abstract photos & busy days

No week recap this week, I prefer to share with you the photos from the rose series. (see last Sunday) If you've reading me for a long while, you may remember that I sometimes take out of focus (on purpose) photos, for the artistic purpose. They look like abstract paintings to me.

Now, I know that abstract is not everyone's cup of tea. Years ago, I would really dislike it. I guess I've learned to love it ... I could spend a long time looking at these photos, and get lost in them. (or maybe I'm too tired, ha !)

Life's been pretty full these days. - On Wednesday, I've sewed for next shop update, and I took my eldest son to a little (clothes) shopping trip, he wears adult size now & part of his wardrobe needs to be refreshed. - Yesterday, I've been to the podiatry's (not sure of the name of this profession) to get the foot orthoses (a plantar fasciitis on my left foot has been very painful since early July & I couldn't stand the pain anymore), took photos of the items I made the day before, among many other things in the day. I also was told that my 96 y-o grandfather had a pulmonary distress (I don't know how to say it exactly) and was brought to the hospital. He is not doing too bad, apparently, and is on oxygen. - Today after a busy morning, I brought my youngest to pick his new glasses up. - In between all these, I've had loads of laundry, it must be the change of season, and because it was pretty sunny & warm (and that I want to take advantage of this before it turns too humid to dry and not cold enough for having the heater on - the tricky season for me) On my mind as well, my niece's upcoming birthday, my mother in law's birthday too, the first school break of the school year (in 2 weeks exactly), emptying my mom's garage of all stuff we don't need anymore (and will give away), and ... and ... and ... ... ... Oy, I feel a little bit overwhelmed.

I hope you're feeling more relaxed than I am at the moment ! Have a delightful weekend ! Thanks for reading !



I joined Jill's Drawing Club

Over a week ago, my friend Jill decided to create an Instagram account for a fun little project : a drawing club. I decided to join !

Here's how it works : she gives a theme every Monday, and participants have the whole week for drawing and/or painting something on the subject. The first theme (last Monday) was autumn, and I was able to do it on Sunday only, eek !

Watercolors and brush pen

Watercolors and brush pen

This week's theme was "My Treasured Things". I first thought it'd be a tough one, but after giving a little thought, I decided that my treasured things were my Japanese ceramic cups ! So here's a drawing/painting of four of them.

pencil & watercolors

pencil & watercolors

Above is a close up on two of my favorite cups ! I didn't outlined them, I thought it was better to leave them as is.

I think this club is a great project & a lovely initiative ! It is not pretentious, and gives everyone a chance. I first thought I'd didn't manage to make the time for it. First week almost was that way, but this week I was determined to make it happen before the day of the next theme ! LOL

If you want to join the Club, you need to be on Instagram, and then tag your finished artwork with #jillsdrawingclub hashtag.

I hope to see you there !

Thanks Jill for the creative boost !




art is so cool !

Time is flying by & I'm sorry I haven't posted since Monday. Always that damned heat that just won't do anymore, we're all so tired of it.

Speaking about heat ... on the first day of our trip, on July 01st, we were in Paris, and there was a very nasty heatwave. Like ... it felt like being in an oven when walking on the streets. It was 40°C (104°F) in the shade ! We survived during these days (3 days of extreme heat) by going to the museums, and having AC in our hotel room.

So on the first day, we went to Centre Georges Pompidou, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe.

(you can click all the photos to see them even larger)

Yves Klein

Christian Boltanski

(close up)

Vera Molnar

(seen from the side)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

I had the macro lens on my camera (and didn't bring the other one) so I couldn't get artworks in their entirety, unless I took photos with my phone. So here are extra ones, taken with my iphones.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour ... I posted more on IG at the beginning of the month, maybe you've already seen them.

Have a great end of your week & weekend ahead, everyone !