Friday, March 29, 2013


no better time to do a chicken for the animal book.

then i remembered an egg wreath i made years ago,
rumbling through the storage(clutter) room i found it 
and another cardboard baby dressed in a vintage appron.

you remember my eggheads, well they do exist, look here.

wishing you all happy holidays

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

corn, fire, wind and small birdmen

above , a continuation of this
and below ,small birdmen i've been making,
i want to house them in some kind of cage,
(idea is still ripening ;))

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

dc egg

what are you brooding on

egg Magritte

(just playing)

egg road

dear Norma , the queen of adorable birds, presented us with
a theme of (seemingly) endless possibillities ,
the egg form and patterns, so perfect,
the literal and figurative content,

 egg time is coming on this side of the world :)

please have a look at 'our world of eggs',
the names of the other players you can find on Norma's blog,

have a fine weekend

Monday, March 18, 2013

bééé, boo, iyaa

sheep; softness and the light in the  sheepstable ,sun on straw = golden
cow; summer,cows in a meadow , early morning mist
donkey; donkeys make think of picnic blankets

i'm getting their, i think ;) 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

dc willow

'in the middle of the large the pond was an isle planted with willows,
weeping willows, but they didn't look sad to me.
when you swam to the island on a late summer afternoon,
you entered a place of dancing magic.
the drooping branches touching the  lazy water, 
the leaves playing with  sunlight , the water playing with sunlight, 
 small light beams of sparking sunrays, the soft rustling,
i was in my late teens but i  remember that place like yesterday.'

thanks dear Carole for taking me there on a wintry march day,
please have a look at Carole's blog for more willows,

have a sunny weekend

Friday, March 15, 2013

untitled but with hope

this may not be the happiest of posts but i place it anyway;
sometimes my thoughts go out to the children living in 'war zones',
and i mean all places and situations where it's hard to grow up,
very distorted circumstances which leave their marks forever.

making this collage i noticed i used rather light colors for such a heavy theme;
yes there are the stains and the 'written history'  that can't be erased,
the asking eyes and hands, there might even be blood on the toy,
but there is also hope, blank pages that could be filled with happy words,
butterfly ; more hope and transformation and... color, 

i'm trying to give myself some hope here i guess, a kind of comfort,
a wish and a call for compassion and human responsibility.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

because it kept snowing she filled the house with flowers

after the taste of Spring we had the past week 
lady Winter decided she wasn't ready to leave yet
once more  she spreads her white soft cloak
and i, i filled the house with flowers  and painted another 
animal, an ermine, ready to change it's wintercoat .

Saturday, March 9, 2013

dc moon

Sweet Patrice presented us with  'moon',
a theme that brought me so much  'images' i could hardly concentrate on one,
(or was it the moon herself playing a part in this doubt and hesitation)

being outside at night i always look up to see the moon,
searching her on cloudy nights,
meeting her full face once a month, a good feeling,
on the one hand very enchanting, on the other hand ,putting me with both feet on the ground (earth)

even two year old grandson stands at the window ,
'maan' he says , pointing with his little finger.

one wonders why it took us so long to get to this theme,
 but her we are, drawing challenge nr.95,  moon,

to bathe in moonlight
please have a look at Patrice's beautiful place,

have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March light

the power of that first march sunlight,
the eyes need a moment to get used to it
but the heart does not,
 it jumps, it dances!