an Artist with a Journal

 

“There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”

David Bowie on expression

 

 

Latest Activities…

Absolutely wonderful new Watercolor Paint: Aquarius

Absolutely wonderful new Watercolor Paint: Aquarius

Watercolor face I did with the Aquarius paints, Queen of Hearts The Discovery A little while back I ran into the Jane Blundell's blogpost about Aquarius watercolor paints by Roman Szmal. I had never heard of the brand before - which isn't crazy, for more and more...

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What’s on My Desk?

What’s on My Desk?

A second blog post in two days?! I must be on a roll again after such a long period of quietude... For today's post I let myself be inspired by my friend Marit Barentsen who takes part in "What's on Your Workdesk". I was a bit tired of working on an illustration...

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Storytelling with Comics

Storytelling with Comics

Comic(al) Attempts You'll probably know me from my online courses, my art or my visual journals. Those who've been following me for a longer time, may know that I actually also have a thing for drawing comics. A wish, mostly. And I have actually made some comic-style...

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And some more activity…

End of Summer Books

End of Summer Books

Hello dear reader, Are you still there? Or did you melt this summer? Boy, was it hot, wasn't it? The area where I live is normally cool since it's close to the sea. But this summer all that once was normal, evaporated in the heat. The viking blood in me (which is by...

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When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

She barged starry-eyed into my studio, jumping and dancing around... Mr. Rochester had asked Jane Eyre to marry him after all! To the utter satisfaction of my daughter! It was nothing short from touching to see my teenage daughter swoon over a romantic novel dressed...

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Blockx Watercolor Review

Blockx Watercolor Review

Today I have another watercolor review for you! Another Belgian brand called Blockx. I heard about this brand of watercolor paint for the first time on the Handprint site. In my video review I say I read that these were one of MacEvoy's favored paints. But I...

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Isaro…what a discovery!

Isaro…what a discovery!

Do I have something exciting for you! Or at least for me it was! A few weeks ago I received a set of 'testeurs', dot samplers, of the Belgian Watercolor and Oil paint brand Isaro. I had not heard of them until a few days before then and was very excited to try out,...

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Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello dear readers, I'm back! I hopped on the back of Spring and flew back with it to the virtual lands to share new work with you, For starters I made this video review of Nila Colori watercolor paint. I received this paint months ago, to try and review. And it's...

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And we’re off!!! Keeping track of your days…

And we’re off!!! Keeping track of your days…

Do you keep track of your days? And if so, how do you do it? Should you love the idea, but have no idea how to do it or need some inspiration to do it, at the bottom of this post you will find a big bunch of videos and links to inspire you. I'm finally keeping track...

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End of year, Tanka and some neat Inspiration

End of year, Tanka and some neat Inspiration

Dear readers, we've come to the end of this year...already! Time is rushing by so fast I feel its velocity might toss me off the planet sometimes. Gosh...almost 2018 already! High time to review, look ahead and fuel our minds with a little, or no...a lot of...

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a Tanka illustrated: #6 every day raindrops…

a Tanka illustrated: #6 every day raindrops…

Summer has fallen and my Tanka couldn't but follow... English translation of the Tanka: every day raindrops on the map - it's sunny now beckoning me out but I find my feet frozen in the work I have to do The skies have turned a dull kind of heavy and...

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Some collage practise and weekend inspiration

Some collage practise and weekend inspiration

It's time for a little bit of weekend inspiration and an update on what I've been working on. The past week I've been practising my collage skills. Inspired by the work of Sara Fanelli, I finally got started on a collage journal, something I'd been...

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a Tanka illustrated: #5 So high…

a Tanka illustrated: #5 So high…

I'm still working on my series of illustrated Tanka. I searched for a way to combine writing poetry with my art work for years and now it feels like I've found it. The more I write, the more ideas are growing, the harder my fingers are itching. I made some...

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My art is universal and flows from my journals. My journals are personal.

“What’s wrong with being personal anyway? Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”

– Meg Ryan in “You’ve got Mail”