(yes, it's getting quite dark here)
picture 1: last batch of orders to be shipped today -thank you so very much for your orders, people! All of this makes me so happy.
picture 2: a present hiding under a pillow in the couch, I found it this morning! A friend left it discreetly yesterday at our housewarming party. She screenprinted it herself. I love it! Yay for surprises :)
picture 3: some small posters I'm working on...
I am also working on an advent calendar to be posted everyday, starting tomorrow. See you here tomorrow :)
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
A lot to do this morning, but just wanted to let you know about our plans. So, we are planning on another move, this time a big one. Thinking of going to live and work in the US! That's an all-time dream, we are so excited about it and really want things to happen. It looks quite hard from here with all the administrative stuff you need to do to get there, and I'm not talking about the jobs you need to have beforehand, but boy, we are motivated. Tips, anyone? If you know anything, hear anything that can help us in any way -info or job offer :), please get in touch! It will be greatly appreciated.
Guess what? I'm not a morning person. I sleep very well every night, but could sleep more every night. I love mornings for the light, for the feeling everything is possible, for the energy, for sky colours, for the memories of getting up early to drive South with my parents for holidays, for the smell of my daughter when kissing her, for feeling cozy in pyjamas, but I hate mornings for having to wake up from dreams, for hurrying, for making choices quickly, for clumsiness, for bleary eyes, for feeling cold when getting out of bed, for having to leave the bed, for time running fast, for the to-do list, for having to start, for the need to get ready, for the possible appointments, for the deadlines, for the morning food, for the lack of energy, for the everyday acknowledgement that I'm not a morning person. Evenings are so much better.
Happy morning everyone :)
Monday, 28 November 2011
Hello Monday! I can't believe you are already almost over. Where have you gone? I think you're in love with Tuesday and already embracing him. So, just crossed off stupid items on my to-do list and worked a little bit, side-by-side with one great friend staying with us for a few days. Her stay will include a small party to celebrate us living here (although we are now thinking of moving... more on this later), work on my website, fun & talking. Exciting!
On another note, don't forget there is free shipping on everything (art + necklaces) until tonight 11:59
GMT EST! Use coupon code THANKS11 to get everything you need now. From tomorrow, prices will rise so now is the best time to place your order and save :)
We spent the week-end with family, some more pictures to come. Heard some difficult news on family members recently, wishing for the best. The hardest is to remain silent, as you can not act in someone's name, you can not do the work in the place of someone else. I wish people were open to the idea that everything is connected and would be willing to work on themselves in order to understand what their children live and deeply help them, instead of accepting the consensual 'it's just bad luck' and trying to go on with their slowly destroying habit and avoinding to think that there is something wrong. We have a responsibility in what happens to us. Things do not happen by chance, I believe. We so need to wake up and clean our own mess, if we want the world to change!
I hope your week started well, I wish you a wonderful one and a happy cleaning :)
Friday, 25 November 2011
Hello! This is the right time of year to thank you for your support, your kindness and for just being there. So, I offer free shipping in my shops until Monday evening! The more you buy, the more you save :)
This offer is valid on all orders and on both shops:
Important note: right after the offer, on Tuesday, I will be re-organising my shops and prices will rise. So basically, now is the best time to get everything you want :)
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
This is how it goes. I find it very nice to have a few paintings going at the same time, it allows me to work on one, then leave it to dry while I'm on another one. It started with a cat today. My former cat is whispering things in my ear, but I'm not quite sure I hear them well. Will listen better.
On a completely different note, J is not satisfied with his new job, so he's looking for something else. Who knows what's going to happen next, and where...
I'm off to run some errands now, have a lovely evening friends!
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, and then come Blackfriday and Cyber Monday. So, in honour of all my US friends (hello!), there will be free shipping in the whole shop from Friday morning to Monday evening. This will work for everyone, everywhere. The more items you buy, the more you save :)
If you want to be notified on Friday morning when the sale starts and get the coupon code, subscribe to the newsletter.
PS: Thanks everyone for your orders!
I'm painting. I haven't painted with acrylics for a long long time, and felt the urge to do it again a week ago or so. I felt so attracted by painting works by people on the web and on my walks in galleries, I realise I want to do it but do not authorise myself. So many questions come to my head about it, and the judge I know so well inside of me comes right away with his "you're not an artist", "what do you think you're doing?", "who do you think you are?" "and you think someone will be interested?", bla bla bla... I find it hard to find my way hearing this sometimes. I will have to put these questions aside and listen better to hear my inner voice saying wise and encouraging words. Mantras may give me some help.
I hope your week started well! Went to Rennes yesterday and back. I (re)discovered the state of happiness and peace I am in when listening to music while walking/driving/taking a bus/train/plane. I used to have some music on me all the times a few years ago, and then totally stopped. I need more music in my everyday life. Currently painting with Angus & Julia Stone.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
A great walk along the Seine. I realise while posting these that I haven't bought flowers as I wanted to. But the day is not over. The words 'être libre de temps en temps' mean 'be(ing) free from time to time'. This cat lives on a houseboat, how nice is that?
Hello, this is me :) I'm spending the week-end on my own, husband + daughter have left Paris as I'm giving a workshop tomorrow. So, today I put some lipstick and tied my hair as I often do, and went for a long walk. But this time my hair did not look as classical as it does sometimes. Just used 4 pins and did it quickly, and here it is, my best hairdo for a long time. That one is on my list, but for now this one will be very fine.
And also, yes I like making faces in the mirror. It's a way to study my face, and try to domesticate it. It's strange if you think about it, to have a face, and it'll stay the same for a whole life (well age will have a certain power on it, but still). I try to see what mine says, what it means. My face is also full of family traits: I find resemblances to my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, grand parents... This is what I find fascinating. I am carrying everyone with me, whatever happens. Which is quite reassuring, in a way.
A note for the future: find a home with lots of natural light.