A la découverte de l’artisanat local lyonnais… [En Francais…]

A l’initiative de cette belle idée, la Funky Fabrik, qui l’espace d’une journée propose de mettre en avant l’artisanat local à Lyon.

Au programme, un parcours, ludique pour vous faire découvrir, les artistes/createurices permanents ou invité(e)s pour l’évènement, des ateliers créatifs pour les petits et les grands, tout cela sous un seul et même thème “7 Lieux sous les mers”.

Alors, ne vous jetez pas tête baissée dans l’aventure, venez chercher votre pass à 4 euros tout le mois de juin (5 euros le jour de l’évènement), qui sera à faire tamponner dans tous les endroits participants, et vous donnera alors droit à une petite surprise en repassant par la case “Funky Fabrik”.

Tous les bénéfices de la journée serviront à l’association de la Funky Fabrik pour leur permettre de continuer à vous proposer des événements comme celui-ci et ainsi mettre en valeur l’artisanat français, et vous permettre de faire de jolies découvertes.

Et je suis ravie d’avoir été invitée à présenter mon travail ! Alors si vous voulez mettre la main sur un de mes mobiles, avec des petites baleines à l’air blasé, c’est à la Funky Fabrik que ça se passe, et ce sera le 27 Juin, toute la journée.

Je vous invite ici pour voir ce mobile en action 😉

That was the first round.

And now it’s hanging. I wish they will keep quiet tonight, but I don’t think they will. But that’s what happen when you put together 36 geese and 6 flamingos. And that’s also thanks to that, they can keep away monsters, crocodiles, ghosts or whatever wants to scare kids in the night time. Big eyes glowing in the dark, sharpened beaks…if I was a monster, I would run away…and they do.

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But, apparently, 36 geese is not enough for me…I feel the need of making more… So tomorrow, I’ll start the second round… Stay tuned people:) And safe!

It’s not too late…

…to wish you all a happy new year! (At least in France, we have until the end of January to wish people a happy new year.. so here you go)

And as a good resolution for 2015, I decided to stop stopping clay. I’m not sure I know why sometimes it’s just difficult for me to create stuff in clay. Maybe I get scared of this feeling of frustration when you’re not satisfied of what you’ve made. This is an awful feeling. And you get caught in your daily routine, and you find yourself 1000 excuses not to “clay” again. And the worse (and that’s where I really don’t understand myself) it’s when people ask me to make a mobile for them…Instead of comforting me in the idea that I should pursue, I stop. (And yes, I’ll talk to my shrink about that :D).

Anyway. I’m back in business. Hopefully for a long time. But so far I have ideas, so things should work out.

And I’ve been working a lot lately… I have a lot of geese waiting for some love… I like to take pics before or right after the baking step, but it takes a while until I get the mobile done… There are plenty of steps after the oven people… Like sanding down, pencils, second round of baking, drilling, choosing the driftwood (finding the driftwood…), assembling the whole thing and taking the last pics. So a pic now, doesn’t mean a mobile tomorrow. Anyway, I’m writing too much. So here you go for the latest babies:

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And an hairy one :

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Enjoy people!

I like birds…

What can I do about it? I just love them, they all look cute and clumsy… So I’m drawing birds…

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And well, I have a thing for pink flamingos, but since I’m always using the same pencils, and since I still get easily bored, I thought maybe I could make some blue flamingos and green flamingos instead. By the way, the name of the green one is Greengo.

I’m drawing in old books… I know, shame on me. I was drawing in books when I was a kid, thanks to Inspector Gadget… The little girl in that cartoon had a computer hiding in a book… I was SO amazed… And I started drawing computers in books… Now I draw birds, but anyhow, I’m still a kid 🙂

So of course when I found the “rue Poissonnière” page, (fishwife street) in my “Rues de Paris” book, the first bird which came in my mind was one craving for fishes… One who could stand for ever, next to a pool, to catch a fish. A heron.

But, well, a heron is not that exotic… One which is very exotic, and…how to put it nicely… one which has not been spoiled by Mother Nature, it’s the Lesser Adjutant. Oh man, that one is so ugly. An ugly bird? How comes? What the hell went wrong that day? Anyway, this one is ugly, but I love it anyway. It looks like an old man…

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I guess that “soon”, I’ll post more bird’s drawings…

Oh, since I’m here today, yeah, you noticed maybe, I don’t post that often, but I’m always around, always… So just as a reminder, I’ll be pleased if you find other ideas than the one I post on my blog, I’ll be pleased if you don’t take my pics, my stories, shape my stuff in clay, because that all comes from my little brain and heart. Or maybe you should not call yourself an artist, maybe more a thief. If you manage to look at yourself in the mirror everyday, good for you, but I’d like you to think, for each “Like” on Facebook, am I really honest here…? Just saying…

Thanks! and for the others: I love you all!

E.