Saturday, March 30, 2013

bunny time!

"endings are always happy", 100x150 cm

I want to wish every one a very happy, nice and maybe sunny Easter! Enjoy your weekend with family, friends or whatever your plans are and don't eat to much chocolate or eggs!

"ass-kissing mercy-missing" 100x120 cm

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spunk Update

I haven't posted a while about Atelier Spunk. I don't know if you remember: I started to make jewellery. Lately I get all kinds of new ideas to make, which makes it very fun to keep Spunk going. I have to try a lot to see if it works, for example the medallions where the illustrations are covered in casting resin. It's a bit frustrating sometimes but of course the feeling you get when it works, rules!
And I'm also developing stuff to make it look nice when I sell it: like Spunk's own stamp, price-labels and my own masking tape, which I love (with thanks to Mano for the tipp!).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is Norma and her theme is "Egg", which fits perfectly so close before easter!
In the Netherlands we have these small, chocolade eggs in all kinds of flavours: white, dark, white-crisp, white-rasberry, dark-crisp, dark-rasberry, rasberry-caramel and so on and on. I think it's the same in other country's but I'm not sure so I explain it... Each flavour has his own colour where the chocolade is wrapped in. Just dark chocolate is mostly red, but this can be different in another store, which can be very confusing. You think you have your favourite taste, but this shop wrapped the caramel-pineappel in yellow instead of gold. We have really some easter problems over here! I based my drawing on that and let the girl search for her favourite small, chocolate treat...with a lot of concentration!

Please check out Norma's blog for some more eggs and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

the way to the sun...

Today my calendar tells me that spring begins. Well, let it begin already I would say! I don't see or feel much of it yet, but there's still hope of course. To say goodbye to winter I show you some picture's of Pollock in the snow. The one on the right was taken last week were we got a lot of snow after some really warm days. Pollock don't really seems to care: he hates rain and wind but he runs in the snow. But I bet he also wants some sun and juicy, green grass!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

drawing challenge

This week host for the drawing challenge is Carole and her theme is "Willow".

Everytime I join a challenge and I'm not sure if I understand the theme correctly I google it to be sure. This time I thought about a beautiful drawing of a tree or a picture I could take outside of one the trees over here. But just to be sure I checked my dictionary and then googled the word for some inspiration. And what happend? Well, the first few pages are dominated by this girl Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith. I found that very interesting and I wondered about this girl with her always changing hairdo's, fashion statements and songs. How old is she? 12? And she looks already so very grown-up... So I let myself go with a hopefully very fashionable drawing of her ;-)

Please chech out Carole's blog for some more Willows!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

old habits die hard

I just notice that I always wear pink if I show you a picture of my drawings and I'm in it! mmm.... Well, I finished another one and I thought it's about time that I post another picture were you can see the size, it's been a long time;-) In my mind I already finished this one in Januar which turned out I hadn't so here it is now. And I can tell you that I'm not finished with these girls. I told you about my doubts and then I started to sketch again and I'm not done yet! Just to let you know....

Saturday, March 9, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is the lovely Patrice and her theme is "moon". I tell you right away that my entry is nothing I made. This is a painting my dad  made. When I saw this weeks theme "moon" I just had to think about my dad and the only thing I could do is show you a painting made by him. I don't know why, everything that has to do with the moon, stars or the universe makes me think of him. He made quite some works with stars and the moon, although I thought it where a lot more, so that was funny... maybe because he used the colour blue a lot? Listen to the dark side of the moon? Has a lot of books of the universe? I don't know...but it just felt wrong to make something myself.

I wish you all a nice weekend and for more "moons" check out Patrice's blog!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 8: International Women's Day

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

Sunday, March 3, 2013

the wonders of my world

This little blackbird is one of them. In some earlier post I already told you that we have a pretty big garden. Every morning I feed the birds at different spots in the garden. Since I've red that blackbirds prefer to eat their food of the ground instead in a nest box I'll put some food on the ground. The same place every morning. Since a couple of months a lady blackbird is already waiting for me, almost every morning. And now she's not scared of me and get's really close. She already jumps to the ground and sits about one meter away from me and waits untill I'm ready. If she's not there in the morning I really miss her. It's a good way to start the day! And I wish all of you a good start in the new week!