Friday, 27 May 2011

Merry-Go-Round - Visual Inspiration

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.
Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left).
If they haven't all posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...
This month:
A photo that inspires you.

This photo inspires me in that it is the positive I get out of a not so pleasant time.

As you can see, it tells of movement, speed, travel.

It was taken from a train, on one of the several trips I've had to take over the past four weeks. Because of a mix of professional and personal obligations, this has been a very busy month, both at home and elsewhere. And not in a creative way, I'm afraid.
Actually, I'm on my way again this afternoon, and then again on Tuesday (flying off to Edinburgh for a few days) for the only one among those trips that I have looked forward to a little bit, if only because I chose to go, as opposed to being made to... There'll be one more train trip, And then I really look forward to a quiet, creative summer, mostly at home...

The reason why I like this photo, is that I can sit back and look at the movement and all that green. A bit like when I'm on the train. I find it soothing. I enjoy being in transit. It's all the bother before and after that I mind...

I'll try to take a photo from the plane too!

PS: I also have True Blood, 3 rd season, and Mad Men, 4th season, to go home to! Just so you know how much I long for some quiet here...

Friday, 20 May 2011


There was a massive landslide in the south of the small French Polynesia island where I took my first steps and hope to take a few steps again someday.
Several families lost their houses and everything in it and some will not be compensated by their insurance companies (yes, I kow!).
Out of all combined purchase totalling 15 euros in my shop, 5 euros will be given to Secours O Sinistrés Raiatea (
(30 euros —> 10 euros given etc.)


Il y a eu un glissement de terrain catastrophique au sud de cette petite île polynésienne où j'ai fait mes premiers pas et où je ne désespère pas d'en refaire quelques-uns un jour, et plusieurs familles ont tout perdu en perdant leur maison.
Le droit des assurances, différent en Polynésie de ce qu'il est en Métropole a permis à certaines compagnies d'assurances de classer les demandes d'indemnisation sans suite. Tout simplement...
Tout achat de 15 euros dans mes boutiques me permettra de rajouter 5 euros à mon dons personnel à l'association locale Secours O Sinistrés Raiatea ( : n'hésitez pas à faire votre don directement à l'association si rien ne vous tente !).
(30 euros —> 10 euros donnés etc.).