Monday, December 31, 2012

Dear friends and readers,
I wish you,
 dreams come true and new dreams too
friendship and love
and a little magic from time to time

Thanks for being here 
love  you


Friday, December 28, 2012

sweet days

we wove the days around one another,
this is the stuff our memories will be made of

wishing you all very sweet end of the year days
see you all next year

Friday, December 21, 2012


 radio softly playing and raindrops,
in a few hours this house will be filled with voices,
that's the best part,
forgetting cold and rain,
enjoying the lights and each other

me too, i have been painting an owl this morning, a winter owl,
(i see so many beautiful owls out there in blogland)
there are owls living in the neighbourhood,
i see them at night ,sitting in the car,
big impressive shadows, sailing on their wide wings,
they make me hold my breathe each time

wishing you a warm weekend

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

stepping stones

my head is full of images and i have only two hands
and  there's the waiting (i'm still collaging in layers)
'till the glue  has dried
 i work on two pieces at the same time 
than i put them somewhere in sight
and see if my gut feelings(is this the right word?)  tell me they are finished...or not
 i feel like painting too

the sweet guests will arrive on friday, 
the house will be ready (just a bit magic sprinkling here and there) 
they are more then welcome
so are the lenghtening days

Saturday, December 15, 2012

dc shelter

there is a space enclosed by bricks
called home, where i find shelter
there is a place in your arms...shelter
and there, in that labyrinth, behind my closed eyes
is a spot (sometimes well hidden)  it offers shelter

walls can collapse
arms may leave
i can even lose my sanity

but for now i'm fine
i am sheltered

please take a look at all these wonderful ladies' blogs
to find more images of shelter
enjoy the journey

looking forward to visiting you, thanks,

wishing you a lovely weekend

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

from cocktails to coffee ( or hot chocolate)

(you can click to enlarge)

i needed to feel some color today 

you are all still very welcome to this weeks dc
(see my previous post)

Monday, December 10, 2012

drawing challenge invitation!

dear friends,
may i invite you to this weeks drawing challenge ,
'sheep' would have been a nice theme too actually,
but it's not the theme for now,
i had ' shelter' in mind,
so it will be
you are all very, very welcome
please let me know if you like to take part

Saturday, December 8, 2012

dc cactus

only one cactus lives in my house, 
many, many years ago i found it on my way,
an old lady who had been looking after it  had died and
the people who were clearing out her house had put it 
outside in the garbage bin, i felt sorry for it and took it home.

every year in december it flowers,very vibrantly fuschia,
 and that is what it is doing right now,
it's a gentle cactus without  spines (lucky me)

but the collage i made is about another cactus, 
the opuntia, 
it not only produces the edible cactus fig but there's
also a very tiny lice living on it, the coccus cacti,
from which the crimson- coloured dye carmine
is derived,, it's extracted from it's body and eggs
and used as food colouring and as cosmetics.

made me wonder, when we humans find something we can use we use it,
even if it's very tiny and living on cacti

the wondrous mind of  Nadine brought us this week's theme,
please take a look at her inspiring blog tiny WOOLF for more cacti

enjoy your weekend

Monday, December 3, 2012


in need for some magic, why not trying to create some?!

(very dreamy state of mind:))

Saturday, December 1, 2012

dc state of mind

these misty, dark days with scarce rays of sunlight,
 quickly disappearing dusty gold and red in the evening sky,
and weather forecast speaking of  snow
do bring me in a wintry state of mind,
more inwardly directed, literally and figuratively,
sitting by the fire reflecting, imagining,
reading, sketching, looking forward to the holidays,
feeling pleasantly warm realizing how lucky i am

please have a look at Elizabeth's new blog (she once started this
wonderful dc experience, thank you Elisabeth) and find out about 
other state of minds

have a lovely weekend

Sunday, November 25, 2012

dc little red riding hood

I started very enthusiastic an almost classical
scene.... had to try another one, one i never found 
in my book when i was a child, and could not resist  drawing the one below,
iconic, that's how much they are a part of our past and present,

are you looking forward to more little red hooded girls and big bad wolves,
please visit Patrice's beautiful and stylish blog to find out
where they are hiding

have a good weekend

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

captivated by collages and mixed media

(last dance of the roses)

the ideas and images keep coming,
 there's something very 
satisfying about finding the right paper, cutting and tearing the forms and building up layers

 there is a shortage of natural light, daylight , i stop painting when the 
darkness sets in but it doesn't hold me back from cutting and gluing.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

dc habit

habit; patterns of thinking and behaviour  that have become very obvious for ourselves but are noticed by
others or that are noticed by us from time to time , for example by pondering over 'habit' as it is this week's theme
presented to us by  Kristen,
please take a look at this talented lady's blog for more,

have a lovely weekend

Thursday, November 15, 2012

november garden and the weeping forest

there is that november stillness in the garden
a bird scratching
the crunching of dried leaves
flames without fire
a soft humanlike sigh through the bushes
and that scent
oh a scent awakening all senses

(the weeping forest)