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mardi 18 octobre 2011

Finally Fall

Hello Lovelies!

 photo, my own. (c) 2011 Lipson.

Autumn has finally arrived and I took a lot of pictures of red, green and yellow leaves (and all the hues in between) lately.

 photo, my own. (c) 2011 Lipson.

Things are a bit hectic right now as my Mom's in hospital recovering from surgery. So I probably won't blog much this week, but you can drop at my flickr and see details of my latest oil painting, and again, lots of lovely Fall hues.

My best,
-Vic from TeaButterfly.

mardi 11 octobre 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello Lovelies!

I wish you all a Happy Monday!

Above is a mosaic made out of three of my recent flickr faves, and it's all about happiness and living the happy life (as an independent artist and otherwise).

Please do check the original photographs through the links provided above, they are really worth it!

I'm happy with my new oil painting, I'll provide more photos of it soon and when dry, it will be available in my shop. How happy is that?

Let's talk soon,
-Vic from TeaButterfly.

vendredi 7 octobre 2011

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday!

Hello Lovelies!

Untitled. Oil on canvas. Finished October the 4th 2011 (c) Lipson.

Wow, it's already Friday! Happy week-end to y'all!

My week-end will be busy with the drying of a freshly painted canvas (see above), healthy meals and the collecting of leaves for artistic projects like the one depicted below.

GROW: Collect leaves and use paint to make prints. Beautiful, frame-able kids art! Photo by: Kristin from Kleas Typepad

Have fun!
-Vic from TeaButterfly. 

mardi 4 octobre 2011

My Mighty Life List - Part II

Hello Lovelies!

Let's daydream! Here's another quarter of my life big wishlist:

26 go night swimmin
27 own an original painting by an artist I admire : Peter Hammar (see my fave AT house tour)
28 Go swimming in a lake
29 Seriously edit my stuff
30 have an art studio of my own (separate from home), a place shared with other artists at first
31 while in the States, attend a TED lecture
32 thrive as an artist
33 have a lemon tree in my backyard
34 write thank you note to my Latin, Greek and French teacher, Mrs C.
35 complete a « » mission -
36 Do one of Miranda July's projects
37 properly classify family photos in albums – so the memories last

image from decor8 
38 make my own perfume
39 have tea and cake at the legendary « le loir dans la théière » teahouse in Paris
photo by chocoladdict

40 visit Lisbon, Portugal, hometown of the famous poet, Fernando Pessoa
image via flickr
41 learn ceramics basics from a Japanese master in rural Japan, maybe in Shigaraki (
42 have a heavy silk dress made to measure especially for me
43 see Emma Kirkby perform live
44 learn to play the cello
45 visit the Calanques, Marseilles, France
46 have a clean and organized closet
47 make homemade preserves regularly (esp. Pickles)
48 visit Fire Island
49 find that dream St-Germain-des-Prés apartment (no need to buy it)
50 visit New England in the fall – and say hello to my friend C. B.

What about you?

-Vic from TeaButterfly

lundi 3 octobre 2011

My Mighty Life List - Part I

Hello Lovelies!

image source : decor8 blog by holly Becker

I wish you a happy Monday, and I hope you had a swell weekend. I spent mine by the sea, it was just great swimming and sailing again!

photo found on - I wish I knew who the photographer is!

Now, I've first heard of a project callled, "My Mighty Life List: 100 things to do before I go" through the French novelist Geroges Perec (who wrote his 50 items' list in form of a poem) But who knows who had the original idea? It is such a great idea it sounds universal.

I just stumbled upon it again via sfgirlbybay and mightygirl.

Here's what I jotted down so far:

1 read my entire 'ABC Challenge' list by sept 2012
2 continue with my regular yoga practice
3 write/finish my novel

drawing found on a Japanese website., I think.

4 meet Keri Smith
5 help others by recording audio-books for the blind
6 go on an air balloon ride (montgolfière) with R

balloon by Fornassetti

7 regain energy for good
8 go back to my own thin self (and keep the extra weight off) before i'm forty
9 find a job I really like
10 visit Barcelona, Spain again
11 never look back and have no regrets
12 Dance in a flash mob
13 own a small house by the sea
14 age gracefully
15 take photos of self in photo booth
16 have my portrait made by Studio Harcourt
17 finally learn to speak Arabic and pre-war German
18 learn to organize finances and save
19 go sailing on my own again
20 visit San Francisco (and the States for that matter) for the first time
21 tend properly to my 'all white flowers' mountain garden
22 listen to the radio more often
23 find proper storage for my Cds so i actually listen to them
24 make a short movie
25 learn simple sewing skills

What about you? Do you crave a mighty life, too?

-Vic from TeaButterfly