Thursday, August 12, 2010

MY 1998 sketchbook pages -Paravent/Screens

A BLAST from my PAST...
Un Paravent : A Paravent is the French word for screen. A Screen is a piece of furniture , to separate two spaces .  It consists of one or more parts, often wooden, and sometimes with a few pieces of fabric .

Before I came to Canada...this was one of my projects which I was working on...I sold them in Furniture stores and took commissions...they were starting to become popular again...especially with the larger homes on the Island (Mallorca/Spain)...room dividers meant one could set up cosy sitting areas...or use them outdoors by the pool for changing behind.
One lady bought one for her bedroom, as a peek-a-boo piece of furniture...
Below are a few of my sketch book pages where I kept my designs...you thought yesterday's post was different...this really IS v. different...but I loved working on these...and although on this computer I don't have any of the finished photos of products...I will one day dig them out...lets face it...it was over 12 years ago!

the above screen was my favourite...and I painted each tile to resemble a Spanish/Portuguese Azulecos.(blue and white tile traditional from that region)
If I was working on a commission...I would make these paper screens for the clients...
If I had more room here...I would make them again. Perhaps when my studio is finished...who knows.

I love browsing through old sketch books...of mine and others...so many memories,so many ideas executed and so many just waiting to be followed through.

Do you keep a sketch/idea book?

I'm off to ponder...thanks for stopping by.
HUGS
Char.x.

9 comments:

Char said...

beautiful work - i always like to look back and see where i made progress and where i can still grow

Andrea said...

these are great! I could do with one for my bedroom to define the space. Nice work :)

Kiki said...

Char!! these are super-fabulous!! Gorgeous creations...wow..double wow!! YOu are super talented and the energy shines through your work!! beautiful! You are creatively awesome!

I record everything..I used to keep a notebook of ideas..but for the past 8 years or so..I tape record everything! It works for me!
it is cool to listen back to your ideas and excitement..my thoughts are often too fast to write down..so that is how i do it funny ? ha ha! if it is an image of course..i can sketch it too!

Leca said...

Lovely...work...and Art...
Kisses
Leca

Sarah Coggrave said...

Thank you for sharing - I love looking at artists' sketchbooks :-)

x

Melody said...

Wow, those are impressive! I'm fascinated by the fact that you sold them in furniture stores, that's so cool!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Beautiful screen! it must be fun to look back at your old work/sketches :)

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Mariann said...

how fun, it's always amazing to find really old sketch books..... and sometimes a bit of cringe (for me;o), although in your case, not at all!!! I love screens... always thought they are an opportunity for a movable painting...:o)

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