Tuesday, April 30, 2013

as silly as fun

I just made these glass jars with painted animals on top. I think they look like fun and they make me smile. I want to keep these for myself but I thougt it's nice to make a lot more of them when I have my open studio and sell them. So now my studio is covered with painted plastic animals and I must say they're good company ;-)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is Patrice and her fantastic theme is "Dance". I can not tell you how much I love to dance...oh yes I can tell you and I already did at this post, so if you want to read about my love for dancing give it a go! So I don't have to tell you how happy I am with this theme and I just had to post my "little tango bunny". Some of you know her already, but she's perfect for this challenge. She also has a sexy big sister:

If you want to see the versions of these computer-drawings made with watercolour, acrylic and airbrush click here.

For more "dance" go to Patrice's blog and let's dance!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

waiting room...

...for my "Atelier Spunk" sign. This is actually a part of our garage. If I have to airbrush something bigger, I'll do that in the garage. My computer is also in my studio and it's not very healthy fot it to airbrush in front of it. Behind the bike you can see that I used this wall more then once... I just liked this picture: paint and work just where ever you can!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

full of play

This is a drawing of me and my sister, look carefully, then you'll see us. I'm the one waving at you! We had so much fun during our walk in a field a couple of years ago. We have to wait a bit untill summer before the grass is that high again, but the weather has been so nice the last couple of days that I think this is the perfect drawing to wish you all a wonderfull weekend!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

question of the week

Today I got the leaflet of the "Art-tour" where I'm showing my work. My studio will be open for 3 days. More then 80 artist will show their work and they picked one of my paintings for the front.  Do you recognize it? I hope so ;-)

Friday, April 12, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is Nadine from the wonderful tinyWoolf blog.  And what a challenge it is this week! Her theme is "in the line of beauty" and I thought about it all week. You can take this challenge in so many directions, so many interpretations that I almost got lost in my own head, haha! And I don't know if I made this one easy for me or really hard. I found out that beauty for me has everything to do with personal feelings, like finding old pictures of an art-experiment where I'm wearing my mother's wedding dress on a swing, which didn't mean a thing at that time, but it does now. Bautiful flowers in the garden, sweet Pollock kissing my little sister, cuddling with friendly animals, drawing pictures of me and my mom, dancing. Being a little proud of yourself of the things you make, even if that's hard, getting a beautiful smile from the one you love. A bad picture of the moon, but you remember how beautiful it was at the time. My so loved stuffed sheep. Getting beautiful cards of wonderful blog friends. Being sick and getting better and turn it into something good for other people and discover on the way that you're doing not so bad with your own food-problems. A hand-made card for your birthday. Beauty lies in so many things, sometimes you need a challenge to see it!

For more beauty please go to tinyWoolf!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

open studio...soon

No drawing or painting this time, not much to see as well. I have to start airbrushing to make a sign and a flag. I'm taking part in an "art-tour" of our community by the end of may. 80 artist show their work and you can also visit some of their studio's. I'm opening my house and work space for 3 days. I really wonder how it's going to be but I still have some work to do. I also show my jewellery pieces and that's the first time I'll get reactions of people directly. Now you can only see them on the internet. Maybe that will help me to develop them or maybe the opposite of that and stop making them. Anyway: back to work!

Friday, April 5, 2013

something new...again!

Lately I have so much fun drawing new illustrations on my computer that I decided to do it even a bit more ;-) I noticed that I like making the drawings for my food-blog, especially the quotes. I used to do a lot with words in my drawings and paintings. Now I picked that up again and it's just feels good right now. You can also see that a bit in the jewellery I make. And now you can buy some of these illustrations, juhuuu! And you can choose how you want them printed: on canvas, on paper or rather framed, as gift cards, tote bag, iPhone cases, t-shirts or as a pillow (which is my favourite I think...) There are only a few designs online right now but I'm working on more. If you want to take a look, click here and I wish you all a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

and we wait a bit more

Oh nice, warm april sun were are you? I don't like complaining to much about the weather but now even I start doing that. It's much to cold over here for this time of the year, much to grey and no tulips yet. Spring is late and for now she's only inside my home.