Thursday, August 30, 2012

photogenic Pollock

This is another experiment with a lomo-camera. This time is not a fisheye, but a camera which has 4 lenses. The camera takes 4 pictures each time you push the button. It takes the pictures very fast and on one print you get 4 pictures. Each picture of my rabbit Pollock is as big as a creditcard and together they make a normal size print. What you see above is a normal photo. You never know exactly what the lenses capture, especially when the oject moves, like Pollock. It was a lot of fun taking pictures of Pollock, he just wanted to see if he could eat the camera...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

all for a happy end

I finished this drawing even before I went to Norway. I realized that I forgot to put in on my blog, so much came inbetween: the pictures of Norway, the lomo-pictures, a drawing challenge, my shop and then I got sick. But at least I started to feel better this weekend, so here it is: my new Pippi-drawing!
I wish you all a good start in the new week!

Friday, August 24, 2012

and the winner is...

To all who left a comment on my post "news!news!news!" where you could win a pocket-mirror to celebrate the opening of my online shop. I did it the old-fashioned way: I wrote all your names down on a piece of paper and mixed them up in a bowl and just took one out. And the (hopefully) lucky one is Annton! She has this wonderful blog "the tiny fishbowl collection" so if you have time you should take a look!

I wish you all a nice weekend!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

me, myself and I...

I'm still sick, but already doing a bit better. Thank you again for your nice words on my last post. I can't do very much at the moment which means that I also can't draw a lot. So I started to doodle in my sketchbook and I tried to make a comic-figur out of myself... Funny, but I'm not sure if this has a future ;-)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

thank you and sorry

Thank you so much for your comments on my shop and your encouraging words! (don't forget: you can still leave a comment on that post to win the pocket-mirror).

And I'm sorry that I haven't been around this week in the blog-world or leave comments your blogs and look at your new post. I've been quite sick and to be honest I'm still not doing okay, so I can't surf around that much on the net, because I've to lie down. The hardest part for me is that I have to ask for help, which I find very hard but at the same time a good lesson to learn. But I wish I would feel better learning it! And hopefully I'll remember it when I'm better... I wish you all a nice weekend and a good start in the new week!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

news! news! news!

Now I'm also one of those people who have their own online-shop, but I'm still pretty exhited! I don't have much items to sell yet and I'm not sure where it's going, but still: something new!
One of the items I'm selling is the "to die for" pocket-mirror: size 7,6 cm and perfect for your handbag or pocket. And to celebrate the opening of my shop I'll give one pocket-mirror away! If you leave a comment you can win this one! Next week I'll let you know who the lucky one is...
Please let me know what you think of my shop!

Friday, August 10, 2012

the fisheye view 2

I few weeks ago I showed you some experiments with a lomo-camera. We took the camera with us to our trip to Norway and here are some results. It's not so easy, you have to experiment a lot. If the horizon line is exactly in the middle you hardly see a difference from a normal photo. I still think it's quite funny, especially the one with the boat made me smile. Below a picture of our car, we drove 3.800 km on our trip...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

draw a moment

These are some pages of my sketchbook that I took with me on my trip to Norway. Every night I wrote down what we did and what we saw. I don't take it with we during the day, because I find it very hard to draw or write in public or at the moment that I'm walking in such wonderful landscape. And actually I write more then that I draw, so it's more "write a moment".... I found out that it brings back memories sometimes even more then looking at photo's. I try to do the same thing at home but at the end I don't do it, probably because every day is a bit the same.

Friday, August 3, 2012

drawing challenge: crow

This weeks drawing challenge is hosted by Carole and her theme is CROW. I actually like these animals, I think they're beautiful. In Norway they where not totally black, like over here. They had also lots of grey shades. To bad I couln't take a nice picture of one.
Anyway: my drawing for this theme is a bit like an image of a fairytale, or at least a dream of mine: that I'm so little that I could get on his back and fly around the world!

If you want to see more, check out Carole's blog for more participants.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

liebster blog

 I have been tagged my Malle for the Liebster Blog Award. The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less. I think it's very sweet of her, so thank you Malle!

Appeartly there are some rules you must follow for this:
1. Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you tagged.
3. Choose 11 persons and link them to your post.
4. Tell them you've tagged them. Remember, no tag backs.

Well ; I don't like rule number 3 , because I like so many blogs and so many of you who follow me. So: everyone who leaves a comment to this post can take over the Liebster blog! But please tell 11 facts about yoursels and if you want take over Malle's questions. 
Because I don't want to choose I made my own rule, sorry for that...

1.    I’m an artist.
2.    I deliver mail to pay the bills.
3.    My rabbits name is Pollock.
4.    I love sheep.
5.    I drink lots of tea.
6.    I’m a fan of Wallace and Gromit and of course Shaun the sheep.
7.    I can loose myself in books, I read everywhere.
8.    I grow my own tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and so on.
9.    I’m tall: 1.78 cm
10.  I would like to wear black clothes, but I always end up in colourfull stuff…
11.  I like to frame pictures.
Malle's questions:
1.What is your favourite thing to cook?
I like making cookies or cake, sweet stuff.
2. What is something you dream of?
That I can pay my bills and make a living by selling my art.
3. Are you an introvert, extrovert or else?
It depends of the people I’m with and the situation I’m in, I can be both.
4. If you could have different kind of hair colour, which one would you choose?
Red and curly!!!
5. Where do you like to hang out most often in your free time?
In my studio or in the garden.
6. Tell me some of your favourite films of all time.
Lola rennt, Being John Malcovich, Adam’s apples, Mary and Max
7. How would you let foreigners know about your country? (What significant things about your culture would you tell them first?)
Well, if I tell people I’m from Holland they immediatly say: “oh yes, Amsterdam and marihuana, and wooden shoes and tulips! And oh yes: Vincent van Gogh”
I do my best telling that that’s not all, but what can I say?
8. Are you more of a tomboy or a girly girl?
A bit of both…I still like climbing trees but also dress up in a fancy dress.
9. How many siblings do you have?
I have one sister.
10. If you could have more time to do one thing, what would it be?
Draw more!
11. Have you ever heard anything of Estonia before? (lol, I just had to.)
mmm, not really….