Saturday, March 21, 2015


This winter I knitted my first project in many years. My mother taught me to knit when I was little but I could never really see the point. I did not like knitted clothes, too itchy. I did not like knitted toys, tea cosies, handbags. 

Then one day I decided I needed a plaid/throw.
I googled.
I found.
Easy knit throw patterns.

and I knitted

and knitted

 and knitted

I can't stop!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My old sweet cat.

Some sketches of Mop, my old cat who died four weeks ago.
I keep finding these small sketches of her everywhere.
( Mop in Dutch = cookie, sweetie.)

Sketching is something I want to do more, it's such a wonderful memory of the precious things in my life. Not the big special moments but the everyday stuff you take for granted.

They are not just  pictures of something I love but it brings back the exact moment I made these sketches.

Goodbye Mop.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What's the point...

So what is the point of pretty pages and pretty images?
What is the point of painting some flowers?
What is the point of painting a cute face?

I am looking for meaning.

I want to surprise myself.
I want to let my unconscious self speak.
I want to create something meaningful.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simpel and decorative

Simple, quick background - watercolor, acrylic ink, marker, stencil, paint stained tissuepaper- , cut into small pieces, reposition pieces (or not)  and put in nice frame....

Monday, June 10, 2013

In my art journal this week

Instead of "copying" something, such as a portrait or still life or landscape I wanted to surprise myself and create something new. I used a drawing technique I learned from Milliande. She calls it a free  form investigation sketch.

Here is an example:

It's fun . When I start I don't know what it is I am painting. I love the fact that slowly something comes to life.
This week my doodles became a moondance, a composer and a statue. The statue isn't finished but I wanted to show it anyway.

I really want to learn to tell a story,  not just copy something. I want to find my own style and meaning. This is my favorite technique to learn just that.