"Those who have experienced Paris have advantage over those who have not. We are the ones who have glimpsed a little bit of heaven, down here on earth." - Deirdre Kelly

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


"...the material teaches the artist." - Ilya Ehrenberg

As I was putting my art tools away, it struck me how beautiful these obstensively utilitarian artisan pieces are. Yep, I pulled out my camera...

La Muse Parisienne nue (nude)

The box that holds my paints
(the blurb is in French and Spanish):
"The range of acrylic paints and specialty finishes,
the most complete in the world."

I use this gorgeous tiny Japanese WWII vase
to hold my toothpicks (which I use as tiny paintbrushes)

bracelet pieces in various states of preparation

I found this partitioned plastic box
at my local arts & crafts store.
It holds all of my art bit's and pieces...

Pieces Francaises (French coins)
"I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow"

Japanese glass beads

Paris-inspired charms I bought years ago
They're so beautiful and delicate, I had to have them
I still have not figured out what to do with them

Skeleton Keys and Jump Rings

I love these Rockabilly Lucite Crystal Cubes!

 Vivre! Rire! Aimer!


1 comment:

  1. I love the focus on little things, and especially the art supplies. How delicious!


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