Saturday, February 14, 2009

Off to Paris

I will not be posting until our return from Paris and probably not until the next day or so...February 22/23

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Grid Collage of Past Drawings

Some past drawings and journal pages

My Computer is Sick.....

Got infected sometimes during the last 2 or 3 days.
So, Steve is taking it to hospital to be treated and I, well, I, will be left with all this time to go and work in my studio...just excuses any more or rather no compelling force to go in the office stare at a screen full of promises, clicking

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An Artist I Like

Her name : Tara Ross, quick, go discover her here

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hand-Printed Paper

Only one, I am having a hard time getting into a flow....the top picture is not good with the light falling on it on the upper left side!

Quote for a Monday

Painting comes to reality through illusion. An illusion that allows us to make a leap of faith; to believe. To believe in a blue that can be the wing of a bug or a thought. It makes our invisible visible.
(Squeak Carnwath)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gorgeous Papers

Well...paper towels (sopalin pour vous les French) . This is the way they look after I am trough using them to clean my little rollers. Then I let them dry and I pile them up in a corner of my studio but I thought that they deserved to be on stage for a change. Still thinking what I will do with cut them up, sew them, glue them...collage them...make beads?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cleaning My Studio.....Oddities on a Shelf

YEAH!....well, I am NOT dusting this shelf!
Among other treasures, on the right, you can see a pheasant leg that I cleaver-chopped and dried to grace my studio shelf. It was difficult to dry it in such a position that it would stand up on its own. Now, weeks later it is not really standing up any longer. By the way that is one leg of that poor pheasant given to us by my neighbour Allan and that I cooked last Fall (Pheasant Forestiere...). Delicious, remember?
Other interesting (to me for sure) vintage leather baby booties, bird head, dessicated gourd, variety of bones (no, not human:-), bird nest, old letters from printing press (can't remember the word...may-be "types"), an imprint of my treasured teeth, etc

Friday, February 6, 2009

Poor Little Doll

A doll I made years and years ago and I do not have the heart to pitch her....poor thing she is smiling though...check her hands!!! Is this arthritis?


Loves using the computer

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Peaceful Visit

Peaceful, however interested...everyday I put out fresh seeds (no hulls) for the birds and a bowl of water they come.
I know some might question "you blog the picture of a sparrow?" so here is my answer:

1- In winter they need our help: food is rare and water too often unavailable in these parts and frozen in the early morning.
2- If I only see a single lowly sparrow I am blessed 3 times over because I can see, I can hear its sweet sound and I witness life.
So YES, at times I will put some pictures of lowly little things, (maybe soon an ant or an earthworm?) perhaps little, perhaps humble, perhaps not so colorful but to me, examples of what we call LIFE. precious.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tea and 2 Amaryllis

There is a debate about what the plural form of amaryllis is so I will pick the one that does not change!
Immediately above is Ambiance gracing our kitchen and above is Blossom Peacock on a window sill in our master bathroom. The latter one is beautifully scented.
And finally what I am drinking right now. I decided to drink more green tea and since I do not care for it in its natural state I have chosen the Earl Grey variety. Delicious!
And yes, dear, how extravagant, I chose the good old F and M...I recommand it, by the way!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Package for a Far away Sister

I just finished the package and cannot wait to blog it: it took me almost 2 hours, crazy me but it was a lot of fun, I felt very free since I felt I was not making "real art".
Of course I had to blot out name and address on Picasa.
Obviously it won't be a big surprise for Pmol....

Beautiful Sighting in Paris

I ran very fast to be able to catch up with her. We were sitting at a café when she "appeared" and I had to take a pic.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Graffiti Art in Paris

I did not look for them, no time, I just walked by them and shot.
By the way, tell me your reaction to this new look in a comment, merci!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Paris Trip

Here are some shots I took walking in Paris in my sister 's quartier and no, it is not the Seine but a canal the name of which I cannot recall right now.
In a comment by MPolette (my sister) I learn that it is the Bassin de la Villette.