Coup de coeur
When Paul Auster was asked by The New York Times to write a Christmas story for the Op-Ed page, the result, "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story," led to Auster's collaboration on a film adaptation, Smoke. Now the story has found yet another life in this enchanting illustrated edition.
The illustrator is Isol
She happens to be a well known illustratior. I've never heard of her work before. I just love it!!!!
This little paper man wandering over a beautifully textured world... it's so perfect...
More illustrations of this novel here
L'EPOUVENTAIL QUI VOULAIT VOYAGER
Hubert Ben Kemoun - Hervé le Goff
Les petits albums du père castor - Flamarion.
His paintings are amazing.
It reminds me how I felt in front of Bernard Cathelin's painting...
I don't know what it is that make it so remarkable and beautiful ... the lines, the cut of the landscape may be...
All I know is that I love it.
On the net, I came across a beautiful short 3D animation film called:
"Le petit aviateur et la danseuse" (The little aviator and the ballet dancer).
You can watch it here.
The authors (Jérôme Joets - Albéric saint martin - Émilie Pilla - David delcloque) present their work here.
They summarise the story as:
"A hand sewn aviator tries to charm a beautiful china ballet dancer but this dancer has a character"
This short movie is really nice - isn't it?
The result is at one and the same time classic and modern! I love the clouds, planets, and heart hanging on a string as well as the articulated waves which are just so cute!
The aviator is very moving, when he is disappointed or marveling at the dancer...
The dancer is mechanical, obsessive and elegant as expected from the ballet dancer standing in the music boxes stuck in a old cupboard or simply laying in our imagination.
It is the title of a site whose author is named Delphine Hueber.
I don't know her personally. In her blog, she speaks (in french oops!) about all kind of subjects, personal interrests, "coups de coeur"...etc.
She asked for using a pattern I made.
She did something cute with it. Isn't it?
(click on it to enlarge the screen shot)
Djeco makes very nice puzzles, stimulating games with beautiful colors and textures... but their site is still under construction.
Jenny Kostecki-Shaw Website: http://www.dancingelephantstudio.com/visualart/
About thirty years ago, as a child, I was already listening Anne Sylvestre (French singer who write and sing lots of songs for children), kneeling next to a vinyl disc for hours...
A few weeks ago, we received from France, a musical tale for children "lala et le cirque du vent" (also from Anne Sylvestre)... We can't stop listening to it.
Géraldine Cornière's illustration for this tale are also very nice. You can find some of her work here.