The Finders Keepers in Melbourne

The Finders Keepers

 

Next July, The Map Game will have the honour to be part of the iconic Finders Keepers in Melbourne.

It’s a very exciting experience to be part of the festival of makers and designers from around Australia!

So I’ve started to work on a display for the Games and an automaton for the visitors. Tinkering with old mechanisms, crank handle, wood, rocks and wire, I’m surfing through the days with joy. (Well, and stress too!)

I will post more about my progress and ‘behind the scene’ pictures on Instagram in the next few weeks. Please come along!

paris-bourke Kinetic sculpture Alice N Legendre

Presentation Finders Keepers Melbourne

 

The Map Game Paris-Bourke Finders Keepers

 

 

 

-Three, the magic number -Trois, le chiffre magique-

January: my favorite month (in Australia…because, let’s face it, in France, at that time of the year, it is cold and miserable…)Soooo the middle of summer, the new year and the no-schedules weeks are always a time I cherish to re-organise our home and work space.

For the organisation of the everyday life, I already use the very efficient -Three Things- rule : every night, write down 3 things you can do the next day for:

– your business,

– your home,

– your children,

– your hobby,

etc. and be realistic about timing! This helps me getting through the day knowing that I have accomplished some things, rather than seeing the  same never-ending to-do list and feeling like I never get anything done.

Choose only 3 things in each category and it will work!

3 cartes
-The Map Game-

This week, I’ve decided to join the Creative Woman Circle with the Resolution project to organise my year better.

Now is time to start navigating through this new year!

 

 

Why a Rooster?

The 20-21-22 November 2015, Paris-Bourke will be at the Paris to Provence Festival in Melbourne. For this occasion, my last charcoal work on timber will be on display: a proud French rooster! But why a rooster? Its association with France dates back from the Middle Ages and is due to the play on words in Latin between Gallus, (inhabitant of Gaule, which later became France), and its homonym gallus, (rooster). The rooster was featured on the reverse of a French 20-franc gold coin from 1899 to 1914. Today, it is often used as the national mascot.

artist Alice N.L.

The rooster crowing sound in French is “Cocorico” (cock-a-doodle-doo)

(This post is dedicated to Cecilia.)

Can You Guess?

Hello there!

I have one photo to show you. The playing pieces of the Map Game, but there are no kangaroos or cockatoos on those. Look closely and tell me if you can guess what this means?

The Map Game Playing Pieces

This is a very exciting news and more photos will come next month!

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Le Jeu de l’Australie, The Map Game -Australia-

That’s it, the game is in the shop! We made a little video with the children to show you what we have been working on:

A force d’y travailler le voici enfin dans la boutique!Nous avons fait une petite video, avec les enfants,  pour vous le présenter:

The Map Game Australia.

So, do you think the children still have a french accent?

Alors, les enfants ont-ils toujours un petit accent français?