Friday, March 30, 2012

like a sweet memory

This is a drawing of me as a little kid and my mum. We were on a holiday in our own country, The Netherlands. The weather was beautiful, very warm and my mum is laying in the sand at the dunes, enjoying the sun and I'm crawling all over her, playing. This weekend should have been her birthday. I miss her very much but I'll have a drink to celebrate her birthday!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

let's take life nice and easy

The weather is so wonderful for the last two weeks, that today I try to enjoy it and not let anything upset me, even if I had a bad day at my job.

Friday, March 23, 2012

a touchy situation

Every time I finish a drawing there's the challenge of taking a picture of it. It's quite difficult because they are so big, I have to be careful with the paper (you  can't see it on this picture but I have to stand on  a chair or ladder). And I have to wait for the correct light, because you see every shadow on the white paper. After that I still have to clean them up in photoshop...most of the time it takes an hour to make them look okay. You can see a glimpse of a new drawing by the way, wish you all a nice weekend!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

sweeties and cuties

Today is the official start of springtime! And we have such beautiful, sunny weather that this start couln't be better. I wish you all a nice day, hopefully also with some sun and some first flowers that start to show up as well.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

welcome in 2012

Yesterday I bought a new mobile phone. "So what", you might think, but for me it was a big deal. I never in my live bought a phone. In 2003 I moved to Switzerland for 3 years and my mother didn't like the idea that she couldn't reach me in the train during travelling. So she bought me a phone. I used that old phone until yesterday. People would start to laugh if they saw it, but I call it vintage, haha! And as I told you before, my mother passed away, so this phone became important for me, because it was a thing that showed that my mother cared about me (off course she did!). But now it started to fall apart, I didn't get phonecalls or messages so it became annoying. Well....I had to get a new one. And if I had to, I thought by myself, I might go from vintage to smartphone. So now I'm sitting here trying to figure it out and my Teddy is taking care of my old phone.  Good I still have my Teddy.... I might as well keep the old phone;-)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

one word or idea

As a comment to my last post, Mano wrote that she would love to see some of my sketches... I work in phases and these sketches are the last step before I start the actual drawing. I also write all kind of possible titles or words on them that I associate with the drawing. I keep a book where I collect sentences, maybe I show you some pages of that too someday. These drawings are made on the computer ( with red colour pencil try-outs on them) and not very spectacular...

Monday, March 12, 2012

it has to give in

I finished a new drawing. This one is a bit different then the rest of the drawings, maybe this is the first one where the girl is giving in and is not so strong anymore. Has she enough of it?

At the moment I'm struggling a bit with my drawings. I don't really know where to go with them. I'm working at two drawings now which belong together and after these two I have to see where to go next.... My head is faster then my hand can draw, I made so many new sketches but the next day I doubt them already.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

girl power

8 March: International Women's Day.
Make sure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding!

Monday, March 5, 2012

or rainy days

Despite my last post, we didn't get much sun this weekend. Only saturday we saw a little bit of what spring can bring us and that was it. We made the best of it and on sunday we put the plants outside so the rain could wash of the dust of winter.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

the way to the sun

March arrived and the news promised us some more sun. I like winter time: dark evenings, snow, candles and all that, but not the time between two seasons.  The last two weeks it has been very gray and rainy, but not cold anymore. Just so-so-and no more... I'm ready for some more colours, flowers, spring and the sun! And I hope we will get some of it this weekend so we can spend some time outside, enjoying the warmth on our faces.