Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas stuff

 An oldie made over twenty years ago.

A summer holiday find.

My dutch Merry christmas.

Have a wonderful christmas and a fantastic start in


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas stuff

Gifts for us?

 Shells decorating the tree.

A danish traditional.

Have a lovely time in the kitchen.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas stuff

 Mr. Owl sharing his wisdom.

Ideas flying in.

Enjoy yourself.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas stuff

This week is filled with handmade christmas ornaments.

Today three pieces I received in a swap a couple of years back.

Mr. Trold and I wish you good luck with your christmas preparations.


Friday, December 11, 2009

From my two puffles

Today I have some paintings from my boys which they made at school and I really liked because of the colors they used.

Are they extremely talented? No, still I'm very proud of them and their work.

Thank you all for stopping by this week, leaving the inspiring comments and making me a  part of your life. Next week will be a projectweek again with the title House or Home.

Have a fantastic weekend and I'll hope to see you monday.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage embroidery

Today some pictures I took of my embroidery books. I have a small collection of craftbooks and most projects are not for me, still I can learn from the craftwomenship and draw inspiration from them.

This picture above is from a book published in 1980, bought this book at our local thriftshop because of this project. This hassock is made with pieces of felt which are embroidered. How many symbols could I incorporate do you think? 

Here a detailed picture.

This is a picture of a wall hanging from a dutch book, dated 1973. Fell in love with this piece because of the various techniques that are used and hoped one day I could make a piece like this.

Have a lovely day where the past and your envisioned future will bring you today.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Think !!!

Some of you already know that I was and still am totally blown away by the spoons of Cathy made with the paper maché technique. At the moment I saw them, all these months ago, I found a moment of total clarity (Thanks Julie). Every piece you read each day has an effect on your being and therefore it is, to me, very important to be aware of this process.

So as you know me, I have been writing a lot about it in my journals and last summer this idea came up. I made a number of cards with lessons I learned while making Soul Food, I knitted around a strawberry carton and together with the chopsticks I can eat carefully. Now something really funny happened the other day, I found this in my mailbox. A very big smile turned up on my face and a joy in my heart as you can imagine.

Have a great day filled with the things you love.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sketch Chains to the past

Today I have another sketch for you which I made while I was working on Worlds, it is called chains to the past.

At the moment I am very busy making gifts, which I cannot show you for obvious reasons. So this is a short post today but I hope to see you tomorrow. Have planned something really nice.

Have a great day.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Social imprisonment

Today I have a drawing for you from my journal. It is one of the thoughts I had while I was working on the book Worlds. Never realized before so intensely how many rules there are written and unwritten to make this society function. In the drawing you can see the rules men get from women, women get from men and how that ties the possibility of free movement.

Another week has come and gone. I'm working really hard to finish the give-away presents and hopefully next week I can sent two of them home. Thanks for stopping by this week and all the lovely comments and emails. This week I  compared them to christmas presents, each present is fantastic, thank you for all the love you sent me.

Have a great weekend filled with creativity and a burst of laughter.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book of Worlds VIII

World of rock music

Today the page were this whole idea came from, the last page of the book. There are many more worlds, like the world of the poor or rich, the world of fashion, the world of politics, the world of the movies, the world of the future, the blogosphere, etc.. Each world has it's own unwritten rules. It is like the aunt of Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice said: "We moved in very different circles."

The last page of the book means also the last song of Bryan Adams, for now. The song today is the song that got me on the path of my new musical love, it is called:  Have you ever loved a woman? Again a live version, just love live versions more than special made videos.

Now one last view on the book of Worlds before I leave you to travel again on your own in your own world. The book is now put together and is totally finished.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Book of Worlds VII

World of marketing

The Bryan Adams song today is called It's only love.

Enjoy your day!!!