My friend Ann tends to her family and her gardens in Brittany, France (Dinan to be exact). But she is probably known best because she fiddles with bits.
I know all about her "bits", LOL. She's gotten a number of "bits" from ME. It's been such a pleasure to work with her on occasion.
And oh....what she DOES with the bits.....
Let me introduce you to Carla the Cabaret Cockrowl. She resides in Ann's shoppe at Etsy, Mentalembellisher
You can find her directly at the shoppe via this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67782995/carla-the-cabaret-cockrowl-parisian
AHA.....you say. NOW I know who you mean! Well, if you travel with me at Facebook.... you do. Ann's wit is well known there. I look forward to her posts full of her colorful Brit-speak and raucous humor. It's all over her work as well.
By the way, I have no idea what a Cockrowl is. I am a bit worried that I don't....
How about this crazy smiley bug? It's a ring!
I don't know if Ann invented the idea of the morphed and decoupaged bits during her Fiddlebittery....I don't know if she cares or if I do, either.
All I know is that she does it so well....better than anyone, I think. Her humor and creative contentment show in everything she does. Doubtless that's why she has so many sales and happy customers! The vibe is contagious. You just WANT to buy something from her. You can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
I love something that makes me laugh out loud! Whether for wit or shock value, Ann's jewelry always makes me laugh. And THAT'S what makes a true artist....how the work makes the viewer feel. Life is hard enough.
Get this owl:
I googled Dinan, France. Ann says it's "in the half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian, evidently". Wikipedia says it is is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in north-western France. I checked the geography, it appears to be just across the English Channel from London, depending on which way you are swimming, LOL. And here's what it looks like there:
They say most of the urban development of Dinan is along the river Rance, as shown.
Here is some of the local flavor/architecture:
Dunno about you......methinks I'd like to go there!
Til I can save enough pennies, I'll have to visit Ann at Facebook and Etsy. She makes me feel welcome!