Pop up West Elm Montréal

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Je suis très excitée de vous annoncer que je vais être chez West Elm Montréal samedi le 17 novembre de 13h-17h pour vous présenter une nouvelle série. Il y a aura sur place quelques toiles et des affiches 😊

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer et de discuter d'art le 17 novembre prochain chez @westelmmtl🎉💛

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I am very excited to announce that I will be at West Elm Montreal on Saturday November 17th from 1pm to 5pm to present you a new series of work. I look forward to meeting you on November 17th at @ westelmmtl🎉💛

 

 

West Elm Montréal

995 Rue Wellington #100, Montréal, QC H3C 1V3

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Je suis bien heureuse de vous présenter une nouvelle série d’affiches. :)

Je voulais qu’elle soit pleine de grands mouvements, de riches textures et de couleurs chaudes J’espère qu’elle vous donnera envie de savourer pleinement cette merveilleuse saison qu’est l’automne 


I am very happy to present a new series of art prints. :) I wanted this new series to be full of movement, rich textures and warm colors. I hope it will make you want to fully enjoy this wonderful season.


Je suis aussi très fière de voir mes oeuvres dans l'espace d'Amelie B. Simard et Jonathan Sbrollini - présenté par le magazine House & Home 💞💫 Voici quelques photos :)

I am also very proud to see my artwork in the space of Amelie B. Simard and Jonathan Sbrollini - presented by House & Home magazine 💞💫 Here are some pictures :)

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Author: Kate Quetton

Photographer: Maxime Desbiens

Source: House & Home September 2018

Making time for creativity

It is very difficult to find the time in our very busy lives to paint, write and explore. My intention with this blog post is to give you a few tips and tricks to ease the process. 

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1. Make yourself a creative box / tote

I am sure you already have one in your space. Find a nice box or a nice tote to organize your creative tools. 

Here are a few examples; 

Painting tote:  I placed in this bag (see image below): Watercolor, a watercolor sketchbook, pencils, brushes, a container for water and a little piece of cotton. Whenever I feel like painting, I just get everything out and place everything back in when I am done. I could also leave the house with it and paint outside :)

Creative box: A pencil, a notebook, some inspiring magazines, glue and scissors. A perfect way to write more, take notes about creative ideas, glue different images and get creative!    

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2. Put your box in a space where you will be creating. 

Do not store your box or tote somewhere you will not use it. Leave it close to your favorite place to create. 

If you don’t have a space that you like, try to create one. A cozy little corner in your home where you could add a table and a chair to motivate you even more. 

Here are a few inspiring creative nooks;

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3. Add some creative time blocks to your agenda. 

Set an alarm to make sure you don't forget. I think it helps to create a block in your agenda dedicated to a creative project. Or else you might never take the time. 

I hope this is helpful !

xxxxx

Lysa

 

New summer art prints

Cette série est largement inspirée des fleurs, de leur mouvement, textures et lignes. J’ai analysé ce qu’elles représentent pour moi et tenté de représenter sur papier les émotions que j’ai face à la nature et son incroyable beauté.

This series is largely inspired by flowers, their movement, textures and lines. I analyzed what they represent for me and tried to represent on paper these emotions. 

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Le livre “Fleurs des champs du Québec et des Maritimes” par Sylvain Parent m’a donné envie d’observer et de documenter les fleurs sauvages de notre province. On les croise à chaque jour sans nécessairement prendre le temps de remarquer leur beauté. J’ai commencé à les regarder plus en profondeur et à trouver des spécimens incroyables, sur le bord d’une route, d’une voie ferrée ou dans le fossé. Un monde insoupçonné de formes et de couleurs éblouissantes. Elles m’ont inspiré pour cette nouvelle série.

 

The book "Field Flowers of Quebec and the Maritimes" by Sylvain Parent made me want to observe and document the wildflowers of our province. We meet them every day without necessarily taking the time to notice their beauty. I started to look deeper and find incredible specimens. An unsuspected world of dazzling shapes and colors. They inspired me for this new series.

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Letting go - with watercolor

We all have various activities that make us feel totally free. You might be aware thatI love to run and swim. Although these two are very important in my life, painting is probably the best way for me to let go and de-stress.  

When I feel anxious or lost I tend to work on paper. I guess it is because it is very easy. I grab a piece of paper, watercolor and a brush. That's it. 

If you feel like trying it too here are two simple steps to de-stress with watercolor. 

1. Have watercolor, a cup, paper and a brush handy. So that every time you need to de-stress or when you feel like painting you have these items close. 

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2. Explore, look around you... are there textures, flowers or items that you want to look at and represent in your own way on paper? A color in particular, lines, or shapes you want to paint or draw. Let your mind go. Explore, try, make mistakes...it is totally okay. Paint what feels good. 

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I hope this is helpful for someone. Watercolor has made me calmer in busy days and I find it amazing as a meditative tool. 

xxxxx

Lysa

 

 

 

New art studio

We moved a few weeks ago in a new loft. We are very happy with this new space. I decided to reorganize and rethink my working space. I am very happy with the result. 

Here are a few photos of the new space. :) 

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I am also very happy to invite you to my next pop up at West Elm Montréal on june 16 from 1pm to 5pm :) Click on the image below for more information.