Hello doll lovers! In case some of you didn’t read the news, 4 days ago, I decided to stop my studies in Design Textile, due to personal issues. While cleaning up some of my various student works, I had mix feeling about several of my textile projects, some of them looked messy. However, it was the best way for me to experiment with different paints and mediums and to know them better. I don’t know what you think, but on my part, I can’t wait to take a few textile workshops during next winter semester.
PS: You have probably noticed that my previous post was both written in English and French. Well, since French is my main language, all my future posts will be in both languages. Thank you lovely people for your understanding.
Bonjour les amoureux de la poupée! Dans le cas où certains d’entre vous n’aurait pas lu les nouvelles, il y a 4 jours, j’ai décidé d’arrêter mes études en Design Textile, en raison de problèmes personnels. En révisant une partie de mes divers travaux d’étudiant, j’ai eu un drôle de sentiment face à certains de mes projets en textile, certains d’entre eux avaient l’air bizarre. Cependant, pour moi, c’était la meilleure façon d’expérimenter les médiums et les différentes peintures et de mieux les connaître. Je ne sais pas ce que vous pensez, mais pour ma part, j’ai hâte de prendre quelques ateliers de textile au cours de la prochaine session d’hiver.
PS : Vous avez sans doute remarqué que mon précédent post a été écrit en anglais et en Français. Eh bien, puisque le Français est ma langue principale, tous mes prochains post seront dorénavant écrits dans les deux langues. Merci mes charmants amis de votre compréhension.
The balls project 1 / Projet de boules 1
The balls project 2 / Projet de boules 2
The balls project 1 & 2 pattern ideas / Les motifs des projets 1 et 2
Due to factors beyond and out of my control, I will not be able to pursue my studies in the field of textile design. Although, I am sincerely disappointed and sadden by this situation, I will continue to have a positive and optimistic outlook for the future, and intend to fall back on my previous (fashion) studies to continue working on my fashion art dolls. On a positive note, in the coming semesters, I will be taking several seminars and workshops (textiles, ceramics…) at the College, University or private levels. As these courses develop, I will post them on my blog site. To finish, I leave you with a few pictures of various projects that I completed during my textile design courses. Thanks to you all.
En raison de facteurs au-delà et hors de mon contrôle, je ne serai pas en mesure de poursuivre mes études dans le domaine du design textile. Même si, j’en suis sincèrement déçue et attristée par cette situation, je vois l’avenir de façon positive et continuerai de manière optimiste. J’ai l’intention de faire un survole sur mes études antérieures en mode et de continuer à travailler sur mes poupées modes. Sur une autre note positive, j’ai la grande intention, dans les prochains semestres, de prendre plusieurs séminaires et ateliers (textile, céramique…), au Collège, Université ou niveaux privés. Lorsque que ces cours seront entamés, je posterai quelques photos sur mon blog. Pour terminer, je vous laisse avec quelques photos de divers projets effectués lors de mon cours en design textile. Merci à tous !
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!
Good evening art doll lovers! On tonight’s post, I will continue with my third textile project from school and this was a huge one since the goal was to create three bags with the same prints, but with few modifications with the finishing colors. The main theme was the Me, My self and I idea! It sounds big and somewhat pretentious, but It was a good way to put our personal style out there and let it speak for itself. We also had the mission to use a word that has a true meaning to us, and mine was the word FOI, this french word means “faith” or “believe”. Personally, with faith and by believing you can do everything and go everywhere and there are no boundaries…when you fall you just learn and stand up and your wonderful journey goes on…All students used a very heavy canvas for this project and I have to admit that the creative process was my favorite one. I worked with various techniques for creating the two compositions of prints: cutting, stamping, hand painting with both sponges or brushes and, of course, I was inspired by Atelier Miss Georgia’s logo, but also by my own style, since I do wear and collect a lot of scarves! Thanks once again everyone for your kindness and interest!
Hi to you all! Just to let you know that I’m very happy to see many beautiful reactions on my textiles projects! I’m deeply touched and feel honored and many more textile projects are on there way, so stay in touch. For tonight’s post, I’m leaving you with more photos of Betty and Fukiko!
Hi to you all! Here is my second textile project 2, but this time with cold colors and modeling by my beautiful Fukiko! Like the outfit made for Betty, hers is only pin in the back. The main idea was to see how the prints would turn out and how I needed to work with them for future textile projects created especially for my OOAK dolls. Hope you like it and we will see each other in my next post!
Good evening! As I said on my previous post, this second personal textile project, inspired by Haitian Naive Art painting by Pierre Maxo, would be used to make future outfits. Here is the first result with the hot colors! I don’t know what you think about it, but this outfit was made directly on Betty, it could have been another doll, but I did not think of one particularly. See you on my next post with the second outfit made with the cold colors and another doll! Thanks/Merci for watching.
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you did take a rest and enjoy spending time with your love ones…in these difficult time. I think is truly important to spend time and have fun with the ones we cherish the most! Speaking of having fun, here is my second personal textile project! I’m excited to show it to you because I was inspired with Haitian Naive Art Paintings. We call this kind of painting primitive art or an instinctive one, in other words, Folk art, since most Haitian painters are self taught. The main themes are generally the outside market place, people in the river fishing, washing or dancing and the sensual women. The painting technique is characterized by abstracted human forms and is strongly influenced by Haitian Voodoo symbolism and as for the colors, they are vibrant and hot : orange, Caribbean blue, electric green, yellow, pure red!
For a change, I chose a young Haitian painter, Pierre Maxo (1969-). He was trained and disciplined from the famous artist Gabriel Alix, who died in 1998. Alix was acknowledged as the “first generation” Haitian primitive painter. Maxo paintings are pretty close to Alix’s style, however many art critics find his work a bit more sophisticated in his use of compositions and colors. Maxo’s work has become widely appreciated and collected for several years now.
In this second personal textile project, I decided to use a mix of silk/cotton white thin cloths and hand painting them in a more watercolor way, for which I absolutely love. I went in the extreme with the colors and made two samples: one with cold colors and the other one with hot ones. I finished it all with foil paper to give a “fantasy” effect at the end. In my next post you will see outfits made out of them! Stay tuned!
Hi everyone! I think it’s important to share a little bit on what I have been doing since I have started to study textiles last August. I have completed many school projects since than. On tonight’s post I want to share with you my first textile print! It is a personal project of mine were I used an ecru color fabric made in a mix of viscose and cotton. For this print, I only chose three colors: dark green, lime and citrus, and this is due to the fact that I decided to use a screen to make the repeat by using wax paper. Since each paper represents a design and a specific color, there was one wax paper for each color. Before, I make more post of my dolls and especially of my mysterious Lara, I think it is very important to show how the “live” designs should look like…On my previous post, I have shown some of my sketch books with a few designs, but it did not communicate the “essence” of my work. For this main reason, I decided that my three next posts will be concentrated on my textile projects and my mysterious Lara will come right after. Thanks everyone!