Wednesday, June 17, 2015

summer break

wishing you a lovely summer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


i planned to clip the buxus hedges this week
but instead i'm laying on the couch with a very nasty cold
these photos were taken last week.
it's too cold but the garden doesn't seem to mind that much.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

dc Frida

i can see you Frida in your garden
the ever changing blue of the walls
the chatting of parrots and monkeys
you, an exotic flower amid it all

i can see you Frida
clever eyes in the mirror


happy and sad
lonely and loved
desperate and hoping
drugged and bereft


your name as strong as your gaze
your posture upright and proud
trying to defeat the pain
passion is calling out

they've told me many stories
trying to 'explain' you that way
still i look for your truth in your paintings
listening for what you have to say 

thanks dear Patrice for this theme.
 Frida will always be an inspiration,
as you will find out at Patrice's beautiful place.

 fine weekend to you all

Saturday, May 16, 2015

dc the trickster

quick, slick and clever
king and queen
fool and beggar
a mountain 
a mouse

going her own way
fearless and undaunted

 you hear her laughter
 you turn your head
she is already gone

thanks to the ever inspiring Veronica we got a wonderful theme.
you can visit her lovely blog to find out about the other creative souls
playing with 'the trickster'

sunny weekend to you

Saturday, May 2, 2015

dc stars

my little star is spending his holidays with us.
he loooooooves his toy animals and exploring the garden,
looking for the real thing.
 eating ice is a serious business .

our lovely Veronica asked us to look for stars,
please take a look at her beautiful place for more.

have a great weekend

Saturday, April 25, 2015

dc coat (or two)

from the moment i got  Patrice's invitation to a dc 
themed  'coat', images began to built up in my head.
there was that idea of the garden wearing a new coat now for sure.
the only thing i lacked was time to put the image onto paper.
but  with one eye on the clock i started painting.
after uploading the result i wasn't quite pleased about certain parts.
but time was up.

so later on and back home i decided to finish the gouache.
i made myself a cup of coffee and sat down.
the next moment i pushed over my cup and there was a gouache with a big coffee stain.

ok, no dc for me after all...
while tearing up the 'garden coat' an idea came to the rescue.
this is a challenge after all.
et voila

please have a look at Patrice's beautiful blog,
we are all wearing coats this weekend.

fine weekend to you