Painting the invisible

Ana Ventura coordinated a workshop at the Museu da Marioneta, in Portugal with a very creative, imaginative idea.
The participants had the opportunity to give life to the walls of the museum. Based on her collection “(in)visíveis” (invisibles), she proposed to everyone to look at the spots on that space and transform it into something new. Many different animals and characters are living now at the cloister of the puppets museum and became an ephemeral, beautiful and delicate exhibition. I’m so inspired by this idea that I feel like doing the same everywhere I go!




I have a friend who participated on the workshop, Andrea Ebert, and she was the one who told me about it. Obrigada Andrea! : )
You can see more pictures of the workshop here.

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Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil! [/box]

Galaxy Jumper

Quentin Vijoux is an illustrator I adore because of his amazing-modern French style and the way he uses the colors; and also because of the way he mixes medias. He makes illustrations like this one:
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that he also draws for games, which is something I love but its so rare to find. I was so happy! And the game is so much fun, you should definitely give it a try, I started and didn’t stop until I finished. It’s called Galaxy Jumper, here are some screenshots so you can feel what you’ll find:
The principle is very simple, you just have to jump from one planet to the next trying to get the dots and the keys to open the next levels, being careful to not to get caught by the obstacles. All with a very nice, clean design and colors, good taste soundfx and music. Bravo!

So, what are you waiting for? Go have some fun! : D

[box icon=”heart”] ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil! [/box]

Joana Vasconcelos at Palace of Versailles

I’m on a bit of vacation in sunny Singapore, so my apologies for the light posting this week! I’ll let Deborah take over today as she gives you a glimpse of Joana Vasconcelos’ exhibition at the Palace of Versailles! ~ Amy

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This is THE most glamorous exhibition I’ve ever seen! Joana Vasconcelos, a portuguese artist born in France, installed art in the middle of history. And I’m pretty sure this is not an easy task.


Coração independente vermelho

Using “every day life” materials, she proposed art that could only exist for this place, they were linked to Versailles in a timeless way. It’s like they fit with everything that happened there.


Marilyn


Le Dauphin et La Dauphine

When I stroll through the rooms of the Palace and its Gardens, I feel the energy of a setting that gravitates between reality and dreams, the everyday and magic, the festive and the tragic. I can still hear the echo of the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, and the music and festive ambiance of the stately rooms. How would the life of Versailles look if this exuberant and grandiose universe was transferred to our period?


Golden Valkyrie


Lilicoptère

I loved the fact that you would never stop feeling submersed in the world of the palace when you look at her work in the middle of it. To the contrary, they add an interesting modern feeling that is quite unique and magic. I’m really thankful for having the opportunity of seeing this with my own eyes 🙂


Valquíria Enxoval

And for my favorite piece, the Valquíria Enxoval, there’s a video that you can watch below:

All the information about the exhibition can be found here. I really hope you can visit too!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil!

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