September 30, 2009
If this is not too indiscreet, I have a little question for you: why do you blog? I'm just curious to know what motivates you, what you like about it...
I started to blog on Myspace. I joined a few years ago and found some great artists there and met very interesting people, to say the least. Much like here, my blog was mostly about my wanderings.
Then I open an online store and thought I should broaden my audience and started this blog. Ha! It didn't bring one more client. I mostly sell my stuff to close friends. My store is actually more of a place for them to take a look at what I do. Actually, I've been working so much the last months that I wasn't able to paint or draw much. Some of you guys can juggle work, family and art but I can't (and I don't even have children!) Hats of to you!
Where was I? Okay, so I continue blogging cause I think I'm kind of addicted to it now. I met great people and find such great inspiration in blogland. Sometimes I get tired of it, or I don't have much to say or to show, so I take a little break, then come back.
So I am wondering, why do you blog?
And if you are interested, my last Myspace blog was about my thoughts on online networking. I haven't change my mind on this subject...
Have a fun day!
September 29, 2009
September 28, 2009
We went for a walk at Mont Saint-Bruno Park, just a few minutes out of Montreal. It was such a beautiful day! I think I went a bit overboard with the water lilies photos...
Sophie Blackall draws from messages found on missed connections websites. This one made me smile big time!
September 27, 2009
September 26, 2009
Random shots from around the house...
I was tumbling through the gorgeous Oh sweet woods and was stunned to see one of my photos there. Made me smile. I also like Parergon's (Camilla) pop life plus, another cool tumblr.
Have a happy Saturday!
September 25, 2009
This is my very down to earth interpretation of the week word CARPE DIEM - seize the day - cueille le jour présent. I think this period of fall has to be seized. Just like those spring days when everything is in bloom give place to summer so quickly. Every day, every moment has to be seized, but some have to be seized more intensely.
Thank you Line for picking this week word, for reminding me to cueillir le jour présent.
And thank you everyone for your visits and kind comments. I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Cape diem!
September 24, 2009
September 23, 2009
September 22, 2009
Some time ago I had a wrap party with the visual team of a museum project I worked on. It was more of a very nice dinner than a party. The exhibition designer invited us to her lovely house by Saint-Laurent river. It was nice t see the team in a nonworking context.
Speaking of work, yesterday I finish another big project and I'm bursting with joy. As a freelancer, you have to be versatile. This project was pretty different from what I actually do and brought me back to what I used to do in a former life. All summer, for the second summer in a row, I did research for a kids tv program about urban animals. I'm always excited when I start a new project and this one was no different. The research subjects were fascinating. But when a project comes to an end, and particularly this one, I usually can't wait do be done with it. Especially when it ends a whole month later than scheduled!
I'm now back to my usual freelance graphic design projects with my regular clients. Plus, I've been offered a part time job as production manager for one of them, the one who hired me on the museum project mentioned up here. I think this is going to be a fun challenge. I'm looking forward to it.
Crazy detailed work by Adam Beane - found via Accidental mysteries.
September 21, 2009
This is the Manassas National Battlefield Park where two Civil War battles took place. I like the simplicity of prairies. So this was my last post from Virginia. Back to our regular program some time this week.
Wonderful work by Agantha Dyck - via Share Some Candy.
Wishing you a happy week!
September 20, 2009
We've not only been "just outside of Washington D.C.", we've been in it too. Just a short trip. It is such a beautiful city! Have to go back! Tomorrow will be my last post from Virginia. Then I'll leave you alone with VA for a few weeks, until I go back :)
Now, I completely forgot to ask one of you to choose the next week word. But I am now. I choose a fellow Québécoise whom I've just met through our blogs. Line, would you choose the next week word s'il-te-plait?
September 19, 2009
While in Virginia, we visited Great Falls Park. I fell in love with the place. Again, situated just a few minutes from Washington D.C., this park brings you in another world full of water, rocks, crazy kayakers, shells, insects, vultures, trees and fantastic textures.
Please go visit aime's interpretation of FRAGMENT. She decided to participate at the last minute. Well it is worth the detour!
Gogeous, gorgeous blog here - found through Cafe Cartolina