My Collage Practice

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January 23, 2018

I may know about my attraction to collage if you follow me on Instagram for a while. This has been reinforced in recent weeks. I had wanted for a long time to pursue a single technique in particular over a longer period. In early December, I treat myself with a great sketchbook and I decided to fill it with collages, my intention being to persevere until at least the end of January. I often ...

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Welcome 2018!

2018

January 03, 2018

  Happy New Year 2018 to everyone! May this year be like a collage : a collection of little bits that look like nothing separately, but put together, forms a colorful whole, full of happy accidents and pretty surprises! I will be happy to share a part of it with you here! A  bientôt, ...

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Happy Holidays!

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December 24, 2017

  Here is everything I wish you for this end of the year: pretty and sweet holidays! See you soon, xo, ...

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Observation and Attention

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December 22, 2017

  Here is a new excerpt from my book "Un carnet à soi" (in french, sorry!). It's a passage from a chapter that I especially like about attention and observation, because I think that's what's at the heart of our desire to keep a sketchbook: stop, be attentive, observe and try to retain a little of all this in our notebook. Here is this excerpt:   6. Attention and ...

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Critical Mind – a new excerpt from my book

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December 06, 2017

  Here is a new excerpt from first book "A Carnet à Soi" (in french). Take it as my Christmas present! Today, this text is taken from the chapter on Critical Mind. In writing this book, I realized that this chapter was so important. Important because the critical mind alone can defeat the best willpower and we are often very little aware of its undermining. So, here's the ...

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Being kind to oneself

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December 01, 2017

As you may know, I published a book in French on how to keep an illustrated journal. I chose to publish some excerpts on my French blog, but I suddenly thought: and if I translated them for my English readers? So here it is, a first passage in which I wanted to emphasize the importance of benevolence towards oneself in the practice of the art, whatever the chosen discipline. It seems to me that ...

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Many new products in my Redbubble shop

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August 27, 2017

There is a rain of novelties in my Redbubble shop ... I undertook to revisit all my treasures in my sketchbooks and my drawing bags and to translate them digitally so that they are accessible in my shop. I confess that I was not aware that I had so many treasures in my drawers. I rediscover them and I am happy to share them with you. So here is a small sample and you can find the whole ...

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New Videos on Vimeo

Travel sketchbook

July 24, 2017

Just to let you know that I've recently posted two videos : the first one on a travel sketchbook that I've just finished and a second on about my #The100DayProject on Instagram. You can see them on Vimeo by clicking here. Enjoy! Travel Sketchbook from Mireille Marchand on Vimeo.   The 100 days Project from Mireille Marchand on ...

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