Marvelous pursuits are a means to resist alienation from one's environment because they are a temporary means to make that environment one's own, by ascribing one's own, often bizarre, value for things and spaces.
The marvelous pursuit often creates complexity but a complexity which is opposed to that of the technician. The master of a marvelous pursuit can never be an engineer because the marvelous is by nature useless to society (and therefore to capital).
Annelaure handcrafted some thaumatrope necklaces. Her ideas, my drawings, her beautiful handcraft. There's two in this video, but she made 8 of them, all with unique theme and drawings.
Finaly, I also started using a tattoo machine to engrave bone cabochons, as a lockdown alternative to tattooing, as this may not be the last lockdown we must face here in France. Let's hope it is the last, though. The designs I chose are witchcraft themed, so we might release witchcraft centered bone carved jewels and tattoo designs in the not so far future.
workflow (or lack of) update : This lockdown maaaay have triggered some kind of stagger in my work and mind. I have a hard time drawing the witches tattoo designs I talked about many, many weeks ago.
A new addition to the reception's deco for the reopening : my grand-father's cuckoo clock (for real in facts). Anne-Laure looked what was broken, but it was still in perfect condition : the pendulum was just badly assembled. The tic-tac and "cuckoo" of the bird are either heart-warming or a bit creepy, you decide.
After I (very gently) used my coercive power to take her to the vet, one of my cats now seems to see me as a kind of dark souls boss. She does even strafe and dodge-roll when I try to pet her. For now she doesn't attack, but if she manages to level up and learn my pattern I'm in trouble.
C'est le moment ou jamais de se mobiliser contre la loi de "sécurité globale" votée à l'assemblée aujourd'hui. La ligue européenne des droits de l'homme condamne le projet (https://www.ldh-france.org/loi-securite-globale-la.../) et elle met aussi à disposition une attestation spéciale à remplir pour aller manifester : https://www.ldh-france.org/.../Attestation-de-d%C3...
à Paris le rdv est à 18h devant l'assemblée nationale. Mobilisons-nous dans toute la France.
Cap au pire, par Frédéric Lordon (Les blogs du Diplo, 10 novembre 2020)
I'm an illustrator living and working in Paris with my beloved spouse who crafts silver jewels. You can check out our work here : https://www.lm6d.com
I draw and code.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.