Friday, December 18, 2009

It's snowing!

It's snowing in Lyon! This is relatively rare, in fact the last snowstorm was on the day my son was born, back in 1997. A view out our window today reveals the bare branches, each one topped with snow. This is perhaps the first and last snowfall of the year here, so I took some photos!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I get so inspired by materials: the textures, the colors, the patterns, the shapes.
I treated myself to some beads and charms recently.
Look at these sweet multi colored ceramic scarab beads from etsy shop thenile. I also got a bookmark with my order! I forgot to photograph it; I'm using it in a book already.

I don't know what I'm going to use them for yet as I don't make jewelry, but an idea will come.
For now, I have some in a glass bowl on my desk and a few lined up on the keyboard of the computer.

They've got hieroglyphic inscriptions on the bottom!

These gorgeous metal charms are from redvelvet in Sydney, Australia. Now I must learn how to oxidize metal to get the scarab and the owls to look like the African mask. If anyone has any oxidation recipes, please leave me a link! I remember using patinas and heat in bronze sculpture class, but I don't have a blow torch.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Moodboard - Red and White like a Candy Cane!

Candy canes, peppermint candy which hang on the Christmas tree, and which you can pull off to eat whenever you want! We don't have any this year, for I don't know where to get them in France and my sister forgot to send some. But take a look at these beautiful items from the talented European Street Team! They remind me of the joy of candy canes!
Top left: ArtMind
Top right: alatceramics
Middle left: karlita
Middle right: sabahnur
Bottom left: dinafragola
Bottom right: nauli
For more Monday moodboards, go to fleur fatale's blog.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Moodboard

I am working on a project in black and white at the moment, and I'm obsessed with the combination. Here are some wonderful items in black and white from the talented members of the European Street Team.
Top left: TomBjornDesigns
Top right: ikabags
Middle left: GogoKorogiannou
Middle right: Ayca
Bottom left: homelab
Bottom right: elaa
For more great moodboards, go to fleur fatale's blog.