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Verte Adélie is a dream come true and a small business created by me, Véronique, 35, in the very beginning of 2010. I've been living in Paris since 2003, and guess what, my neighborhood is the one you can see in the movie Amélie (you may find that I'm lucky, and I quite agree with that).

After 4 years studying History and another year studying archival sciences, I worked for ten years as an archivist and records managers for employers as varied as a hospital, a parisian museum, a university, a labor union, a molecular biology lab, and a few more (in french, we may call that "un inventaire à la Prévert").

But mind you, of course I always had a double life and tested (and gave up) many arts and crafts since I was young - I still am of course - like theater, calligraphy, or…

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  • Born on May 3
  • Joined July 9, 2008

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Fabrics, Felt, Polymer Clay, Pixels, Colors

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About

Verte Adélie is a dream come true and a small business created by me, Véronique, 35, in the very beginning of 2010. I've been living in Paris since 2003, and guess what, my neighborhood is the one you can see in the movie Amélie (you may find that I'm lucky, and I quite agree with that).

After 4 years studying History and another year studying archival sciences, I worked for ten years as an archivist and records managers for employers as varied as a hospital, a parisian museum, a university, a labor union, a molecular biology lab, and a few more (in french, we may call that "un inventaire à la Prévert").

But mind you, of course I always had a double life and tested (and gave up) many arts and crafts since I was young - I still am of course - like theater, calligraphy, or mail-art.

In 2004, I created a website to show my clay figurines and tell their stories, to show the pictures I take (with a slight obsession for textures, worn out or rusty materials, and the poetry of every day life, that I see in fruits and vegetable peelings as well as in the abandoned objects in the street), and… that kind of things. A few months later, I created a blog, started reading more and more other blogs, and discovered a wonderful creative community all around the world. It gave me new temptations, new occasions of learning from others through their work or tutorials, and I started new things such as creating digital illustrations, using polymer clay or sewing bags so that I didn't have to use the corporate one I was given at my last job (I made my first with a sober mix of flowery and polka dot green and pink oilcloth).

That those activities might become more than hooky ones seemed as unlikely as my old dream to be the first woman to walk on Mars, and as realistic as my little girl's dream of becoming Heidi. But becoming Heidi was a child's dream, where living from my creations is the dream of an adult who's able to work hard to reach such a dream goal.

Making the decision to quit my job was my first step on Mars. Emerson would say "Be silly, be honest, be kind". OK, the silly part is done already. Now let's put all my heart in my work and create beauty, and tell stories. And hopefully end up making a living out of it.

Want to see more? Here are some links!

blog------ http://blog.verte-adelie.com/ & site http://www.verte-adelie.com
flickr------ http://www.flickr.com/photos/verte-adelie/
twitter---- http://twitter.com/VerteAdelie

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http://www.etsy.com/treasury/people/VerteAdelie

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