Sunday, October 28, 2018

The portrait

At my Flickr-stream I created an album The portrait in which all the different stages of creating this portrait can be seen. So if you're interested, click here.

Enjoy your sunday evening!


Friday, October 26, 2018

Memorylane revisited


Last February I made this cloth for the series of Memory lane. Unfortunately I couldn't get used to the "hard" blue. (That's also the reason why the first pictures are made in black and white.) Since it always takes me a few days before I'm ready to dive into my work again after a holiday I decided to remove the lettering and replace it with more bullion knots. A sort of in-between project.

Now this I love. A sea of unruly bullion knots on a very much used cloth. This piece is so soft and falls so beautiful. I'm very happy that I made the decision to change it. 

Hope you enjoyed yourself too this week with your projects.


Saturday, October 13, 2018



A lot of work has been done the past few days. One of things that happend was watching this video of Arne & Carlos. Finally I found a way of quilting that was even doable for me. And so I had to start immediately, ofcourse. Those who follow my blog for some time know of my absolute non-talent around the sewing machine but I truely believed I could do it and simply set myself to work. Never mind that my thread kept on snapping, that I had to start over a couple of times, that another needle broke or that I became totally exhausted from the anxiety that the lot caused because a beautiful block of 30 x 30 cm's was the result after a few hours of wrestling. 

This small piece was made to relax. Don't like the frame that much but I do like the work I made. 

And some good news I think I found the answers to some of the questions I gave myself. Which means that very soon I can stitch again in the evenings in a very productive manner ... So looking forward to that. 

Enjoy your autumn and I will be back soon.


Monday, October 8, 2018

For the love of lines

While trying to find a new road to travel I decided to combine some inspiration from Agnes Martin and my love for lines. First two layers of gesso were applied, lots of time disappeared because of the drying. Than I drew the grid on the back, pinpricked the holes and stitched the paper.  After that I applied the colour. It looks really nice, very calming, unfortunately the work didn't really excite me and the colours are ok.

Better find another project, soon!

Have a lovely evening!


Friday, October 5, 2018

A change in the air?

It wasn't the most productive week this week. A lot of hmm. When I said yes to participate in the Easter exhibition 2019, I knew I wanted to build the exhibition around Soul Food. This meant a return to the colours, blue, pink and purple. For a long time these were my favorite colours, I even thought they still were. But I'm struggling with them since the start of the preparation, they don't excite me as much as they used to do. 

Luckily, I have an idea in which direction I want to go as soon as I know what kind of colour will make me happy. So for now I'm just playing around with paper ideas, my journal and lots of different colours. 

Enjoy your weekend!