The first "Fete de St Michel" was amazing. I was happy to see so many talented artists from St. Michel and the region of Bellechasse, as well as other performers, and vendors. Thanks to all who made it happen, and to everyone who came in support.
La première "Fête de St Michel" était incroyable. J'étais heureuse de voir autant d'artistes talentueux de Saint-Michel et de la région de Bellechasse, ainsi que d'autres artistes et vendeurs. Merci à tous ceux qui ont rendu cela possible, et à tous ceux qui sont venus nous soutenir.
Thank you all for the amazing welcome and support at the festival decouvrarts. It was an incredibly uplifting experience with so many kind words of appreciation and encouragement. It was great meeting so many new and friendly faces, including the other artists and performers. I hope to see you all there again next year. In the meantime of course you're all welcome to visit my gallery in Saint-Michel and thanks for visiting if you already have. Thank you again so much to all the organizers of the Festival decouvrarts in Cap Rouge. I would be honored to return again next year if you'll have me, and I'll have some new pieces to show. JP
Merci à tous pour l'incroyable accueil et soutien au festival decouvrarts. Ce fut une expérience incroyablement édifiante avec tant de gentils mots d'appréciation et d'encouragement. C'était formidable de rencontrer autant de nouveaux visages amicaux, y compris d'autres artistes et interprètes. J'espère vous y voir tous l'année prochaine. En attendant, bien sûr, vous êtes tous les bienvenus dans ma galerie à Saint-Michel et merci de votre visite si vous l'avez déjà fait. Encore un grand merci à tous les organisateurs du Festival decouvrarts à Cap Rouge. Je serais honoré de revenir l'année prochaine si vous m'acceptez, et j'aurai de nouvelles pièces à montrer. JP
Hello and seasons greetings! It has been great showing my work at the library exhibit in Saint-Michel. I will still have my exhibition there until November 21, then it's on to the next exhibit. I will be participating at an exhibition with a portion of my works, alongside other artists at the "Offrir l'art" exhibit at the Espace-temps gallery, located at 284 Rue Saint-Joseph
Lévis, QC G6V 1E8. For this exhibit, For this exhibit I am offering pieces valued at $300.00 or less, and this will also include some jewelry I've made as well. Looking forward to this event in a beautiful and quaint area of Levis with the delightful owner of Espace-temps, Jocelyne. Hope to see you there.
Bonjour et salutations de saisons! C'était super de montrer mon travail à l'exposition de la bibliothèque à Saint-Michel. J'y aurai encore mon exposition jusqu'au 21 novembre, puis c'est à la prochaine exposition. Je participerai à une exposition avec une partie de mes oeuvres, aux côtés d'autres artistes à l'exposition "Offrir l'art" à la galerie Espace-temps, située au 284 rue Saint-Joseph
Lévis, QC G6V 1E8. Pour cette exposition, pour cette exposition, j'offre des pièces d'une valeur de 300,00 $ ou moins, et cela comprendra également des bijoux que j'ai également fabriqués. Au plaisir de cet événement dans un beau et pittoresque quartier de Lévis avec la charmante propriétaire d'Espace-temps, Jocelyne. Espérons vous y voir.
My first exhibit at the local library was a success, and a real fun, entertaining day. We had around 150 visitors, half of which were trick or treaters during the last half of the event. That's me in the Viking costume, and the event organizer and manager of the library, "Sheriff" Louis. Held in the basement section of the library, part of which was the first prison in the village, which lent a great atmosphere for the Halloween aspect of the event. Lots of new friends met, 3 sculptures sold, and one happy artist.
Hello friends, just thought I'd give you a glimpse at my work when it's in progress or even before it has begun. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take more progress photos for each sculpture, so I only have a few pics to show you now. I'll add more to this blog if I find any and I'll try to take more progress photos for future works. So here they are, I'll start with my recently completed shark, shown here with the head, and the left and right sides of the body being glued together. I use string, small clamps, or clothes pins to hold glued objects together overnight. I also use screws (if possible or necessary) or pins to assist in holding things together. After the glue is applied, I pack any exposed glue in the joints with sawdust.
Now here's a sculpture before I started any work on it, the Galapagos Tortoise. This is the torso/shell piece, which is a very unique piece of driftwood root burl. It was found as seen in the photos (top and bottom views).
This is the owl with three pieces glued together. The main body piece of driftwood, the front piece of driftwood bark (cottonwood?) and the head which is a coconut shell.
I think I've got at least a couple more of these progress photos somewhere in my archives, but it will take some searching to find them. I may post progress photos of new sculptures in a new blog. Thanks for your interest and support!
Just letting you know I will be updating my photos with better quality shots from my new camera. I will also be mounting all or most of my new sculptures on a black wood base, and I'll try to mount the older sculptures in the same way. Thanks for your support and interest! J.P. Clough
Well it's an exciting day. My sculpture will now have a trademark brand burned into each one with my new branding iron. Now I haven't got all the details on it yet because it was made in Quebec by a machining company that my mother and her friend found, but I don't think it's actually an "iron". I'm not sure if ranch animals are still branded but they used to use real iron to make branding irons, hence the name, but this looks to be some sort of alloy similar to brass. Whatever it's made of, I think it looks great and I can't wait to actually see it in person but that will have to wait until summer of 2019. I'm also thinking I may be able to use this for more that just branding my sculptures. Ok that's all for this blog, here's a photo of my new "JPC" branding iron.
Assemblage artist/Driftwood sculptor