Friday, 31 January 2014

Les fauves at Kanata Montessori School

Could not wait to show you the wonderful artwork from my grades 4, 5 and 6 at Kanata Montessori! They really worked hard at it!

Les fauves inspirés par le fauvisme. (France: CM1, CM2 et 6ième)

"Fauves" inspired by Fauvism art movement 

The patterns on the border were painted in ink and acrylic. Some of the students used also tissue paper with animal prints.

La bordure est peinte avec de l'encre de Chine et de l'acrylique

Project inspired by Phyl's fabulous blog!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


I will be taking a break from blogging until the beginning of February. See you in February!

En pause jusqu'au début de février

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Butterfly prototype

Preparing a project for my students at Kanata Montessori School.
Je prépare un projet sur les insectes pour mes élèves à Montessori Kanata.

Idea/Idée from/de Marie Claire Idées magazine

Thursday, 9 January 2014

New EP release by ...

...Nicolas Stackhouse, my youngest son. Today is his birthday (17) and he released his first EP on
It's free to download or you can name your price.

"I'm thrilled to finally release my first ever EP! In this EP, I wanted to express how music affects me. Music is a passion, a way of expression and an escape. It is something that makes you feel alive and at peace. I had a lot of fun composing and creating this EP. Everything you hear is made by me. I composed all the melodies and chord progressions. In addition, I created all the synths, basses and leads. I don't like using presets or loops because it isn't composed by me. I find it important to create your own sounds to truly show yourself as a composer/musician. This way you can truly express your very own sound." (Nicolas Stackhouse)

Nicolas Stackhouse's Facebook

The album cover is a joint effort between Ben Senior, a grade 11 student photographer at his high school and his friend Tim Guitard from Timcroftproductions for the graphic design.

Ben Senior

Tim Guitard, Timcroft productions

Lancement du 1er EP (album court) de Nicolas Stackhouse, mon fils de 17 ans.
Pour l'écouter c'est ICI

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Working on... birds for my shop. My Etsy shop will re-open in February.

 Mes petits oiseaux seront prêts lorsque mon magasin Etsy en ligne  re-ouvre "ses portes" en février

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Taking the time to...

Today I continued to work on my Alabama Chanin skirt, the one I was supposed to finish for this past Christmas...I started it more than a year ago.

I stencilled the fabric with a stencil I cut myself from a downloaded picture from this site
The skirt is all embroidered and sewn by hand. If you enjoy beautiful hand sewn and embroidered work, have a look at the 3 Alabama Chanin books.The instructions are well written and the pictures are amazing.
I bought them from Amazon few years ago. I use book #1 for the skirt pattern and book # 3 for the embroidery techniques. 

Aujour'dhui, j'ai continué à  broder ma jupe "Alabama Chanin", commencée il ya plus d'un an...
Le patron de la jupe vient du livre #1 et pour les techniques de broderie du livre #3