Talents de Femmes
    At Vannes (Morbihan)   Chorus Park
    Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st  March 2019
    Hoping you will visit me

    An exhibition of artists and art handworkers, Women only of course.

    Organised by the  Club Soroptimist de Vannes  whose slogan is

    Women at the service of women…

    You will discover with more details the actions of the association  through this link :

    Soroptimist international

  • All you wanted to know about malachite

    Hello everybody,

    If you read my posts, you should have read the post about “all you wanted to know about chrysocolla” and today I tell you all I know about malachite. Chrysocolla et malachite are really near since you can note on this picture : the waves of chrysocolla in the malachite stone… Isn’t it amazing ?


    malachite et chrysocolle medium


    Used for cosmectics for its skin protection powers, we also find malachite in arts such painting since antic period.


    Because of its colors variations, sometimes, people give it poetic names such as :

      Green of mountain
      Soft copper
      Green copper flowers

    malachite fleurs   Malachite et Chrysocolle M3 

    Where can we find it ?

    Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, we can find it in the same mine as you find chrysocolla; Some of theses stones have shining blue, turquoise colors waves that makes it beautiful.  These stones are so near that we can note it even in the other name of malachite : also called green chrysocolla, the malachite stone is really near of it.

    Malachite often results from the weathering of copper ores

    This stone can be found in not less than 9 countries :

     France, Australia, Brasil, Colombia, D.R.C Congo, United States, Mexico, Namiby, Russia  

    (sources wikipedia)


    For those who believe in stones powers, here is what people say about malachite :

    Malachite is one of the most popular stones for litotherapy and the benefits list is specially long.

    anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, but also revitalisantes, soothing and soothing properties of the nervous system.

    Finally, it would be benefial for the psyche and the interpersonal skills.

    You will have understood, malachite stone is a carrier of big virtues.

    Mariage du Bronze et de la Pierre

  • Prix Spaf Bretagne 2018 M.WILLEMS Prix Sculpture SPAF BRETAGNE 2018

    Le Mystère est une oeuvre unique en bronze, patinée noire réalisée à la technique de la cire perdue et j’y ai ajouté une chrysocolle polie et une sphère en bronze poli.  C’est le symbole de la terre entre les mains de cette femme qui a le monde à ses pieds parce qu’elle porte la vie… Hauteur : 63cm.

    Rose Sébillet – Déléguée Régionale S.P.A.F Bretagne eut la belle idée de proposer à tous ceux qui le souhaitaient de créer quelques vers ou compléter un début d’histoire, permettant ainsi, à ceux qui le voulaient de devenir poètes dans l’écriture pour quelques instants. Jolie démarche, joli pont entre les poètes et les artistes, essayer de mettre en mots ce que tout artiste essaie de mettre en matière .

    Stephtout  Présidente du concours et Déléguée Artistique de la S.P.A.F  a permis aux 25 Artistes présents de se rencontrer, d’exposer et d’échanger sur leur travail, leurs techniques et leurs oeuvres dans une ambiance chaleureuse.


      Le mystère - Bronze et Chrysocolle - Magali Willems - 2018  Le mystère - détail- Bronze et Chrysocolle - Magali Willems - 2018

  • Lavage des pierres au Katanga - Blog M.WILLEMS It’s the story of a stone

    Nice country of Congo where there are beautiful stones. Whether they are precious, fine or not, they are astonishing and colorful: Pink Salt of cobalt, Malachite, Chrysocolla, Azurite ….

    He grew up in one of these mining villages and tells me how beautiful his village was at the time of his childhood.
    He saw them well these beautiful colored stones .
    With his friends, he even used some of them to kill snakes because many of them lived over there.
    Nobody around him paid really attention to those multicolored stones.


    He adds with a smile that he never thought that one day, they would get so much value!
    Today at the exit of the village: other children.
    Below: orange tarpaulins, tarpaulins that marks the limits of a workspace.
    There are many groups of children and parents, they talk, they sing, they laugh too, …

    However, if you knew how hot it is outside and how hard and cutting a stone can be when it is washed by small hands and one is even not 10 years old!



  • chrysocolle All you wanted to know about chrysocolla!

    Hello everybody,

    After a few researches here and there, I propose you a small resume of what is Chrysocolla.

    But what a strange name is that ?   (thanks to Wikipedia and Larousse)

    The name comes from the Ancient Greekχρυσός κολλα (chrysos kolla), “gold glue”,[5] in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE.

    Here is for the name.


    Where can we find it ? 

    Chrysocolla has a cyan (blue-green) color and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 7.0. It is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidationzones of copper ore bodies.

    Notable occurrences include Bacan Island IndonesiaIsraelDemocratic Republic of CongoChileCornwall in England, and ArizonaUtahIdahoColoradoNew MexicoMichigan, and Pennsylvania in the United States.



    And for those who believe in stones power, here are what people say about chrysocolla   : (I disclaim all liability on these last two lines, thank you)

    The benefits : Kindness, Harmony, Intuition, Peace and Tolerance.

    Astrological signs: Libras, Gemini, Sagittariuses.

    If chrysocolla was not already so beautifull,… with so many benefits supposed to be, I would ask for that it’s been offered to everyone on this earth,  wouldn’t you ? 

    Have a very good day, everybody !