Saturday, June 30, 2012

it's in the abc of growing up

This weekend we will celebrate my sister's birthday with family, some friends and a lot of nice food.
I made a drawing of an old picture of us. The photo is hanging in my room and it's actually really small: 2 cm x 4 cm. I think it was a seperate test print of the actual photo. I love this sweet, small memory of the past...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

full of play

I finished a new drawing and I'm very pleased with this one. I like that the girl looks so innocent and naughty at the same time. She is saying: it wasn't me, but you know she is guilty...

Friday, June 22, 2012

drawing challenge

This week the drawing challenge is hosted by Patrice and her theme is "I". She asked herself: who am I, outside and inside, what do I show and what not?

Well, I loose myself in these questions. I think we are a lot of different "things", it depends on the situation which one you are. I'm a different person if I deliver the mail or if I sit with my family. And the next question is: what do you show of yourself: at work or at friends and then the next level: at your blog. Everyone can see that and what do you want people to see? I had a lot of different ideas for this theme, also of course a self portrait and even a photo, but I guess I'm not really ready for that... And then I thought I just make a combination of ideas: I'm away for the weekend, I make a little trip to Rotterdam and I have to wait at the train station for my train. So that's the drawing and it also tells you something else about me: where ever I go, if it's far or only the waiting room at the docter office: I always carry books, magazines or newspapers around. You hardly catch me without one. I can totally loose myself in stories or articles, even if I'm at a public place like a train station...

Because I'm away tomorrow this drawing is posted a day early. Tomorrow on saturday you can find more about this challenge on Patrice blog!

Monday, June 18, 2012

so we wait

I totally forgot that I finished this drawing and show it to you! I finished it in May, even before the exhibition, but then so much happend.

The last weeks some of you asked me why I draw girls, inspired by Pippi Longstocking. I realised that I started working on this drawings about a year ago, which is a long time for me, working on the same images and themes. I get bored easy... But since then a few new followers came on board (welcome!) and maybe I need to tell you a bit about it. Just a bit what motivates me, because I always like it when people make their own story to go with a piece.

So: I know it's a bit violent but at the same time: what can shock us these days? And that is a bit what I'm working on for a year now, which is a bit weird at the same time, because I hate weapons. I take this figure of Pippi, and I wonder: how much longer does it take before they take away our childhood heroes and make them also "bad", along with the rest of the world. Maybe it's not enough for these heroes to be strong, or that they can fly or become invisible. They have to reach out to "our" weapons to be heard these days. To be noticed by people.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

drawing challenge

This week the drawing challenge is hosted by Helen and her theme is: my favourite object. I have a lot of favourite objects: my teacup that I use every morning, the ring of my mother, the wooden souvenir horse from Sweden and so on and on and on.... But I didn't have to think a minute of the object that still stands on the top of that list: my oldest stuffed animal. I got it when I was a baby and I still adore it! It's a sheep and I actually posted another drawing of it about a year ago where I told you seven things about myself. If you're curious, click here.
For more favourite objects, check out Helen's blog.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

if you show you show

I made another bag, this time a red one. And I thought I make a funny picture to show it to you. A bit like Pippi going strong and full of power and joy. So I dressed myself in green stuff and walking and jumping in the grass with a green background so that you could see the red bag really good.... Well, you don't, haha! So because it's all about the bag and not me: a close-up picture off the bag below:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

drawing challenge

Mano invited me for the drawing challenge of this week. Her theme was: Letters. So I made a drawing inspired by an older Pippi-drawing of mine. I like what came out of it: is the girl happy because she got so many letters, is she throwing them away or is she handing them out?
If you want to see more of the drawing challenge of this week, check out Mano's blog for all the participants.

Monday, June 4, 2012


For the exhibition last week a made a postcard of the drawing "play my darling play". I would like to send some of them to you as a thank you for reading and following my blog and taking the time to leave such nice comments. And it's also my 201 post, hurray!
Same rules as before: leave a comment and I contact you for your address. The first 5-15 comments get a card!

Friday, June 1, 2012

it comes to you in slow attacks

A few days after the exhibition and my head is full of ideas. At first I just thought: well, back to work and finish the drawing I started. But now the new ideas just keep coming and I have to write them down and make some new sketches so my head settles down. The funny thing is that if I have a lot of new ideas, it paralysis me at first and I can't really start. It's like I can't get a grip on it. But that's over know, back to work, now for real!