Weekly news: February 23, 2022

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I hope you are all doing well!

This week, things have taken a slow turn as I’m dealing with headaches and pain. It’s not fun, but it’s getting better! Things have slowed down quite a bit on the painting front, because I need my brain to be functioning to paint well, but I’ve been sketching a lot and preparing my next paintings. It’s interesting to take more time on these preparation steps. I’m hoping to be able to start painting again by the end of the week. 🤞🤞🤞

I am also taking this time to explore books and picture books. I’m writing down many ideas and notes, and I think something is starting to take shape. More on this soon!

Outside the atelier, I received the book “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro from the inter-library loans. I’m enjoying it a lot! I loved Never Let Me Go, and Klara is as intriguing and so well written.

That’s it!
Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡

Inspiration

A beautifl and sweet story! Jim Lamarche wins again!

Over here for the fill review!

L’Atelier

I finally received the Lady Tiger notebooks! They’re waiting for you at the shop 🙂

Also, two new letter paper kits are available: one to continue celebrating the Year of the Tiger, another to call on Spring!

Finally, I also added a few “orphan” or seconds bookmarks that you can buy individually. I hope you take a look 🙂

A small treat…

It is a bit strange, a bit incomprehensible, but fascinating and so well done!



Weekly news: February 16, 2022

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I hope you are all doing well!

This week, I finally started my wild flower series that I have been planning since last December. Planning Anne had this scheduled for January, but hum, well, things took a bit longer than I had anticipated, and that’s okay! I realized this week that there is no rush. I can take my time and do things properly. It is easy for me to fall into a productivity craze and to forget to that I am one person, doing a one person job. So, I’m taking my time on my first wild flower (the lovely violet) and experimenting with backgrounds and mixed techniques. It is fun… and also very scary and unsettling. In any case, it is a very interesting process, and I’ll share it with you when it’ll be more advanced!

In other news, I also finally received new notebooks for the shop! There was an error in the order (🙄🙄🙄), so I’m still waiting for the Lady Tiger model, but two models are up and ready to be taken home. I hope you’ll take a look and tell me what you think.

I’ve also been in a complete “Neil Gaiman Fan” mood, and I’ve read Stardust, Coraline and the View from the Cheap Seats this week. I’ve just received Anansi Boys (it’s still cold from outside, hihi) and the Graveyard Book which I’ll be starting tonight. It’s really fun to explore an author like this.

That’s it!
Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡

Inspiration

Yup, Neil Gaiman again. Soooo not sorry 🙂

Over here for the fill review!

L’Atelier

Large notebooks have hit the store! You can choose between lined, dotted/bullet and blank pages. I hope you find something you’ll like!

These are wonderful if you are looking for a journal, a bullet journal or a sketchbook!

A small treat…

I started my day with this video, and enjoyed it so much. Then it became  a bit weird when I saw that the lady was also named Ann and was a botanical painter who did THE botanical course I’ve been eyeing since I started painting… I’m taking this as a vision into a possible future! In any case, it is such a lovely garden and relaxing video 🙂