Monday, March 31, 2014

A Child?

We are starting the week with what I think of as a new "chapter" in the story. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Frugal Meal

Suzette and Victor's life was one of frugality.  Here they are, content after a Frugal Meal.  Inspired by a Picasso print.   (Note: frugality involving fresh camembert and baguette never felt like real hardship, really.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Blur

A bit blurry in her memory but a definitely happy time in Suzette's life.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Unwanted Visitors

Ah those imps!  Anxiety and self-doubt are especially insistent.   Familiar to anyone? 

Monday, March 24, 2014


Starting the week with a portrait of Suzette.  Victor often found her an inspiring subject for some of his embroideries. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Here is a selection of the hundreds of patterns Suzette knitted for practice.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Passion

Mrs. Aplux has been around for a while now.  It's time to switch to first names. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Green Day!

Mrs. Aplux wishes everyone a happy Green Day.  For someone raised in another country, she is quite puzzled by the March 17th frenzy.  But it is hard not to get carried along.  Especially if all you have to do is wear a few green things.  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Later Work

In later years, Mrs Aplux embroidery work often took an abstract feel, mostly inspired by nature's beautiful shapes.

Peaceable Kingdom

Thanks to Google, I was able to find an image of this ancient piece from the National Museum of Handiwork that Mrs. Aplux found so inspiring.  

Early Work

Here is a sample of Mrs. Aplux's early embroidery work.  She tells me it was inspired by a piece from the National Museum of Handiwork.  

Time Together

Embroidery School

The tale of Mrs. Aplux continues.  

The Story Begins

Mrs. Aplux's story begins.  


Mrs. Aplux's early training was in Embroidery.  She still enjoys that work a lot although her interests will be evolving over the years.  That is what I understand, anyway. 

To the Library

Mrs. Aplux regularly goes to the library to see what's new in the Graphic Novel section.  (She now has acquired some hair.)

Mrs. Aplux Reads

I soon found out the Mrs. Aplux likes to read comics.  Common ground here.  

First Appearance

Last month this character showed up on my drawing table.  She introduced herself as Mrs. Aplux and I have been discovering her story since then.