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Pete Fowler ‘The Needle and The Damage Done’

I recently did some stitch embroidery work with the World of Sama. The black and white pieces were a truly hit so they may be part of my new collection. As a big fan of Pete Fowler‘s work (and stitch embroidery, obviously), I wish I could see his show! ‘The Needle and The Damage Done’ is a body of new and original cross-stitch embroidery made ... More
Martial Solal and Sidney Bechet have been samazed!



I like to draw some Sama everywhere I can. On a piece of paper, on photos, on CD covers… You can see some on them on this post: When I heard Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum, I closed my eyes… and on this one: Dianne Reeves: Good vibes, and Good work. This time I chose Sidney Bechet / Martial Solal Quartet Complete recordings. As a huge fan of Martial ... More
da-eYe is growing a moustache for Movember!

Earlier today, the people @SamaGazette tweeted: ‘Geez, we just realized da-eYe is growing a moustache for @Movember! http://www.da-eye.com/movember/ Next year we’ll do it too, we are too late now… 🙂‘. da-eYe was indeed growing a moustache for Movember, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. “During November ... More
da-eYe: the ‘Sea, Sex and Sun’ postcard



While some people were hard at work during this Summer, some others seemed to have had a pretty good time. No need to look too far, our dear friend #da-eYe had a wonderful Summer break as he took some vacation at the beach (no word on the location though). As you can see on the postcard he sent me and I recevied on the last day of August, he enjoyed the ... More
da-eYe is back on the wall of Serge Gainsbourg’s house



da-eYe is back rue de Verneuil. But this time, virtually. When Serge Gainsbourg died on 2 March 1991 of a heart attack, I was among the ones who came at his home rue de Verneuil in Paris and wrote or drew graffiti on the outer wall of Serge Gainsbourg’s house. I drew a da-eYe and it was one of the last time I did. I have always considered Gainsbourg ... More
da-eYe: looking for Banksy at the 2011 Oscars



No one showed in a monkey mask at the Oscars. Many people were hoping ‘anonymous’ British street artist Banksy would show last night (his film ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop‘ was nominated for Best Documentary Feature) but he didn’t. Or maybe he was there and we didn’t recognize him. As you may already know, da-eYe was born ... More
da-eYe strikes the Wendy Brandes Pose — Literally



2011 is ‘da-year’! da-eYe is back as we can read on his website, and he wants you to know. On Dec 10th last year, the observing eye from the mid-Eighties went Barefoot Against Poverty to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign. Now, on a totally different topic, the waggish da-eYe decided to strike the pose, the Wendy Brandes Pose to be ... More
da-eYe will go barefoot against poverty on Dec.10, will you?



I have been supporting Every Human Has Rights Campaigns since 2008. It started with the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative’ I launched on November 24, 2008. My first post about it explained why I decided to ‘go public’ by creating an original piece of art for the campaign. Six months after that, the 60 Signers for the ... More
Third anniversary already? Time passes too quickly!

This month is the Blog’s third anniversary. Everything started in April 2007 and now here we are, three years later. How is it even possible time passes so quickly, I wonder everyday. So many things to do and so little time… But this post is about what has been done during the past three years and obviously, many things changed. Last year I ... More
Sama Sun and tiny Sama fresco drawing from my Moleskine



I thought it was time to show you a page from one of my Moleskine. Two years ago I told you about the Moleskine I use to bring with me when I travel. I like the quality of the paper, and it is small enough to fit into a pocket. When I draw on a Moleskine, it is a totally different kind of inspiration I have. I can be on a plane, in a hotel, in a cafe, ... More

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