsetails!):