My Hounds of Love… Play Video The bisque firing I had planned months ago but couldn’t do because to carry intricate ceramic items down to the cellar when there’s still so much snow is asking for trouble. Now, I have to decide which glazes… So excited! Play Video I had so much fun with my Polychromos pencils! I first used them to enhance my watercolour but I soon found out that I prefer working with them first and then enhance with watercolour washes. I’m glad I bought them, the colours are very intense and they stay quite sharp, which is very important to me since I work on miniature pictures. I am
Now… I’ve been thinking about the handmade book I wanted to make, drafting ideas for hours and I finally had my Eureka moment. I’m not going to make a handmade book, not enough space on my altar and the format is just too small, it would be too frustrating. Dioramas too would be just too big to fit in these little boxes of my altar. BUT I remembered I had great fun making scrapbook loaded envelopes and they could fit! I could even make a pile of them and display them in turn. There are some fantastic themes I want to work on, I feel so inspired. I think it’s the right
Play Video Now, two weeks holidays in my own sweet Home! This is actually the only holiday I get to spend here on Lofoten. The rest of the year, I get mini holidays of maximum three days. At last, the moment I’ve been waiting for! Play Video A powerful Kitsune, the Japanese fox spirit, has found an alcove on my altar. It has no less than 9 tails, it is very wise and magical. He is dancing just like in the dream I had when I was a child. In my dream, the magical fox was dancing around my bed and he was talking to me. He had a funny way of
I started this diorama on the … 10th of August! It took 3 months! Not full time obviously but still, many, many hours a week. Overall, I’m quite pleased, it’s better than I thought it’d be, even though I had to restrict myself to just a few houses because of the lack of space on my walls. Play Video Ideally, it would have been better without the camera shakes, but it’s not easy crawling on the bed while filming (especially with the dogs in the middle). Maybe, I’ll take some pictures in the daylight but I kind of like the evening light. But for the moment, I think I’ll just sit in
Damn! My diorama is not finished yet but I realise it is too big! Unfortunately, I can’t add the Liminal Orchestra to the right as it was planned,because there is the lamp there. And I did take the measurements several times! The diorama as it is, is still way too big!The orchestra and I spoke about it, they agreed to set their little island at the beginning of the strip on the condition I add more details around them. They also said there was no hurry, I can take my time. It was nice of them. I had to re-warp. The first colored warp for my silver grey sweater didn’t work out.
September’s breathtaking enchantments on Lofoten. The snowy town is progressing, but not as fast as I would like, since the job that puts food on the table is taking most of my time. But … day off today! Actually the only one weekly and this until the end of September (too bad September is by far my favourite month in the year). Hot chocolate and baked apples to help me cope with the fact that my single day off is flying away… Play Video Play Video
My fairy tale girls… Well, Lucy is much harder to take into picture, she’s too busy inspecting her kingdom. Pixie, my little bear, always demands my attention, even on a walk. She’s definitively a mama’s girl, this one. Play Video Unfortunately, the town will be a small village because I just don’t have enough space on my walls (they’re all covered with shelves!). I’m limited to 71 cm in length and 40 in height. But I’m going to try to cram in as many details as possible. How I love making these little dioramas, they enchant my soul… Going to add so many things, wrought iron signs, Victorian street lamps and frosted
This morning, while searching for books about Mesopotamia, I came across this so-called Ram in a Thicket. It’s dated from 2600 BC and there actually was a couple of them, discovered in a grave in the Royal Cemetery of Ur in Irak. Archeologists say it’s a reference to an Old Testament’s story (the sacrifice of the ram) but that would spoil everything for me! I think it’s a very cheeky ram with folded wings and he eats from the Cosmic Tree (it does look to me like stars, not roses!). Needless to say… I’m smitten.How could archeologists who don’t have an artistic bone possibly understand works of art? Art’s mostly been commissioned