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Added on by suana verelst.

in a small village surrounded by blue mountains, somewhere in the laurentians, on sunday, june 27th 2010 as the sun was slowly going down at around 7 pm, an arduous birth was over. k was born !

i am relieved.

this opens the way to the many other projects that are pressing. i will keep you posted.



Added on by suana verelst.

in the last week, the snow completely melted, the first geese settled in the meadows, a mosquito tried out my blood, a family of wild turkeys with young on a walk and temperatures hovered around 27c [!] ... all that beginning april in quebec !
what a luxury to be able to eat under the trees at easter and soak up some long-awaited sun rays ... heaven!
the bird I've been working on also went through a colorful metamorphosis... painting and experimenting with fabrics...


Added on by suana verelst.

a few years ago we visited the naturkundemuseum in berlin where i took numerous photographs of animals, fossils, plants, minerals and curiosities. one of the images i found again a few days ago, is a red bird. closely examined, one can see all the blood vessels that make up the actual shape of the bird. the reason i post this image here, is that i am trying to figure out how i can balance the bird i am working on, make it stand and really balance itself on these comparatively skinny legs. i guess the question is finding a central weight that doesn't make the bird topple over...
with a lot of patience, concentration and some frustration i hope to find its center of gravity...


Added on by suana verelst.

this week has been a hectic one. but as little time as i have,

i try to work late evenings on creative projects and with some
luck, i hope to show real progress by the end of march.

-at least show character in the bird and not just his
mummified self
-and finish the first double page of the children's book
project 'les enfants disparus' [which is well under way...]

have a good weekend and enjoy the first balmy spring signs...
[at least here in montreal] ;D xo


Added on by suana verelst.

i found these wonderful old stories from my childhood and a book about old children's book covers. it's amazing how much stuff one accumulates and so little of it really is ever looked at. is it a question of organization ? or is it a lack of time and a sense of peace ? i am not quite sure. for the next little while i'll be facing all my stuff, hopefully it all will find a neat place within a box. i've only started this process and haven't even looked at the heaps of clothes, fabrics, bits and pieces and stuff[!] that is safely hidden behind those doors...

apart from packing, i am still working on the commissioned bird, but nothing of note to mention as of yet. i hope to post some of my progress next week and then there is the collaboration of a new book "les enfants disparus" with catherine latteux, sketches are ready, paper size and layout too.... now it's a question of time and focus... wish you a wonderful weekend! ;D suana


Added on by suana verelst.

a first step towards a concrete skeleton. the project will change from black and white to colorful. so here is some documentation of the process on a sunny saturday morning. i am also inspired by christine clemmesen.