Thursday, May 18, 2017

WORKSHOP TOKYO | Workshop Schedule - June 2017

Hello everyone,

I am glad to announce that the workshop schedule for my upcoming exhibition in Tokyo in June has been finalized! All workshops presented below will take place at the Gallery Palette in Minami Aoyama. I am proposing 4 different projects linked to the theme of the exhibition, called Dreamy Moroccan Garden.

As you may know, Morocco is known to produced to delicate roses whose buds are then dried and used in cosmetics or to produce rose oil. Since the rose season has also started in Japan and roses are very popular among Japanese ladies, I thought of included the beautiful flower in the projects. 

Participants are invited to create a "Garden of Roses" bracelet or a Rose brooch.

Besides my work for this exhibition, I had started researching on lucky charms, amulette and other ex-voto for a collaborative side project that will come up later this year. The Fatima hand is a popular amulette in Morocco that is commonly used in jewelry and as a wall hanging. I was inspired to turn it into a brooch, all hand-embroidered with DMC cotton thread and adorn with a pearl and beads. All color combinations are made possible, let your creativity shine!

Finally I couldn't ignore the fabulous tropical flowers that can be found in one of the iconic gardens of Morocco: the Jardin de Majorelle, formerly home of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent. 
I created this brooch that includes a pretty butterfly as well as abundant leaves and flowers. 
This is a one-day workshop which I love because I get to know the participants as we spend several lovely hours doing embroidery together and a delicious lunch in a stylish restaurant in between. 

For booking your spot, please kindly contact Mieko Akima from Gallery Palette in Tokyo via email or write me an email at

If you have any question, feel free to get in touch anytime, I will be very happy to attend to you. The easiest way to reach me besides email is certainly on my Facebook page here or on Instagram here.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

Monday, May 8, 2017

NEW | Exhibition in Tokyo! June 14-17, 2017

Invitation to the exhibition | Carte d'invitation de l'expo

Dear Friends,

I am very happy and especially proud to invite you to my 4th exhibition in Tokyo, Japan that will be held at Gallery Palette from June 14th till 17th. 

I have decided to work on a more exotic theme this time and I picked the beautiful Moroccan garden and titled the exhibition "Dreamy Moroccan Garden". I had kept in my mind a beautiful image of the Majorelle garden in Marrakech which I visited back in 1999. Gallery Palette's design was also influenced by Morocco after its owner went on a trip there two years ago... It sounds like a perfect opportunity to recall happy memories that we hope to share with our lovely visitors!

I am currently giving the final touches to the series of workshops that I will hold during the exhibition, and I will share more about it soon. I advise you to follow my Facebook page as well as the event page as I tend to communicate news faster there than on the blog! 

I hope to see you in Tokyo soon ❤️

🇫🇷  Bonjour à toutes et à tous!

Je suis très heureuse - et fière aussi, de vous annoncer ma toute prochaine expo qui se tiendra à Tokyo à la Gallery Palette du 14 au 17 juin 2017.  

J'ai décidé cette fois-ci de travailler sur des fleurs et des motifs d'inspiration tropicale, et mon choix s'est porté sur les jardins Marocains, et tout spécialement le jardin de Majorelle à Marrakech.
L'exposition s'intitule donc "Dreamy Moroccan Garden" que je traduirais en français par "Merveilleux Jardin Marocain". Je garde un très bon souvenir de mon voyage au Maroc en 1999, et la décoration de la galerie où se tiendra l'exposition a été influencée par un voyage au Maroc de sa propriétaire... l'occasion rêvée de partager avec nos visiteurs de très jolies anecdotes sur ce beau pays!

Je peaufine en ce moment même le programme des ateliers qui se tiendront durant toute la durée de l'expo, je vous en dirai plus tout bientôt - il vaut mieux peut-être me suivre sur Facebook ici et ici, car j'ai tendance à partager les infos importantes plus rapidement sur les medias sociaux que sur le blog en ce moment!

Dans l'attente de vous revoir - ou de vous rencontrer à Tokyo! 

Embroidery work for the invitation postcard 
Mon travail de broderie pour le design de la carte d'invitation

A lot of research went into this exhibition...
Beaucoup, beaucoup de travail de recherche pour cette expo...

Flower embroidery with cotton thread on silk
Broderie de coton sur la soie 

Fatima hand, considered to bring luck
Main de Fatima, amulette porte-bonheur

Many hands that will turn into brooches and that you will DIY at the workshops...
Ces petites mains seront autant de broches que vous apprendrez à réaliser lors d'ateliers...

Last but not least, the pink flamingo
On finit sur une touche de rose 💕

Saturday, May 6, 2017

GIVEAWAY | Mother's Day Giveaway / Concours Fête des Mères

Hello/ bonjour!

Just a quick note to inform you that I have teamed up with my friend Mathilde here in Switzerland to offer you a great giveaway for Mother's Day - which is on May 14 here in Switzerland & France. You stand a chance to win this beautiful necklace as well as a pair of earrings of the color of your choice.

Mathilde creates very beautiful accessories that includes wood, clay, beads and most recently semi-precious gemstones. You can discover more about her work as well as shop for her products here. Don't forget to participate to the giveaway on Le P'tit Atelier de Mathilde's Facebook page - all instructions are mentioned under the photos!

* the winner will be picked on Mother's Day which is on Sunday, May 14, 2017 💕

🇫🇷  Ce mois-ci je m'associe à mon amie Mathilde pour un très beau concours vous permettant de gagner une très beau sautoir en perles de quartz rose ainsi qu'une paire de boucles d'oreilles brodées de la couleur de votre choix.

Mathilde crée de très beaux accessoires en utilisant des éléments tels que les perles de rocaille, le bois, l'argile et maintenant les pierres semi-précieuses. Découvrez son travail sur sa boutique Etsy et participez au concours sur sa page Facebook - les détails pour valider votre participation figurent sur Facebook avec les photos des pièces à gagner.

* on connaîtra le/ la gagnante le jour de la Fête des Mères, soit le dimanche 14 mai 2017 💞