Dust On My Boots - Paris, City of Delight

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My artwork-a-day project for 2016, featuring the City of (de)Light, Paris.

Dust On My Boots
This year has been rough all around but today was particularly difficult. News that my oldest friend is awaiting difficult test results. Distance makes the waiting all the harder. Yes, Graffiti Art, Paris France, Neon Signs, Vancouver, Distance, Instagram Posts, Toronto, Sick

Instagram post by Erin • Oct 19, 2016 at 5:44am UTC

This year has been rough all around but today was particularly difficult. News that my oldest friend is awaiting difficult test results. Distance makes the waiting all the harder. #yes #no #sick #yyz #yvr #toronto #vancouver #friends #worry #thoughts #waiting #travelphotography #paris #text #graffiti #streetart #graffitiart #instahealth #love #pain #distance

 I spent last week waiting on my friend’s test results. Now I long for the uncertainty. you can fuck right off. 14 Year Old Girl, Current Mood, Paris France, City, Instagram Posts, Brain, Waiting, Cancer, Sad

Instagram post by Erin • Oct 26, 2016 at 5:34pm UTC

Current mood: "unstrung". I spent last week waiting on my friend's test results. Now I long for the uncertainty. A forty year old facing terminal brain cancer is bad enough on its own but add a 14 year old girl facing life without a mother and it's much worse. 2016 you can fuck right off. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. #friends #sad #2016 #awfulday #terrible #cancer #cancersucks #fuck #fuck2016 #fuckcancer #missyou #helpless

A Prisma filter turns the quai des Grands Augustins into something straight off a Van Gogh canvas. Vincent Van Gogh, Paris France, Parisian, Filters, River, Night, Street, Canvas, City

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 31, 2016 at 3:44am UTC

A Prisma filter turns the quai des Grands Augustins into something straight off a Van Gogh canvas. #paris #france #filter #star #stars #starrynight #prisma #night #parisjetaime #river #seine #lightsout #light #street #blue #vangogh #vincentvangogh #parisian #parigi #parís #parisienne #francia #français #quai #riviere

Due to cost of living, small streets, and a total inability to find inexpensive parking, Paris is a city of bikes. I was taking photos of all the interesting and vintage motorcycles I came across a… A Gear, Paris City, Vintage Motorcycles, Bike Life, Paris France, Vespa Motorcycle, Colours, Switzerland, Instagram Posts

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 31, 2016 at 4:36pm UTC

Due to cost of living small streets and a total inability to find inexpensive parking Paris is a city of bikes. I was taking photos of all the interesting and vintage motorcycles I came across and sending them to a gear head friend trying to encourage him to come visit. He went to Switzerland instead. Can't win 'em all! #parisjetaime #paris #parisian #scooter #vespa #motorcycle #motorcycles #francia #colourpop #colour #colours #filter #prisma #bikelife #bike #motorbike #city #travel…

I've got 40 blocks with some degree of these white spots left on them. They are the bane of my artistic existence at the best of times - each block takes at least 5 passes to get fully clean - but with my scrubbing hand blistered and cut I need to invent a way to do it soon. The Made In Canada show approacheth.  #EtsyMICToronto #wip #work #workworkwork #ouch #workinprogress#france #paris #saintechapelle #flowers #tiles #tileaddiction#etsy #etsyshop #madeincanada #art #artist #artists… Bane, Inventions, Medieval, Tiles, At Least, Canada, Etsy Shop, Artists, Paris

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 22, 2016 at 6:54pm UTC

I've got 40 blocks with some degree of these white spots left on them. They are the bane of my artistic existence at the best of times - each block takes at least 5 passes to get fully clean - but with my scrubbing hand blistered and cut I need to invent a way to do it soon. The Made In Canada show approacheth. #EtsyMICToronto #wip #work #workworkwork #ouch #workinprogress#france #paris #saintechapelle #flowers #tiles #tileaddiction#etsy #etsyshop #madeincanada #art #artist #artists…

A grateful shoutout to the wise and lovely and who were pushing me to try my filtered photos in colour on my wood blocks. I'm pretty tickled with how well these turned out! Red Green, Blue, Wood Blocks, Shout Out, Experiment, Paris France, Guitars, Grateful, Piano

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 21, 2016 at 6:54pm UTC

A grateful shoutout to the wise and lovely @vdfreem and @mandiejade who were pushing me to try my filtered photos in colour on my wood blocks. I'm pretty tickled with how well these turned out! #EtsyMICToronto #artist #artists #artistsofinstagram #block #instrument#piano #metro #paris #france #canada #toronto#guitar #guitars #filter #filters #waterlogue #prisma#red #green #blue #etsy #etsyseller #experiment

Here’s the Percolator effect I mentioned a few posts ago: “full of stars”. It replaces the filter’s bubbles with stars whose sizes vary according to the block of colour repl… Paris France, Notre Dame, Filters, Digital Art, Stars, Wells, Pavilion, City, Instagram Posts

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 12, 2016 at 12:19pm UTC

Here's the #percolator effect I mentioned a few posts ago: "full of stars". It replaces the filter's bubbles with stars whose sizes vary according to the block of colour replaced. It definitely doesn't work with every photo but when it does it's quite charming. Here's Notre Dame de Paris - pretty charming to start with - in a starry night setting. #filter #filters #digitalart #digitalpainting #blue #star #stars #paris #france #igers #igersparis #igerstoronto #igparis #church #starrynight…

Next up in the magic filter app list is Prisma. While I'm impressed with its capabilities, I feel overwhelmed with choice; there are too many filters to really be able to gauge what each one w… I Feel Overwhelmed, Paris Metro, Paris France, Filters, Department Store, Feelings, City, Instagram Posts, Artwork

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 11, 2016 at 3:34am UTC

Next up in the magic filter app list is Prisma. While I'm impressed with its capabilities I feel overwhelmed with choice; there are too many filters to really be able to gauge what each one will do to a given photo. Exacerbating this is the fact that the filters change position every time you load a new photo. As a usability fanatic with a photographic memory it's not endearing me to the app. That said you can sometimes find some nice combinations after a bit of effort. Here's a metro sign…

I’ve saved the best of my filter apps for last. Here’s the Metro entrance at St Michel run through Waterlogue. When I first heard about this app, it sounded neat but i wasn’t sure… Quiet Moments, Watercolour Painting, Dusk, Paris France, Art Nouveau, Filters, Digital Art, Photoshop, In This Moment

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 12, 2016 at 2:24am UTC

I've saved the best of my filter apps for last. When I first heard about #waterlogue it sounded neat but i wasn't sure about paying for an app. I'm glad I finally did. This app is ASTONISHING. Not only does it really generously show you the process happen (take notes #prisma) the final product is indistinguishable from a real watercolour painting. I've never even seen photoshop pull this off so perfectly. Not every photo works - faces particularly seem to blur out - but there's so much joy…

I was telling someone on Bunz about this robot display spotted in a Parisian street sale. I loved the mix of colours and faces. Robot Art, Robots, Parisian, Color Mixing, Street Photography, Colours, Display, My Love, Holiday Decor

Instagram post by Erin • Aug 10, 2016 at 2:48am UTC

I was telling someone on Bunz about this robot display spotted in a Parisian street sale. I loved the mix of colours and faces. #robot #robots #paris #france #videgrenier #vintage #toy #toystagram #toys #red #tin #streetphotography #sale #fleamarket #fleamarketfinds #display #robotart #robotlove #brocante

Saturday's#fmsphotoadayis "Eye". For some reason I flashed immediately to this photo taken at one of Paris' "vide greniers".In sharp contrast to the fancy street markets and antiques fairs Paris' equivalent of the yard sale tends to offer very little of interest. This trippy stars-in-its-eyes cat however stood out amongst all the crap. Glam kitty!  #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #stars #starryeyed #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #france #funny #kitty #statue #troll #humor #haha #igers… Antique Fairs, Cats Of Instagram, Instagram Posts, Starry Eyed, Yard Sale, Trippy, Troll, Eye Candy, Kitty

Instagram post by Erin • May 14, 2016 at 5:49am UTC

Saturday's#fmsphotoadayis "Eye". For some reason I flashed immediately to this photo taken at one of Paris' "vide greniers".In sharp contrast to the fancy street markets and antiques fairs Paris' equivalent of the yard sale tends to offer very little of interest. This trippy stars-in-its-eyes cat however stood out amongst all the crap. Glam kitty! #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #stars #starryeyed #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #france #funny #kitty #statue #troll #humor #haha #igers…

Everytime I start one of these monthly challenges some sort of family issue crops up. I should take that as a sign but instead I'm resolutely playing catchup on some of the days I've missed for#fmsphotoadayby doubling up on as many photos as I can. Here I present both This Means A Lot To Me and Travel: This is "my" Paris the historical centre - a UNESCO heritage site home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the world and where I've spent hours wandering tiny islands yet still feel… Monthly Challenge, Family Issues, Beautiful Buildings, Heritage Site, Wander, Skyline, Challenges, Sign, Island

Instagram post by Erin • May 10, 2016 at 12:18pm UTC

Everytime I start one of these monthly challenges some sort of family issue crops up. I should take that as a sign but instead I'm resolutely playing catchup on some of the days I've missed for#fmsphotoadayby doubling up on as many photos as I can. Here I present both This Means A Lot To Me and Travel: This is "my" Paris the historical centre - a UNESCO heritage site home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the world and where I've spent hours wandering tiny islands yet still feel…

Today's#fmsphotoadaywas "Mirror". I've always been more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it but on my last two trips I've become more accepting of self-portraits so long as they're in interesting reflections or offer unusual interpretations. This was a wunderkammer-ish store window in Paris. I love junk and I love Paris so I was happy to place myself in the background of this shot.  #paris #parisjetaime #parisienne #selfie#selfies #wunderkammer #junk #antiques #store#street… I Love Paris, I Am Happy, Lens, Portraits, Selfie, City, Boots, Instagram Posts, Artwork

Instagram post by Erin • May 14, 2016 at 5:31am UTC

Today's#fmsphotoadaywas "Mirror". I've always been more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it but on my last two trips I've become more accepting of self-portraits so long as they're in interesting reflections or offer unusual interpretations. This was a wunderkammer-ish store window in Paris. I love junk and I love Paris so I was happy to place myself in the background of this shot. #paris #parisjetaime #parisienne #selfie#selfies #wunderkammer #junk #antiques #store#street…

Today's#fmsphotoadaychallenge is "Ball": Much as I love trying to compose photos that will impress or delight my hard drives are equally full of what I call "notes"; quick snaps that serve as little jokes that make me laugh things to research or reminders for later. I took this shot in one of Paris' many neighbourhoods graced with a beautiful Gothic church. I can't remember which church it actually is because thanks to this photo I have long since renamed it Our Lady of the Unrecovered… Church Architecture, Patron Saints, Paris Photos, Our Lady, I Laughed, The Neighbourhood, Challenges, Thankful, Statue

Instagram post by Erin • May 5, 2016 at 3:19am UTC

Today's#fmsphotoadaychallenge is "Ball": Much as I love trying to compose photos that will impress or delight my hard drives are equally full of what I call "notes"; quick snaps that serve as little jokes that make me laugh things to research or reminders for later. I took this shot in one of Paris' many neighbourhoods graced with a beautiful Gothic church. I can't remember which church it actually is because thanks to this photo I have long since renamed it Our Lady of the Unrecovered…

Writing a travel journal entry about the most homoerotic building in Paris. (Not that there are many contenders for that title.) Featuring the suitably phallic Pilot metro and the filthy sounding Noodler's Green. Double Entendre, Fountain Pen Ink, Paris Photos, Journal Entries, Cursive, Handwriting, Parisian, Travelling, Pilot

Instagram post by Erin • Apr 25, 2016 at 11:32pm UTC

Writing a travel journal entry about the most homoerotic building in Paris. (Not that there are many contenders for that title.) Featuring the suitably phallic Pilot metro and the filthy sounding Noodler's Green. #doubleentendre #sexy #mondaymatchupgiveaway #mondaymatchup #fountainpen #fountainpens #green #ink #inks #paris #promenadeplantee #travel #travelingram #architecture #handwriting #handwritten #sexymen #parisphoto #parisian #parisien #weird #bizarre #greens #cursive #travelling…

For all the wandering I've done in the Latin Quarter it wasn't until my most recent trip that I got up close and personal with the Sorbonne. The whole building is lovely but these monogrammed iron doors were my favourite detail. Elegant and classic.  This piece is is available for sale at my webstore and Etsy shop.  #university #sorbonne #paris #instagood #door#supporthandmade #etsy #etsyshop #etsyfinds #giftideas#instagoods #handmade #instago #boho #photo#photography #es #france… Latin Quarter, Iron Doors, Parisian, Buildings, University, France, Etsy Shop, Boho, My Favorite Things

Instagram post by Erin • Apr 1, 2016 at 8:55pm UTC

For all the wandering I've done in the Latin Quarter it wasn't until my most recent trip that I got up close and personal with the Sorbonne. The whole building is lovely but these monogrammed iron doors were my favourite detail. Elegant and classic. This piece is is available for sale at my webstore and Etsy shop. #university #sorbonne #paris #instagood #door#supporthandmade #etsy #etsyshop #etsyfinds #giftideas#instagoods #handmade #instago #boho #photo#photography #es #france…