Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Today's inspiration will hardly surprise anyone since I wrote about her already a few times and used her work as source too. 

Just in case you haven't guessed who it is, it is Sheila Hicks

Ofcourse I also have some video's for you.

And if you feel you want to see more, you can always visit here.

Enjoy yourself.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

The artist from whom I took inspiration from today is called Maurizio Anzeri. I chose hexagons made into building blocks because colours are the buildingblocks in a painting. The background is ofcourse the painting of Arne Jacobsen which is the starting point of this ledger. 

Have a fabulous week.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

You may or may not know my love for windows and doors. Not only do I take pictures from them myself but also collected them in a special gallery. The inspiration source for today's work is taken from the first picture of the gallery. 

On the right you see part of the painting by Arne Jacobsen called Vinterlandskab. On the left I used different kind of papers, some with a wash of watercolour, some not, made in a collage. Love these torn pieces put together, the brown one is my favorite. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, February 23, 2017


A small post today. Just a book that shows a large variety of adding texture to your work.

See you soon again.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Today I want to show you what I like about the paintings of Carl Larsson. It is the way he painted cloth that was woven by his wife Karin. 

For the second page I took my inspiration from the class by Karen. The cloth used are handkerchiefs since they matched the colours of the original painting of Arne Jacobsen best.

Have a lovely day!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

A different kind of approach in my ledger today. I took part of a painting and drew the form in tiny lines in different hues of blue with my fine-liners. After that I very carefully with as little water as possible I added water colour and when everything was totally dry again I added white with a Posca pen.

The form isn't randomly chosen but can be found on a famous painting called Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. I had to include him since he lived just a village away from my hometown. Besides this I find it such a contradiction that he felt like he failed to create a life for himself while at present his paintings are worth millions.

Enjoy your day!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

For today's post I looked at the work of Henri Matisse, his paper work to be exact. Started to look into it more closely after watching this documentary:

Hope you'll enjoy this short documentary and have a lovely start of your week.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Work of another painter inspired me for the colour study I offer you today. Can you guess who it is by looking at the work I did? ... It is Hilma af Klint and I totally love her work which you can see in the gallery of pictures that I have collected. 

Have seen a couple of documentries about her life and work but find the following one the best one.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Today's inspiration source is the work of Agnes Martin
I really love her work and the essay's she wrote.

The two pictures above are laying upon one another because they are painted on the same paper. 

I looked at two different paintings while getting familar with the paper and the reaction to the watercolour I use.

And although this looks simple to do I can assure you for someone who isn't using watercolour on a daily basis this wasn't as easy as peas. 

Hope you enjoy this series of special pages.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Today my pages are inspired by the work of Richard Tuttle. What I learned from making the page above is that each kind of paper has its own way of reacting to the colour applied. I was surprised by the big difference despite the fact that I painted it all in one go and therefore I had not anticipated such a huge difference.

The second page shows a stitch doodle on paper with a quote. Just another way of adding a building block. 

It was this video that led me to his work. 

Have a lovely week.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

Today I have four pages for you. I am having so much fun with this series because it challeges me big time. On Flickr I found the work of Margo Klass,  I liked it a lot and therefore decided to make a gallery with her work. If you would like to see more of her work, you can look over here.

The pictures on the left belong together. I concentrated on the trees in these two pages. At first I used different papers and used different watercolours to give them a wash. After that I sewed on a piece of bark on the other side which I picked up during one of our hikes during the summer. French knots are scattered over and around it in various colours but in a way they blend together with the bark.

The pages on the right were also started with a painting paper study. On a piece of heavy watercolour paper I attached some beach glass and again scattered some french knots around. The border is made with my snoregaffel/lucet. It is a different kind of colour study but it shows how many hues are used in the watercolour painting of Arne Jacobsen.

I really had a ball making these two pages. Time to start something new!

Have a wonderful tuesday.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

The name of this ledger is Ledger of inspiration and the reason why is that I decided to look at all kinds of sources of inspiration which are gathered over time. The two pages you can see here are inspired by the relief of Ben Nicholson

I came across this piece of art while watching the documentary The Art of Cornwell.

Time to hit the road again.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Ledger of inspiration

My new ledger and I think it is gonna be a special one. Today I show you the first two pages. My starting point is an aquarel from Arne Jacobsen. The first two pages are just like the ones made in class of Karen Ruane.

A pretty straight forward start. One done in watercolour on paper that wasn't heavy enough, I did know that in advance but I wanted to work in this ledger. The other page is one with different stitches, cross-stitch, running stitch and bullion knots. And to add a bit of me I did another flower, like the one's I came up with in the Outlander ledger.

These two pages gave me a sense of the paper and what is possible. Now it is time to move on.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Textile Design book

Picked up this book at the library because I want to make another ledger. This book will hopefully give me more background information which I can use together with the class I did last december. Looking forward to this new process.

Enjoy yourself.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Archaeological Textiles Review

Just a quick note for those who are interested in old techniques and research of textiles. Here is a link to the magazine Archaeological Textiles Review. 57 Issues are now free to download.



Monday, February 6, 2017

Bullion knot experiment

This is an experiment with a paperplate, a part of the paperplate. Pinpricked this circle from a plate and wanted to make a sculptural piece with it. In that I didn't succeed because I stopped after the bullion knots were in place. I stopped because it isn't spacious enough and at this point I'm not sure how to get the feeling of space.

What I did like was playing with the movement of the knots and I love the result in the picture of the right. This gave me another problem to solve; How can I make sure that the bullion knots point towards each other without losing their movement?

In other words my husband is right again: You love to come up with a problem and keep searching for a solution. :-)

Have a lovely start of your week.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

My new piece for the Focus-serie is READY!

The last few days I spent with my needle in my hands for lots of hours. Why? Because I was so curious on whether or not my idea would work. Had a ball stitching the white part and I'm really, really happy with the result. And today I finally could put everything together and I'm so happy that it worked out. 

In the Focus-series are a lot of circles, plates are also circles after all. This RVS-hoop I found a long time ago. It was part of fishing net and it lay discarded on the beach, had to take it  home with me. When I made the ledger page with the Josephine knot  this idea popped up in my head. At the moment I'm not sure about the two knots - meetingplaces but I still have time to make a longer cord so I can add more meetingplaces. And I still have to make the background but that will be easy as peas, at least I hope so. 

I will make more pictures when a bit of sunshine appears, natural light is hard to come by these days. 

Time to wish you a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Some time ago I started with a serie called Doodles on monday but unfortunately I didn't keep up with this promise to myself. Now with my new sketchbook I seem to have found a new way to motivate myself. In the picture above you can see my start with this doodle. 

After that I decided to see how many variations I could make with this little one. In the collage you can see the result. Each time I chanced one thing. 

Enjoy yourself