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August so far

Bollywood at Orientalys

What’s this? A second post before the end of the month? Oh my!!!

I’ve been quite busy over the past couple of weeks. Exploring the city and its many activities. Hanging out with family and friends as well as taking some time to myself.

Over the weekend, I went to a free event called Orientalys. All things oriental. I had some henna done on my right hand, ate Moroccan and Lebanese delights and watched some amazing belly dance and Bollywood performances. A feast for the senses, really! I’m more in love with belly dancing and Bollywood than ever before! And I’m thinking of learning to do henna body art. Because of a health issue, I probably won’t get any more tattoos so henna is a really good alternative (and I could turn it into a side job if I get really good at it!)

On the creativity front, things are looking up. I’ve played in my art journals a few times, sewed some Kool Kreatures, created a mixed media canvas (photos to come) and started getting back into making friendship bracelets.

Photo: Bollywood dancers. Altered in Picasa.

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Photo Friday Favourite Things – Vendredi Photo Choses Préférées

Tattooed Girl print by The Black Apple. You Are Already Perfect print by Kal Barteski. Books by J.R. Ward. Octopus by MissKoolAid. Squishy Turtle from Barcelona.

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Photo Friday – Vendredi photo: Tangle in progress

Working on some coasters this morning. Have a nice weekend!

Je travaille sur des sous-verres ce main. Passez une belle fin de semaine!

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Dyeing experiment – Expérience en teinture

Small pieces of fabric in beet juice. Photo altered in Picasa.

Petits morceaux de tissu dans du jus de betterave. Photo altérée dans Picasa.

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The family’s baby – La petite dernière

Photo taken by my brother with his iPhone. Photo prise par mon frère avec son iPhone.

We’re all animal lovers in our family. So when my brother, who already has two cats (Pixel and Maus) decided to adopt a dog, my mother and I just had to go pick her up with him. And we instantly fell in love with this adorable English Bulldog.  Her name? Lazy!

Nous aimons tous les animaux dans notre famille. Alors quand mon frère, qui a déjà deux chattes (Pixel et Maus) a décidé d’adopter un chien, ma mère et moi devions absolument l’accompagner pour aller la chercher. Et nous sommes immédiatement tomber sous le charme de cette adorable Bulldog Anglaise. Son nom? Lazy (Paresseuse!)

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Photo Friday – Paris

Some of my favourite shots from our week in Paris.

Quelques-unes de mes photos préférées de notre semaine à Paris.

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Photo Friday – Cubières sur Cinoble (France)

I couldn’t pick only 9 photos like last time for the 4 days when we were in the mountains in the South of France. So I tried my hand at making a slideshow. The photos were taken in Cubières sur Cinoble, Cucugnan (including the Quéribus castle), Peyrepertuse, Carcassonne, Le Barcarès (the beach) and Toulouse. I think that this was my favourite part of the trip, though I loved Paris (which you’ll see next week.) The people were so friendly and it was very relaxing there. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could.

Je ne pouvais choisir que 9 photos comme la dernière fois de nos 4 jours passés dans les montagnes du Sud de la France. Alors j’ai essayé de faire une diaporama. Les photos ont été prise à Cubières sur Cinoble, Cucugnan (y compris le Château Quéribus), Peyrepertuse, Carcassonne, Le Barcarès (la plage) et Toulouse. Je pense que ce fut ma partie préférée du voyage, même si j’ai vraiment aimé Paris (que vous verrez la semaine prochaine.) Les gens étaient tellement sympatique et c’était reposant là-bas. J’y retournerais en un clin d’oeil si je le pouvais.

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