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
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I finally managed to get the hang of the printing process and I am proud to announce that there are now four different paintings available in my Etsy store. These are high quality prints, it took me countless hours of printing trials to arrive to this result. And a lot of swearing too, believe me. I decided to print only on A3 paper. Less than that is not worth the investment. There are so many details in my paintings which just disappear in an A4 format. Perhaps I’ll use all my A4 stock to print character close-ups, eventually. I’m working on a new diorama which I’m very excited about. But it will
Although I’m going through a rough time with my dog’s illness, there’s always space for celebration. I’m celebrating the fact that 5 months after this terrible diagnosis, Loki is still here and still keen on going for walks one hour and a half every day, For a dog who’s become incontinent and has prostate cancer and god knows what else, I think he’s doing pretty well. This last painting, which took me so long because of all my ceramic projects is my homage to the inner sanctuary, the hearth and its guardian, the Brownie. I loved dressing up these old ladies and I can’t work out why all the female characters which
Traduction Française ici I love tricksters in any form! I’m especially fascinated by Fox, Raven and Loki whom I kind of represented here in his “bug” form (the little bugger). I may be naive but I think they all mean well. They’re divine after all, how could they get it wrong? Trickster sees the whole picture and therefore is the wisest of all. A trickster’s heart is something of a mystery. It’s not all pink and fluffy (the one on the picture is mine, notice the patch), it can also be full of anger and sadness. But passion and ecstasy as well, and when no one sees… mystery. I believe wholeheartedly in
Traduction Française ici Green and turquoise aren’t colors I’ve been using a lot until now. I really enjoyed working with these cool colors and spent a wonderful time bathing in the waterfall, listening to the faerie music, getting to know these serene people enjoying the garden of delights. And they are all wise in their own particuliar way. I will certainly go back to this garden, so much to explore still.
Traduction Française ici Dahud is a very, very old friend of mine, she still lives in her submerged city of Ys off the coast of Brittany. The legend said she caused the flood to take the city down to the bottom of the sea, but I believe that, being a goddess of the Sea, she took her beloved city with her, back into her realm. You see, people were not yet ready for her. And the new Christian religion didn’t help the matter. But as the song goes, Ys will rise again when Paris (Par-Ys) will sink. The legend also says that Dahud was everything that Christianity abhors – she liked sex,