Weekly News 12-02-2020

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I hope you are all doing well!

Well, what can I say. When I’m not painting pine cones, I’m painting mushrooms, and when I’m not painting mushrooms, I’m painting pine cones. This week is a mushroom week! 

I’m learning a lot with these little subjects and mushrooms are really incredibly fascinating, so I’m having a lot of fun while I’m learning.

Incidentally, I wanted to try painting from a real mushroom instead of always using pictures. At my favorite organic grocery store, I selected the most beautiful shiitake I bought (under the amused eye of the cashier who must not sell a lot of mushrooms in packs of one…), brought it home and carefully put it in the fridge waiting for my next painting session… I must have waited too long because my beautiful mushroom was all shrivelled after 2 days in the fridge! I still tried to paint it, but I will have to repeat the experience with a real fresh mushroom!

Inspiration

This week, I present my favourite fairy tale book : An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales, by John Bauer

Head over to the blog for a full review!

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Happy December! I’m inviting you to visit my November!

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They sound like pirates and love potatoes: these are my people!

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Weekly News 11-25-2020

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I hope you are all doing well!

As I’m writing this, a soft snow is falling outside and everything is beautiful. It is soothing to focus on those tiny magical things.

We’ve had to deal with a lot of stress and disappointment last week, but this week is looking up. It’s looking up because we’ve taken small actions and tried our best to be patient and indulgent with ourselves. It’s not always easy, but it is always worthwhile.

In the Atelier, I’ve been practising painting pine cones again, and there is something very peaceful and healing in repeating the same forms again and again, in mixing the same colours again and again. I’m finding comfort in repetition and in creating beautiful little pine cones. 

New at the boutique

Because I’ve got pine cones on my mind, here are a few pine cone items to bring a bit of forest magic to your every day life and holiday season!


THERE ARE A FEW COPIES OF MY BOOK LEFT IN STORE!

Inspiration

We’re diving head first into the wonderful world of fairies this week with this beautiful book: La Grande Bible des Fées by Edouard Brasey.

Head over to the blog for a full review!

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A little strange vacation…

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Weekly News 11-18-2020

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Atelier News

I hope you are all doing well!

This week, I’m a bit of a mess, and I’ve been dealing with a lot of anxiety and frustration. So, please bear with me while I swim through these troubled waters. Nothing major, just a growing feeling of alienation from a world that I don’t recognize or understand. But hey, I’m hanging on to my desk, and it should pass!

I had a lot of Christmas orders to prep and send out, and that has kept me busy. I love packing orders and imagining the lives my products will have in their new homes. It’s always so gratifying to send out my own creations into the world!

New at the boutique

Last call for Xmas cards!


THERE ARE A FEW COPIES OF MY BOOK LEFT IN STORE!

Inspiration

This week, plant lovers will be happy with this book review. Discover Botanicum!

Head over to the blog for a full review!

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Kittens. That’s all 🙂

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Weekly News 11-11-2020

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I hope you are all doing well!

This week, I expended my office to have more space for a packing station! Orders are starting to come in (I’m so happy and grateful!), and I just couldn’t pack on my painting table anymore. So I did a bit of creative home design and used my teaching filing cabinet and an old door to create this beautifully functional space. I even found a space for some of my favourite artwork by Illulina and Heikala. I’m so pleased to have more space to pack your orders and also to paint and create.

New at the boutique

More Christmas products have made their way to the store!

I really struggled with this poinsettia painting, but in the end, I think it looks good! It’s available as a thank you card set and as a sticker sheet.

I had so much fun painting this little pinecone! Pinecones have always been really intimidating to draw to me, so I’m happy to have faced my fears and made this cute little thank you card!


THERE ARE A FEW COPIES OF MY BOOK LEFT IN STORE!

Inspiration

This week, I’m sharing a book in Russian! Trust me you’ll enjoy it even if you don’t read Russian!

Head over to the blog for a full review!

Youtube

I was so excited to share the Theremin last week, that I forgot about my own video… great job brain!
Here is a little vlog for October!

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Who else feels like this when it’s 20C in Quebec in November?

Ecoanxiety? Nooooooooo….

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Weekly News 11-04-2020

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I hope you are all doing well!

As I’m writing this letter, we had our first snowfall! It’s magical to have snow already. It blankets everything, and it’s beautiful.

In the atelier, things have been both peaceful and busy. Christmas orders are starting to roll in which is exciting and encouraging. I’m also working on some last minute Christmas products to add to the shop.


I spend most mornings painting and practising my watercolour skills. It’s very nice to have this learning space where I can experiment and learn.

Finally, I wanted to share a picture of my Halloween apple pie! It was delicious!

New at the boutique

A new sticker sheet is available for the witches among you! Discover the magic of runes with these cute stickers.

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THERE ARE A FEW COPIES OF MY BOOK IN STORE!

I received them at the beginning of the week, and I’m so happy that they are now available! Each one of these comes with a personal note and a serial number for this very limited first printing. I hope you will enjoy them!

Oh and don’t forget that it’s time to order your Christmas cards!

Inspiration

This week, I bring you another magical book : Comment la Princesse Elvire créa son propre royaume, by Didier Lévy and illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut. As the book is only availble in French at the moment, my review is in French. I still hope you will go check out the beautiful illustrations.

Head over to the blog for a full review!

On the blog

A special post on my reasons for breaking up with Instagram and my reflection on social media.

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Geeks and physics lovers rejoice, this week I’m sharing this incredible instrument: the Theremin!

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Weekly News 10-28-2020

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Happy Halloween everyone!

I’m always so excited about this time of the year. Something in the air is more magical than any other time. I’m looking forward to baking some apple pie and pumpkin bread and lighting up a few candles this Saturday. What about you? What are your Halloween traditions?

Even if Halloween is in my heart, Christmas is on my mind. I’ve been working on new Christmas items for my Etsy boutique. It’s so exciting to share new items!

Also, for those of you who were disappointed about my book project, well, I’ve got news for you! I was able to order a few copies of the book, and they have shipped from the printer this morning! If all goes well, I should be able to add them very soon to my Etsy store too. I’m very excited to share my book with you even if it’s going to be a very limited printing this time. Still, it’s good news!

New at the boutique

What a productive week! A lot of new products have been added to the Etsy boutique! Thank you cards, gift labels, mushroom stickers, ornaments; I’ve got you covered!

And don’t forget that it’s time to order some Christmas greeting cards!

Inspiration

This week, I bring you another magical book illustrated by Jessica Roux: A Natural History of Fairies!

Head over to the blog for a full review!

Small treat

With Winter coming, I’ve been craving a road trip to see everything. They agree 🙂

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Weekly News 10-20-2020

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Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

I know I usually send out the newsletter Wednesday or Thursday, but I worked so hard on some Christmas cards this week, and now that they are done, I just couldn’t wait to share them with you!

For Yule, I made a new series of magical plants cards. It is my selection of 5 plants that have a particular significance for Yule. Once again, it was a realy pleasure to explore the folklore and traditions surrounding these plants and to spend some time on the calligraphy and drawings. I hope you’ll like them too!

New at the boutique

As mentioned above, the 2020 Christmas cards are here!

Inspiration

This week, a recent favourite: Slow Down by Rachel Williams and Freya Hartas. This is such a beautiful book that will please all nature lovers, kids and adults alike.

Head over to the blog for a full review!

Small treat

With Winter coming, I’ve been craving a road trip to see everything. They agree 🙂

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Weekly News 10-15-2020

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Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

Exciting times! You can now find my work in a lovely store/yoga studio/tea shop!

I’m very excited to see my products, that I make by myself in my little atelier out in the real world!

At the moment, only a few prints are there as we are testing the waters, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to share more of my work in other local stores soon!

New at the boutique

Some lovely mushroom bookmarks have made their way to the shop! Let me know if you like them!

Inspiration

I continue my rainy day finds with this beautiful watercolour graphic novel: Kodi by Jared Cullum.

Head over to the blog for a full review!

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Romantic hearts, rejoice!

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Weekly News 10-07-2020

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Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

As I’m writing this, it is raining buckets outside, and it makes my morning mushroom painting practice even cozier! It’s so interesting to paint mushrooms because they are so varied and unique!

Inspiration

I recently found, on another rainy day, the book Floriography by Jessica Roux, the illustrator. I love her illustration style because it is so soft and detailed. Head over to the blog for more details on the book and my full review!

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