Friday, December 30, 2011

dance the night away

I wish everybody a festive night tomorrow. I always get a bit sad on New Year's Eve, but I try to think about the  new, great and wonderful year that will come and that I hopefully can share with you.
All the best for 2012 and till next year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

instantly more pretty

This is the wrapping paper my dad made for my christmas gifts. I often know what I'm going to get from him, so he makes his own wrapping paper, which I find great. Handmade stuff is always better. And this year he drew this sweet and funny angel and below it says: no surprise I (I also got a "no surprise II"), because I knew what was in it. One gift was a surprise, so off course the wrapping paper said: Surprise!
He also wrapped a gift for my sister, which gave a little bit away what was in it.....and it was not the easter bunny!

I hope you all had some nice days!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Too bad, we won't have a white christmas over here. I love snow: build weird sculptures and just walk through the beautiful, silence landscape.
I want to wish you all some nice and warm days, enjoy being with your family and friends. And don't eat too much!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

succesful opening!

Yesterday opened the exhibition at Schunck* and I'm really happy with the result. The museum hang up my drawings very beautiful, on a nice spot in the exhibition. There were a lot people during the openings-speech, which was given on a different floor. After the speech my family, friends and I finished our drinks and wanted to visit the exhibition and then something funny happend: it was to crowded and there were no more people allowed to get in. For the first time in my life I had to stand in line for my own work! Besides that I got a lot of nice reactions so I'm very pleased and the stress was worth it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

waving in and out of wind

The weather is starting to be really bad: a lot of rain and storm. The minute the weather is getting bad, people start complaining about it, even if we had beautiful weather for the last two months. People are wearing their overcoats, gloves, warm boots and off course very, very, very big shawls. Sometimes so big that you can't even see their faces. I made a drawing out of it: strangled and fighting with your shawl, blowing in the wind.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

exhibition info

Next saturday, 17-12 at 6 o'clock, opends the exihibitions "De 'state of the art' in Parkstad". If you live nea by or you just happen to be in town, you're welcom to stop by. You can visit the exhibion until the 22 of January. For more information and opening hours, visit the website of Schunck*. Four of my Pippi-drawings are going to be showed in this exhibion and I'm very exited. I'll take some pictures for you!

Friday, December 9, 2011

stress therapy

At the moment I'm a bit stressed out because of the exhibition, my job, a lot of other appointments and christmas coming up and blablablabla. And just as I was running around in the house I saw our neighbours cat "Juul" at our back door, waiting for a cuddle. So I went outside (I can't let him in because I'm allergic) and spend 10 minutes cuddling him. Spending time with animals always calmes me down and makes me forget my little problems for a while. After that Juul thought it was time for him to relax:

No more cuddling with the cat so I visited my rabbit Pollock but he just wanted to eat my boots...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

happiness hit her

I finished drawing number 8 of my Pippi-serie! It feels like I've done a lot more of them, but maybe that's because the drawings are so big (150 x 230 cm). Yesterday I had to say goodbye to 4 of them: they will be shown in an exhibition. More about that later this week. I find it hard to leave my work, but I left them with professionals who know how to handle precious work... I hope!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

saturday night

Getting ready for the weekend: eating cheese on toast, dancing at disco's!
Wish you all a nice weekend!