Saturday, September 29, 2007

Francophone blogs...they're beautiful!

Hello Everyone,

As I've mentioned before, I have a particular fondness for Louise's blog from Montreal. Tonight I decided to follow her links to other bloggers and I've discovered that there's a whole host of beautiful polymer clay blogs in French. However, you don't need to understand French to be able to look at the photos.

A good starting point is Parole de Pate/. It appears to be sort of like Polymer Clay Daily except in French and points to interesting artwork. If you click on the Index General on the left where the links are, you'll end up at a whole host of tutorials, including an incredibly simple (much more simple than my technique) cane by Magali.

On the right hand side of the page is a listing of blogs and oh my goodness, you can really get lost for hours in that page. Many of us Canadian clay bloggers are new at this, but the French have been participating for years


The Hidden Magic technique seems to be a theme at the moment and there is some beautiful work by a couple of artists including this bracelet from Marie Pier/




and these samples from Pluie de Perles.







And, I probably spent an hour on http://bounette.canalblog.com/ just looking at the images. I tend towards a blue palette but I'm not generally keen on florals. However, I loved the work on the website, particularly this image. She uses a lot of different techniques and it's easy to get lost in the photos.

So go out and play with the Francophone side of things. I've only captured a small portion of it, but there are literally dozens of websites to explore.

Enjoy,

Sandy

P.S. I apologize for the choppiness of the photos and paragraphs. I haven't yet figured out how to do these things smoothly.

6 comments:

bounette said...

hello
I not speek english, but thank you very much, for your visit, in my web blog.
sorry for my english and merci pour les compliments.
amicalement, bounette.

Louise said...

Ha!hA! you got to the French mother lode!
This blog is their online guild , like Polymer Clay Central for the Americans.

There is only one official guild in France .

Many meet each other in small groupes.
Since distance is the problem they have created this blog . They reach all the french speaking polymer clay afficionadoes, even to Jakarta!
For newbies and pros you find everything here.

You are sure to find many great "polyméristes" like they call themselves.

Tina Holden said...

Europeans are very inspiring and its refreshing to see such great talent and enthusiasm about clay in other countries. Thanks for finding them Sandy!

Mariane S. said...

How I'm so happy to see words about french polymer clay artists !!

How not to discover some others like :

http://mamezellecat.canalblog.com/
http://petitpoucet.canalblog.com/
http://heurebleue.canalblog.com/
http://domicreative.canalblog.com/

...
There are so many others again ...

I love polymer clay crossing through frontiers ...

Mariane S.
an other french polymer clay addict ;o) !

http//:pluiedeperles.canalblog.com said...

Thank you for your visit on my blog !
I'm happy and proud to appear in yours !
Have a nice Christmas Time
Nat / Pluie de Perles

Anonymous said...

Rather interesting site you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

Truly yours