marie-michele jasmin-belisle presents

the iPhone chronicles : contemporary snapshots of color, light, magic and random subworlds

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Landed in Japan

Dennis (Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement) and I, right after arriving in Tokyo where we are spending a week filming and attending Kitaro's CD release party. Dennis collaborated with him on the album 'Let Mother Earth Speak' and I shot the behind-the-scenes video for it :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tropical Southwest love

At the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe .. A giant handwoven basket and the most beautiful palm tree in all the Plaza :) I cannot wait for mine to grow majestic like this one !

Antique Santa Fe ceilings

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Don't really know her or her music but through a good friend i was given tickets to Florence and the Machine's last show on their U.S. tour. Let me just say, I was happily impressed ! Check out the Metropolis-Art Deco- McKintosh inspired sets !! (All video projections on a clever material shaped like the gates of a garden of delights).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Covent Garden

Check out the written inscription at the back of this vintage opera poster from the Royal Opera House in London I bought this spring ! It is now sitting in a nice old golden wood frame in my office& studio :))

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Desert Haiku is shaping up !

Editing, editing, editing, animating, scoring, editing. All night long. Errrday. All week. Coming soon to a (theater?) near you. Desert Haiku ! 2K12

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Desert Haiku has wrapped filming !!

So much to say, so little time. 8 years ago, I began dreaming about making a film called Desert Haiku. As synchronicity, willpower and a slight amount of insanity would have it, I have launched myself into making the film happen - at last - this year. I have just wrapped production, which lasted 8 days. To top it off, I have exactly 8 days to edit the piece .. 888... How about that for a girl whose favorite number is that of infinity ?? :D

Photo below : A sneak peak of one of the characters getting her makeup on!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

And this is why ...

We live in New Mexico. Beautiful sunsets since the dawn of humanity.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Today's leisurely Sunday hike

Dragon's Back, Ojito Wilderness, New Mexico. THIS is why I chose to live here. A 5 minute walk from the parking lot, just off Zia reservation. #yes

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012


To finish the script of my new film, I have been going through nine years worth of notebooks and journals over the last few days, looking for any and all hints, sketches and ideas for the film which has been brewing in my heart and soul for the past, well, nine years.

In doing so, I have been finding some incredibly funny, sad, insightful and various brilliant notes I have taken through the years, many of them being quotes from Julia Cameron's books, or from The Teachings of Don Juan (and its accompanying sequels), from the legendary Carlos Castaneda.

Here is one of these brilliant excerpts from his writings, which I had reproduced in my journal about five years ago :

'' (Don Juan speaking to Carlos) : You think and talk too much. You must stop talking to yourself''

''We maintain our world with our internal talk. Whenever we finish talking to ourselves, the world is always as it should be. We renew it, we kindle it with life, we uphold it with our internal talk. Not only that, but we also choose our paths as we talk to ourselves. Thus we repeat the same choices over and over until the day we die, because we keep on repeating the same internal talk over and over until the day we die. ''

''A warrior is aware of this and strives to stop his talking.''

Friday, June 22, 2012

New avatar

Regular camera. And then Pixlr-o-matic. So much cheating in contemporary photography ! let's go 60s and Polaroid .. Over and over and over again :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Driving through Moab

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bear Lake

A still from a moment I filmed on my phone, water shooting from the boat as we roam about the lake ... Utah summer

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Another Cloud Face + Marie-Michele collaboration :) photo filter brought to you by Hipstamatic, straight from Elephant Butte State Park

Friday, June 1, 2012

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Water in the desert, margaritas camping. On a Tuesday. The artist life, in full effect #freedom

Friday, February 24, 2012

The crazy plant lady

So, amidst a world of bars & nightclubs (supporting Le live painter/bboy/DJ that is my boyfriend) and a lot of virtual manipulations (running my own art/design/film company) it has recently come to my attention that I am craving the tropics. So, I bought a plant that looks like a mini palm tree growing out of a pineapple. A Cyclas Revoluta. Bonsai style. Yes. 2 weeks later, I bought another palm-inspired plant. I'm on my way to becoming the crazy plant lady. If it wasnt for all the traveling, this house would become jungle. Here is a picture of my first new love. Ha ! Next up, tropical fish :P

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Live painting, always & forever

This is not about me but rather my Lover aka Cloud Face (, where live painting becomes lifestyle and painting to the beat of the music replaces - and surpasses?- the stillness of the studio..

Another snap shot from his work, this one was taken while live painting at the Arts Crawl in Gallup, New Mexico :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Roots Revival

Opening the first weekend of Black History Month, was the cabaret-play-musical production written and directed by my amazing friends (and neighbors!) Cathryn McGill and Regina Dawley.

I cried, I laughed, I clapped, and I wish everybody could see it, if it wasn't for the fact that it is full on SOLD OUT!

I had the honor of creating a video for one of the scenes, and here is a shot from that :

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jazzbah !

Tuesday January 17th. ''ENTICE''. Location : Jazzbah, downtown Albuquerque, the hip new jazzclub everyone is talking about.

FEATURING : Yours truly on the live video projections (think orchids and jellyfish in slow motion), DJs & live painters Cloud Face and Randy B, dancers JLeigh and Mikaela of Allure Live, DJ Mr Marvel and Quela, famed Chicago Tribe b-boy Check-It emceeing the night, a silent auction, and a fabulous crowd- especially for a Tuesday night !!!

Here are some images from the night :