Day 15 La Maison Verte

Up nice and early, which wasn’t easy as late night waiting for the bundles to cook. Ready and waiting for Guillaume at 8am but he didn’t show up until just before 10am when he had to be at the garden. He had slept through his alarm. Hope that doesn’t happen when I get the train to Paris next week. While waiting I unwrapped the bundles, rinsed them and hung on line. Was nice to see that the cornus gave lovely marks consistently but others that had marked before didn’t. Also discovered that one dip in the soy instead of 2 makes a big difference to colour tone. I had read on a fb group that this was a factor. Good to see the difference.

Guillaume organised for us to go to the supermarket on Monday, as I really needed some groceries including soy milk (for drinking and artwork) I decided to take the special free bus into Nogent and visit the Claudel museum. I planned to go today or tomorrow anyway. Was a nice bus ride through a few small villages and by the time I got to Nogent the rain had stopped. I also noticed that the nearest village, Pont sur Seine had a cafe, boulangerie and patisserie, handy to know. Think it would only be a 30 minute stroll along the river to get there from Marnay.

Really enjoyed the museum and being the special exhibition weekend it was free, bonus. I took my time and had a good wander. Watched an interesting video on lost wax casting. A pity the English audio thingo didn’t have an English version for the video audios. But worthwhile. Here are a few snaps from the museum:

At some stage I will go back and add artist names and titles to the works.

A few shots taken around Nogent:


Some fabric from today:


Soy mordanted linen, one dip, very stiff after several rinses and hand wash in hand wash liquid



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2 thoughts on “Day 15 La Maison Verte

    • Was just trying to take a photo of the work but yes the light does look nice. The light especially looks nice behind some of the prints on paper. Have been thinking about it on and off and not sure what I could easily do. Will also depend on whether the work is displayed in the garden or here at the house, which will depend on the weather. The way the weather has been I would say it will be at the house. There are lots of tea light candles in the house and little glass jars to sit them in. It may be that I just have them scattered around the table in-between the concertina books. There are a couple of lamps I could use as well. When at the market yesterday I looked around for light fittings/shades but couldn’t find anything I thought I could work with. Also my imagination is working very well…nothing new there.

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