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Today, I’m showing you drawings for a French blogger named Jessica, aka Madame “Le Bazar de l’Elephant” (The Elephant’s Bazaar). She wanted something that reflects well the items made in her atelier and sold on her blog/boutique. After a little brainstorming around natural fabrics with some elephant inside, this is what came out my pencil: Read more »
Is someone still here? I mean, I came back, I disappeared, I came back again and hop, nothing from me for several months? I’m a bit embarrassed, you know! But, let’s do like nothing happened, ok?
From a creative point of view, always shows, costumes, etc. but well, that’s work and after several months glued in a same project -even a very very interesting project- I just need fresh air. Sounds fair enough, no? And this is how I come back here, to the amusing little thing just made for fun, aka my blog!
So, what’s cheering, quick and easy to do = high level of immediate satisfaction? Jewelry, of course! (Can you hear me, proven by yards of laced ruffles, complicated corsets and hundreds of embroidered beads???).
You’ll see that these days, I’m particularly attracted by plant-like and simple, very simple, jewelry. Not because I’m lazy but because simplicity is beautiful, also. I mean it, really, and it just feels so good!
These are the veggies I’ve grown up in my jewelry box… Read more »
Finally I’m showing you the costumes made last winter (almost a year!). There is a lot of costumes (23 characters), not all sewed by me (40% from another opera company) so I’ll try to be simple: it will be in 3 posts, following the chronological order: prologue, act I and act II.
Some explanations first…
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Yep, I’m still here!
So next time it seemed that you, dear readers, have a little preference to see costumes rather than illustrations… Well, I’m so late in presenting my drawings that drawing it will be.
Oh, come on! Don’t be so disappointed! If you read this post until the end, you’ll see that there is a little thing about costumes…
Today’s drawing was made 1 year ago (see how much I’m late?). One day, a lady called Geraldine contacted me. She was looking for a unique and customized Christmas gift for the sister (isn’t that adorable?).
She wanted a poster in the Art Nouveau style and something big enough to include several family photos in it. The chosen theme was the city of Nice (South of France), the city of their happy childhood, perfumed with sea salt, mimosas, carnations and olive tree branches… Read more »
Knock, knock! Someone’s there?
Here I come again! Almost 5 months without writting here, it’s a lot… but time has gone so quickly!
I’m even later than in April to show costumes and drawings… so, just as appetizers, this is my business cards holder.
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I’m trying to get rid of my laziness about this blog to show the costumes I made this winter.
The next post is almost written since a few days but I’m dawdling. I’m blocking instead of blogging! In other words, that’s the bloggy blues!
Plus, I don’t really know how to show you some things. Read more »
Do you remember that I made Charlotte & Andries’ wedding cards (big wedding & civil wedding) and the menus? To finish properly, this is the thank you card!
They asked me to highlight, via my drawing, the big and little things that symbolized their D-day. For this, they authorized me to have a look in their wedding photos… and what a beautiful wedding it was, so fresh and delicate!
So, this is Charlotte and Andries in their very classy old car. And the souvenirs of the day, in foreground: umbrella & fan, champagne & mustache, petals of roses in cone paper & paper birds and the little honey pots seen here. Read more »
Pfffeeew, this week was a housework week! All the costumes (that I haven’t show you yet, I know, I’m a nasty girl) are now cleaned, listed and stored. My little studio, which was completely invaded, can breathe again, after a big reorganization.
As it was tidy and as it’s pretty rare, I’ve taken pictures, to show you how it is for the 2nd time. The 1st time, it was in this post and the room was almost empty. At this time, my aim was to fill it with second hand furniture and avoid the big stores (like Ikea), as much as possible.
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As I said a long time ago, here I come again with a sewing project…
Craig, director of the Haymarket Opera Company I worked for in August (see episode 1, 2 and 3), ordered me a shirt.
Craig is a viola de gamba player (kind of cello) and, as a a lot of musicians, he has to be dressed in black. I proposed him a tunic with a straight collar, in a very light silk, to change from casual black shirts that he can find easily in the stores. Read more »
My very dear readers,
Isn’t the time to begin 2012 on this blog?
Sorry for my silence here and on your blogs… I’m spending all my time on working hard on the costumes for the next Haymarket Opera Company‘s show. The performance takes place in Chicago, in the end of February…. I would love to see you there! Otherwise, I hope to post nice pictures in March (or April, you know me a bit now…)
Except that, once upon a time I told you that I’ll never ever annoy you again with my poems. Bummer! I have a new one… Sorry guys… Read more »