This is the first step of a huge project that has been growing in me for a long time. A very long time. I love oracles. Of course, I love them. I’m in love with images. I use them occasionally, when I feel really stuck in one way of thinking and it doesn’t lead me anywhere. Then I ask… the Oracle. Just to find a different answer, a different angle. Or sometimes a confirmation of what has been brooding in me that I couldn’t put into words. I never use the oracle to “predict” anything, I don’t believe in this, and I find this far too depressing. My Oracle is pretty complicated.
The Digital Art Galleries are below:
I finally finished this painting but it won’t be part of a diorama as I had planned. My dog was dying when I was working on this diorama, so it’s now tainted with sadness. I saved this little bit. Meanwhile, I’m working on another painting of a town (but no snow) and it’s very enjoyable. No bad association. Only a Halloween mood.
I reprinted the Celebration diorama, I’m in a totally Halloween mood. I used semi-gloss paper this time. I don’t think I’m going to use matte paper again, ever. It disagrees strongly with my palette. It took me three days to cut out all the figures because I had to take long breaks in between, cutting photo paper with a cutter is so painful for my fingers, I had to press like mad. The ideal would be a cutting machine. But since I hardly sell anything, why on Earth would I invest in such an expensive tool? For my own pleasure, I suppose. Oh yes, I like that. I will buy one. After
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
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