Monday, September 18, 2017

DIY: Reviving an Old Nightie By Painting & Stenciling on its Fabric, Ins...


   

Come and dream with me,

This opens an ocean of possibilities...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tutorial: STAMPING w/ Stencils & Paper Towels, Hit & Miss, Experimentation

   

Hands in the paint, really!

How not to be fascinated by paint marks on paper or even on fabric. Experimenting is something that I do daily in my Art as in my Craft. There is nothing more enjoyable than playing, the hands in the paint. But it is not very obvious to have the hands in the paints and on the camera in the same time! :-)
In this video, I am trying to convey this excitement we feel when we are trying something new, unknown, and about to succeed. Making mistakes is the best way to learn. Even as an ex-arts and crafts teacher and author of an arts & crafts book, I make mistakes every day, and it's good, because I am learning from them every day.
Conclusion: be happy to start and make mistakes, because this is will be the great beginning of your creative journey.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

DECLUTTERING Purses, Bags or the Museum of Treasures, KonMari Method


   

Not only decluttering is good for my mood, and for my space at home, but also, it allows me to realize what I am doing with my belongings. I never understood before that my bags are not really things that I use often, but more like treasures that I cherish and honor, like pieces of Art in a museum!
This must definitely change.
After shooting this video and editing it, I decided to sell a few more bags which were in the keep pile. I am not storing bags, I am storing memories.
Once conscious about my behavior, I suddenly have a totally different perspective on the situation. 
If you are interested in this decluttering process, please, let me know, I will continue with it as I found as many other bags outside of my closet! 
I think that at a point, when we have too much, the objects don't matter anymore, and we want to get rid of things as much as we can.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

How To Improvise Abstract PAGES on a Handmade Journal: Stencils, Ink Sta...


   

Creating, coloring, improvising, not always easy, but so much fun!!!

Colors and more Supplies used in this video:
- Daler Rowney Watercolors
- Impellist Watercolors (pearl gold)
- Color & Co Lefranc & Bourgeois Gouaches Temperas (fluo pink & more... They are made for children at school)
- Glitter Poster Paints for children (in small jars)
- Fine Acrylic Lefranc & Bourgeois (primary yellow)
- Basics Acrylic Liquitex (deep violet)
- Golden Acrylics (interference blue)
- Neo Art Watersoluble wax pastels
- Oil Pastel Sennelier (pale gold #112 & pale pink Madder Lake #77)
- Omnya Color Fine Marker (yellow)
- TDK CD-R Pen (black)
- Japanese fluo Wax Pastels (name unknown, it's written in Japanese!)
- Markal Oil Paintstik (light green)
- Gelatos Faber-Castell (passion fruit, tangerine, pistachio)
- I used some Scented Kids Paints Craft Dab on the paper towel, they act like an ink and take some time to dry which allows to transfer the colors on several layers in the same time
- Fixatif for Pastel & Charcoal Gallery, to seal the watercolors here
- Glue used: Elmer's School Glue available at Target's but any PVA glue will be fine
- The circles stencil is a Traci Bautista's creation: "Circles Circles" and the little flowers stencil is named "Gigi Stencil". You can both find them at http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/
- The Journal was handmade with some raw handmade watercolor paper for the cover and some drawing/painting slightly thick paper for the pages. Any paper which can support some waterbased paint will be fine
- My brushes are very old and some of them have no name anymore, but any brush working for stenciling will be fine, and find a simple thin brush which would work with watercolors and any watersoluble color. The hands are great too sometimes...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Three Days in L.A. & Venice Beach, Here Is My Paradise


     

Another Love: Venice Beach.

I have a very strange relationship with this place. By editing this video, it became even more obvious to me that I have a very specific reason to have loved this particular beach since 20 years now. I must just find what is this reason.

Friday, March 10, 2017

French Translation MARK HOLLIS Interview About Laughing Stock, Traductio...



   

Extraordinary how a Music recording technique may find common points
with how we would make a mosaic or a collage. We can visually “see” the Music. Some great Music! We are more than 30 years later, and we are still fascinated by such an amazing work/creation!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES In The Rain & The January Nela ARTWALK Night w/ David Strother


   

In the day, in the rain, and at night under the stars and the strange lights.
David Strother is playing violin for us, mixed with the noises of the street.
https://dstroviolin.com/

Sunday, January 15, 2017

For Mark Hollis, Was SPIRIT OF EDEN a Sacred Inspiration? & Mr Mojo Risi...


      


So much of Mr Mojo Risin in my Mark Hollis quest

A 60's-70's Style Journal PAGE, in The Jennibellie's January Challenge, ...


     

By doing the Jennibellie’s January Challenge that you can find here:
http://journalworkshops.ning.com/group/monthly-challenge,
in this video, I am re-creating a 60’s - 70’s style page, souvenir of a great inspiring and psychedelic time!
The Jennibellie Monthly Challenge is a free group opened to anybody who wants to create something new.

A Question for Mark Hollis, because My Father Burnt The Bridges


    


How To: RECYCLING Magazine Cards Part 2, Don't Think, Just Do, Tutorial


   

When I filmed this video, and when I edited it, I had no idea that my Father, at the same time, wouldn’t be among us anymore.
I am glad and grateful to make these videos, these joyful things which
give me a lot of fun, and allow me to add a little value in this World.
Life is too short not to make the best of it.