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Hello​ ​all​ ​of​ ​you,
This​ ​is​ ​my​ ​first​ ​ever​ ​post​ ​on​ ​my​ ​blog.​ ​I​ ​agree​ ​that​ ​it’s​ ​still​ ​a​ ​little​ ​bit​ ​bare​ ​at​ ​the​ ​moment.​ ​But​ ​I promise​ ​that​ ​it​ ​will​ ​fill​ ​up​ ​soon.​ ​I’m​ ​not​ ​sure​ ​what​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​main​ ​subject​ ​though.

You​ ​see,​ ​I’m​ ​the​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​person​ ​who​ ​gets​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​things,​ ​who​ ​start​ ​working​ ​at projects​ ​eagerly​ ​and​ ​without​ ​measure.​ ​I​ ​love​ ​making​ ​things.​ ​But​ ​that’s​ ​also​ ​my​ ​issue.​ ​I​ ​can’t choose​ ​a​ ​THING.​ ​I​ ​love​ ​too​ ​many​ ​THINGS.​ ​Not​ ​too​ ​many​ ​actually,​ ​just​ ​A​ ​LOT.

I​ ​love​ ​drawing,​ ​decorating,​ ​making​ ​collages,​ ​carving​ ​stamps,​ ​making​ ​clothes,​ ​designing​ ​logos, websites,​ ​baking…​ ​That’s​ ​probably​ ​enough.​ ​There’s​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​to​ ​say​ ​about​ ​that​ ​but​ ​time​ ​will​ ​come.

A​ ​first​ ​post​ ​on​ ​a​ ​blog​ ​make​ ​it​ ​sound​ ​like​ ​I’m​ ​a​ ​newbie,​ ​but​ ​that’s​ ​not​ ​the​ ​case.​ ​I​ ​created​ ​my​ ​first blog​ ​in​ ​2008,​ ​when​ ​I​ ​went​ ​to​ ​Oslo​ ​to​ ​do​ ​an​ ​internship​ ​in​ ​a​ ​design​ ​agency.​ ​At​ ​that​ ​point​ ​I​ ​wanted friends​ ​and​ ​family​ ​to​ ​see​ ​and​ ​read​ ​about​ ​what​ ​I​ ​was​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​any​ ​future​ ​purpose for​ ​it.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​on​ ​blogspot,​ ​like​ ​most​ ​of​ ​us​ ​did​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​ugly​ ​but​ ​I​ ​was​ ​ok​ ​with​ ​that. After​ ​my​ ​3​ ​months​ ​of​ ​internship​ ​it​ ​stopped.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​still​ ​see​ ​it​ ​here.

Then,​ ​in​ ​2010,​ ​I​ ​created​ ​my​ ​first​ ​bi-lingual​ ​blog.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​essentially​ ​a​ ​baking​ ​blog​ ​and​ ​I​ ​really loved​ ​doing​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​a​ ​job​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​and​ ​baking​ ​was​ ​the​ ​thing​ ​I​ ​enjoyed​ ​the​ ​most.​ ​I​ ​loved playing​ ​with​ ​photography,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​main​ ​issue​ ​is​ ​that​ ​I​ ​was​ ​too​ ​shy​ ​to​ ​share​ ​any​ ​of​ ​it​ ​on​ ​social media.​ ​So​ ​I​ ​never​ ​got​ ​much​ ​comments​ ​from​ ​it​ ​and,​ ​incidentally,​ ​I​ ​stopped​ ​posting​ ​after​ ​a​ ​year. Here​ ​is​ ​the​ ​link.

I​ ​also​ ​discovered​ ​Tumblr​ ​in​ ​between.​ ​I​ ​created​ ​fysugarquill​ ​out​ ​of​ ​love​ ​for​ ​Harry​ ​Potter,​ ​but​ ​the main​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​the​ ​page​ ​was​ ​to​ ​post​ ​image​ ​of​ ​food​ ​taken​ ​from​ ​films.​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​share​ ​my​ ​love of​ ​food​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​film​ ​decor.​ ​Once​ ​again,​ ​it​ ​lasted​ ​for​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​over​ ​a​ ​year​ ​and​ ​I stopped.

The​ ​main​ ​issue​ ​is​ ​that​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​a​ ​real​ ​purpose​ ​for​ ​these​ ​blogs,​ ​or​ ​only​ ​a​ ​temporary​ ​one​ ​and​ ​I was​ ​too​ ​scared​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​out​ ​loud.​ ​So​ ​eventually,​ ​I​ ​lost​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​them​ ​because​ ​no​ ​one​ ​was really​ ​responding​ ​(which​ ​was​ ​entirely​ ​my​ ​fault).

But​ ​in​ ​2015,​ ​I​ ​had​ ​a​ ​clear​ ​project​ ​with​ ​my​ ​best​ ​friend.​ ​We​ ​were​ ​going​ ​to​ ​set​ ​up​ ​a​ ​blog​ ​to​ ​share our​ ​ideas​ ​around​ ​event​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​decorating.​ ​Things​ ​seemed​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sense​ ​at​ ​last.​ ​I​ ​started to​ ​visualise​ ​what​ ​it​ ​could​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future.​ ​I​ ​created​ ​a​ ​Facebook​ ​page,​ ​even​ ​a​ ​Twitter​ ​account (which​ ​I​ ​really​ ​don’t​ ​understand)​ ​and​ ​shared​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​blog​ ​posts​ ​almost​ ​every​ ​day.​ ​But​ ​then, lack​ ​of​ ​enthusiasm​ ​on​ ​both​ ​sides​ ​which​ ​was​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​we​ ​leave​ ​in​ ​2​ ​different​ ​countries
and​ ​failed​ ​to​ ​find​ ​time​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​the​ ​project​ ​meant​ ​that​ ​after​ ​a​ ​few​ ​months​ ​it​ ​got​ ​really​ ​quiet.​ ​I was​ ​very​ ​disappointed​ ​because​ ​I​ ​had​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​blog​ ​myself​ ​and​ ​my​ ​soon-to-be​ ​husband​ ​had built​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​took​ ​it​ ​offline.

Two​ ​years​ ​went​ ​by.​ ​We​ ​bought​ ​a​ ​house,​ ​had​ ​a​ ​baby​ ​and​ ​got​ ​married.​ ​So​ ​many​ ​times​ ​I​ ​thought about​ ​how​ ​good​ ​it​ ​would​ ​be​ ​to​ ​share​ ​some​ ​of​ ​my​ ​experiences​ ​but​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​the​ ​place​ ​to​ ​do​ ​it.​ ​I wanted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​sure​ ​I​ ​would​ ​keep​ ​doing​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​it​ ​for​ ​a​ ​clear​ ​purpose.

So​ ​today​ ​is​ ​when​ ​things​ ​go​ ​live​ ​again​ ​and​ ​it​ ​had​ ​better​ ​work!​ ​Now​ ​seriously,​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​promise​ ​I will​ ​be​ ​here​ ​but​ ​my​ ​determination​ ​has​ ​never​ ​been​ ​so​ ​strong.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​give​ ​some​ ​tough​ ​love and​ ​speak​ ​my​ ​mind.​ ​But​ ​mostly,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​share​ ​with​ ​you​ ​all​ ​the​ ​things​ ​I​ ​do​ ​and​ ​that​ ​I believe​ ​you​ ​can​ ​do​ ​too.​ ​So​ ​hold​ ​on,​ ​it’s​ ​going​ ​to​ ​get​ ​bumpy​ ​but​ ​if​ ​you​ ​stay​ ​with​ ​me​ ​I​ ​know​ ​I​ ​can
carry​ ​on​ ​forever.


Thank​ ​you,
Pascaline


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