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zaterdag 31 januari 2015

drawing challenge 156 - the unexpected

Cleaning up in my studio, there were a few plates with dried layers of acrylic paint.
To remove the layers the next day quite easily, I put the plates under water.
When everything was soaked off the results of the layers that had been stuck to
the plates was quite remarkable and unexpected.
"The good, the bad and the ugly":)
To see more unexpected things, please visit Joke's site here

zondag 18 januari 2015

dc toast


Two small "paper"toasts for this week's drawing challenge.
Each 10 x 10 cm (2,5 x 2,5 inch), collage, decollage, monoprint.
To see more "toast" please visit Veronica's site.

Below some digital toasts

vrijdag 16 januari 2015

reds - searching for roy g biv





A series of 12 small reds, each 10 x 10 cm, 4 x 4 inch.
To see more reds please visit the sites from Julie and Jennifer.

zaterdag 10 januari 2015

drawing challenge 154, matchbox(es)

This week's theme of the drawing challenge is: "matchbox".
"A small cardboard box in which matches are kept"

But it's also a house, a gallery and a hiding place wih an inside and  an outside,
to show images, stories and thoughts, memories and landscapes.

To see more matchboxes, please visit the sites of the other participants:

Tammie LeeStefanieAnnekeKristenCaroleKatrin and Renilde

Thank you all for joining!


Who's next?  How do we keep the dc going?

dinsdag 6 januari 2015

drawing challenge 154: new theme

Clearing my studio, I came across a bag of matchboxes.
I started to collect them once but I've forgotten why. Anyway, I started
a new project. I came already  to eight, but I'm not sure if it will be daily.

It was with great pleasure to host the last two dc´s.
I didn´t see or find a host for the next dc nr.154.
So, if you don´t mind...I´ll host the next drawing challenge again.

Here´s the theme: matchbox.

How it works: 
If you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in.
The following weekend ( 10 and 11 of January) the drawings, photos, poems etc.
are shown on the blogs of the participants.
And the host (me:) links to them all.

Looking forward to see your matchbox(es).

donderdag 1 januari 2015

time calendar

At every drawing challenge I'm always curious to see how all  the
contributions appear together and relate to each other.
So, here it is; the one and only time calendar:)
For your and my own pleasure.
Who created what?  Just visit my last post from 30 December.

dinsdag 30 december 2014

drawing challenge: time

Hosting the next drawing challenge and reflecting on the theme of time I came
along beautiful images with the zen-like text "the time is always now".


Also clocks with hands turning in the opposite way.

bulgar time - VIKTOR IV


How to "tackle"the time in a painting or drawing?

In an attempt  to create my own clock, I turned a few images into black and white.
Parts of the image above were used before in my blogposts "images of change" and in "nests".

One of the "whites" from the white variations series as a kind of  "empty" calendars.


Two painted collage calendars from 2009.

"Time and tide wait for no man", collage.

To see how the other participants have interpretated the theme, please visit thier sites.

LissaLuciaJokeAnnekeTammie and Melody

Thanks for joining. Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!

woensdag 24 december 2014

drawing challenge 153: new theme

Time: The indefinite continued progress of existence and 
events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole"

Sundial,Cornwall, UK.

The last days of the year always seem to be a good opportunity to look back.
Who knows where the time goes? (Nina Simone) (just click the text to listen to the song)
That's how I came to the new theme for the drawing challenge:


How it works:
If you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in.
(Because of Christmas there is a slightly different schedule)
The following Tuesday ( 30 December) the drawings, photos, poems etc.
are shown on the blogs of the participants.
And the host links to them all. (On Tuesday 30 December)

Looking forward to see your reflections on "time".

zondag 21 december 2014

searching for roy g biv: bloggers choice

"A house with many rooms"

"Golden brown"

This month's color for Roy G Biv is blogger"s choice and
I've chosen for two of my favorites and a small sculpture
of 12 used paint sticks (front and back)
To see more colors please visit Julie's or Jennifer's blog
for more links.

zondag 7 december 2014


I'm pleased to share that I´m taking part in the online exhibition "Stack".
It's organised by Gallery202, a contemporary artist led non profit initiative                                       
in Kettering Northamtonshire UK,



Notes on stack

Stacked my paper scraps.
Stored, torn, wrinkled, folded, battered, cut, colored, printed, damaged, weathered.
Shreads left over from earlier.
Previous thoughts, feelings, imaginations, fabrications, inventions, memories.
Totems, columns, stacked landscapes.
Series of stacked small images.
Structures layers, lines, tracks, traces, printed, painted, drawn, written,.
Stacked thoughts, feelings, imaginations, fabrications, inventionms, memories.
(And what not...)

You can find the "stack gallery" here with artwork
from the other artists who participate in this project,

zaterdag 22 november 2014

drawing challenge - rara avis - update

When cleaning my studio some time ago I found this piece of plywood.
It was left over from an earlier project and I couldn't decide to throw it away.
I've edited it a bit and mounted it on a wooden block. Now this "rara avis"
is in my studio as a proud bird keeping an eye on everything.

blue bird

As host for this week´s dc my first thought was to choose the theme `Rosetta`,
(as reference to the spacecraft on a ten-years mission to catch a comet and 
also to the rosetta stone)
Although I choose another theme the stone-idea was still on my mind.

Below a print of a found firestone I once made.  I've played with it and
the outcome is a kind of "rara avis rosetta" ( maybe a face, a comet, an island,
and when you turn it it to the right it's a bird.)

To see more "rara avis" please visit the sites of the other artists who 
joined the drawing challenge: (just click on their name)
AnnekeKristenSabineVeronicaTammie, NadineCaroleStefanieSharmonKatrin and Lucia

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