- GOODIE BAGS -
- HOLLYHOCKS -
- HOLLIDAY MEMORIES -
- GARLANDS -
I love garlands.
I don't know why exactly,
it's something about that circular form
and the plants involved
a garland always gives me a good feeling.
- ONE FINE DAY -
Today was another fine day of summer:
and a screen printed, black & white table cloth.
Who could ask for more??
- BLACK & WHITE -
As an artist,
summer holiday is no good reason to relax.
Because I love to work.
It's simply what I like the most in this world.
So when the motive above appeared
I immediately photographed it
and started to think
how I'll use it:
will I make a watercolor
or a screen print
or an oil painting
or a pencil drawing
Time will tell!
- A DREAM OF ROSES -
- STILL LIFE -
The other day
I felt like making a still life.
I set it up on the floor
because I wanted the background to be white.
And I had a good time doing it!
Have a great day!
- FAVORITE PLACE -
My favorite place to be
on a rainy day like today
(or any day, really!)
is in bed
with plenty of work,
Definitely today's moment of bliss!
- THE ART OF WRITING LETTERS -
I'm so lucky to have a friend
who writes me these beautiful letters!
They're more like works of art really.
Not only is the handwriting outstanding,
but she also illustrates the letters with a precious watercolor!
Can you believe it?
She's a heartfelt aesthetic and a true artist,
this rare, elderly woman,
and I treasure her friendship.
The only problem is that it's so hard to answer her
with my handwriting..
I think I'll practice calligraphy this autumn!
- PINK DREAM -
- HOLLIDAY SKETCHING -
I love this way of working:
to let myself be engaged in something in the world
and then recreate the impression of it
Without any thoughts about how it will be used.
If it will be used at all.
It's simply the best way for me to spend time
and enjoy life.
- GREEK DREAM ISLAND -
We just came home from a week on the Greek island Kefalonia and it was a beautiful experience.
I love the Greek islands. Over the years I've been to a few, and every one of them has been a great delight: the people, the scenery, the food - basically everything. And Kefalonia was no exception.
We were a family of four who went this time - two adults, one 20 year old and one teenager - and this island suited us all.
The hotel we stayed in was right on the Xi beach - a marvelous, red beach which was not at all over-crowded. We went for a stroll along the shore, and after five minutes walk we found ourselves as good as alone on this most precious of beaches. High cliffs covered our backs and where the cliffs stopped a meadow of Queen Anne's Lace streched out before us. Almost like paradise.
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"Fine works of art never age, because they are marked by genuine feeling. The language of the passions, the impulses of the heart, are always the same."