Last week I joined an exhibition to celebrate the opening of the new atelier called “Les Glaneuses”. It’s the creative workspace, based in Paris, of Julie Bourdais and Karen Fingerhut. For the openings expo, they invited 2 artists to show their work with them. It was a great experience, to show my work in a different country. And it was a pleasure to spend more time with my sweet friend Julie. And to get to know other sweet people.
Thanks for everyone who took the effort to come to the expo.
Unfortunately I only took pictures of the work of me and Julie. And I didn’t took pictures of the beautiful work of Valentine and Karen. But feel free to watch their websites to see their work.
I spent the last 5 days in Paris, my second home. I had a wonderful time walking around, going to my favorite places, drinking coffees, photomaton, …. . It was always sunny, blue sky.
On saturday I celebrated my 24th birthday in Paris, it was amazing. The sun was shining, I had dinner next to Canal St Martin with my love, made a walk, visited some nice shops, … .
It was also the opening of the expo ‘Les Glaneuses‘, which was really nice, and my sweet friend Julie gave me one of the most beautiful birthday presents (one of her drawings), …. . I got a delicious birthday cake with candles, and a french birthday song. It’s good to celebrate a birthday in one of your most favorite cities, with people who you love, a birthday to never forget.
A surprise scarf.
Also happy about the expo in Paris, where I will show a bit of my work, feel welcome to come !
Design September in Brussels was amazing. Stan Van Steendam and I made a little exhibition about the contrast between our work. Stan works with hard materials, rocks, minimalistic. And I work with a lot of colors, soft materials, chaotic. Our work is, in a way, very different of eachother. At the same time it matches really well.
I’m very pleased with the result of our 2-day-exhibition. And very happy to see all the people who took the effort to fight against the rain to visit our expo. Thanks everyone for comming !
This saturday some of the works in the pictures are exposed in Paris. Up here. Feel free to visit. I’ll be there saturday evening from 18h till …. .
My studio space, true the eyes of my sweet friend. I love the way he photographed my work space, my weaving-process and the little hidden corners of my atelier.
The surprise scarf is finished. Tomorrow I will take some more pictures of the scarf, and I’ll show them to you all soon. Now I’m setting up a new loom to weave a few samples for Design September.
I’m very happy to be a lot behind my weaving loom again. Makes me dream of big projects again. To be continued.
All pictures by Christophe Derivière.
Last weeks been very busy. Working full time in a nice shop, travelling between Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, starting a new weaving course, … . I enjoy living in a suitcase, but I also will be happy when my life will be a bit more calm. So I can take the time to answer all the letters who are waiting for a respond, can bake cookies, work further on my ideas, update my website, answering my e-mail, … . Seems like at the moment I don’t have time for these kind of things.
During my free days I’m working on the surprise scarf, he’s almost ready. Just 25 cm to go. When the scarf is finished, I will work day and night for DESIGN SEPTEMBER. The exposition is comming closer, and I still have a lot of work to do. Fingers crossed that I will finish everything in time … .
After Design September I’ll be back in my beloved Paris. For 2 reasons: to celebrate my birthday, and to join an exhibition for an opening of a nice atelier. I’ll keep you all posted about where and when you can have a look to my work, and the work of the sweetest Julie (and her friends). I look so forward to be back in Paris, and have a bit of relaxing time !
Yay, but for now, back to work.
I love to go to the photo-lab to pick up my printed pictures from my analog-plastic-camera. It are always nice surprises, and lovely memories who come back, while watching the pictures.
My daily life:
* Drinking coffee
* Bird hunting
* House sitting
* Beautiful plants
* Dinner parties