Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Nests and other stuff

Rose in October. Yay

Shoes with feathers on a pair of shoes. These were in an exhibition of famous pairs of shoes created by Roger Vivie. The exhibition was amazing. I am always amazed at how nature influences, art and design.

Lunch by the Eiffel Tower. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pop Machine Nest

I made a great nest today. I just love it. It is made from the tubes for a fountain pop machine. I am so excited about the colours.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

creating nests

I am creating like crazy, a large nest made from clothes hangers that the Disney costumes hang on, a nest from old snow fencing, computer wires and plastic straps.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Nest with Clothes Hangers and Wire Form

A fantastic object came into my hands, it is a round, kind of nest like and strong. So.... I am securing hangers to it using mostly tension. The hangers are from the Disney character costumes that are drycleaned. I am on the hunt for more of these as apparently there are many.  I have more hangers that can be imagined and will add to this structure tomorrow when I am in my studio. This nest is a goal for completion tomorrow. Day 3 in the studio at Disneyland Paris.

A Pot of Honey and Groceries

Two images. None about nests, although the nests went very well today and I met a lot of great new people. It is so fantastic to work in a space with such greenery and to be surrounded by natural things while I create. They moved some palm trees into my space today so that they would survive the winter.

The first is a little pot of honey made by the bees I worked with this summer. I helped for a while to put the honey in the pots, not a simple task, a sticky on though. The honey will be given to guests at the hotels.  So fun to watch and entire process or cycle of the creation of honey. 


This is my grocery basket. Yes the necessary things in life. No matter that I am in beautiful Paris, I have to buy food. The life lesson here is that, it is just living no matter where you are, so love what you do and love the people around you.  The rest is just filler.  As Shakespeare said "There is nothing either good or bad, thinking makes it so".

Monday, October 7, 2013

Paris Residency Day 1

I have arrived safely in Paris. I have my car and am anxious to use the pool I have access to. Today is my first real studio day.

Word View by Cathryn Miller

I had the pleasure of helping Cathryn Miller install her exhibition "Word View". Here are some images of the exquisitely altered books.