Friday, April 27, 2012

rules of the queen

Every year on the last day of April, the Netherlands celebrates the birthday of the Queen’s mother. On this day, all Dutch cities, small or big, are bustling with street parties and other festive events.  There are also parades, craft shows, flea markets, freemarkets, children’s parties, free music performances, street theatres and fireworks.
We dress up in orange-themed outfits, locals and tourists gather in the streets for this internationally renowned celebration, which goes on until the evening or even until the next day. We start celebrating Queen's Day from the evening before the Queen's Day itself. Usually, the parties start from 7pm and go on until the early hours of Queen's Day. So It's going to be a busy weekend and monday: we don't have to work on Queen's Day! Wish you also a nice weekend, whatever your plans are.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

eyes blink bright lights

At the same time that I'm trying to put my drawings on a t-shirt, I'm also working on a new drawing on paper. I wish you all a good start in this new week!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What do you think?

As you can see I'm going into fashion-design, haha! No, I just have this new idea for my drawings to put them on t-shirts. This is the first shirt and it's just a try out to see how the fibre-tip pen works on fabric and if the drawing has a nice effect on a shirt. Now I have to wash it and find out if the drawing is gone or still on the shirt.... I like to draw it on the shirt myself and not have it printed. This way it has almost the same effect as in my drawings with  pencil.
So, how do you like this new idea?

Monday, April 16, 2012

to fall, to fall at your feet

Thank you all for your nice comments on my last post. I do feel a little bit better and I managed to finish a drawing and start a new one. Now I'm tired and going to take a break. I don't want this cold to last any longer then necessary. I wish you all a nice week!

Monday, April 9, 2012

take a moment

Easter monday is almost over so back to my studio, back to a new drawing! I just have to finish a couple of small things and then this one is also done.

Friday, April 6, 2012

the grassy bits between

My rabbit Pollock insisted to play the Easter Hare this year!
I wish you all a nice, sunny Easter weekend!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

only in my head

These are two of my new drawings. As I started them I was absolutely convinced by the new directions the drawings were going. As I finished this one, I already wasn't so sure about my new idea, but I told myself that at least I have to finish the second one. So I did and there should be a number 3, but I don't know if I will ever draw that one. I'm already started a new drawing in another direction. This is not what I imagined them to be. Maybe the drawings will work if you see them all 3 hanging next to each other, like a triptych. Sometimes the images in my head turn out to be a bit different in reality...