Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure. – Mack Douglas
Consacrez votre vie à une cause plus grande que vous et votre vie deviendra une romance glorieuse et d’aventure. – Mack Douglas
Happy Sunday! This beautiful sofa in this photo is very interesting, don’t you think? I found it by chance in a thrift shop for a great deal. The technique used for this sofa is basketry: who is by that way, the most ancient craft technique. For over a decade now, basketry is experiencing a revival among the craft community. You have to take a look at one of my PINTEREST pages to prove that. Basketry is the weaving of vegetable fibers, not spun, usually shaped containers or bottles. We learned, by archaeologists, with radiocarbon dating, that the first baskets are 10,000 or 12 000 years old at Fayum, Faiyum or El Faiyūm in the High Egypt. Just as the weavers do tables in tapestry, the basket of today creates sculptures. All cushions were made by me. I intend to learn the technique… maybe next summer? I will see, and it will all depend on my schedule of the time…for now have a good week my friends!
Bon dimanche! Ce magnifique canapé sur cette photos est très intéressante, ne trouvez-vous pas? Je l’ai déniché par chance dans une friperie à très bon cou. La technique employée pour ce canapé est la vannerie : qui est soit dit en passant, la plus ancienne technique artisanale. Elle connaît, depuis une décennie, un renouveau chez les artisans. Vous n’avez qu’à jeter un coup d’œil sur une de mes pages PINTEREST pour en avoir la preuve. La vannerie est le tissage de fibres végétales non filés, généralement en forme de contenant ou de récipient. On apprend, par des archéologues, grâce à la datation au radiocarbone, que les premiers paniers datent de 10 000 ou 12 000 ans à Fayoum, dite EL Fayoum, dans la Haute-Égypte. Tout comme les tisserands font des tableaux en tapisserie, les vanniers d’aujourd’hui créent des sculptures. Tous les coussins ont été confectionné par moi. Je compte apprendre la technique…peut-être au cours de l’été prochain? Je verrai et cela dépendra mon calendrier du temps…d’ici-là, passez une bonne semaine mes amis!
“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUDITY PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED
Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re having a good weekend and spending time with your love ones or simply taking time to treat yourself. I’m living you now with the 2015 dolls video part 2. See you soon!
Hello everybody! Most of you probably know that I am actually studying in textile, while working part time in the fashion industry. One of my newest projects in textile is to design prints inspired from fantasy books or stories. On my part, I choose Aladdin! The story of Aladdin is so rich…With his three wishes and the help of a magic lamp, all of his dreams came true! But seriously, I wasn’t inspired by Aladdin itself, but I am a huge fan of India simple as that! Also, I love the story when European Kingdoms were fitting between each other, in order to find the road to India for the spice trade. I am amazed by architectural artistry, the food, the elaborate fashion designs and, of course, the gorgeous textiles and prints designs from this country. Also for this project, I had to chose two colors, I was torn between purple which represents royalty and fuchsia, sensuality. In the end, I chose fuchsia!
Hello everyone! I love taking photos of my dolls, since I purchased my new camera! The “fashion photos” of my beautiful Agnès, made me realize that I must take a chance in buying new tools for making good quality photos. I’m thinking of illustrator or photoshop software…but these two programs are so expensive that I can’t not allow myself to go over my budget. Believe me, I have other priorities in my life right now and there are other ways to take and create captivating pictures…At the current time, I’m working on it and you will see a few results in future posts. Stay tuned!
Good evening everybody! I hope you did have a fantastic Valentines Day with your love ones and took time to eat chocolate! On tonight’s post, I will continue with Agnès name meaning. Agnes is a Greek name meaning “pure” or “holy”. The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portugues as Inês, and to Spanish, as Inés. This old name was in fact widely popular due to the fact that it was also the name of a famous Christian saint, Saint Agnes of Rome. Also for more than 400 years, Agnes was the third most popular name for women in the English speaking world, especially in the Middle Ages.
I know, many of you think this name does not suit her, due to her “African” look, but when I created her, I though of Haitian women…and let’s not forget that most Haitian names are French ones do the the mix of some our ancestors and French colonization! Thank you for reading and will see each other soon!
Good morning! With this name, Fukiko, I am sure that you all aware that this doll was inspired from Japan beauties. Fukiko in Japanese means, joyous girl or child of a joyous women. Isn’t sweet and pretty don’t you think? My choice of clay was clear from day one. In my mind, only Fimo Puppen Porcelain was the best choice to make this doll to come true. However, I was a little afraid on the painting side due to the very pale effect of this clay once bake. To solve that problem, I mixed a few of Fimo Soft light flesh. At the end, the mix turned out to be a very light peach, closer to chalk white actually. Also, I discovered after baking Fukiko, Fimo Puppen was very strong, solid and semi translucent and which I found very beautiful. She’s is certainly one of my favorite dolls that I made so far. Enjoy!
Marie Georghy Jacob
Atelier Miss Georgia