‘The Adventures of a Honeybee in Paris’
Since my arrival in Paris, I have been exploring daily to familiarize myself with the culturally rich capital of France. Inspired by the city‘s art, architecture, music and people, ideas for a children’s book started brewing inside me.
Whilst getting to know the city, mostly on foot, I started documenting inspiring places that caught my attention. Shakespeare and company, the beloved, historic bookshop nestled on the banks of the Seine being one of them – surrounded by books, the smell of coffee and the sounds of live piano drifting tin the air. And many others! Inspired by these places, I pulled my inkpot and watercolours closer to capture the story of a honeybee named Clémence and her adventures through the City of lights. This creative project bloomed into “The adventures of a honeybee in Paris” / “Les aventures d’une abeille à Paris”. The process of writing and illustrating the book was done with great care and attention. Each illustration was completed patiently, to ensure that each of them would capture the essence of the city that has inspired and intrigued so many creative minds. Living with my senses wide awake, I am naturally attentive to the visual and tactile elements that shapes the context in which I find myself. As a result, careful consideration went into the details of creating the book.