For nearly 10 years, Sophie Mouton-Perrat and Frédéric Guibrunet have combined soft lighting with delicate paper craft to create ethereal sculptures. Working under the name Papier à êtres, the duo uses the papier mâché technique to construct life-sized women clad in elegant, billowing gowns that double as lamps. The top portion of the unconventional, all-white lantern features the ladies’ upper bodies while their pleated skirts illuminate the space. To produce these creations—which have been displayed in locales like the Paris Opera House—Mouton-Perrat and Guibrunet work in true collaboration. They are each responsible for half of the sculptures: Mouton-Perrat shapes the figures and concentrates on characters’ facial features, hair, dress, and graceful poses, while Guibrunet develops the base and lighting. http://www.papieraetres.com/
7.30am, it is pleasantly warm, misty and damp this morning and I love seeing leaves shining with the morning dew dripping. I know the sun will be shining later today but we are also due a storm later, so I had a stroll round the garden to see what's been happening overnight. I wasn't disappointed either. xx
My Sambucus Nigra Black Lace is starting to flower
such tiny petals
My hosta is untouched this year, partly because I have raised it so high the snails don't stand a chance of getting to it.
I was given a Lemon Tree as a New Years gift and little lemons are on there way, look forward to adding a few slices to my Vodka & Tonic later in the year.
Nature is amazing just look at the detail on this rose, wish you could smell it.
I think this is a fairy washing line and they even left a peg, wonder if i disturbed them
Last week I bought a few calico tote bags and decided to pop over to Graphic Fairies to snap some gorgeous transfers. I did try to use an ordinary iron for this but ended up scorching the fabric and made a real hash of it. Luckily for me a friend has a heat transfer gizmo and kindly let me borrow it for awhile (going to be hard giving this machine back as it is fantastic), easy to use and produces a fabulous finished print. Now to list them.......