Sunday, December 22, 2013

Artwalk Nights Medley at CUCULAPRALINE-FRENCHIC's from May to December 2013

Here is a Medley of our funky Artwalk Nights 
at Cuculapraline-Frenchic's, Los Angeles, from May to December 2013.

With or without customers, the Music happened by a quirky way, but we had a lot of fun and met wonderful people!

You will find Cuculapraline-Frenchic here:

You will find David Strother's Music here:

You will find Ron Kane's newest blog about his favorite Music records & CDs here:

You will find Herb West's Photography here:

You could hear Music by Dan-O at

Thank you to all the people who contributed to make of these nights wonderful moments! I hope there will be many others.

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I precise that I am not a professional movie maker, just a lover of all the Arts, and I like to mix them all.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


I've had the great honor to be featured 
in the Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine, 
I hope you will like it!

My little Birds have been very appreciated...

And here, you will find the information:

If you want to learn how to make them, I will be very happy to teach my litttle Birds to you.
Think of keeping the cardboard rolls or your toilet paper! Recycling, recycling, recycling!

You can find the magazine here:



Monday, July 8, 2013

I LOVE NOTEBOOKS and my Customers too!

I always had such a passion for Notebooks, that I manage to spread my disease on my customers! This one above is my last creation for an Etsy custom order. I even manage to reach people far away!

Not that I use so many Notebooks, most of my thoughts are in my mind, or on my computer, but the idea of what they are about to receive is kind of fascinating to me.
It is possible to find fabulous ones in India, or Tibet or Nepal, I especially love those which have a leather jacket. But I can't resist gluing papers and fabrics as much as I can on the less attractive ones. 

A few months ago, I had my "Marie-Antoinette Mania" and that is how this poor Queen appeared on several ones:

with her multicolored 
fabrics surrounding 


in the darkness 
of her History, 
smelling the rose,
even not guessing 
what was going
to happen to her

Sepia drawing 
for Marie-Antoinette
on a more neutral 
and nude background, 
the stenciled Fleurs de 
Lys are there to remind 
the Royalty...


       A sarcastic Decor for Marie-Antoinette here, 
the flower on the top left reminds us the "Cocarde" 
which was the symbol of the French Revolution, 
and the stripes are close to the ones worn by the 
people then, but still, we can see a Fleur de Lys 
stamped on each corner of the Notebook....

Here, Marie-Antoinette is kind 
of extravagant with a red dress 
in her flowery crazy decor!
We can admire the beauty 
of the chair, the throne 
I should say, behind her... 

This one makes me smile because the paper on the background comes from Cost Plus, but we can see the blue and the red which remind the French flag, after the Revolution. The fabric on the left, is a vintage one which could have existed at that period...


These Notebooks are one-of-a-kind, most of them have already been sold, I still have two remaining on my Etsy boutique, and in my "physical" shop, or I can customize one for you. 
The Notebook themselves come from France and have the typical French lines inside. I still have many big sizes to customize and only one small left, ready to be transformed.

I never make twice the same work, that is very difficult to me, and I think it is a good news, because each person will have a unique one.
Now, I will let Marie-Antoinette rest in peace, and I will explore soon new topics, as I did with this Compass on the first one.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hand-Painting, Handmaking and Customizing on Canvases, Ceilings, and Folding-Screens

The thing I like the most: customizing, painting, creating unique things that you will find nowhere else.
These burlap Wall-Hangings / Rugs have been the chore of my work when I still was in Paris. I was working on demand, or not. Actually working on burlap is difficult and enjoyable in the same time, because this is such a porous material that it needs tons and tons of primer and paints, but when the patterns start appearing like you wish them to be, it is a true pleasure to admire the final result.
A pleasure also to apply these layers of paint, transforming little by little your surface.
To use them as rugs, it is better to line them, otherwise, they can be used as a wonderful wall decor which gives to your home a castle look or an improvised beach as this one inspired by the Ocean world.
The one below is the first one I made. It has been damaged in the trip between Paris and Los Angeles, but I kept it because I am fascinated by all these nuances of yellow/orange. It is also the first time that I used gold powders in my stencils.
 The patterns here are mostly inspired by the Renaissance period.
Painting on burlap canvases, quickly became not enough and the nature started growing on my walls!
I am not sure that the ivy would be so beautiful without the antique moldings. It is however easy to re-create the look, there are so many fake and light moldings available at Home Depot for example, once painted, we can't even guess they don't come from France.
I had a cramp in the arms during several days, after finishing this ceiling, but it deserved the effort!
In my most elaborate and long lasting works, I would include the folding-screens painted according to the "Trompe-l'Oeil" technique, which consists of making you believe that something is there when it is not.

 This folding-screen has been the most difficult and the most fascinating one to make, teaching me the essential of the Heraldic knowledge. I included in it the Sinclair blazon (white and black) as a reminder of my love for the English TV show "The Persuaders" where Roger Moore was personifying Lord Brett Sinclair. This is actually the real Sinclair family blazon. At least, it proves that we can have some fun, learn and create in the same time!

All that to say, I can recreate for you a look on demand. It doesn't need to be so big, it can start on small surfaces, or even on bags or scarves!
I can't wait to go back to my brushes again!:-)