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!
Good afternoon everyone! I took a day to develop an outfit for my first BJD doll. Bright colors, floral patterns, and the spirit of Bohemia are my favorite themes. I love that feeling of freedom that comes from each: vivid colors = zest for life, flowers = femininity and the spirit of Bohemia = adventure. As a theme, I am inspired by the Peony flower. This flower is one of the most popular around the world! Over 262 compounds have been obtained so far from the plants of Paeoniaceae. Peonies became particularly popular during the Tang dynasty in China when they were grown in the imperial gardens. In the tenth centuary the cultivation of peonies spread through China. The genus Paeonia naturally occurs in the temperate and cold areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Countries such as Japan, China, USA (California) & Canada (British Colombia) are ideal area for this royal flower!
Bon midi tout le monde! J’ai pris une journée à élaborer un accoutrement pour ma première poupée BJD. Les couleurs vives, les motifs floraux et l’esprit de bohème sont mes thèmes préférés. J’aime cette sensation de liberté que chacun procure : les couleurs vives = joie de vivre, les fleurs = la féminité et l’esprit de bohème = l’aventure. Comme thème, je me suis inspirée par la pivoine. Cette fleur une des plus populaire à travers la planète! Plus de 262 espèces de fleurs proviennent des plantes Paeoniaceae. Les pivoines sont devenues populaire tout particulièrement à la cour du règne de la dynastie Tang en Chine. La famille impériale faisait pousser des milliers de pivoines dans leurs différents jardins. Au Xe siècle, l’élevage des pivoines furent partout à travers la Chine. Le gène de la plante Paeonia pousse naturellement dans les climats légèrement froids de l’hémisphère nord. Le Japon, la Chine, les États- Unis (Californie) et le Canada (Colombie-Britannique) sont des pays idéaux pour l’élevage de cette fleur royale.
Hello everyone! Here is a sneak preview of Adele’s design outfit! I like the way the patterns turned out and I feel the same way for the colors. Since I am studying in textile design, I am able to make this print myself, but my schedule is way too full and since I bought this fabric a long time ago…I think it was the right time to make something nice with it. Don’t be surprise if you see this fabric in another doll design outfit or for future projects…Oops! Did I just say future projects? The answer is yes, but I can’t speak about it for now. More photos will be posted shortly during the week.
Hey everybody! The wait is now over and Adele’s design is now is now final! I did not want to complicate the design process, since, as you know, Adele’s neck and shoulders are articulated. However, she still is a figurative and fragile. Also, let’s not forget that she is tall 18 inches (45,6 cm) and for those who have been following me understand what I mean : the taller the doll is, the more fragile she is!Many may ask why I do not make smaller dolls, the reason is simple: I prefer taller dolls to create beautiful designs and since, I started collecting dolls in 2008, they were all tall and I wasn’t interested in smaller dolls. Period! More images will be posted tomorrow! Thank you!
Good evening! Here is my third design sketch for my sweet doll Adele! I don’t know what you think about it, but this outfit is my favorite one so far! From the moment, I learned how to make tailored suits in fashion school, 20 years ago, I knew that complex clothing were my favorite ones to make! But, I can’t make this nice design for Adele: she’s too fragile and I truly don’t want to break her! And, yes that means I have to go back and design something different and safer…Anyways, I will make this tailored suit for a future doll for sure!
Hello! On tonight’s post, I’ll make a quick close up of my design process. For many of you, it will sound to elaborate and with to much procedure. First, any ideas come with my mood and on what I feel right in the present time so I can write about it. All the things that I write, read or see are all than used to create a mood board. This mood board is important because it is a collage of all the things I am sensitive to: pictures, color or fabric swatches and even articles or proverbs. Then, it’s time for me to make a quick inventory of what I have in terms of materials, before buying anything else. I like to have a good over view of what I can create with what I have and then it’s time for me to sketch a few designs. Actually, I have the intention to create other boards (creative and design), especially if I have specific theme or concept in mind. In a few days, I will get back to you with more details. Thanks everyone!
Hello! On this post, I will explain what is the Miss Georgia doll line is about…
Miss Georgia can be ANY women. In reality she’s a woman, a giver, a lover of life, she wants to make a difference and be a leader. She is curious, resourceful, determined and follows her own instinct because her heart tells her so. She takes pleasure in simple things in life, like eating a great meal, take a language course, being barefoot in the sand or feeling the rain on her face. She’s in peace and respectful with herself and with others and always try to be the best person she can be. She’s passionate of learning something new and reading a fantastic book and evolving as a human being.
She’s conscience of the world she’s leaves in, but wants to make it better and fantasizes about it in her own way and this starts with fashion. When it comes to style, she’s not afraid to experiment and try new things, like wearing a fitted tropical print jacket with sexy black pants, or mixing something traditional with something contemporary. She is an individual who also loves effortless, colorful, whimsical prints and bold pieces with intricate details for the free spirit and well traveled woman that she is. In other words, she thinks outside of the box and is not afraid to NOT follow trends for the sake of it.
Her style is definitely a personal one!
For final words, Miss Georgia is the doll, where any women can connect with as a decorative item. Making dolls is one thing, but I have a global vision of what I want to create with them: a doll line with a soul!
Happy Sunday! I hope you take time to rest or to be be with your love ones. In my case, I’m trying to finish a new doll, speaking of dolls, at home, with my loves ones, I call them my “mademoiselles” in french it means ladies. I hope to finish this “lady” in two weeks…but tonight, I’m leaving you with a few pictures on the making of the Miss Georgia doll brand logo. As I said on yesterday’s post, this logo is a logical continuity of my doll studio (AMG Doll) logo. I hope you like it and I see you soon!
Marie Georghy Jacob
“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things towards you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way of life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to enjoy!”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi