maandag 26 september 2016

Paintblob before and after... no. 2


And after:

This blob could have turned out many ways. I thought it would be fun to use as a stola/scarf.

donderdag 22 september 2016

Before and after... paintblob no. 1

I made paintblobs after having seen a video by Carla Sonheim.
She has awesome drawing exercises!
I used Indian ink on small cards.

So this is before:

And after:

#carlasonheim #drawingexercise #paintblob #happydrawing

maandag 12 september 2016

Rugs from Portugal

In the East of Portugal you can find beautiful handcrafted rugs, 
they are called "Mantas Alentejanas".
In the picturesque village Reguengos de Monsaraz, 
we visited a small shop which promotes this handcraft. 
We spoke to Mizette Nielsen who is working hard to preserve this craft, 
see for more information here.
The rugs are sturdy, sustainable and beautifully made in lots of different colour combinations.
I wish we had such a craft in the Netherlands! Maybe I should research that...

In our hotel there were several carpets on the floor, slightly different, but I liked them as well.

#mantasalentejanas #frolicportugal #portugalhandmade #mizzete