It's kind of hot here!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 09:52 AM - General, Relationships, Food, Art/Design, Photography, French
Ahh, a bit of Brett Whiteley to get your blood flowing...
Here I am in Sydney, about to embarque on the next part of my journey, kind of, I will spend the next few days here. It is gorgeously warm here, not too humid, I can see the sea (now, after spending some time with my Dad in Camden), and all is good. I have eaten a fair amount of Thai, and sushi, and I have hardly said a word in French, which I find strange. Usually I burst into French any moment I let my defenses down (this excludes the moment I was awoken on the plane and I immediately started talking in French to the poor Malaysian air hostess).
Trying hard to get the Moleskine I was asked to sent to a trade Fair done, so I can send it off to them. I am pretty motivated, and I have some time in the next few days to really get it down without too many questions.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 08:59 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, Photography, Language, French
song of the day: "White Caribou" Ponies in the Surf
This is what happens when you have bunyip stories in your head, you need to clean your flat (which you did ALL day, how is it possible?) and you have a new camera to play with. Self portraits! Yes, this is how I feel tonight.
We saw Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis last night (sorry, film preview in French, not sure if it would be released in English speaking countries), I was astounded that I understood nearly everything. Sadly, I have had similar experiences here. Pretty hardcore accent here in the North, and well, it was a pretty funny film.
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 05:18 PM - Art/Design, French
Over the weekend, I spent some time guarding the reception of the Maison Folie de Wazemmes where the Cuba Exhibition is. I have finally taken a photo of my two posters, not a very good photo, but you get the idea. I am not made to sit on a reception and answering people's questions, some that were completely off topic, and freaked me out (as I am hideously timid, with a language I haven't completely mastered), not so comfortable. Oh well, I managed to sell a couple of posters for L'Atelier.
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Cuba Exhibition and sales!
Thursday, October 11, 2007, 09:21 AM - Art/Design, Illustration, , Lomography, French
I was hoping to have an image of the La Plus Petite Gallerie du Monde (ou presque) where we as Ateliers D'Edition Populaire have an exhibition until Saturday, but I didn't take a camera, and I am waiting for someone to send me photos, I dislike waiting for others, but that's what happens when you don't do it yourself.
I sold some Gocco prints while there... to be more precise my man sold them for me, including doing my speech, because I chickened out. I dislike speaking loudly, let alone in French loudly... so I didn't. I claimed I was sad and was all choked up about Australia and New Zealand losing the rugby. Yeah right.
So the above image is the second image I have done (not sure if we will get the time to print it) for an exhibition at La Maison Folie Wazemmes with posters from Cuba, and we are doing a poster with our impression of Cuba. The other original image, that is almost finished printing is with Buyse, so I can't show you right now.
But I am happy with the work we have done. The funny thing about the workshop is the people who go to the studio on Saturday morning are the stayers, and nearly everyone else has taken themselves off. Too slow for them or something.
I sold something on Etsy finally! Ouais!
"congratulations on being able to be creative..." ummm.
Thursday, August 2, 2007, 07:07 PM - Music/Books/Film, Work (The Man), Art/Design, Illustration, French
This is one of the first illustrations I have finished for work, but it isn't really finished here because there is an element that is added that isn't launched yet, and because I signed a bloody contract that said they owned me basically, and if I publish anything without their permission on the internet etc, they can come and get me. I accept that, but it is super boring. For this reason, I gave this illustration, in this form, to one of the people I work with, and well, I am going to continue to do this.
Supposedly, due to the conservative nature of the company I am working for, the title of this post is the compliment I got yesterday. It is true, I was pretty surprised when they told me to do what I want, in my style. I guess I have been enforcing illustration on them since I arrived. We see what happens in September when the 'zine is published (it is an in-house publication).
So, the other "compliment" I got today was (while I was trying to do some painting at work instead of working all night for them) that I "débrouilles bien" with illustration. Now, I found this mildly offensive, because French people use that verb débrouiller when they are talking about your crap language skills or something that perhaps you are not very good at. Umm, I figure the person is not good with her turn of phrase, because she has said things to me before in the past, and well, to be honest, I wanted to slap her. So on that note, I shall go away.
I am starting to look at ipods to replace my sad little ipod. It had a good life, I bought it in 2005... it lasted over 2 years with me dropping it, kind of badly a couple of times, using it everyday etc.
I am also looking at covers for this one.