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More art at Marché Parisien de la Création!

Art ManSince I started studying at the art school, I’m more interested in art than ever. I try to look at artworks in different ways and like to brainstorm about the choices the artist had to make before his artwork was finished. The fun part about art is that anyone can interpret it at his or her own way. During our philosophy and art history lessons we try to understand the question ”what is art?” and what characteristics match the answer we want to give. It’s a lot of fun, discussion different topics on what we think is art and is what not. We never agree with each other!

Okay, time to make my point. Are you interested in art, and do you like to discuss artworks and paintings (or do you want to buy some of those beauties)? Get a group of friends together and go on a Sunday to la Tour Montparnasse (that’s the biggest tower in Paris, you can’t miss it). There you’ll find a hidden market full with art, art and more art. In order to respect the work of the artist I only took a few photo’s with permission, but I can tell you that the art collection is very ranging so there are plenty enough ingredients for a good discussion. Gladly, the market isn’t a place for traders, but for real artists who only sell original work.

You can find Marché Parisien de la Création between the streets: Rue du Depart and Rue de la Gaîté. The nearest subway station is Edgar Quinet.

Oh wait, one last thing for the people who want to eat pancakes (crêpes) in Paris. Don’t search any longer..You’ll find here more than enough pancakes restaurants for your whole stay in Paris!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning♥ 

Note: Let me know your opinion about ”what is art?” 

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Oh no, not Place du Tertre again!

Yeah Yeah, I know that I’ve been blogging a lot about Montmartre and all the artist who work there. A fun fact is that I still haven’t had enough of it ;) I do find the prices of all those paintings way overpriced, but that’s just how it works in a touristic painters life. Despite the expensive artworks and the not Parisian artists, it remains an inspiring place for anyone who loves art and Paris. Here are some photo’s I took during my last trips to Paris. Tomorrow I’ll be blogging about an other place in Paris where you can buy cool art pieces or pancakes!

Sweet dreams everyone or a very good morning ♥ 

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Assocation LE M.U.R. – Street Art in Paris

DamianAlright street-art fans, time to pay attention!

As you may have noticed in all my previous posts, Paris is full of amazing street art. Most of the street art is illegal, but gladly, Paris is also a city with many legal places for artists to express them selves.

Le M.U.R is a great example of one of those places. (Don’t confuse the name of this wall with the one in Montmartre ‘Le mur des je t’aime‘) Le M.U.R is a concept conceived by the French artist Jean Faucheur. By means of great perseverance he managed to grab a piece of Paris, where each week a new artist may show his or her work.

It was a great honor to meet him in person while he was looking at one of the new art pieces on the wall. He told us so much about his work, about other street art in Paris and other information you can’t find on the internet ;) For example: did you knew that many street art in Paris gets stolen? Such a same and a big scandal because street art is for everyone. Not only for the people who can’t afford expensive artworks but also for the people like me, who enjoy all those unique pieces. How can I capture them for you…if they steal it from the wall?! The prices of the street art pieces are sometimes worth more than 50 thousand euros! Depending on the artists of course. But is doesn’t matter how famous the artist is, street art is priceless. 

Street art le Mur

If you are curious about all the artworks of Le M.U.R, you can go to: 
http://lemur.asso.fr/ or buy their book called Le MUR, The Wall.

If you want to see Le M.U.R by yourself, here is the address:
107 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris

By the way: the wall gets painted on Saturday. If you get the chance it’s definitely fun to have a chat with the artists! They love to talk about their work, really interesting to learn new artists!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

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Fabulous Fabric stores in Paris.

Stoffenwinkel 1What time it is? Time to create our own stuff!

Yep that’s right, the time has come for all the creative people in the world. Express yourself! You don’t want to own the same pants as your teacher because they happened to be on sale. So, what can you do about it?

One word… DIY! Which means ”do it yourself”. There are countless ways to get inspired. For example: Pinterest is full of amazing DIY stuff, and I’m a big fan of it. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the profile of myWorldofParis (and please subscribe) 

I don’t have patterns for you, but I do know some great fabric stores in Paris where you can buy the most fabulous fabrics you can think of. All those fabric stores are located in Montmartre and they are all next to each other. A bit competitive but oh so convenient for shopping. My mother had to drag me out of the store, otherwise I probably had spend the night over there ;)

A point of attention are the prices. I found a stunning fabric with birds and flowers…but it costed €40 per meter. Suddenly the fabric wasn’t that pretty anymore, haha. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money , pay attention to the quality of the fabric. When you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the staff about it. They are there to help you out. There are also special price-off-corners with last scraps of fabric or fabrics that don’t belong to the regular assortment anymore. There is also plenty of choice with normal prices.

I’ll give you one address, the rest you’ll find automatically.
Les Coupons De Saint Pierre
1 Place Saint Pierre
75018 Paris, France (duh) 

 

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Cafe Le Quasimodo, Paris

Union soupIf you’re in Paris you have to try the union soup at cafe Le Quasimodo near the Notre Dame, it was soooo good!

The staff is friendly but does have their own will. In Paris, the customer won’t be treated like a king. I like that way of working because respect should come from both sides. You get what you deserve. If you are nice to them, they will be kind to you. A tip from me to you is: always be kind to the waiters working at French restaurants. Try to speak your best French and show them that you appreciate their work. Otherwise you end up at a little table right in front of the door ;)

Here’s the address of cafe Le Quasimodo.
11 Rue d’Arcole
 75004 Paris 

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Brocante des Abbesses, Paris.

Abbesses MarketI’ve been to this lovely market at Place de la Abbesses,  but I couldn’t remember on what day anymore. Forgive me, I’m also getting older ;) Gladly the internet always helps me out. When I searched for ”flea market Abbesses” I couldn’t find a thing. ”Oh, that’s right..I know how it works in Paris”, they don’t like therms as flea markets or jumble sale. It has to be a bit more fancier than that. Then I tried vintage and by that designation, I found the real name of the market: Brocante des Abbesses. 

Such a sweet little market where you can buy secondhand stuff, vintage furniture, broken paintings… I better stop counting because it’s too much too write down. You can better see it by yourself on a Sunday or enjoy the pictures I have for you. 

Do you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥