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donderdag 17 augustus 2017

over the mountains to the sea

For the the three muses challenge  this week: 
a black and white snapshot on a colorful art page.

Collage and monoprint of corrugated cardboard.

The photo is part of an old postcard from Switzerland
size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

zondag 13 augustus 2017


text by Sarah Kay - spoken word poet   (click her name to see her performance)

For the TAW challenge  this week: beauty

maandag 31 juli 2017


For the TAW challenge  this week: monochrome

If I'm going to make something I often start making a monochrome. 
Usually with a collage or de-collage which I then wash in a single
color and sometimes rinse again. It is a basis to work on further. 
Often I use blue and it is also often sea related. These pieces are a 
I love simplicity. So I do not know if I add something else.
If I work in a flow, it is done in one session.
But often I work as a gardener: every day some pruning and weeding:)
Time will tell. Each piece is 12 x 17 cm.

woensdag 26 juli 2017

zondag 16 juli 2017

donderdag 13 juli 2017


"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" Frida Kahlo

Found on Pixabay, I just added some blue. Love the contrast.

More wings on the three muses

zondag 9 juli 2017

ode to the letter

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

For the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.this week: nostalgia, times go by.

dinsdag 27 juni 2017

then the birds began to sing

    4.00 a.m. the blackbird starts to sing

    defines his territory

   morning has broken

   more music at The Three Muses 

dinsdag 20 juni 2017

travelling light project - and - mail art

For The Three Muses Challenge  this week mail art. inspired by the travelling light project.
paint, collage, stamps, 10 x 20 cm, 

The Travelling Light Project is an experiment to see if it is possible 
to connect with the whole world in the name of art. It explores the 
power of the internet and how technological advances in communication
can be used as a tool to connect people across borders.

The project aims to collect an object, a gift, a fragment from every country 
on earth - it may be a physical object, sent by mail or a virtual object, sent 
by email. Once all 196 objects have been gathered together, they will be 
squeezed inside a suitcase and become a travelling theatre performance.

If you would like to help to put the world in a suitcase, please visit the 
website   to follow the journey.

Look on the  map  if your country is still blank.

I am pleased to participate in this project on behalf of the Netherlands.

zaterdag 27 mei 2017

art challenge 209 - birds

The birds behind my house gave me the theme for this art challenge. The chasing
after each other and their air dancing brought me to this series of collages; dancing birds.

To see more bird related art, please visit the sites of the other participants.

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? - Frida Kahlo

woensdag 24 mei 2017

art challenge - new theme

A new theme for the next art challenge:


How it works:
If you want to join, just leave a comment saying you are in.
The following weekend (27 and 28 of May) the drawings,
paintings, collages, photos, poems etc. are shown on the
blogs of the participants.
And the host (me) links to them all.

Looking forward to see your BIRDS

Update: Sabine, Stefanie, Patrice, Veronica, Leena, Tammie, Norma, Mano, Sharmon...

zaterdag 22 april 2017

ac 208 - earth day

The theme for this week's art challenge is Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwidevarious 
events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

To see more, please visit Melodye's site here, she's the host this week.

donderdag 2 maart 2017

there's always another side

Sometimes the back side is just as interesting as the front side.
I've made these three pieces some time ago and I was wondering how to show them.

By the intensive brushing and scratching  during the making,the paper was saturated 
and the thin paint came through it at the back side and it looks like a stripped house.

I've  cut out the shape on a sheet of paper that I painted blue on both sides.
Then I stuck the shape in it, as in a puzzle, using translucent strips of paper.

The cutouts: I have used them for new pieces and I'll show them later.

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