A Nathalie Lete groupie!!!!
Nathalie Lete (seen here wearing one of her limited edition Blue Illusion cardis), paint in the window of the Blue Illusion store at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast. It was worth every kilometre!
back in March, and then Pip blogged that she was coming to Australia, then Cintia at mypoppet mentioned that she'd seen her (and her window photos are actually much clearer than mine), and then I discovered that she was coming to Queensland, so I coerced my mother and sister to look after my kids and off I went.
Her artwork will also be on the next Blue Illusion Catalogue, and the painting will stay on the window until Christmas goes up in November.
I'm so inspired by her style of painting and her whole body of work. It's quirky, colourful and decorative - is there such a thing as 'mature naiive' painting? And as a person she simply oozes French-ness.
A lady in the crowd recommended this book to me -
For the record I did not buy any Krispy Kremes while I was there. And that's significant.
A fabulous day. And the inspiration is dripping off me. Can't wait to put a brush to canvas.