... ou comment vivre une vie créative

Monday, January 31, 2011

Repeat Pattern Monday : Daniela

Hier, durant ma garde, j'ai admis une jeune fille de 12 ans en unité de soins intensifs pour coma éthylique.
12 ans.
Ca fait réfléchir, non?
Elle s'appelle Daniela.
Et elle va très bien aujourd'hui.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Je m'en vais à l'hôpital ce matin... jusque demain matin. Vingt quatre heures en unité de soins intensifs avant de revoir Margot. Bouh :(

Friday, January 28, 2011

liste du vendredi : complete makeover

Vous avez peut-être lu l'enthousiasme de Christophe concernant l'arrivée de sa petite reine au Chili.
La voici fraîchement débarquée du bateau :
et bien, ma petite reine à moi, ça ne lui a pas plu.
On pouvait lire dans ses yeux brillants : "Mais, il va me mettre où parrain?"
Alors, on s'y est tous mis :
1. Le premier jour, papa a fixé une petite selle et des pédales.
2. Le deuxième jour, papa a fixé le claxon et le porte bagage.
3. Le troisième jour, maman est allé choisir les paniers.
4. Le quatrième jour, maman a clippé une perle rose à chaque rayon. Elle a d'ailleurs une ampoule au niveau du pouce droit.
5. Le cinquième jour, Margot a gonflé et attaché ses ballons.
6. Le sixième jour, Margot a rempli ses paniers (3 biberons, un nounours, des langes, un doudou, des biscuits, des livres, un hochet, des pantoufles et une couverture).
7. Le septième jour, tout le monde s'est reposé.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Repeat Pattern Monday

I woke up so tired this morning. I suffered from a blocked duct around 3 am. I didn't know why I felt like having the flu... Well, apparently, the flu-like feeling is a sign that traces of milk entered your bloodstream and your body is treating the milk as a foreign protein (your immune system is fighting it).
Ahhhhh... breastfeeding is amazing.... but it can also be painfull!

P.S : C'est le 7° moisiversaire de Margot aujourd'hui! (Margot is seven months old today!)

Friday, January 21, 2011

liste du vendredi : random thoughts about ostrichs

1. The males are black and the females are grey.

2. The female's feathers are of poor quality. They are used to make feather dusters.

3. The male's feathers are transformed into fashion accessories (hats, evening dresses, Mardi Gras masks, feather boa...)

4. Ostrichs are monogamous (the female chooses the male).
5. Females lay an egg every other day.
6. The eggs are incubated by the females by day (as the drab females blend in with the sand) and by the males by night.
7. Most eggs take about 40 days to hatch.
8. They are equivalent to 14 chicken eggs (not cholesterol friendly).
9. An ostrich lives approximately 50 years.
10. Ostrichs have two toes on each foot with the nail on the larger.

11. They can cause serious injury with that nail (it can rip you open, with your intestines and others viscera coming out)
(reader friendly)
12. Ostriches can run at 72,4 km-per-hour (45 miles-per-hour). When being pursued by a lion for exemple.
13. They swallow pebbles that act as gastroliths (stomach stones that grind food)
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14. Their brain fits into a teaspoon.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


ICU night shift tonight.
I carry this in my pocket to feel less lonely :

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ostriches = big chickens

This week's topic at illustration friday is CHICKEN!
This is my interpretation :

Come back on friday. My list will be about those ladies I met (and ate) in South Africa last summer!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

ICU weekend

Je suis de garde en soins intensifs jusque demain...
Pas le temps de dessiner.
Souhaitez-moi une nuit calme!

Friday, January 14, 2011

liste du vendredi : things he hates about me

1. He hates that I invent my own words when I forget the lyrics of a song.
2. He hates when I comment about his driving habits.
3. He hates that I change my mind all the time.
4. He hates when I fart under the covers :)
5. He hates when I order for him at the restaurant.
6. He hates when I bite my nails while watching a movie.
7. He hates when I spit out a bite onto my plate.
8. He hates when I have a doubt about an antibiotic he prescribed.
9. He hates when I didn't rinse the bath tub after I used a body peeling.

Oh and... do you remember this ?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

color therapy

For this week's slice of life, let me show you this "Coracias Caudatus" I photographed in South Africa last year :

Friday, January 7, 2011

liste du vendredi : this week...

1. I had to bring my breast pump to the hospital.
2. I won 2,50 euros at the lottery.
3. Margot fell of the changing table (she's ok).
4. I've diagnosed 2 cancers.
5. I ate more french fries than I did during the rest of the year.
6. I felt very inspired by the 47th crusade (work in progress...)
7. My left ear finally unplugged (I had a cold the past two weeks).
8. I drove the wrong way up a one way street (not on purpose).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ICU night shift

no time to draw... but thinking about a list for tomorrow...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

sketchbook spread 1

So, did you start? DID YOU?
Did you find the perfect journal? the perfect pen?

This spread is a combination of this and this.