Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the order of the day

As you might remember a few weeks ago I was quite sick and since then new ideas just keep crashing into my head. Maybe it's true what they say: if you slow down for a moment, your mind opens up to new ideas, just think about nothing and then.... Maybe this functions really well if you're forced to do nothing, like me, when you're sick. Otherwise I find this very hard to do, but maybe it's just not such a bad idea. But anyway: me being busy with new stuff like my other blog, the crockery or making racks kept me away of my big drawings which I noticed today. I really have been neglected them so this week I have to give my new drawing some attention. So back to the studio!

Friday, October 26, 2012

in the sun or rainy days

Now summer is definitly over. The last week was abosulutely beautiful: sunny and the colours of fall were so bright.  Now it's raining and the leaves are turning brown. So here are the last lomo-pictures of the flowers which were left in the garden. If you look closely you can see a bee on top of the flower in the first picture, it's out of focus but still..... Everyone a nice weekend!

Monday, October 22, 2012

pink ribbon

In the Netherlands October is the month of Pink Ribbon: an organisation who creates  a worldwide awareness for breast cancer. I'm not sure if it's the same in the rest of the world. Some of you know that my mother died of the effects of breast cancer. Because of this and just to make sure I have to go the docter myself every two years for a check up. This is not in October, my mother's birthday or the day she past away isn't in October but I'm still very aware of it in this month and I just think a bit in pink. That's way this drawing.

And just to make this post not to heavy: I posted a funny quote on my other blog and placed the "follow-link" which I forgot;-) I wish you all a good start in this new week!

Friday, October 19, 2012

something different and new!

I'm quite exited because I started another blog! It's not that different because I still post drawings but it's all about food. On this blog you can find recipes and quotes about food. Maybe you'll ask yourself "why?". To answer this I'll have to tell you something about myself: I have some really bad food allergies. When I eat peanuts or nuts you'll have to bring me to the hospital because I can't breathe. When I eat yeast, sugar or milkproducts it will make me sick after a few months: daily stomach ache, headache and very tired. If I tell people this the maint point is often that they focus on the allergies and not what I can eat and that they feel sorry for me. Even if I tell them that they don't have to be because I feel better this way because I'm not sick. Even on the internet the focus is often so negative that I wanted a change for me and maybe even for other people who can't eat this stuff. So I started this blog with a lot of positive energie and my way to share recipes: by drawings! Maybe you want to have a look, leave a comment, or even follow it... Maybe you even have a tip-off! I just started so there're only 4 post yet. The drawings are in dutch, but you can find the english version on the bottom of every post.
The name of the blog is "plant-aardig", which means in dutch as much as "vegetable" but in dutch it has the word "nice" in it.

Maybe I'll see you there ( if you want te know the whole recipe of the drawing above you'l have to take a look ;-)) and otherwise I wish you a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

more in store

A picture of my working table which is now full of drying dinner plates. I finished all 6 of the dinner plates of the service of my grandmother. All togehter they look nice I think. Now I start drawing on the soup plates and after that maybe some more red plates.

I wish you all a good week!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

drawing challenge

This weeks drawing challenge is hosted by the lovely Mano and she has a great theme: driftwood!
I absolutely love wood and in particular the wood I find. In our home we have lots of wood we found and we made things out of it or just put it somewhere as decoration. I also love furniture made of driftwood, my dream is to have a nice cupboard made of it. For this challenge I tried something new: I took a photo and put it together with a drawing of mine. I like the atmosphere in it. For more driftwood inputs check out Mano's blog! (which you should do anayway!).

And to start the weekend: some changes on my blog!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

old habits die hard

And again I reached out to the colour red, which has become "my colour". While working on my blue dinner plates I also made this one last week. A new, modern plate for a red girl (more magenta I would say...). And I'm still not sure what to think of it. What I like about the blue ones is the combination of old and new: the old flowers and my drawing connected to it. This one is very "modern" already in it's shape. So what do you think of it?

Friday, October 5, 2012

lovable lions

Last weekend we had some of the last beautiful, sunny days. Since then it's just rain, rain and some more rain. So we made a walk through Maastricht and visited the lions of Marjolein Mandersloot. She made these sculpures for a part of Maastricht that has been renewed and I just love them! They are made of cast iron but they look like stuffed animals and very cuddly. I wish you all a nice weekend, sunny or rainy: it really doesn't matter, just enjoy it!

Monday, October 1, 2012

know a colour blue

After my frustrations with the spirograph I turned back to what I love to do at the moment: making some more dinner-plates. I really like making them so I think I'll make some more and try out some other plates. I realized that if you find something you like do draw or make, you'll get into some kind of flow. No stress, no thinking, just the colour blue and the drawing. It doesnt't always work that way off course but for the moment this was my Mandala, it just looks different!