Thursday, June 27, 2013

picture perfect...

...well, almost. I found a new love: drawing in my photo's. I always liked taking photo's, but I don't think I'm very good at it. And now I discovered Instagram. I don't know why, but putting my photo's out there this way, makes it easy and I just have so much fun doing it. And that is something I also discovered lately: I like making things that make me feel good, no "heavy art" work or girls with guns. And that is something new. I found out that I made this kind of art with a message as I personally felt good. Now I don't feel very good (but don't worry;-) and I want to make "feel good" stuff. Before this gets to much inside my head: if you want to see more photo's like this, click here.
And yes, that is me in the photo...

Monday, June 24, 2013

say what?

I want to show you the first two, new pieces of jewelery I made for my shop. They are made of wood and I drew on it. I want to make a series of them and they have all the same concept: words or a quote in combition with a drawing of an animal. I wanted these animals not to be very realistic, more funny or so... The words in the picture above mean "fuck happiness" which rhymes in dutch and is one of my favourites as I told you before over here. I must say I enjoy making these pieces and I like how they turned out. What do you think?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is Kristen and her theme is "Solstice". I think it's a beautiful theme and very well choosen for this time of the year. I had to think very hard what it meand to me, do I have traditions or mind sets with the changing seasons, do I have plans? Funny is that I always have to think about the word "midsummer" and country's like Sweden or Norway. Pictures of places where is doesn't get dark, dancing around tree's and fairy's, haha! I realized that I don't do anything special at this point of the year, only hoping that we get some kind of summer and a couple of nice days or even weeks! The last few years our summers in The Netherlands were really bad, before you knew it was already fall. We were happy with 6 days of sun! So for this solstice I dream of reading a good book while sitting in the grass, enjoy the sun and just let the time go by. Please give us some weeks of summer!

For more changing of the seasons please go the sunny spot (what a perfect name the blog has for this challenge!).

Monday, June 17, 2013

go back and forward

That is the question.... back to my drawings, forward with something else or both... At the moment I'm not sure what to do, so I try not to think to much about it and just let see what will happen. The truth is I hate that feeling! At least I gave the girl in my drawing a pair of sunglasses, becauses sunny it's going to be this week and that's good news. I wish you all a good start in this new week!

Friday, June 14, 2013

about days off, real life and beautiful gifts

This week I had a few days of so I tried to relax and do some nice things.  At day one we went to beach. The weather was so beautiful ans sunny but we froze our ... of because there was so much wind, haha! We didn't bring our sweathers because in the city it was really nice and as we arrived at the beach we wondered why all the people came back and didn't stay. Well, we found out as soon we saw some sand, brrrr!
At day two I went to an exhibion and I saw the work of Nelleke! It was really nice to see it in "real life" and I also met Nelleke, which was really fun because we follow each other for a while now here in blog-land and we know things about each other and now we each have a face to go with it!

I also went to an exhibition in Amsterdam about Pixar which was really gooooood! You can see the sketches, drawings, paintings and storyboards they make for each movie. So it's not about the finished movies, but the work they do before that. All the hand-made drawings. And wow these people can draw! That was really inspiring. Unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures, but this little guy wanted to come home with us and took a look arround in the train:

And the perfect ending for my days off was when I came home and a package of Stefanie arrived. I'm now the proud owner of some postcards, her beautiful little booklet and some jewelery made by her. Men, I'm happy! Thank you Stefanie!

Monday, June 10, 2013

my paintings as jewelery

When I opend my studio about 3 weeks ago I got a lot of reactions to my paintings. And then the next day it just hit me: why did I never made jewelery of the images of my paintings? They are so colourful en strong I don't have to make new images. So I tried how they would like if they became so small and it works perfect! At least I think so. If you like them you can click here for my shop and see the close-up pictures.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host is Ariane and her theme is "mood bord". I never made a mood bord in the way it's ment to be I guess. I see myself as a walking mood bord, haha! My head is full of images for different situations and thinks I want to have or do. I have a book for my collection of words and text. My door to my studio is full of images as an inspiaration for my large "pippi" drawings. I collect pictures out of newspapers and magazines. I could have show you all of that, but the line that made me think in the invations of Ariane was "any projects like the redesign of a room or painting or visualisation of a plan for the future". I made a drawing of the visualisation of the future but not exactly: only halve of the plan. The other chair is ment to be for my boyfriend. We're planning to move in together. I don't know when or how it will happen and it's pretty exciting. I'm ready for it and at the same time I'm not, so that's why I'm still alone in the drawing.

For more mood bords go the Ariane's blog and I wish you all a good week!

Monday, June 3, 2013

rabbit hearted girl

Oh I just had to show you these pictures. My rabbit Pollock became a dad, juhuuu! About 3 weeks ago these adorable bunny's were born and now I could visit them without disturbing the mother, who lives next door. 2 of them have the grey colour of the mother and 5 of them look exactly like Pollock!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

drawing challenge

This weeks host for the drawing challenge is Renilde and her theme is "key/hole". I don't know why, but I thought about a lot of rooms together, with a lot of keys, like hotels. Maybe because I need a break, haha!  So I made a key that should keep people out of your room. Now I think about it, I made the opposite of a key. And I'm still a bit inspired by the last challenge about words. Well, I hope I could at least make you smile...

For more keys, go to the beautiful blog of Renilde!