Friday, August 31, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You’re not doing the Earth any good, ya know…

No, you aren't...


Do you know that it requires a lot of energy to keep photos online? A lot of it since there are gazillions of gazillions of photos online… I do know this… and I don’t feel good about it when I think of it… I have two blogs, a flickr account and a FB account… and oh, yes a pinterest account … but I have no boards… I joined because I was curious and slightly annoyed to see my stuff there…

I am more than annoyed now… I see a lot of traffic on my blog… a lot more than before… and most of the traffic comes from pinterest… I see some people spending hours on my blog, downloading photos from my blog… do they leave any comment to say they paid you a visit??? No… they don’t … the door was open and they grabbed what they thought they might like or what they thought their followers might like…  I do not want to lock the door… my blog is there for sharing my art and in this case, my rants… it’s a place where I met a lot of interesting people… and some very dear to my heart…  so I don’t want to lock the door and if friends want to put my stuff on their boards… that’s fine.. they are friends… but you, people that I do not know…I don’t really feel comfortable about it…  would it be too much to ask you to leave a comment first like “hey I really like this stuff, are you okay if I pin it on my board and here is the link to it” … now that would be nice… you know…  but it takes time… people have no time … for that… it’s a race… who will be the first to have like a million photos pinned on their boards… what a milestone! And it also makes me think of those Japanese tourists… the ones who book a 5 days tour of Europe… and all the time they take photos… they see nothing… but they got photos to prove they were there… 

So, yes, you were on my blog… there are pictures on your boards to prove it…  you sometimes even pin the same one two or three times… hard to remember you’ve already pinned it when you have thousands of photos pinned all over your boards…

edit : I have no problem sharing what I do, it's a blog, it's public... my problem is sharing without my knowing...that bothers me...


One of the boards I saw my stuff on was called « things to do if I have time » …

Well if you were not on pinterest or FB or twitter, here are a few things you could do :

1.       Create something (no, not a board… a real thing)

2.       Write an e-mail to a friend

3.       Call a friend

4.       Go for a drink with a friend

5.       Work out

6.       Watch a documentary

7.       Walk the dog (if you have one)

8.       Feed the cat (if you have one)

9.       Write a post (if you have a blog)

10.   Write a comment on someone’s blog

11.   Read a book

12.   Bake something

13.   Take a walk

14.   Take a nap

15.   Draw something

16.   Wash the dishes

17.    Clean the house

18.   De-clutter your closet

19.   De-clutter the computer

20.   Go see an exhibition

21.   Stop reading this silly list and do something that doesn’t involve a computer! ;)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, Lancashire

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012


 leather, buffalo teeth, antique chinese coin, Victorian clay pipe pieces, found bone (cow rib?), bone beads, steel, needle felted raw wool.
resin, copper

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

african wolf

made it for my cousin a few months ago... bone, ostrich egg shell, African glass beads, wolf tooth...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Black Fossils

sterling silver hooks, my high fired ceramic fossils, cowrie, bone, ostrich egg shell...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hearts and crosses

For the pendants on  the last two pictures, I used a stamp I made from an old tombstone (from the 16th century) situated in my village.

I think I have a thing for the color RED... maybe even a slight addiction...

///more about this COLOR...

in Blackpool

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012


 Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, Lancashire

Today's find... it's life size plaster with a bronze patina...

mug shot


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

scroll holder

inspired by the beautiful leather amulets from Ethiopia... more to come... lots of ways to use them... could put some fibers inside it instead of a piece of papyrus...  it's fresh from the kiln... ;)

note: the new header owes a lot to Gayle... she gave me the beautiful bat slide... :)

no title...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012