Anne-Claire R.'s Profile

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# http://instagram.com/hiboudesigns/
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# Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/hiboucards
# Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiboudesigns
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# Etsy Artists of Boston team member - Etsy Made local in Boston
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Holiday 2016 Shows and Craft fairs:

- Winter Festival @ Sowa (formerly Chrismukkah) - Boston South End - Friday evening Dec 2nd (5pm to 9pm), Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th (10am-5pm)
- Etsy Artists of Boston City Hall Chalet event! @ Boston City Hall - EAOB will have a chalet for the whole month of December filled with goodies from all of the EAOB members…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 15
  • Joined January 28, 2009

Favorite materials

felt, buttons, fabrics from my grandmas closet and mine, threads like DMC cotton perle my favorite, paper, Indian ink, glitter glue

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HibouDesigns
Plush Art and designs

About

# http://instagram.com/hiboudesigns/
# FB: www.facebook.com/ac.regan.HibouDesigns
# Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/hiboucards
# Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiboudesigns
# Proud PlushTeam member: www.plushteam.com
# Etsy Artists of Boston team member - Etsy Made local in Boston
https://www.facebook.com/EtsyArtistsBoston

Holiday 2016 Shows and Craft fairs:

- Winter Festival @ Sowa (formerly Chrismukkah) - Boston South End - Friday evening Dec 2nd (5pm to 9pm), Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th (10am-5pm)
- Etsy Artists of Boston City Hall Chalet event! @ Boston City Hall - EAOB will have a chalet for the whole month of December filled with goodies from all of the EAOB members.
- West Elm Pop Up shop! Sat December 10th - I'll be the Artist featured for the Pop up that day - hours tbd but probably 10am to 5pm.

Publications:
- Stuffed Magazine - last issue of the magazine - Winter 2016 - released in Feb 2016
- Stuffed Magazine - Summer 2015 - Vol 8 Issue 2
- Stuffed Magazine - Winter 2015
- Stuffed Magazine - Summer 2013
- Fitness Magazine - March 2013 issue - "Break the headache curse"
- Stuffed Magazine Winter 2013
- Stuffed Magazine Summer 2012
- Stuffed Magazine - Winter 2012
- Stuffed Magazine - Summer 2011 - Stampington.com
- Doll Collector- September 2011 - Owl plush featured in Steampunk article

Bonjour!
I'm French and I've been in the US for over 16 years now... first in NY then Boston. I have an Art History background (Ecole du Louvre in Paris and Master of Arts in NY).
I grew up in a house filled with art objects found and hunted at flea markets and old antique shops in France. My parents fueled my interest in anything creative and my two grandmothers and great grandmothers also had their share of influence being such champions knitters, embroiderers and clothes makers!

When I was little I wanted to be an Egyptian archeologist and, in the course of my art history studies, I majored in Egyptian Archeology and went to Egypt... but I did not become an archeologist. Instead I moved to New York and did a Master of Arts and worked in art galleries, both in the contemporary art and decorative art fields.

I love making things with my hands (decorations, stitching, felting, cards) and I love to draw (pastels are my favorite)... I get cranky on the days I don't make anything ;)
I love to use old materials or recycle things I have at home (all sorts of papers and fabrics, clothes...). My grandmas' closets back in France in particular are full of treasures that I use in my designs. My favorites are some antique lace from a great great uncle who was working at Le Bon Marche in Paris circa 1920 and buttons, lots of them!
I am inspired by my surroundings. New England's dramatic season changes, art books, music and for a big part by my son's imagination, his books, pretend games and even his video games.
My own French culture is also an endless source of creativity :)
Today I'm a proud plush maker! Creating truly makes me happy and I put all my passion in each design I create.

I hope you will enjoy my work!

Anne-Claire aka Hibou

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