Saturday, September 25, 2010


A work in progress or no longer ?
I like the unfinished kinda look to it
and the monochromatic with a hint of colour,
we'll see if I can keep my pencils
and brushes off her long enough...

Saturday, September 18, 2010


in my personal challenge
to do all the signs of the Zodiac this year
here is my take on
the sign for 23 August - 22 September

Monday, September 13, 2010

Frida Kahlo meets Coraline

ATCs I made for a swap with my friend Malin.
I know she likes Frida Kahlo
and maybe because Halloween is slowly creeping onto us
or maybe my mind started wandering for a change... Frida met Coraline...

Saturday, September 11, 2010


the other one I still had to finish
I used my Pan Pastels for this one and I cannot tell you how SMOOTH this feels to the touch, those Pan pastels are AMAZING !
I Love them !!

Leo - Zodiac Sign for 23 July - 22 August


I've been catching up on my Zodiac challenge,
I got behind/stuck/pre-occupied....
you name it...
Cancer- Zodiac sign for 21 June-22 July

Friday, September 10, 2010

Eskimo Blues

"Snow falls thick and cold
the Eskimo takes a deep breath
and pulls up his hood"
Haiku by Joyce van de Lely 2010 ©
I really like making these little Haiku or Poems with my work now, every time I draw something I find my mind wondering to find words that would go with it.
So this is another combination of ATCs I made for a swap and a little poem to go with them.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Antler Maiden

"Deep in the Forest

I found two peaceful Doe

and captured them with paint"
Haiku by Joyce van der Lely © 2010
I have been a bit disturbed by the Earthquake we had Saturday
and we still have aftershocks regularly throughout the day and night.
I try to get some peace and quiet by making my Art
but I am not always succesful with this
it's a creepy experience
I hope a -once in a lifetime thing- only...

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mermaid Amigurumi

Mermaids are everywhere !

I have been thinking about doing a little Amigurumi again lately,
I see so many nice ones around,
so I thought of looking for a mermaid pattern.
There are some free patterns available on-line
and some that are for sale for a small fee.
Here are a few pics with links to the proper owners/places.
When I have made one, I will post here of course.
and look ! I even found a (knitting) pattern for a mermaidtail for a Barbie Doll
for those of you that have little girls that want to play Mermaids too.