Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prismacolor pencils



I have been spoiled by Santa,

so I must have been a good girl..... ~~:-)

I got the 132 pcs
Prismacolor pencil set ! I am speechless !

Friday, December 25, 2009

Cookies and trees


I baked some cookies for friends and hung a little handmade tag on the bags.
then delivered all but one, when I realised I had made no photos yet !
So this is the last one before being gifted.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Corpse Bride - Tim Burton

Don't you just LOVE the Holiday-programmings on TV ?
I DO ! and late last night they screened
"Corpse Bride" by Tim Burton.
Ohhhhhhh I just LOVE those images !!!!
Here's the poster with a link to the official site....
and yes....I couldn't control my knucklebones and my coloured pencils....
so I am making something
Tim Burtonesque for myself at the moment, hehe.
I'll share with you all when it's done ;-)
by the way,
check out the latest trailer for his upcoming masterpiece..
starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter,
Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Crispin Glover...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Street Art

I found this photo when rummaging through my older images....
my kids doing Christmas Street Art with chalk
on Christmas Day
(and yes, the sun shines here at Christmas) HoHoHO !

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Christmas Houses

These are some fabric houses I made, the roofs come off
and they can be used as little containers for some Christmas trinkets; little gifts or cookies.
The small ones I made instead of Christmas cards two years ago,
the big ones I filled with home baked cookies as a present.
They give me that Christmas feeling
and
I want to make more of those now that I found the photos again.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Robot


I am trying out this Vintage metal work
or Patina; Quite Rusty, Shiny Things
& Ultimate Verdigris.
I used some bits of a rusty corrigated iron panel and goldleaf and brass and wire.
Faux paint effects to create the verdigris,
loads of fun and still trying more new things.
This one is called "Robot"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sinterklaas ~ St. Nicholas ~ A Dutch Tradition

So we "Dutchies" have an extra sort of Santa Claus that visits early in December.
He usually arrives somwehere in November from Spain on a big boat with his faithfull helpers.
This children's Feast has songs and goodies and yummie stuff and ....Oh, the memories !!
If you like to know more read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas
or this:
http://www.thehollandring.com/sinterklaas.shtml

Now, children of Dutch immigrants that live overseas enjoy the best of both worlds really.....they get the Sinterklaas tradition because their parents and grandparents try very hard to teach those kids about this wonderful Feast AND they get Santa with Christmas.
So yeah, my kids are amongst those lucky ones..... and my parents are sending the Sinterklaas treats to us every year faithfully and we LOVE them so !!!
(treats AND grandparents both, hehe)
To watch some videos of the 2009 arrival of Sinterklaas follow this link:
http://video.aol.co.uk/video-detail/intocht-sinterklaas-2009-in-schiedam-sinterklaas-en-hoofdpiet-op-de-pakjesboot-12/1299437011

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Guardian Angel

" Pay attention to the whispers in your heart...
They could be your Angel speaking to you
and only those of us who will listen quietly with our hearts can hear them "
" Angels are Messengers,
but sometimes we misunderstand their Language "
L. Solegato

Monday, November 09, 2009

"We all have a Story" ~ Revisited

I sold her... and it feels weard
not having her around anymore,
she was dear to me.
But she'll go to Melbourne~Australia now
and she'll be well looked after I am sure.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Dream" - an entry in my Moleskine Journal

"Hold fast to dreams,
for if dreams die,
life is like a broken-winged bird
that cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams,
for when dreams go,
life is a barren field
frozen with snow"

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

We all have a Story

Mixed Media on Pine 8x12 inch
The gold framed quote/text in her hair reads:
"...some ideas come from flamboyant
and subconscious places,
others are quite literal..."

Monday, August 17, 2009

Les 2 Courtisanes et Le Roi

.....Two pale-powdered Courtisanes are awaiting their Royal visitor.....
(He was hiding in the secret pocket behind the blond girl's curtain)


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Earth Goddess / Mother Earth

8x12 inch pine (20x30cm)
'Oh Earth what changes hast Thou seen ?'
[Alfred Tennyson - British Poet 1809-1892]
...I breathe the forest in, to the rejuvenation of my weary soul...