I am so excited to be friday, my good friend from Montréal is visiting me for the weekend, I haven’t seen her for a year and half! And we both had babies since!
Our plans for the weekend include the Magic, Color, Flair exhibit at the Walt Disney Museum. Mary Blair’s work is so beautiful and magical!
I plan on showing her the best views of the city, from Twin Peaks, Corona Heights and Telegraph Hill by the Filbert Steps! Last time I climbed up those stairs I was pregnant. Climbing them and many others in the city became a little routine at the last month of my pregnancy to make Lula arrive fast or at least on time! It will be fun to go back with her.
More pool time in the backyard if the weather permits!
And a girl night, a mani-pedi, good restaurants, beach walk, picnic at the park…
Have a beautiful and fun weekend!
Sorry I had to close my shop after 4 days I reopened it. I received so many orders which is great and I’m so happy to see so many people liking my work. But with Lula, I can’t manage it all! I hope I’ll be able to open again late october. However you can come meet me at the Re:Make event october 5th in San Francisco. It is an artisan showcase hosted by Brit+Co, I’ll be selling my artwork among many other local makers! Paper bunnies, ladies, San Francisco posters and more!
I am back in San Francisco after a “5 days weekend” in Indio for Coachella music festival. It was my fourth time this year (lucky me, I know) and I wanted to take advantage of this one day before and one day after the festival to see more of Palm Springs and the surroundings. So here is my first post about this amazing weekend, starting with the Salvation Mountain!
You know how much I love colors, so when about 10 years ago, still living in France, I watched a documentary on TV about this place, I was so intrigued and I’ve been dreaming about going since then. You might have seen it in the beautiful movie Into the Wild.
Here I am, 10 years later, on a crazy windy day, finally visiting the Salvation Mountain, lost in the middle of nowhere after an hour and half drive from Palm Spring. No Emile Hirsch on my sight but still, I am fascinated by this colorful art installation/mural, created in 1984 by local resident Leonard Knight.
And the best one for the end….
Merci LP Riel for this fantastic appearance!
Outerlands is my favorite place to go for brunch during the weekend. We always have to wait at least half an hour to be seated but it’s worth it, I just love the vibe in the outer sunset. Especially coming back from Hawaii, I just wanted to be close to the ocean!
So we usually put our name on the list and then go to General Store which is a really cool design/clothes/accessorizes shop right next door and Mollusk, the surf shop: it currently host a really cool photo exhibition worth checking it out. It’s called The Goodwin Project, a young family leaving their home in Kauai to travel. I am particularly touched by it because it’s my dream! You can see some photos of the exhibition below and watched a video here, I am pretty sure it is your dream too.
Establish is a few blocks away from Mollusk, on Noriega st. and is definitely worth the walk! It is a super cute and colorful store I discovered not too long ago. This is everything I like, form colorful macrame plants holder, to tie and dye tote bags or scarf, vintage objects, skateboards, navajo blankets, cool baskets and beautiful jewelry. I just feel very relaxed and inspired when I am there. Each piece is beautifully displayed and emits this beachy vibe! Plus it’s really affordable!
And here we are! Back to Outerlands for a delicious brunch!
2012 has been a wonderful year. I met incredible people and made new friends, I got to work with some of them. I had a second solo art show and got published in amazing magazines and blogs. I got to visit magical places from Seattle to Los Angeles, Boston, London, Coachella, Montreal… I got married!!! I am living my dreams and I want to thank my family and friends and you who’ve been following my work for all the support you gave me this year. May 2013 be as good as 2012 if not better!
I wish you all a very successful and happy 2013. Be passionate!
1.I volunteered at the Macy’s SPCA windows, you can too by signing up here.
2.I went to the great Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum, it’s up until April 14th, 2013. You should go!
3.I am reading Perks of Being a Wallflower after seeing the beautiful movie, now in the list of my favorites!
4.I went to the Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley, finally!!! I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this place.
5.Looking for my next style icon to make out of paper. And I think it will be Chloé Sevigny!
6.Wearing my new awesome pom poms boots!
7.I had a brunch at Mission Beach Café. I was wearing my new cute Anthropologie vest and beanie. See more of the outfit here.
8.I made a new illustration, first episode of the holidays.
Here are the lovely photos of the opening reception of my art show taken by the very talented Julie Michelle!
A big thank you to Carole and Yvan from La Boutique for this great opportunity to show my work and to Danielle Grant and Leigh Cooper from Argot and Ochre who helped in the creation and promotion of this event.
Thank you to everyone who came, it was great meeting you!
For those who couldn’t make it to the opening reception, you have until June 1st to see the exhibition at La Boutique.
And here is more press about my work on Urban Outfitters, California Home + Design, 7X7, Hello Lucky, Neet Magazine, Paper Crave, Inqmind, Blü Magazine, The Bold Italic and Weldon Owen! It is very flattering to have such good reviews from creative people I admire and it’s so encouraging!
I hope this will bring up some new fun collaborations!
La Boutique Presents “Color Me Happy: The World of Chloe Fleury” from Argot & Ochre on Vimeo.
This is what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks! My upcoming solo art show at La Boutique, L’Art et La Mode in San Francisco. I am really excited, also a little bit stressed of course!
If you are in the area, please come to enjoy the show, nice music, cotton candy and lemonade!
More informations here.
And a big thank you to Kara Brodgesell who came to my studio last friday to make this lovely video showing my work in progress.