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Blessed be The Little Friends with a big heart Along the way

Home is where the Heart is

Nothing is cosier than a fresh soft layer of snow

The Gates of the Otherworld are always opened

A Green Home for the Soul

Exotic Delights

Soul Sisters and other sorceresses

Soul Brothers and other Sorcerers

The Beautiful Longing

The Soul Oracle's Round Cards

The Retreat

This is one of the very few instances where I used some photographic references: all the plant species represented here actually exist in tropical areas. There is a slight “Myst game” influence here, along with the Indian River from Pirates of the Caribbean. The rocks are kind of inspired by the ones you find around the Seychelles (which I haven’t visited yet). Since I moved in the Arctic, my dreams often take place in tropical areas. Bathing in these green waters is very regenerating. It’s as if the Other World (which was previously nordic/celtic for me) had shifted in the opposite direction, which makes perfect sense since it’s “other” in nature. And

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Allegro Non Troppo

  Music is a huge part of my life. Music is pure magic, how something so subjective can completely blow your mind remains a mystery. Like love. Music is the ultimate divine language. This is my interpretation of the Fatas, Norns or Parques. These ones don’t spin but play the symphony of our lives, our moods, and the shiny stuff we’re made of. [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] La musique joue un rôle très important dans ma vie. La musique est pure magie. Comment quelque chose d’aussi subjectif peut éblouir, bouleverser à ce point, reste un mystère. Comme l’amour. La musique est l’ultime langage divin. C’est mon interprétation des Fatas, Nornes

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The Arrival

  I had the hardest time trying to finish this painting because of all these tiny houses. Every time I finish painting this sort of city, I think “never again”, but then I can’t resist the temptation for too long. I never learn… [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] J’ai en fait eu un mal fou à finir cette peinture à cause de toutes ces maisons minuscules. Chaque fois que je finis de peindre ce genre de ville, je me dis “plus jamais”, et puis je ne peux résister la tentation très longtemps. Typique… [/peekaboo_content]

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Yule Witch

  This is actually my second attempt at digital painting.  This is my version of Christmas. I have a deep distrust of any anthropocentric religion. I am also an anti-specist. Actually, I’m quite misanthropic and I have no problem with that. Animals are GOD. Animals are just… AWESOME! By the way, Yule, for those who don’t know, is an old pagan celebration. It coincides with the winter solstice which is around the 21st of December. It was so huge that in the 4th century the  church decreed that the birth of Christ should be celebrated around that time so as to supplant the old pagan customs. [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] C’était mon deuxième essai

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Silence

  I really loved playing in an unusual way with composition here. This creates a dreamlike atmosphere. Something is happening here but I’m not allowed to speak about it. It would spoil it all. Shhhh… [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] J’ai adoré jouer d’une manière inhabituelle avec la composition ici. Çela contribue à créer une atmosphère onirique. Quelque chose est en train de se passer ici mais je n’ai pas le droit d’en parler. Ça pourrait tout gâcher. Chhhh… [/peekaboo_content]

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The Drunken Boat

  The title is borrowed from Arthur Rimbaud but the painting’s loosely inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean (amongst many other sources). These musicians are pretty daring but they’re filled with grace, trust and passion and above all they do enjoy a tough ride from time to time, so the Sea is pleased and smiles at them. The Sea takes care of them. Because you have to admit… they’re a bit foolish. But foolish in the Jungian sense of the term. The Fool is the one archetype that fascinates me the most. He restores lost spontaneity, and is the absolute best guide when one’s in the process of losing one’s soul. Meanwhile the

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Midnight

I really like the cosy atmosphere of wintertime, when snow’s falling outside and the hour gets late. It’s the perfect time for reading or writing. By the warm glowing light of the lamp, a timeless atmosphere settles, you drift through the gate of dreams, unnoticed, while still wide awake. Here is another steampunk device which comes without a manual. This one’s inspired by Alex CF’s awesome works. [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] J’adore l’atmosphère douillette de l’hiver lorsque la neige tombe doucement à la fenêtre et qu’il se fait tard. C’est le moment parfait pour lire ou écrire. À la lueur chaleureuse de la lampe, une atmosphère intemporelle s’installe, vous glissez

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The Cauldron

  This painting represents for me the overwhelming experience of being in love, the sweet longing and the aching ecstasy. This witch knows exactly how to make a love potion (for herself of course) and how to maintain the right heat. A track I listened to in a loop while painting this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1e9MrkN2XE [peekaboo_link name=”bar”]Traduction ici [/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”bar”] Cette peinture représente pour moi l’expérience bouleversante de tomber amoureux, la douce langueur et douloureuse extase. La sorcière sait exactement comment faire une potion d’amour (pour elle-même bien-sûr) et comment maintenir la chaleur au bon degré. Un titre que j’ai ecouté en boucle en peignant ceci. [/peekaboo_content]

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