samedi 21 novembre 2009

Un garçon, une fille, une citerne.

Got Hans Silvester's book about Omo people at the library. They are a primitive people living in the east of  Africa. They decorate themselves with all sort of nature finds. The teenagers especially (teenagers always love to look stylish, anywhere!). They're incredibly beautiful and facinating.

There are wars raging all around them and they probably will disapear soon, civilized and cut from their traditions.
I hope they hold on a long time. Looking at them is like looking at something precious. I get the same feeling when I see an eagle. A little bit of hope and nostalgia for something lost but not completely gone nor forgotten.

And this is my little girl, Manon.
Drew her in response to the prompt : your biggest success!

This is a water tank. There are lots of these up in the hills, in case there's a fire. The land is very dry and the wind can be very violent here.

vendredi 20 novembre 2009

Youpi, un Award!

I've got an award, I'm so glad!
And it was given to me by two people who's art I love and admire a lot, Bénédicte and Elaine.

Bénédicte has a blog filled with awesome drawings (fantastic cats! but that's not all) and unique ideas. It's very varied and inspiring and I love going there and getting surprised!

Elaine does beautiful, soulful (hope that's a word?!) watercolors, and very cool journal pages with great little cartoony characters - they're funny and expressive and often cute!

I love your art and your sense of humor, both of you! Thanks so much for this award!

I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.”

There are a lot of people with great blogs and great art! Here are five I love :

Marancat has a cool blog and a great style. Lots of neat drawings and watercolors!
Krista who does beautiful watercolors and I love her virtual Paris tour!
Judy with her beautiful nature  and birds paintings, some sumi e style.
Winna - I love her style and her awesome compositions.
Starr who's very busy but when she posts it's always great!

And now for the one word questions..
Let's try this.
1. Where is your cell phone? kitchen
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? dead
4. Your father? nice
5. Your favorite food? food
6. Your dream last night? bizarre
7. Your favorite drink? champagne!
8. Your dream/goal? improvement
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? drawing
11. Your fear? taboo
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Earth
13. Where were you last night? here
14. Something that you aren’t? naïve
15. Muffins? ok
16. Wish list item? travel
17. Where did you grow up? Boulogne
18. Last thing you did? sale
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? none
21. Your Pets? cat
22. Friends? essential
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? good
25. Missing Someone? yes
26. Vehicle? Xzara
27. Something you’re not wearing? watch
28. Your favorite store? books
29. Your favorite colour? all
30. When was the last time you laughed? morning
31. Last time you cried? forgot
32. Your best friend? far
33. One place that I go to over and over? hills
34. Facebook? no
35. Favorite place to eat? restaurant

mardi 17 novembre 2009

2 têtes

La tête dans les étoiles - head in the stars (I don't how to translate that correctly).

Et la tête de la sorcière - the witch's head (this one is easier : ) )
I made this little head with salted dough for modelling and painted it before drawing it. (hope I got the translation right for pâte à sel...)

vendredi 13 novembre 2009

4 femmes, 1 pourri, 2 livres

This is from a photo found in an old (1997) issue of Geo. The old lady in the middle is Princess Kamamy from Madagascar. Thought they looked beautiful.

I'm using prompts from this blog to write and draw in a liitle journal. This is for prompt 7 "What makes you, you?" Difficult question... Found the girl with the camera on a flickr photo and played with it.

And this is for prompt 13, "Thank someone". Choose to thank someone who was a real bastard, because without him I probably wouldn't be who and where I am, and I like it here... Found the photo on Flickr too, using the word "damned" for search.

And my last two reads!
I liked "The secret life of bees", it was nice.
But I LOVED The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Wonderful book! I wish I could go to Guernsey and meet the characters!

dimanche 1 novembre 2009

La maison de la sorcière

I enjoyed myself a lot with this!
This is a witch and her little house.
I wonder if she's good or bad. (that's what the text says, too).