Yes, it's this weekend! The annual Christmas Craft Market that I organise every year is taking place in Andilly (95)...20 crafters are getting together to expose their hand-made goods, and I will be putting up my new paintings on show, that I have been working on (post Lilla Roger's e-course)!
With loads of creative workshops for kids and adults, come along and say hello...Complexe Polyvalent, 73, route de la Croix Blanche, 95580 Andilly
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Sunday, 3 November 2013
So as I already told you, a few weeks back I started the Lilla Rogers Make Art ThatSells e-course, and the time has run away with me. I promised to share on here some of the work produced, and here is the first in a series of posts to come. This past week: Create a piece of abstract wall art that you would like to offer as a gift to a friend or that you would hang on your own wall… I knew I was going to love this class project! I have always liked to just look at a blank page and then try to place images and colours, but I’ve always done it small scale and have always worked very tightly, hardly ever finished to a point at which I was satisfied, and always only ever done this to keep at home, hidden from view!This week I decided to work on a large canvas in order to free myself up from the small paintbrush syndrome. So I did one canvas, hated it, and began to wonder just why I had thought that I could do this, not really having ever seen myself as a painter, and finally, I started over on another…my colours were purple and pink and any neutrals that I wished.
At some point, something happened - my work became freer, I got happy, started singing whilst working, drank copious amounts of coffee, and then I started to see my work in layers, working on the whole space each time. First, I worked on the background; adding cut-out leaf shapes in white and deep pink tissue paper. Then I painted floral splodges in all shades of pink, peach, coral; got out the nail polish to add details in the hearts of the flowers that were emerging…then I wanted something harder, more graphic, and more dramatic in size, proportion and colour to lift the whole thing. My black and white striped Ikea rug in my lounge inspired a more graphic feel to my huge black and white sunflowers! What better way to ensure that the finished picture could sit on my own wall than by coordinating it with my rug! Big purple paint circles came on top and then, and only then, when my ‘freeness’ had passed its peak, did I allow myself to get out my white pen to go into doodling detail on top…the lettering came easy for me as ‘Blossom’ was my grandfather’s nickname for me as a child…rather lovely that I can use it again now, when I have decided to turn around my career, and go back to doing what I loved most as a child…and flowers are my absolute favorite thing to draw! They’ll be more of these to come I think…maybe a series of floral mood paintings…watch this space…
Posted by claire picard at 16:08
Friday, 4 October 2013
Been having a very long break recently...trying to find a bit of "next step" direction - so I am about to embark on the Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells e-course! Classes start on monday and I am very excited! I'll be posting here from time to time some of my artwork...helpful comments are all welcome!
|Lilla Rogers e-course|
Posted by claire picard at 10:06
Thursday, 25 April 2013
I'll be in Rouen this weekend along with Jeanette Cloum and Là-Bas dans l'Herbe - loads to see and a few creative workshops for kids too...for more info, click here!
Posted by claire picard at 12:59
Monday, 15 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Tomorrow night, Créapam is hosting a private sale in Andilly (95), exhibiting her jewellery line, and I will be exhibiting too....loads of new products to see, so bring your friends (please contact Créapam via e-mail for the address).
Posted by claire picard at 12:18
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Next up on the agenda is the Crafters Market in Noisy-le-Sec, on saturday 6th april 2013. Ten designers will be exhibiting from the Association Au Comptoir des Créateurs, and offering creative workshops for all...
and here are more details concerning the workshop that I will be hosting:
Acessorise Your Wardrobe!
Learn to create fabric yoyo flowers in vintage fabrics to customise your clothes...brooch or hair clip creation too! From 8 years up
Posted by claire picard at 12:28