The poet knows how to play on a harp without string and after he knows how to answer to those who claim they didn't heard the music.

Lao Tseu

To complete my website which is in French, I've decided to create a blog in English.

In fact, it will rather be a Gallery, as I am a better stitcher than writer ...
All my artwork from 1999 to 2007 can be found in the Archives : November 2007

I'll add regularly some views and close-up of my new pieces.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year !

Peace, Joy, Love and Creativity are my wishes for all men and women of good will.

BJP 2008 - December page

Finished just in time !!

The close-up

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Thursday, November 20, 2008

BJP 2008 - November

I've used some needlepoint for the middle : wool thread and seed beads.
Corners in silk thread, cotton thread and seed beads.

The close-up

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SAQA Auction : One foot square

Here is the square I've made for this auction.

To know the dates and see the pieces, go to this page :

Thank you for supporting textile artists.

I've been tagged ...

I've been tagged by Sylvie.

Here are the rules of the game :

  • 1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
  • 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  • 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
  • 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
7 things about me :

  • I love black cats
  • I love tea
  • I hate the telephone
  • I love playing MMORPG games
  • I don't love people who ask "Which thread did you use to make that ?"
  • I don't like to wake up early
  • I don't like talkative people
Here are the happy tagged :

Sunday, October 19, 2008

BJP08 - October page

The close-up

Friday, September 26, 2008

Daily Window - Beaded bag

In fact my "Millefiori" beaded piece was created for a bag, you can see it in the Designers Gallery here
and read the some words about it here (September 24) :

Thank you, Ronda, it was a pleasure to participate.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BJP 08 - September page

Stiching : detached chain stitch, fly stitch, cross stitch, couching in wool, silk and cotton threads.
Beads E and # 8, 11 and 15 (charlotte)

A lot of fun to do :-)

The close-up :

Sunday, August 31, 2008

BJP2008 - Ready to go

I've got the idea for the final piece using the twelve squares, found and/or dyed the fabrics and threads, collected the beads and bought some more (I always need more colors, sizes, you know what I mean... LOL) and prepared the 12 backgrounds (boring task).

The background is a simple off white square 4" x 4", stitched on a turquoise 6" x 6" fabric (3 different tones of hand dyed turquoise)
The little square, which is my BJP page, will be embellished with various stitches and beads.

NOW begins the pleasure !

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New beaded piece

Here is a piece I've just finished
Size :7"3/4 x 5" 1/4
I've named it : Millefiori

The close-up

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sooooooooooo funny

Just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens :
It made me laugh to tears !

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shimmering Gardens - Midnight

The last panel with the 4 "blue" pages of the 2007 BJP : Midnight

Shimmering Gardens - Sunset

Here is the second panel of this tryptich : Sunset
Made with the 4 "pink" pages of the 2007 BJP

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good surprise !

Surfing this morning , I have had the good surprise to discover a very nice article on my beadwork on the Craftgossip Blog Network : read it by clicking HERE
Thousand of interesting informations about all sorts of crafts can be found on this blog.
Thank you, Denise.

Morzine : My exhibit

My exhibit was settled in the beautiful "Salle des expositions" between the church and the town-hall.

Thank you to all the visitors who came, I have had great pleasure to meet them.

Below some pictures of the pieces I presented.

Back from Morzine

First of all, a big "Thank you" to Caty Richard and all her staff for the organization of the first edition of "L'art du Quilt" in Morzine and their warm welcome .

We had a room in the nice hotel "Le petit cheval blanc" (The little white horse) and here is what we see from the balcony .

Beautiful, isn't it ?

One of the best restaurant of the town "La Chamade" offered to the artists 4 wonderful meals : surprising and delicious tastes. I remember with emotion the chips made with red beet-root ...

For the dessert, judge by yourself !!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Departure to Morzine

Tomorrow morning : departure to Morzine
where I'll exhibit from July 2 to July 6 as "invited artist" (salle de l'ancienne Poste) in l'Art du Quilt.

I bring 37 large pieces (the small ones are still in the USA) of creative embroidery : Pomp and Circumstance, Vert Attitude, Florae Solis, Jungle Fever, Tangerine Stitches, Alien Armor, etc ...
and Shimmering Gardens - Sunset (the pink panel of 4 BJP pages) finished yesterday in a hurry.

I'll put some pictures of the exhibit when I come back home.

I hope the weather will be fine as the country is wonderful and, with my husband, we plan to walk a lot in nature for resourcing our minds.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

BJP - May 2008

Here is the last page of this wonderful adventure.
May, in blue with lots of flowers.

The close-up

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reinventing color : the MOMA color chart

This morning, I discovered a very interesting site about color :
The MOMA color chart HERE

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bead Journal Project - April page

I'm a little behind ...
My April page is in pink with a large cabochon and blue flowers.

The close-up

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A meme

I've been tagged by Pam Truog and Helène Henderson

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
In 1998 I was working, in Avignon ( France) with 2 architects as secretary-book-keeper and many other things , in fact all what was not pure architectural drawing ...
I lived alone with my daughter who was 17 y.o. in a charming little town named Villeneuve lez Avignon.

2. 5 things on today's to-do list :
- Emptying my suitcase (I came back home yesterday from my trip to the USA)
- Answering the numerous e-mails which came when I was abroad
- Up-date my blog
- Set the washing-machine going
- Read the last SAQA magazine

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Black Chocolate
Cold chicken
Smoked salmon with fresh cream and blinis

4. Things I'd do if I were a billionnaire !
- Buy a beautiful flat with a large room for my studio
- Travel to assist to musical festivals like : Salzbourg
- Buy some pieces of textile artists I love
- Travel in Italy

5 . Places I have lived :
- Avignon (France)
- Tananarive (Madagascar)
- Saint-Cloud (France)
- Sanary sur Mer (France)
- Paris (France)
- Montauban (France)

6. Peeps I want to know more about :
- Bead Babe
- Morwyn Dow

If you've been tagged copy and paste the questions and post the answers in your own blog.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I love beading

Even if I'm a stitcher, I love beading !
Beads fascinate me.
You can find beads in almost all my pieces, they add light, glitter and colour.

I discovered heavy beading, years ago, with a book written by Robin Atkins and you'll not be surprised if I tell you that, after the 2007 BJP, I've joined the 2008 one !

To learn more about this great project/journey/adventure, follow this LINK
and come play with us :-)

Shimmering Gardens - Midday

The green serie of the 2007 BJP is finished and here is the first panel of what will be a triptych with the blue and the pink series.

It will appear in my exhibition in Larchmont in June (see below)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Exhibition in Larchmont

I'll exhibit in duo with Valerie de Gaulmyn, who is a mixed media artist, at the Oresman Gallery (Larchmont Public Library) from June 3rd to June 30th.
121 Larchmont avenue - Larchmont - NY 10538

Larchmont Public Library hours :
Monday & Thursday : 9.00 am - 9.00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday : 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Friday and Saturday : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

I'll present about 38 pieces of contemporary embroidery.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fractal of the day

Here is my first fractal all made by hand following the tutorial HERE
and using another gradient.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I've always been fascinated by fractals and I've just discovered a wonderful tool which generates fractals : Apophysis
This little program is free and can be downloaded here

Combining Apophysis with PSPX2 allows to create designs which could be further translated in embroidery.

Here is my first try.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

BJP - March page

Spring is here or it could be ...
So, this month is in green

The close-up

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another cuff bracelet

This one is made with 4 large amber cabochons, lampwork beads, swarovski crystals, mother of pearls beads and seed beads


and bottom

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sentence of the day

Louise Bogan (1897-1970) said :

I cannot believe that the incrustable universe turns on an axis of suffering ; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy !

Read her poems here

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bead journal project : February page

This month in pink and gold with a large glass cabochon.

The close-up

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bead journal project : January page

This month in blue with a large glass cabochon, crystal seed beads and bugles and gold E beads.
2 paisleys in light blue E-beads with filling in fly stitch crystal seed beads
Background in black french knots.

The close-up :