AN ART PLAY DATE WITH ALWEN

When Alwen from Belle Brocante invites you for an art play date…you drop everything and shout YES!!!! and then you hyperventilate from sheer glee.

She is my  collage  guru and I have learned so many great tricks and techniques from her over the years…..And, she also is a lovely, generous, fun person….. And, her creativity is awe inspiring.

I packed up some supplies and headed down island to Victoria to Alwen’s house.

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Her house is like Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. It takes a while to drink it all in.

I drooled over her new acquisitions from her latest Brocante treasure hunting trip to France. She will be selling many of her fabulous finds on her etsy shop.: Oscar Naylor

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We had a great time catching up and creating together.  I started work on a couple of new assemblage boxes while Alwen worked on painting some antique Natural History Illustrations with water colours.

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Charlie her adorable cat made sure he got his fair share of our attention.

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Thank you Alwen for a great day!

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16 thoughts on “AN ART PLAY DATE WITH ALWEN

  1. It’s great when you get to plug into some great inspiration, from what I see you are moving in great direction, I too am moving I have a show coming up this Friday I’m so excited, I have such a low threshold for excitement it doesn’t take much to get me going, I always look forward to seeing your work it’s always so inspiring,
    Sheldon

  2. I’m gaga over all those beautiful old storage cabinets too. What a fun date! Don’t you wish you could go snoop around France too, I would fall on the floor with happiness if I could. I also like all the black wall shadow box’s for display. Eclectic eye candy all around. No wonder you’re pals xo

    • Yes, no upcycling for Alwen, she goes for the real McCoy…she bought some of the cabinets in Portland and even had one shipped from France. I just do not have the budget for that…but I am happy for her and get to go play a couple of times a year. She has motivated me to stop arranging my studio and start using it…hahaha. But seriously that woman has an amazing eye for design and display. Her entire home is a huge art installation. Even her silverware. Swoon.

  3. The swan postcard and the collaged box just grabbed me!! (The photo is now my desktop picture screen.) I am very envious over that swan. I love Google image search. In a matter of seconds, I was able to learn what it’s about (antique board game). Tres rare. Definitely envious!:)

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