Three things that made me happy last week

Finally got my copy! :-)  ::  J'ai enfin reçu ma copie!

1. I finally received my copy of the book Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals! The first one got lost in the mail. I love it and can’t wait to try the “Creatures on wood” and the artist’s book projects.

1. J’ai finalement reçu ma copie du livre Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals! La première a été égarée quelque part entre la maison d’édition et mon bout de campagne. Je l’adore et j’ai très hâte d’essayer les projets “Créatures sur bois” et le livre d’artiste.

New batch of pebbles to paint :: Nouvelle cargaison de galets à peindre

2. My friend Marc brought back more pebbles from Gaspésie, a bowl full of experiments is awaiting! See a few examples here, here and there of what I have done with the first batch.
Of course, the forecats had to “inspect” it.

2. Mon ami Marc m’a rapporté de nouveaux galets de Gaspésie. J’aurai l’occasion de tester de nouvelles choses! Vous trouverez quelques exemples ici, ici et de ce que j’ai fait avec le premier lot.
Bien entendu, les chats contremaîtres ont ressenti le besoin d’inspecter le nouvel arrivage.

Birthday party :: Anniversaire

3. We celebrated my goofy sister’s birthday this weekend. Good friends, good food, good time!

3. Nous avons célébré l’anniversaire de ma rigolote de sœur. Bons amis, bonne bouffe, bon temps!

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And after three days in Montreal, I am back to our little quiet place in the countryside.

De retour dans notre tranquille coin de campagne après trois jours à Montréal…

I know what you did last week…

Belu, by Simon :: Belu, par Simon

Belu, by Simon (11)

Perry, by Simon :: Perry, par Simon

Perry the platypus, by Simon (11)

Belu, by Guillaume :: Belu par Guillaume

Belu, by Guillaume (8). Belu was THE favourite inspiration for the kids during the week.

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Flea market :: Marché aux puces

At the flea market

Flea market :: Marché aux puces

Asleep :: Endormi

Asleep…

The annual family reunion is over, after nine days under a beautiful and blazing sun. We ate, swam, went looking for mushrooms, drew, explored flea markets, etc.

Our place is suddenly very quiet and we are back to our usual routine!

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Flying hearts

Flying hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is an animation of flying hearts made in 2004. The music is from Éric Satie (Gnossienne No.1).

Nicolas and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I feel it is a good moment to reflect on what makes us happy.

Here is a part of my list…

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*Family and friends*

*Snow, lots of it*

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*Living here*

At home :: Chez nous

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*These little creatures*

Belu

*Gardening*

Cueillette du jour

Basilic, pavot et sandales.

*Drawing*

*Last but certainly not least: him…*

And cooking, eating, reading, swimming, listening to music… :-)

What makes you happy?