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zaterdag 14 mei 2016

art challenge 194 - sky


"They change their sky not their soul who rush across the sea"- Horace


This poem by Willem Hussem crossed my path. It inspired me to the above pieces,
collage and mixed media, each 15 x 20 cm

Poem bu Dutch artist and poet Willem Hussem, 
1900-1974, wallpainting in Leiden, The Netherlands


     put the blue
     of the sea
     against the 
     blue of sky
     sky, wipe
     some white
     of a sail
     in it and the
     wind starts to blow



To see more "skies" please visit the sites of the other  participants to this art challenge here: 

I didn't had time to find out about the linky site. So it's the old fashioned way:) Didn't I forget anyone?

Thanks everyone for joining!

maandag 9 mei 2016

old letters and a new theme (drawing challenge 194)

Back to where I once began...

While cleaning my studio, I came across these collages.
They are from long ago, even before the Internet era  and
at that time I had never heard of mail art or something.

They're made on unfolded airmail envelopes and imagine
travel impressions. I've always kept the pieces ( as a kind
of hidden treasures) but never exhibited them.
So this is the scoop!:)

The subject "airmail envelopes" brought me to the theme
for the next dc:  sky

How it works: 
If you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in.
The following weekend ( 14 and 15 of May) the drawings, 
photos, poems etc. are shown on the blogs of the participants.
And the host (me:) links to them all.

(I'll try to create a linkpage....not sure about that)

Looking forward to see your SKIES

To get inspired: please look here
It is an article of an exhibition on the theme of "clouds".
The exhibition was in 2014.
The text is in dutch (just use google translations)
but I think the images speak for themselves.

vrijdag 8 april 2016

prayer, meditation, still point - drawing challenge 193

It's long ago since I made these pieces. 
They're a kind of balancing acts of a found piece of iron and 
found stones and were only there for one day.  
What remained are the Polaroids. 
They came in mind by Tammie's drawing challenge this week 
about prayer, meditation, and still point.
To see more, please visit her site here

vrijdag 25 maart 2016

Barnett Newman's Stations of the Cross

  I've always been impressed by the 14 Stations of the Cross by Barnett Newman.

  Easter is the right moment to put them back in the spotlight.
  More about Barnett Newman you'll find herehere and here

  Wishing you a happy Easter! 


zaterdag 5 maart 2016

leap - drawing challenge 191

small steps, big leaps:)

This week's art challenge is leap.

What I did: I've tried to paint some leaps but I wasn't really satisfied
with the results. They turned out to be a little dull. So I cut them in
pieces and reshuffled them. The red pieces  are the originals, the brown
pieces got some ps 'leaps'. So here they are: small steps, big leaps:)

To see more leaps, please visit the site of Veronica here.  She's the host this week.

zaterdag 27 februari 2016

metamorphosis - drawing challenge 190

Boats on their side... cocooning, connected, people talking, or maybe lips, or peas or plants...

I've devided them, now they're like a skyline, a row of wings, shields, or...

To see more Metamorphosis, please visit the site of Rose  here.

zaterdag 20 februari 2016

cocoon - drawing challenge 189

To create a cocoon I've put a few boats on their side. I moved back and
forth with their shape, mirrored some of them, played with their
colors and there they were: the "cocooning" boats :)
(Well, actually it took a bit longer...).

To see more cocoons, please visit Patrice her site here

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