Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drawing Challenge / Another Roadside Attraction

The challenge theme this week,  choosen by the beautiful poetic Demie
wasn't an easy one.
I love riding through the country side but what i see there (quite beautiful  but perhaps a bit dull to show here)

Once i got the idea though, of making a collage of a photo
and a painting i had such fun , i also applied the idea on some older
work (the ones below)

For more roadshow attractions please take a look at myParaphernalia
Demie's lovely blog.
Thanks Demie!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter bouquet...

and a little story stick made by a friend .
(and just rediscovered in one of my drawers)

Have a nice weekend! xx

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cat language

Images of spring to keep the spirits up on gloomy wet days, 
a rather overfull studio table and painting...

Cat language.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A mail box is a lovely thing...

because of pretty things you find in it, sent by creative
ladies .

Angels by Mano,

cute and just right for my tiny jars,
labels by Tinywoolf  Nadine,

and pretty scarfs by Rachel

Thank you dear girls. xx

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Drawing challenge/ Bundle

She knew she had to travel lighter.

Our travelling host this week is Rachel,
thank you sweetie and have a great time in New Orleans.
You can visit Rachel's blog to see more bundles.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Story stick

At these long winter evenings i love to sit on the couch by the open fire
 with a sketchbook on my lap.
Listening to cd's or tv, dreaming away looking into the flames,  images come and go
and some find their way onto the paper.
Some simply stay there, 
some have the potential to become a gouache or a painting or something else...

This small scribbling  became a gouache.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sun, frost, cat and mice.

Baba, the youngest, meowing at the door.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Drawing / Teatime

We were invited for tea or coffee by the hospitable Ariane .
Thank you dear.
I love my cup of coffee, strong and hot, usually with cream
but i also like a black expresso.
 Soothing and comforting but also
stimulating and reviving, coffee does it allright.
I like its color, love the smell.
I discovered i can draw with coffee even paint.
And there is a cup for every occasion.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


The same night i published the previous post, i finished 'the two coins'
Later, reading your encouraging comments i was glad i didn't change or add too much .
Just some red to the girl's dress, she is a passioned girl after all.
I suppose the muse may be closer than i know ;)

Today in the garden hope only grew, some things are moving there, 
slowly but so wonderful.
I even discovered a 'peace' stick on a bed of moss.

And the ghost of the daffodil  already roams around, still very thin and airy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tempting the muse

January is my least favorite month, each year moving the christmas tree 
outside i  feel like also my inspiration leaves me.
Not my energy, but my muse seems to take a long walk, vacation or
she is just tired and goes to sleep for awhile.

Last week i was very lucky to receive a beautiful package from Rachel,
 among it's lovely contents were two chocolate 'golden' coins.
Would it be possible to seduce the muse,
would she return faster and understand the magic of these coins....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A child in a candy store

A friend came by with a box full of old cards
and i could pick some :)