zaterdag 19 juni 2010

Flowers in the meadows of Switzerland

Some photos of lovely flowers in bloom, isn't it great, those colours, sometimes soft and sometimes bright?

(photos by ZIZO label)

I am reading a book about Vincent van Gogh at the moment and he is talking a lot about the colours he is using, especially the colour yellow, which symbolizes several things for him, like light in darkness and salvation.
Henri Nouwen, a well-known Dutch writer of several interesting books, describes how Van Gogh intended to make people see the compassion-solidarity and the encouragement he wanted to give through his paintings.
Makes me want to go to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, I have been there a long time ago, time for a new visit?

Fluffy, like dots in the sky

(photo: ZIZO label)

Sometimes clouds make a wonderful scenery: like here in Switzerland where small dots are flowing over a mountain top, while dark, large clouds are coming in above. Looking up to the sky I thought: hey, let's get a picture and see what will happen.
I love the shades of grey, and the dots of white.

maandag 14 juni 2010

Claudy Jongstra- a Dutch hero in felt

Made by Claudy Jongstra (photo from

A group of Dutch crafters writes on their own blog about inspration, designers and all things Dutch. They are featuring a youtube-movie about Claudy Jongstra and her process of making a GIGANTIC piece of work. Check it out on:

maandag 7 juni 2010

A man walking...

I have made a new drawing: first a rough painting and then filled in the details with colour pencil. It's just, I don't know, I like this man, he 's a bit melancholic, serious, at peace, or maybe he sees something which interests him... It's just a small drawing, but for me it is complete. I am curious what you think about it?

vrijdag 4 juni 2010

Louise organizes workshops

Recently I met Louise Adams, a creative woman who lives in Hilversum where she has her own studio. Each Saturday morning she organizes a workshop drawing in her home.
The 12th of June for instance it is a workshop about drawing roses. Roses are lovely and colourful with a lot of nuances, so interesting to try!
Check out her website:, for all her other activities.