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zaterdag 31 december 2016


 "Please forgive me if I don't talk much at times. It's loud enough in my head"

zaterdag 12 november 2016

maandag 10 oktober 2016

over de mountains to the sea

"Bergen aan zee"

   De zee

   De zee kun je horen
   met de handen voor je oren,
   in een kokkel, in een mosterdpotje,
   of aan zee.

   Judith Herzberg


   The sea

   You can hear the sea
   with your hands before your ears,
   in a cockle, in a mustard pot,
   or at the sea.


zondag 25 september 2016

art challenge 198 - tide


      This week's ac has a wonderful theme:"tide", anyway for me.
      I've made some pieces, not sure if they're all finished...

      Below some links to previous blogposts about tide.
      high tide, low tide, time and tide, waterlines, time and tide wait for no man

      To see more "tides", please visit Ariane's  site here



zaterdag 27 augustus 2016

art challenge 197 - a room with a view

A recent (top) and a somewhat older (below) "room with a view"
 - both collage, mixed media on paper , 12,5 x 12, 5 cm / 30 x 30 cm (below) -

To see more "rooms", please visit Nadine's site here
She's the host this week for the art-challenge.

zondag 24 juli 2016

the sea, always the sea...

"I need the sea because it teaches me"

 Pablo Neruda,
 On the Blue shore of Silence, Poems of the Sea

woensdag 13 juli 2016

“Hope” is the thing with feathers


“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me.
Emily Dickinson

zondag 12 juni 2016

art challenge 196 - blue

"Blue face"

"Blue seascape"

For several reasons Patrice theme,"blue", for the art challenge 
this week came as a pleasant surprise. Those who have been
following my blog for longer know why.

In a sense, "blue", is a little bit my color:). I just use it often,
it"s my favorite color.
And it was with great pleasure that I organized an online exhibition
in 2012 entitled, "ode to blue"

To see more "blue", please visit Patrice her site here
Thank you for hosting Patrice.


If you wanna see the  "ode to blue" exhibiton please go here:

 part I,  part II,  part III,  part IV  and  part V

dinsdag 7 juni 2016



    Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running
    In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of
the village where I live.
    I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and
know who I am.
    I load my little boats with shiuli flower from our garden, and
hope that these blooms of the dawn will be carried safely to land
in the night.
    I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the
little clouds setting thee white bulging sails.
    I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down
the air to race with my boats!
    When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my
paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.
    The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading ins 
their baskets ful of dreams. 


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.

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