Some pictures from a trip to Paris I made in March. It was my third time there, and I finally seemed to 'get' the city.
Top places I've visited: Maison Deyrolle - Atelier Beau Travail - Aux Deux Amis.
With Humanoid's and Sessùn's Autumn-Winter collections in mind, I made these (not so wintery) try-outs for what a fashion drawing could be. I still like them very much for their spontaneity.
I think I should dig up my watercolours and pens again and try some more...
The Sjacherbeurs I told you about in the previous post is quite a particular universe. I can't imagine spending every weekend in this grey, chilly parking lot - turned - flea market, although many of the regular vendors must do so.
But this weekend, even with the sunniest weather outside, I was ready to make an exception. Because Scheld'apen, Antwerp's most daring cultural phenomenon, conquered a stretch of square meters and let me, among others, set up my stuff across the ceramic dog collections, dirty videos and fake flowerpots.
It was not the busiest market (thank you to everyone who came though!), but it sure was the most interesting one I've taken part in. Not in the least because I found some of my long-time cravings side to side, which forced me to spend nearly all the money I'd earned...
This is my catch: a plant, a book by Mari Kanstad Johnsen x Extrapool, The Plant magazine + bag, a tiny golden scissors-shaped brooch (it cuts for real!), a Hui Hui piece of fabric + collection books (I behaved like a real groupie there...), and then some swaps and gifts - a card by Ward Zwart, a Harmonie poster, and a Scheld'apen bag.
On the 4th and 5th of May, I will be filling a stall with zines and other artifacts made by myself (leftover ceramic necklaces from the Sovperiod exhibit!), Huis Haas and others at the Sjacherbeurs in Antwerp.
I will be in the highly estimated presence of other makers, shapers and collectives such as Otark, Atelier Solarshop, Extrapool, Studio Fluit and many more. You can even get a haircut, a make-over and a good bite too.
For a longer list of participants, look here.
Saturday from 10:00 till 16:00 and Sunday from 09:00 till 16:00. Entrance: €1,50
Come and say hi!
Here's a new shop window I created for Fresh15, the shop where I work part-time in Antwerp.
There's actually two of them, one more around the corner. Check it out if you walk by!
I made small tassels with colored thread and big tassels in unbleached canvas, which I dip-dyed with acrylic paint. I would like to try out the process again with proper fabric dye when I have more time. For this purpose I liked them a bit rough though.