Bonjour!

Welcome to le Lapin dans la Lune. My name is Delphine, I'm a French artist living in California, welcome!

Où je me fais mener par le bout du nez, un peu

Où je me fais mener par le bout du nez, un peu

We had our dear friends  visiting the other day, a short and happy visit. While the boys were  running around making robots noises , miss A., six years old, took firmly my hand with her very little one and said " I want to make a project" in that cute mousey voice of hers.

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I suggested we painted kokeshi ( I know dolls are not her thing. I said kokeshi) , and so we did. I grabbed all the tools and material. We went outside and painted. I did one doll, she did another. I thought it was the end of it, but no.

 

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She looked at the kokeshi and said : "They need houses!". So inside we went, I looked for cardboard and yellow duct tape and all that sort of things, and I built houses, we choose color schemes, and we decorated the tiny houses with real chiyogami paper.

I thought it was the end of it...because kids have the attention span of a butterfly, right?

No way ! She played two minutes with hers,  and exclaimed : " this house needs a backyard!!"

I said : "your are on your own". She gave me a long, big eyed , reproaching look, and I gave her a piece of cardboard, crayons, and two cocktail umbrellas, and here she was, coloring and making  a cute garden for her house.   It was tea time, and it's a sacred time for adults, whatever cute little girls say. She made a very pretty garden on her own.

I was bracing myself for ideas for a pond, a garage, and maybe a market, but this time she was finished and went to play with the boys.  

I think we have another artist to count with, don't you? Truly amazing!

 

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I will keep mine on my shelf, to remember the one time a 6 years old had more inspiration than me ;)

Best spot for brunch

Où je trouve l'inspiration dans un sandwich SNCF