Wednesday, November 25, 2009


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:
or this:

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:

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.....