donderdag 2 december 2021

Christmas on the ETSY-online shopping hub

 On you find all sorts of handmade products, art, craft etcetera from all over the world. Each maker has its own shop, and purchasing items is quite easy, a bit like every online shop. I am also represented on ETSY (it is not my only channel though) and I am very happy with it. I can put my recent works out there in an instant and I have a worldwide audience. I have sold to Alaska, Australia and Hongkong through ETSY, wow, amazing, I never thought I would... Recently I am selling more to the Netherlands, which is also nice.

Find Christmas cards, small and large gifts, craft material, vintage and customized objects here on

You find my shop under the name of zizolabel.

dinsdag 23 november 2021

The process

During my open studio I took some in between time to just play around with some paper. From an ordinary magazine I started selecting nice colours and ripping the paper into strips. I like adding, glueing and seeing what results there are. 

For the second one I used a slightly different combination.

Glue and paper is all you need!

maandag 15 november 2021

Open studio

At the end of this week I open up my studio again for those who would like to visit. You can see my workspace, and also a part of my studio is set up like a shop where you can buy small items like cards, notebooks and bracelets. And you can see a small part of my paintings which are on display. Contact me for more information.


maandag 8 november 2021

Looking down

Walking slowly, looking at your surroundings, focusing on what your eye catches, which colours you see and what you see below your feet: it unconsciously gives me references for structures, lines and combinations. For instance these pictures I took on a forest and lakeside walk:

maandag 1 november 2021

When it rains...

... go out! I did and went for a hike, it was quiet in the forest, not many people around (no birds either, they were hiding) but nice autumn colours. And ideas for paintings, compositions and colour combinations.  

maandag 25 oktober 2021

An old trick

 I used an old trick, which we also learned on elementary school, to make weird creatures. And once started I tried some more:

I like the first one the most, I added some water there which made the lines blurry.

Another one, in just one colour, I turned into this crab:

maandag 18 oktober 2021

Soft autumn light

 On a bikeride I stopped to visit an old mill in a picturesque village. Inside the soft autumn light shone through the window, beautiful stillness captured on camera.

Just sharing thhis small moment of joy :).