lundi 21 septembre 2009

Merry Mabon!

"On this day of equal light and darkness, may you find the balance you need in your life, may you be blessed with abundance of many kinds, and may you be surrounded by the people who love you."

mercredi 9 septembre 2009


Huile sur toiles, 30 cm sur 24 cm

Naked, hairless bodies are the core of my work. I've started with it and they will probably hunt me to the grave. Is it because they're easy to paint? Or because they represent the authentic Human with no frills?

mardi 8 septembre 2009

lundi 7 septembre 2009


huile sur toile, 20 cm sur 40 cm

This canvas was made to honor two things that have shapened me these last years.

First, the Green Goddess, always serene and peaceful, She represents the Earth, so comforting under our feet. We won't ever thank Her enough for what She brought, brings and will continue to offer us in the future, until her last breath. She

And second, the Motherhood. I've been carrying my little ones from the day I was granted to be a mom. Carrying is so important to children, and the parents as well.
I consider it as a mother's duty to breasfeed her baby. It's inculded in the baby package: pregnancy-breastfeeding-carrying-co-sleeping-and eventually homeschooling. I can be very extremist when it comes to that point: when you're planning to have a kid, there are things that you'll have to reconsider, and it's not up to your child to adapt to your old lifestyle!

But, back to our business! I thought about decorate the Goddess'hair with flowers but I found it nice just like that.


Huile sur toile, 80 X 100 cm

dimanche 6 septembre 2009


Well well, seems I decided to take the time to write about another of my obsession: discovering new materials for painting.
I'd love to try stone, but as I don'l leave on the seaside or near anything you can call a river, and as when I see a stone I think sculpting, I quickly pushed that option away.
While wandering in a secondhand market (looking for cauldrons actually) with my dear husband, I noticed a very extended and interesting amount of old boxes...Idea!
Well, not really my own private idea, I must admit I saw several talented facebook friends' work on wooden boxes and loved it!
It took me some time to find a decent technique, but finally here's the result!

Here's my Tanuki box.
A Tanuki is a furry little creature found in the japanese folklore. Tanukis are supposed to have magical power like polymorphism.

I also worked on other wooden accessories.

Here's a pencil holder on what I decided to paint the Goddess Gaia.

A simple vase with different women figures on each side.

And, last but not least, the famous Arnold the Cat and Edwige the Rat playing cards!

Now, I have to find other old pieces of wood!

Must. Write.

As you may know, I'm not a writer. Writing is hard for me, putting words together and try to give something valuable is difficult and frustrating. Add two little children and three cats and try to imagine the mess.
But, tonight, I'm offering myself the gift of ONE hour to blog!

So, another post to go!

Here's the last "painter stuff" I made, even tho it ain't really a painting, I used soft pastels.

I love soft pastels, the effect is fluid, you can almost see the muscles rolling under the skin, amazing really!

I decided to work on a project I had many years ago (fresh, young and childless then).
The project was inspired from a novel that shaked my world: Clifford Simak's "Desertion".

This novel is about humanity moving to Jupiter. The problem was how to adapt to a environnement so hostile? The scientist found a way, called Jovian.

A Jovian is a poweful and majestic creature that can live on this arid ground. The human spirit "simply" fills his body.
O boy was I excited by this vision, partially described in the book, it opened my mind to some fantastic extraterrestrial world I can still see now!