dinsdag 14 november 2017

EVENT - Etsy made local in Utrecht November 25th

ETSY made local in the Netherlands!
A handmade and vintage fair in my neighbourhood,
organised by me and my teammates Marijke and Inge,
There are about 60 ETSY-shops presenting their creations and finds,
we have a knitting table, a wrapping-service, coffee from the Babescoffee,
snacks and soup from Abbie's soup and Deining in de kas.

dinsdag 7 november 2017

Mysterious Scotland

Autumn in Scotland was beautiful... 
the evening sun shining over the village of Torridon.

All shades of green in a valley filled with deer:

donderdag 26 oktober 2017

Holiday impression

When I am on holiday, I only make quick sketches or some small watercolour paintings.
I prefer to hike and make lots of pictures.
We spent some weeks in Scotland,
and the autumn colours were amazing. 
Views on lochs and coastlines were beautiful.

And now it is back to work!

maandag 16 oktober 2017

Paper art - CODA museum

Another museum I visited is the CODA museum, 
every two years they host an exhibition for paper artists.

An impression of this year, starting with my favourite:
an artwork made by Miriam LondoƱo from Colombia,
refering to the refugee crisis,
drawings from pulp paper were pinned to the wall.

This one is made by Kumi Yasmashita from Japan,
first I saw coloured paper, and then I saw the faces.

I am not sure who are the makers of these,
but I liked the sculptures and graphics.

maandag 9 oktober 2017

Traditional Dutch knitwear

Repaired jeans, ripped up jeans,
it seems to be a trend.
In a museum on Dutch history and crafts I saw this made and mended knitwear, 
of original coloured wool,
like they made it in earlier days.
It has a special charm to it, I think.

It was lying there on a chair, in an old farmhouse where they showed the life of a craftswoman.
Here are some pictures:

maandag 2 oktober 2017

Castle fair

Castle fair, September, Sypesteyn, the Netherlands.

I love the gardens around castles,
so was happy to spend a day on the art fair with my paintings and drawings: