Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mailing animals

I'm participating to another mail art exchange organised by Sylvie Bargain at Carnets de... vie.

The chosen theme is "Animalerie", which I interpreted as meaning animals in general.

I chose to work with the fox. For one thing because I found a cute stamp with a fox on it and for another because of the Luxembourgish literary figure of de Renert, who is a fox.

It was a bit of a last minute work, though I hope it is not too obvious.

I folded my fox head to turn it into an envelope. This is what it looks like closed.


My fox is far from domesticated and likes to gobble up chicks in the nearby farms. But fear not! You can save them by opening and unfolding the envelope.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Easter impressions

To me, Easter celebrations mean family gatherings complete with eating lots of food for afternoons on end.

It is also an occasion to look around and see the little things that brighten up the house, like these flowers my mother had at home and whose colour just screams Easter to me.

Easter flowers
Yellows, oranges, light greens ; friendly colours.

It is the time when my brother and I got spoiled with a cute chocolate bunny. Getting spoiled like this by your mother never gets old.

Chocolate bunny
It was almost a pity to eat it. Almost.

Like most years, Easter is also the occasion to see parts of the family again. This year was no different, as I was invited for long lunches at at by mother's cousin on Sunday and by one of my cousins on Monday (Easter Monday is also a free day here, lucky us).

The biggest surpise is always to see how much the children have changed since the last time I saw them.

I have a 5-year old cousin, one of the sweetest little boys you could meet. This portrait isn't really flattering nor is it accurate, but it was the best I could do with a subject that has a portrait thwarting super sense or something like that.

How else can you explain that this fidgety boy would decide to scratch his nose, rub his eyes, bite his lip at the exact times when I got to those parts of the portrait?

Signed by the spoilsport himself.