Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Monday, 28 May 2012

 The Machines de l’Ile is a totally unprecedented artistic project. Born from the imaginations of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, it is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and the industrial history of Nantes, on the exceptional site of the former shipyards

 We spent an afternoon here, some where out of the rain, and what a great surprise we had, every where was amazing, from sketches machines grew and then they were built, we had no real idea of what we were coming to see. Can you imagine our faces as the elephant came towards us, slowly moving along the street.
 So many different machines, all built with care, using alot of wood to shape the animals,
 The heron bird gives flight, and was so big, I took far to many photo's to show you here. Les Mondes Marins, is huge, but not opening until July, sea life built next to the river,looks like a giant carousel, I would so love to go back and visit.  Young and old faces were  awake with the beauty and mechanics of every thing.
 Tribal cat has grown, I'm please with it's progress, as I work towards the front of the cat, the colours will become lighter. I think I will do a bit more on this one, I do have projects lining up, but this is a quicky by my standards.
Work today was good, very busy, I was missed last week, I prefer to be busy the time goes quicker.


  1. Looks an amazing place to visit, spectacular pics.
    Tribal cat is growing well.

  2. Neat mechanical animals!

  3. What amazing photos and I would love to see them myself:) Your sewing as always is gorgous.



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