I wont make a presentation about it (right now, because there are many things to say and inspiring that I could share but I will probably make illustrations about it to go with a more explicative article.)
As I said the D-day happened on the 6th of June 1944 on the beaches of Normandy where American, Canadian and British soldiers arrived to defeat Hitler’s army. Unfortunatly many soldiers died and almost 90% of cities were completely destroyed under the bombs.
Actually I think that my interest for 1940 and 1950 music might be influenced by the events and commemorations we have early June when we celebrate that date with Glenn Miller’s music in the streets and some people even driving in towns with their US army Jeep car…..Can you imagine seeing that ( you know before you tube, facebook and others…………) that was absolutely unbelievable for me. (still is actually)
The first one was just a gentleman who liked to create dresses for elegant ladies, a certain….Christian Dior?
Normandy, that’s around 300 days of rain ( not kidding), and as a child from the end of the 80’s that meant no computer, no internet, no smartphones, no social media,
Pretty convenient when you spend all your time drawing. And I kept drawing until today. THE END
I think I needed a challenge, new places to visit, new faces, a different culture, I needed a break from everything I knew.
Even if this trip didn’t really end like I wish it did, it was probably written somewhere that I should go back to Europe at some point ( strangely , or maybe not so , my sister came back from Japan 2 months after me, maybe destiny gathered us to cheer each other, who knows?)
That’s why my biggest wish for 2019 is to create unique artworks that truly represent what’s going on in my head and to share thoughts and ideas closed to my heart.