NICOLE AIMEE DUROCHER ANSWERS THE KITTEN LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE
Nicole is the graphic designer and aesthetically gifted kitten behind most of the images featured on this site. She's an incredibly talented artist who works with a diverse range of mediums.
To look at one of Nicole's paintings, you are transported, or rather, swallowed up into a dreamy, colourful paradise full of majestic palm trees, rolling waves, beautiful mermaids. Stepping into her world you're greeted by the beach house of your dreams and you can't help but feel a calm, peaceful connection to your surroundings.
Inspired by colour therapy or "chromotherapy," Nicole tries to access the colours that often lie dormant in our subconscious that we rarely allow ourselves to access in the real world.
She brings out this interplay of hues in the sky, in the faces of the Goddesses she paints, in the leaves of tropical plants.
Colours have deeper meaning and are an important aspect of our chakra system, should we open ourselves to it.
During her time at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, she became interested in reproducing her art across mediums. This has manifested in the gorgeous kaleidoscope patterns of her silk scarf collection, as well as various commissioned work she's done for pillows, wallpaper, kimonos, upholstery and other signature pieces that add new life to a room or wardrobe.
Nicole's artwork asks us to look, really look, at the world around us through a lens of deep connection with the self, with our lines of energy and with the possibilities for a life of peace, love and grooviness.
Nicole is an art teacher for children and adults and you can view the classes she teaches in Montreal here. Check out her website for her latest paintings and products or to commision a unique piece, and follow her on Instagram.
The Kitten Life Questionnaire x Nicole Aimee Durocher
1. What is your present state of mind?
2. What’s your sign?
3. What is your favourite vice?
4. Puppies or kittens?
5. What is your most prized possession?
My third eye.
6. If you could be any plant what would you be?
An orange tree maybe.
7. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Swimming in clear water, cooking for people I love.
8. What’s the first thing you would buy if you moved into a new space?
Plants and dishes... basic things that make the house feel alive.
9. What is your favourite colour?
The whole blue-green range is pretty undeniable. I'm also crazy about pink... neon!
10. If you could teleport at exactly this moment, where would you go?
Spain... Tenerife or Barcelona or the Costa Blanca.
11. What’s your recurring dream/nightmare?
I used to have one where a blank space filled with colours and shapes until I was claustrophobic and woke up... I haven't had it for a long time.
12. What piece of art has made an impression on you?
Charles Demuth, 'My Egypt'... Paul Signac's 'Antibes, le soir'.. anything by Frida Kahlo :)
13. What’s the most romantic experience you’ve had?
The freedom of traveling alone... the moment of getting to a new place and breathing it in and feeling exquisitely light.
14. What is the smell of sex?
Heat, friction, union.
15. What do you wish you could relive?
The juiciest parts of my past lives.
16. What is consciousness?
A view with no veil. The deepest depth.
17. Who do you most admire?
Rod Serling, creator of Twilight Zone. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. I love people who are all in.
18. What is your advice for future generations?
Waste less, consume better (food, media, things), be gentler, starting with yourself 'cause we are all in this together... don't doubt your uniqueness, or our connection to each other and the Universe.
19. What is the meaning of life?
To be constantly living more fully, with more awareness. To let your energy grow into it's purest strongest incarnation within your form, before it gets recycled into new forms.