Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fresh from France


I adore Flickr! It's a wonderful tool for those who have an interest in photography or artwork of any kind. I've "met" so many talented artists through this site. One of my newest contacts is Marie Guiderdoni of Paris, France. I had never seen her work until just a couple of days ago and I'm very impressed. Marie has been working with clay for only about three years but I can see that she has already developed a style and voice all her own. She's chosen to concentrate on color exploration and the use of metals and other media in conjunction with polymer clay.


Her work with rubber tubing is innovative and very nicely done. She also incorporates copper spheres into many of her pieces and oxidizes the copper with a blow-torch.

Her rings are a wonderful representation of her skill in combining different metals with the clay. I love the rich color and texture she's achieved with these. Her website is packed with wonderful images of her work and there's lots available on Flickr, as well.

On a completely different note, I decided it was time for a change and got about 7 inches cut off my hair last week. And, after years of begging from my youngest son, I caved in and allowed him to get a mohawk. His style is all about being different and I never thought I'd say this about a mohawk but, he looks really cute! Personally, I'm not feeling all that cute but, I love having short hair. So, in the spirit of change, I decided to add a translator to my blog and also clickable links to different subjects I've blogged about in the past. I'm not sure if this is the best translator available so I hope my tech-savvy readers will let me know if there's anything better out there. If all the labels are distracting or if you find them useful, I'd like to know that, too.

9 comments:

Kathi said...

wow, her stuff is amazing! I am off to peruse her site...but had to get a drool bag first *g*

it is liberating to get a ton of hair off. I did that last year, they took off about 7 inches and it weighed in at 1.5 pounds. Enjoy the new hair freedom.

Kim Cavender said...

Kathi, Marie is definitely a talented and innovative lady. I'm so glad you like her work, too.

You would think my pants would feel a tiny bit looser after shedding all that weight, but I don't think it helped!

marie said...

Thank you so much, Kim, I'm very impressed when I see this post on your blog! I'm such a little one!
Merci merci! And forgive me my bad English, I will try to improve it with flickr and other blogs and websites...

Bonne journée à vous.

Kim Cavender said...

Marie, You are charming AND talented!

franswazz said...

Kim,
Thank you for your compliments about my sister's work! She is very talented and it's only the beginning...we can't wait to see the amazing developments as she continues to push forward.
By the way, I love the little business cards box! It seems to me that once opened it would reveal dozens of precious stones....like emeralds, amethysts, etc.Just a thought:-)

Linda said...

Great stuff from this artist, I've got her bookmarked for inspiration...thanks for sharing.

Uh...do we get a new picture posted on your blog with your new "do"????

JuLee said...

Thank you so much for directing us to Marie's pictures. She is amazing and only been doing it for 3years? WOW. I love the way she puts it all together to make the finished pieces - very inspirational. AND a talented photographer to boot... ~JuLee

Kim Cavender said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying Marie's work as much as I have. Thank you for writing Franwazz - your art is also very beautiful!

No picture of moi!!! HaHa!

bijouxandbanter said...

Magnifique - quels beaux bijoux!