Weekly News 09-02-2020

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Atelier News

Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

Well, the kickstarter is live! Thank you so much to all of you who already backed my project and shared it with your friends. It makes all the difference, and I’m incredibly grateful!

New in Store

The sale is still running, and I added these pretty colored book labels as well!

Click on the picture for more details!

Something soft,

One last thing,

A little pep talk never hurt nobody.

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Weekly News 08-26-2020

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Hello friends,

Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

Only a few days left before I launch my Kickstarter campaign! It’s exciting, nerve-racking, and about a million other feelings!

I’m creating models of some of the rewards that will be available on Kickstarter. I wanted to dive deeper into the magical side of plants and explored some superstitions and rituals surrounding common plants. It was truly fascinating! It felt so great to be creating, drawing and getting ink on paper (and all over my desk, woops!). I’m really excited to share these with you!

New in Store

It’s time to get your Xmas cards! I’ve put many items on sale, so go check it out!

Click on the picture for more details!

I’m blogging…

Head over to the blog for more details on the Kickstarter rewards.

Click on the picture for more!

I read,

This week, I listened to The Lost Girls of Paris, by Pam Jenoff. It was such a good book! It explores the role of female spies during WWII in such a captivating way. You follow three different women: Mary, a spy; Eleanor, the leader of the program; and Grace who is trying to understand what happened to the spies after the war ended.

Through these three voices, Pam Jenoff weaves a fascinating story of resilience and sacrifice. I highly recommend it!

One last thing,

I’m taking you to Ireland… to do laundry!

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Weekly News 08-19-2020

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Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

One word for you: KICKSTARTER! I’m working really hard to bring you a beautiful kickstarter page. It is more work than it seems!

This week, I created the project’s video which is a book trailer. It was a lot of fun imagining the ambiance and then going outside to film. It’s such a different way to present information! I cannot wait to share everything with you! In the meantime, you can still check out the pre-launch page and sign up to get updated as soon as the campaign launches on September 1st! 

I’m also nearing the end of my second book’s first draft. It is so much fun creating this project. Unlike my other projects, this one will be in French first. It’s unfamiliar for me, but it’s very nice seeing this book take shape page after page. Can you guess what it is about? Here’s a sneak peak!

New in Store

This week I’m bringing you these beautiful book label stickers. These are actually the first stickers I ever wanted to make. They just took a while to come into the real world! I love the idea of having special book labels for my favourite books. It brings a certain level of magic and beauty to well-loved objects.

These are available both in French and English!

Click on the picture for more details!

I’m blogging…

In case you missed it, I’ve been writing about my book on my blog. You can find behind the scenes and other fun info on the making of the book there!

Click on the sketchbook for more!

I read,

This week, I finished Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. What a great read! Michelle’s voice is both relatable and inspiring. It is incredible to see how she grew in a modest family, studied hard and created a life for herself. It was also fascinating to see how she navigated her role of First Lady and how she worked to bring out positive change in her country.

It was a really inspiring read which made me want to learn more. So, if you haven’t read this book yet, I warmly recommend it.

One last thing,

I’ve been seeing a little hummingbird every morning this last month during breakfast, and it has given me all kinds of ideas for our garden next year. In the meantime, enjoy this unique pool party!

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Weekly News 08-12-2020

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Atelier News

Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

Is it me or is it time going faster and faster this month? I’ve been working hard on my kickstarter campaign for my book. It’s been detailed work and a lot of computer time. Still, it’s so exciting to be working on my own project at my own pace.

While designing this campaign, I’ve been struggling a lot with what my monetary goal should be. Asking for money is always a bit icky, but in the end, it’s kinda the point of a Kickstarter! My dad reminded my that you only get what you ask for, and that really motivated me to ask for enough resources to really push this project forward. You can go check out the pre-launch page now. There’s not much available there yet, but you’ll be able to sign up to get first access when I do launch my campaign on (drum roll please) September 1st!

I’ve also been working hard on my next book. I don’t want to tell you too much about it yet because it’s still too young, but I’m really excited! It’s the first project of this kind I’m making, and once again I’m learning a lot as I go. Stay tuned for more!

New in Store

This week I’m bringing you these beautiful book label stickers. These are actually the first stickers I ever wanted to make. They just took a while to come into the real world! I love the idea of having special book labels for my favourite books. It brings a certain level of magic and beauty to well-loved objects.

These are available both in French and English!

Click on the picture for more details!

I read,

If you are in the mood for another family/psychological thriller/drama book, I’ve got your back. I’ve really been into these stories these last few months! This week, I bring you “Bring me Back” by B. A. Paris.

The story takes place in Scotland: there’s a creepy and isolated island, two sisters, and love. I’m not sure how to tell you about this book without giving anything away. Let’s see. No, you’ll have to read for yourself!

All I can say is that it is really good!

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Weekly News 08-06-2020

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Atelier News

Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

What a busy week! As you saw last week, I finally received some proof copies of my book, Agatha’s Journal. Well this week, I’m starting to work on promotional material and a kickstarter campaign. It’s a lot of work, and I have to admit it is not my favourite part of the process of creating a book, but it is fun to share more details about the creation process with you!

Head over to my website for more details on the book!

New in Store

The shop is back to normal with both digital and physical products available!

Two new prints are available at the store. I have to say I really like them, and I’m really happy to share them with you!

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I’m re-re-re-reading,

I don’t know what it is about this book, but since I read, or rather listened, to it last year, I keep coming back to it. I am now reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman,for the fourth time in a year, and I still love it!

Eleanor is such a lovable character. She is incredibly funny and so vulnerable, and I wish she was my friend. All the characters in the book are written with sensibility and are realistic in the most positive way possible. The story is mysterious and intriguing. My only complaint is that this book is such a fast read. Maybe that’s why I’m reading it over and over again!

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Weekly News 07-29-2020

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Hello friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks because of family issues. To deal with my own worry and sadness while having to compose with different reactions was exhausting, so I took a break from the newsletter. I’m happy to report that I was still able to create and refocus during these hard weeks. I’m also very happy to be back and to write you all!

One thing I’ve reflected on a lot is social media and its place in my life and in my career as a visual artist. It is very difficult for me to be intentional with my use of social media, but it is something I’m looking forward to do in the future. I realized that I was creating content FOR Instagram while I should be focusing on creating and THEN sharing to Instagram. This is such a huge shift in how I’ll interact on the interwebs, and I feel a lot better about it too: less pressure, less screen time, more fun and creation!

The second thing I thought a lot about is my art and the direction I want to take with it. After drawing everyday for the last year, it was time I stopped to think a little. I’m really excited for this more focused and, again, intentional creativity, and I hope you will like it too! I really want to create beautiful art the inspires you to take better care of yourself and of your environment. This translates into creating more sacred art that can be used as tools for reflection and meditation and also creating more tools for relaxation and well-being. I’m really excited about all of this, and I’m so glad I gave myself the time to think, to feel and reflect on what I want to do.

New in Store

The shop is back to normal with both digital and physical products available!

Two new prints are available at the store. I have to say I really like them, and I’m really happy to share them with you!

Click on the picture for more details!

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I’ve received proof #2 for my story book project, and I’m really excited about it. It has been such a blast to create the story and the illustrations, and it’s quite something to hold the final book in my hands. I’ll be sharing more about it soon 🙂 In the meantime, here’s a short video of the proof #1. Enjoy!

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Weekly News 07-01-2020

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Hello from the new atelier!

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

What a move this has been! We made about a thousand trips between the old house and the new house to bring over plants and other delicate things. I’m really glad we are done now! We’ve spent a few hours setting up the atelier, and I am so happy to have my space back and running! I’m really excited to see what gets created in this new space.

I’ve sent for proofs for the Lovely Flowers coloring book, and the first one arrived yesterday. There are a few funks, so I updated it and wait for the next proof to come. I’m really excited to share this project with you soon.

I also sent my sketchbook to the Brooklyn Library! It was hard to let it go, but I’m happy to have brought it to an end and to have a complete project. I also worked on the storybook version, and I’m waiting for some proofs to arrive. I cannot wait to see them and to share yet another book with you!

New in Store

The shop is back to normal with both digital and physical products available!

And, a special surprise: with the move, I found some old cards and decided that it was time to let them go. So, for the entire month of July, I’ll be adding some of these lovely cards to all of your physical item orders for free! I really love these cards and some are still my favoutires, but I need room to create new things. Out with the old, in with the new!

No coupons needed, so it’s really simple and easy!

I also added a new coloring page and the corresponding greeting card and print for all the plant lovers out there! When you spend 2 full days moving plants, you realize that you have a plant family!

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The final flip-through for my Brooklyn Sketchbook Project! I had so much fun creating this book, and it’s so much fun seeing it complete!

One last thing…

Our cat was so stressed by the move that she thought she was a dog. This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing!

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Weekly News 06-17-2020

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We are currently in the process of moving houses so this newsletter will be the last one for June. I’ll be back at the beginning of July! Adulting takes time and so much energy!

In the studio, I’ve been finishing up a few projects. I’m done with my flower illustrations for my Instagram challenge and will be uploading the last ones this week.

I also decided to turn these illustrations into a coloring book! I really like the flowers I drew for this challenge. I feel like I learned a lot through each drawing. It was also a really relaxing experience to really observe flowers and then draw them. I hope that colouring them will bring you as much joy and calm!

The digital versions of the coloring book and the Brooklyn storybook are done, but I’m waiting for the move to be over before I order proof copies. I’m so excited to see both of these projects as real books! Stay tuned for more news on both books in July.

I read…

I ordered this book a while ago, but the font is so small that I can only read it little by little because of my concussion. Nonetheless, it has been a very interesting read.

The Moomins were one of my favourite cartoon family as a kid, but Tove Jansson is so much more than the Moomins! It was really interesting reading about her experience living in Finland during World War II. It was very inspiring to see how she used her art to support peace politically. It’s also a bit intimidating to learn that she started publishing illustrations in magazines at 14!

What I love most about this book is that it includes colored pictures of her works which range from sketches to full paintings. The author is very detailed in her description of Jansson’s life and relationships. It really feels like a complete portrait of a complex artist.

New in Store

Over here, in Canada, Mother’s day was last month, and Father’s day is this month. That’s why I have been working on some pictures to celebrate dads!

These cute little bears are both available as coloring pages and coloring cards. I really enjoyed imagining what kinds of activities papa bears could do with their cubs.

I hope you’ll find them cute and check them out!

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The last page of my Brooklyn Sketchbook Project! I hope you’ll like it!

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Weekly News 06-10-2020

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I’M DONE!

Yup, that’s right! I’ve completed all the illustrations for the Brooklyn Sketchbook Project! I’m also done with the paper version that I’ll be sending of to the gallery, AND I’m also done with the book version both to be available in French and in English. It has been a very busy week!

I’m still considering a few things before I send out for proof copies. I want to give myself a few days to forget about the project to come back to it with fresh eyes.

Here are a few pictures of the paper version I’ll be sending to Brooklyn. I love that it feels like an old fashioned scrapbook. It’s simple, but effective I think! It also really helped to have an assembled version to figure out the layout of everything.

I drank…

Hot chocolate! To help with anxiety and stress, I’ve turned to chocolate. I make two versions of this drink and both are delicious. I find that the ingredients are so comforting, and it really helps to take the time to prepare something like this each morning.

Warm Hot Cocoa
– 1 cup oat milk
– 1 tbs raw cacao powder
– 15 drops of rose glycerate or 1 tsp of rose water
– 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Mix everything together over the stove except the rose extract. When warm to your taste, pour in your favourite mug and add the rose extract. Enjoy!

Cold Cocoa
– 1 cup oat milk
– 1 tbs raw cacao powder
– 1 banana
– 15 drops of rose glycerate or 1 tsp of rose water
Mix everything together in your blender. Pour in your favourite glass and enjoy!

My favourite rose glycerate is made by the lovely Chantal. She harvests wild roses and prepares them in all sorts of ways. Check her out!

New in Store

Over here, in Canada, Mother’s day was last month, and Father’s day is this month. That’s why I have been working on some pictures to celebrate dads!

These cute little bears are both available as coloring pages and coloring cards. I really enjoyed imagining what kinds of activities papa bears could do with their cubs.

I hope you’ll find them cute and check them out!

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Another one for the Brooklyn Project! I hope you’ll like it!

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Weekly News 06-03-2020

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Atelier News

Hello everyone!

I hope this finds you happy and healthy!

I really hesitated in writing this week’s newsletter. Current events are starting to take a toll on me, and I wanted to skip it. However, I decided to go for it anyways because I love connecting with you and sharing positivity and good news!

2:  That’s right! Only 2 illustrations left for the Brooklyn Project! This means that I should be able to start working on the layout this week! How exciting. I cannot wait to share more with you!

I read…

I went back to classics, Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea this week. I love Anne: she is so lively and fun. The descriptions of nature and Avonlea are also so relaxing and detailed.

It is a really quiet read, and if you are working on some mindless tasks, all the books of the series are available as audiobooks on Youtube.

New in Store

Over here, in Canada, Mother’s day was last month, and Father’s day is this month. That’s why I have been working on some pictures to celebrate dads!

These cute little bears are both available as coloring pages and coloring cards. I really enjoyed imagining what kinds of activities papa bears could do with their cubs.

I hope you’ll find them cute and check them out!

Youtube

Another one for the Brooklyn Project! I hope you’ll like it!

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