Can you hear this?? 

No?  Me neither.

Guess what, that’s totally normal. Unless you’re a monster (yep, quite a nice way to detect them by the way), you can’t hear that “delightful” sound… that sweet melody, tooootally out of tunes: the sound of the “fish choir”…

But it’s not a big deal to not hear it…I mean, look at those faces, it’s like you can almost hear them!

 

I agree, I can spot some not singing at all or just pretending…but hey, we can’t blame them… We’ve all done the same 🙂

If you want to see some more, I invite you here

And if you feel like knowing a bit more about the silly fishes, and in the same time discovering plenty of very talented polymer clay artists, I invite you to read Polymer Clay Daily from Cynthia Tinapple 🙂

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Have a great Sunday people!

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!

Big mobile…

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What will happen to your growing squash, if you forget it in the garden? It will grow, like crazy, and you’ll have a giant squash. That’s the same with ptitsmobiles… Look at this big one!

-Food chains-

If you look into marine food chains closely, you’ll find out “ishly” that sharks eat octopuses, octopuses eat crabs, crabs eat clams and clams eat plankton. You can complicate the scheme by introducing squids and stingrays, both predators of small fishes, mollusks and crustaceans, and prey of sharks and big fishes. Then you can add into the picture, seabirds, predators of fishes and basically all leftovers of food reachable on earth (from pizza,  french fries to vomit…yeah I know disgusting but true), and according to Mother Nature  and google those guys are the prey of sharks (again). So if I must summarize and apply this to all the sea creatures I have in my apartment (and ok, also in my head), I know who’s eating my hermit crabs, clams, crabs, fishes, stingrays, squids, octopuses, birds, and sharks. Then if I think correct, the next question is who’s eating the sharks and my whales, since if I wanna keep that place as an nice ecosystem, I need predators for those 2 guys. Google my hero pops up again, and says, that besides killer whales, predators of baby whales and some sharks, Humans are theirs predators. In other words, I’m supposed to kill my whales and my sharks if I don’t want to be invaded. You can imagine that I won’t do that. Ever. And I won’t ask Fairy Mariette for killer whales either since I don’t like those. So what can I do?

Here is my answer:

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Have a fun sunday people 🙂

E.

Starfish…

I don’t know if this news is going to revolutionize science, but it turns out that starfishes travel on stingrays… Which kind of makes sense, I mean, I don’t know if you’ve ever pay attention to starfishes swimming? They are ri.di.cu.lous. Those guys can’t manage to go where they want, waves decide for them. I think I would be annoyed. A starfish life  must be full of frustration. I don’t get Mother Nature sometimes. I really don’t.

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I hope you had a nice sunday 😉

E.

Stingray…ny day!

It’s a rainy day today… I wanted to go outside to take some pictures of mushrooms (again!?) yes, again. What can I do, it’s the perfect season, it’s the perfect place, and I don’t know why but I love that. When I was a kid I was use to cut up in a plant’s journal the picture of mushrooms, and I watched them again and again and again… If you asked me right now to find 3 objects to bring on a desert island, I would say one of my book of mushrooms, my camera and my swiss army knife. I’m addicted to mushrooms and I don’t want to be cured.

So, a rainy day, a sunday, I don’t want to go right now under the rain, I should be angry. I’m not. I’m not because first of all rain equal new mushrooms in a couple of days! (crazy girl) and then, because I’ve made a crazy discover today…

I was supposed to take care of the laundry today, (perfect when the weather is crapy…) so I went to the basement (I live at the 4th floor and in Aarhus the washing machine and the dry machine are shared in the basement, which is I think a very good idea.) So, I went there, I open the door of the washing machine to put some clothes in it and I saw in the dark six big shiny eyes! Damn, what the hell is that!? Should I put my hand in the machine to see what it is? I don’t know, I don’t want  to be bit! But, anyway, I have to do something! Maybe, I can try to ask:

Me: “soooo, hi, who are you?”

The big eyes : “Finally, here you are! We are waiting for you, since yesterday!”

Me: ” Um, ok ok. But um, am I supposed to know you?

The big eyes : “Yes, of course you know us! We were together yesterday on the beach! It’s thank to us that you found many peace of driftwood!”

Indeed, I was yesterday on the beach to find some piece of driftwood. Each time I go there, it’s like I’m in my bubble, I sing always the same song (There, There – Radiohead), I’m drugged by the iodine, the wind, and the world may stop spinning I did not account…

Me:” Can I see you better? Because from here I don’t know who am I talking about”

The big eyes: ” Sure…””Do you recognize us now?”

Look at this… three angry stingrays in the washing machine… Have you ever seen that before? Me neither!

After a while, the stingrays explain me that yesterday, they went back with me on my bicycle, I remember that after the beach, I went to the basement to start a new washing machine, and that I forgot my bag with the wood in the basement. They wanted water so they went inside the machine… I promised to them that the next time I will pay more attention… So if you want to see stingray not angry anymore, you can go here

bye for now and check your washing machine…

The shop is open! La boutique est ouverte!

This is such a good new don’t you think? Ooooooooh yes it is… After 3 month (maybe more?) without new mobiles, that’s a shame! I know I know… But I was a bit disrupted, you know what? BECAUSE SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO COPYING WHAT I AM DOING!! And this is just unacceptable… Of course people forget that each piece of my “collection” are protected, and you can’t reproduce them. And people forget that it’s a piece of you, you put in your creation, this is because of what you are that you do what you do, and that gives to your creation a soul… Of course I’m going to show you a picture of this crappy thing, and I will be very glad if each person who are reading this post, can show this post and this picture to everybody! Like this all the earth will know what this person does. Because I’m  nice, I’m not going to reveal the name… But if it starts again, I’ll do it! UNDERSTOOD?

No more suspense, here we go: Grrrrrrrrh!

I know, I know, like me you’re disgusted… I just comfort myself by wondering which soul you can put in that stuff??

Anyway, I forget the essential, the shop is open, and that makes me happy!

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En français!

La boutique est ouverte!!! C’est une sacrée bonne idée non? Après 3 mois (peut-être même plus) sans ajouter de nouveaux mobiles dans la boutique… Mais il faut savoir qu’il y avait une bonne raison à tout ça… J’étais un peu tourmentée, car je me suis aperçue  que QUELQU’UN AVAIT ESSAYé DE COPIER MES BESTIOLES!!!!! Et ça, c’est tout simplement inacceptable… Il ne faut pas oublier que chaque pièce que je modèle est protégée! Et les gens oublient parfois que c’est une part de vous que vous mettez dans vos créations, que de part votre histoire, votre parcours, voilà ce que vous êtes capable de faire et de raconter, et c’est tout cela qui donne une âme à vos créations. Bien sur je vais vous montrer cette horrible chose, et je serais ravie si chacun d’entre vous qui lisez ces lignes, puissiez faire circuler ce post que toute la terre entière sache ce que cette personne fait! Parce que je suis quelqu’un de bien, je ne donnerai pas de nom, mais si cette personne recommence, je le ferai! COMPRIS?

Sans plus attendre, l’objet du délit : Grrrrrrrrh!

Je sais, je sais, comme moi vous êtes écoeurés… La seule chose qui me réconforte c’est de me dire “mais qu’elle âme on peut bien mettre la dedans!?”

Enfin, j’en oublie l’essentiel, la boutique est OUVERTE! Et ça, ça me rend heureuse!

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