Friday, May 29, 2009


Hello everyone ! Today's PCFP is very special. My dear blogger friend Karin Grow joined our paint chip party with these beautiful party decorations. It was the theme for an adult art workshop. Aren't these cute ? Check out her blog for more details on these.

O.K, please hold your breath on the next one. It's my daughter wearing her one and only, custom made, brand new, paint chip bikini. I know, it's too cute, please don't cry.

See you soon my dear friends !!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Optimistic World

The retro future has always inspired me. Why is it that yesterday's past is so attractive ?????? Maybe the concept of the future back then was safer. Everything looked so pleasant, so peaceful, so organized and easy. All the technology available to us, but still in harmony with nature. Today's concept of the future is a "bit" more scary. All the hazards...chemical contamination, genetic manipulation, etc. I just realized that there's something common in everything that inspire me. It's always about an optimistic world.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Hello !

I've been busy painting a side board that I got at a garage sale. It's so cool...but I'm not posting a picture of it yet because I still need to install the knobs. Meanwhile, let me show you the piece of furniture I DID NOT get at the same garage sale. The granddaughter of the couple hosting the sale wanted to keep it. I almost went on my knees begging her to sell it to me, but she wouldn't. I took a picture of it just to torture myself on it.

Ahh! another reminder that the sale on my Etsy shop ends on Wednesday and two of my pieces are reserved for an exhibition coming over. I'll give more details later.

See you soon!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Hello everyone ! I guess my bud Jem is out of town again and my other buddy Tikimama is busy changing diapers. hahaha just kidding. So, this time I posted some samples of pcf I found via Flickr. They're all great, check them out below as well as the last one, which is mine.
Welcome home !

Enjoy the pictures!

paint chip atc, originally uploaded by myrrhmaid8.

"Made with samples from the home store." by myrrhmaid8.

"Detail of recycled paper chain." By paper.ballet.

Picture 538-1, originally uploaded by mishadyer.

"A handmade card for Malen made with paint chip samples & magazine art." By mishadver.

Stuck on wall art - paint chips, originally uploaded by elmoraux.

"Someone has decorated this corner with a patchwork of paint samples." By elmoraux.

Here's my pcfp piece for this week.

It's called


I hope you like this one as well as the rest. I'm in love with them !

See you soon
and have a great weekend !

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Piece

Yes, this is my new one.


6x6 inch, painted vinyl, paper and acrylic on MDF board.

Do you remember my Underwater Sub, while in process? Well, I thought the little semicircle with the evergreens inside was more like a piece itself, rather than part of one.

See you tomorrow !

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brown and Orange

Like I said before, blogging helps me organize my ideas and inspiration. This time, I'm showing you how it helps me with colour. I'm a colour addict. I usually forget to record my favourite colour combinations, so today that's all I want to do. Record a simple yet stunning one. The so MCM combination of brown and orange. I guess I like it so much because it makes me think about something yummy, like chocolate and fruit. I've been collecting these images in the past days. I got some from Jennski, Moondoggie, Biba, Flickr, and the rest, I honestly don't remember.

Enjoy the pictures!

This first picture is from my own home, a great chair
I got for free from a friend.
I still can't understand how come she didn't like it
and gave it away.

Biba from Inspiration Bubble. Great banner !

The Brady Bunch's kitchen. Awwww...

A pair of twins

A cool phone against an orange wall

A bar set...perfect for Tikimama's parties

From The Cottage Cheese.

A nice plate via Moondoggie.

The fabric. I'm almost sure my older sister had a bathing suit with this print.

The design had two big holes at each side.

Or was is a big one in the center, just to expose her belly button?


That's all folks ! See you tomorrow.

*~~Opening Sale and PCFP reminders~~*

Hello everyone ! This is just a reminder that my opening sale has eight more days to go. All the items in my shop have the 25% off , prices as marked. The paint chip pieces above are also for sale. Check it out !

By the way, remember to submit your paint chip fun submissions by Thursday night. If you're a little bit behind, don't worry. Just give me a shout and I'll wait for you. The two last posts were awesome, and I can't wait to see this Friday's. If you're a new follower, click here so you know what we're talking about. If you want to see last Friday's creations, click here.

See you later !

Monday, May 18, 2009

Inspiring Space

Murphy and Murphy Architects is a very well known firm here in Ontario. I happen to go to their building every Saturday; It's one of those spaces that inspire me. I'm not an expert, but in my opinion, it is a Mid Century Modern jewel. I don't get to see architecture from this time period very often around here, so when I do, I get very emotional. Let me guide you through a tour.

This is how the building looks from the outside.
They had this cool mural of a fire engine on the side wall,
but they covered it to replace it with a new one.

Here's a picture of the mural design
and another one of how the building used to look.

Check out the waiting room isn't it great ?
The couch, coffee table, side table, the cork covered wall,
even the print on the fabric speaks the same language.

These lamps were salvaged from an old warehouse. So MCM.

So much metal, wood, stone, light, and open space.

This are the handles of the washroom cabinets.
So atomic, right Tikimama?

This is the last picture. It's a mural in the basement.

Well, that's all for Today.
I hope you liked the tour through this beautiful office building.
See you tomorrow with more inspiring ideas.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

PCFP - Chapter II

Hello paintchipers! Thanks again for responding to this funky request. I feel like printing all the pictures from our PCFP and cover an entire wall with them ! Well, here they come again:

The first one is from our dear blogger friend Moondoggie. Her words about the piece are really fun. Check them out: "After a bit of drama (paint water spilling on chips), a few resourcing problems (no glue), some technological glitches (wrong photo resolution) and some digital manipulation (the easy part) here is my submission to this week's paint chip fun Friday. Dah dada DAH! MoonDoggie logo paintchip stylee!" Read this words in British accent please. How neat ...(I'm saying 'cool' too much so I changed it to 'neat'...) I posted her logo too so you can see how she recreated it with paint chips.

"Paint Chips", as in "Potato Chips" you get it ? The ones below were sent to me by the same photographer who took the picture for my late spring post, remember ? Ilda Oliver. Her initial idea was to get some paint chips (paper ones, not potato ones), and then cut them round and fold them like an accordion, but then she decided to paint these. I think what she finally did was more realistic. I love the result...s000OOO()()()OOO000 coooOOO()()()OOOoool !

The turn now is for our other blogger friend and co-host of the PCFP, Tikimama ! She did an awesome job again. Funny thing is, she's not supposed to be an artist. At least that's what she says. It's called :"Music to my Eyes". Great tittle...never thought we could actually "see" music. She proves it. So atomic, so tiki, so her: "If you look at this image bigger (you should be able to click to enlarge), you can see that all of the paint chips I used have musical names for the colors. The images are stamps I've had for a long time and never used, with black and silver ink." Please do this on her blog, you won't be able to do it here. It's worth it !

Remember my weird paint chips from Sico? The curvy ones? Well, our blogger and comedian Jem and Tonic asked me to send him some pictures of those. Here's what he came up with. Simply great ! He called it "Balance". He didn't mention anything about how long it took him to finish it, but I'm assuming he'll say 20 minutes just like he did last week. Do you believe him? (Just for fun, let me know in your comments if you believe that's true or not. Just for fun.)

Last, my baby. It has a special meaning to me. I called it "Ode to my Family". The tall figure is my hubby, followed in height by me, then my boy dressed in camouflage as usual and the peachy, chubby small thing in the middle is my daughter, looking up as always. The object at the extreme left is our couch in the living room, the object at the extreme right is our house's door. This actually matches the real layout of our house. The ones at the top...could be clouds, paintings, thoughts, conversations, ideas, dreams ..................

I love my family, what can I do ?

Well, thanks for joining me in another chapter of our
Paint Chip Fun Project.
Don't forget to check Tikimama's and Jem's blogs for more of PCFP.

That's all folks !