Monday, January 30, 2012

putting in change

I updated my website, you can see all the drawings I made until now. Before you could also see my older work: paintings and pages of my sketchbook. Those links are now gone. I use to show everything I ever made on my site: paintings, drawings, performances and videos and even a big archive of really old works. For the last couple of years I feel that I only want to show the new stuff. I still care a lot about all my work, but I don't feel like showing it anymore. This time it started to itch inside about 3 weeks ago that I just wanted to show these drawings, so now I changed it. If I apply for an exhibition or so, I want to show my new work, because you always think that this is the best you ever made... Maybe it's because of that.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

if tention is too low

I finished a new drawing. I'm not sure what she is thinking, she could be shocked by herself that she actually is going to throw that thing, or that she is not trowing it. Maybe she is surprised.

One last picture of the exhibition my drawings where in. All the Pippi's are home again.

Monday, January 23, 2012

play with me

Maybe you remember that I'm a big fan of the work Niki de Saint Phalle, so yesterday me made a little trip to Brühl (Germany) to the Max Ernst Museum. It's the first and only museum worldwide dedicated to the large oeuvre of Max Ernst (1891-1976). It offers a review of his versatile work in a permanent exhibition. And now you can see a retrospective of the work of De Saint Phalle, concentrated on her early works, called "Spiel mit mir" (play with me). It is a small exhibition, they didn't had a lot of her work, mostly drawings, some paintings and assemblages. But it was still nice to see it: how she started to work and still had to find her way.

Friday, January 20, 2012

are they still in control?

Yes, I started another drawing, I hope you're not too bored by my fascination for big drawings and Pippi-girls with weapons. Well, I hope I can finish it this weekend. Wish you all a nice weekend and I hope you have better weather then me: rain, rain and some more rain. But the perfect weather to draw, so...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

take it from here

I thought I show you a piece of my "inspiration wall", where I collect newspaper articles, pictures of magazines, sentences that I find interesting and some of my sketches. I like to see this kind of stuff when I'm in a studio of someone. The problem I have with my wall is that I find it difficult to change it, put some of it down and hang something new. I always get so used to it.

Friday, January 13, 2012

how I wish you were here

This is a drawing in memory of my mum. This weekend it's been 4 years ago that she past away. And how time-worn it sounds, I miss her every day. And even more if "special" things happen, like an exhibition or when I'm working on something new, changes in my life. I'm lucky that I have so much sweet, funny, nice and beautiful memories of her: those who are dead, are not dead, they're just living in my head!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

waiting for a sign or two

I finished the new drawing I was working on. This one is also a bit different then the ones before, I think. You can't see the weapon she used or what the situation is: is she getting orders, or giving orders, is she looking at what she just has done or planning to do?
What do you think?

Friday, January 6, 2012

everywhere I go

Early in december I gave these stickers of one of my drawings away. I never told you why I made them and for what I will use them. I planned to start a small Pippi invasion. I want them to appear all over town. I started in the city Heerlen where at the moment the exhibition is where you can see my drawings. Maybe someone who visited the exhibition will notice a sticker and wonder...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012