Les Petits Bonheurs

Les Petits Bonheurs – Claire Lee, painting with sound.

by Ruth January 16, 2015
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In 2012, a few months shy of welcoming Charlotte into the world, my friend Corey Amaro wrote a lovely piece about Rubanesque on her blog, Tongue in Cheek and all of a sudden I started to recieve messages from women from all around the world. Words of encouragement and support, shared tales of antique textiles […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Gentlework by Christine Kelly

by Ruth January 9, 2015
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Les Petits Bonheurs series is back for 2015 and appropriately this weeks artist, Christine Kelly of ‘Gentlework‘, is someone who I discovered thanks to Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook who I interviewed in November. What a wonderful gift it has been to meet so many wonderful makers, you are truly inspiring me. I completly […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Tina Jensen of Tiny Bear Studios

by Ruth December 18, 2014
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Oh the wonders of Instagram, one day you scroll down through your feed, fall down a wonderful rabbit hole of inspiration and come out the other end buzzing with the discovery of exciting talent. This is what happened when I discovered the work of Danish mixed media artist, Tina Jensen who creates under the name, […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Amy Hanna, Rejuvenated Jewels

by Ruth December 12, 2014
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One of my most dog eared, overflowing with post-its, favourite creative books is Rejuvenating Jewels: New Designs from Vintage Treasures by Jeweler Amy Hanna. Its pages are filled with sumptious images, the most unexpected items are transformed into beautiful heirloom jewellery.  I have followed Amy over the years, admiring from a distance her wonderful way […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Lucie Tales

by Ruth December 4, 2014
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“Once upon a time a little girl was crying and as her tears fell they turned into precious stones.?” Welcome to the wonderful world of Lucie Tales, where French jeweller Lucie, weaves wondrous tales through her jewelery creations from found objects.  I love how she describes the “highly emotional experience” of discovering these found treasures […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs, Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook

by Ruth November 27, 2014
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This weeks muse, Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook is a very special textile artist whose work I discovered via Mister Finch. He shared a delicious photograph of one of Johannas unique doll creations. Ever since I have been utterly hypnotised by her exquisite, magical, soulful creatures – truly unlike anything you have ever seen […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Emma Cassi, Jewellery Maker

by Ruth November 21, 2014
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This week I am really very excited to introduce a very special artist, someone who has inspired me immensely since I took the plunge into creating with textiles. I don’t think I have ever seen an image of Emmas work, home and art that I haven’t loved and desired. Everything that Emma puts her hand […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – April Rivers Locke

by Ruth November 13, 2014
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I am so so happy to introduce this weeks inspiration for ‘Les Petits Bonheurs’, textile artist, April Rivers Locke. Just as the summer was winding down, I invited a friend over for a long overdue aperitif in our home, she asked if it would be okay to bring a friend, and this friend was April, […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Robyn Parrish, The French Circus

by Ruth November 6, 2014
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I am so happy to share with you the vision and story of one of my favourite jewellery makers, Robyn Parrish of The French Circus.  I discovered Robyn a few years ago as I went in search of fellow makers who incorporated found objects, buttons, buckles and antique jewellery findings into their work. At the […]

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Creative home and studio of artist & collector Greg Irvine

by Ruth November 5, 2014
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Wow I just caught up with one of my favourite blogs, The Design Files, who post the most inspiring and visually stunning articles on the Australian creative & design community.  They have posted two recent articles which I can’t stop thinking about and revisiting including an interview with  jewelers Rachel Gorman and Emily Green. Yesterday […]

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