Nov 22 2013

Found Poetry Friday #11



I love poetry.
I am especially fond of ‘found poetry’, and I mean found in all its forms… found in book titles, found in magazines, on book pages, cut out words and sentences – you name it. There is so much possible when it comes to ‘found poetry’… and this kind of poetry is also great to use on art journal pages also.

I therefore started FOUND POETRY FRIDAY – everyone is welcome to play along!

There is an “Inlinkz”-list at the end of this post. If you want to share your found poems, you are welcome to add your name to the list that will link us to your blogpost.

You can post your found poem on your own blog any time during the week, so you don’t have to make YOUR Fridays all about poetry – you just link us to the post that contains your poem. Please use the url that goes directly to you ‘found poetry post.’


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Mar 1 2013

Book Title Haiku & “Risky” Art Journaling


The grey and rainy weather in the Netherlands is starting to get on my nerves. It is affecting my mood lately, heck, even Mr. Mojo seems to stay rather in bed than play at the studio table.
I’m sorry dear ones, I will not make this a wining post. I better show you pictures instead of complaining… Today,  I bring you another book title haiku and some art journal pages.

Haiku My Heart Friday

Het stenen bruidsbedDe belofte aan RachelGeheel de uwe The stone bridal bedThe promise to RachelAll yours

“Written” (‘found’) for Haiku my Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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Feb 20 2013

Tales from the Studio and woyww #194

It has come to my attention that a lot of woyww-participants prefer a short post showing only the picture of the workdesk. I am not the type for very short posts – so feel free to skip the ‘tale’ and scroll right to the bottom of this post to find my workdesk.

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Feb 15 2013

Book title Haiku & Thunderstorms

Goodmorning dear ones and a special goodmorning to my friends from the haiku-circle… I’m back to continue where I left off: another haiku in my bookcase.

Haiku My Heart Friday


Mijn Kleine OorlogRevolutionary RoadHorrible Tango My Little WarRevolutionary RoadHorrible Tango

I’m glad to join the list of haiku-lovers again and say hi to all my fellow-poets, especially to our hostess Rebecca who generously opens her blog Recuerda Mi Corazon for all haiku lovers on Fridays.


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Nov 16 2012

Become an Island

Don’t you just love that sentence?
Do you ever want to ‘become an island’?
I do!

Here’s my haiku for today.
Again: books from my collection.
I realize I open up and expose myself quite a lot by showing you my books  -
I “showcase some of the building blocks that have crafted my knowledge,
personality and identity.”

“Sharing your shelf is sharing yourself “ says Peter Knox on the Guardian
website (September 7, 2012 – Read the article here)

Well… here’s again a part of me for Haiku my Heart Friday


Een eiland worden

Tussen iemand en niemand

De prijs der vrijheid

Become an Island

Between someone and no one

The price of freedom


(The top and bottom books are Dutch, the book by Joseph Brodsky
is originally titled ‘Less then one’.)


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Nov 9 2012

Book title haiku #3
& Art Journals

It’s ‘Haiku my Heart Friday’ and so I have a haiku for you.
Again it is one I found in my book case…  I’m by any means done
with book titles, and this is a special one!

While collecting books for my ‘haiku series’, my beloved asked me
if I could come up with a haiku using only books from his shelf.
The haiku would also have to fit him as a person.
Ha… now that is what you call daring me!

Here you have it love: this one is especially for you {kiss}



Van dichtbij gezien

Een hoofd vol manke vliegen

Zen-zin Zen-onzin

Observed from up close

A head filled with crippled flies

Zen-sense Zen-nonsense


The English translation didn’t give me much trouble this time… I only had
to find another word for ‘seen’ – I chose ‘observed’ instead, but the official
book title is ‘seen from up close’.

I am glad that Rebecca, who hosts ‘Haiku my Heart Friday’, is back after
a two weeks’ absence and I look forward to visit the other participants
and read their haiku this weekend. The list of participants is published
on Recuerda Mi Corazon

For those visiting me today that have not seen my former ‘book-title-haiku’,
you can find the series on my facebook page and in my gallery here.


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Oct 14 2012

Soldier on


I know – you may not have expected a blogpost from me on Sunday
but I have to show something that cannot wait… and I totally forgot
to post it last Friday because of my ‘blurry head’.

btw – Thank you to all for the get-well wishes!
The ‘cold’ I was expecting did not set in… it was a ‘one day thing’ only.
Last weeks were very busy and stressful and the moment things slowed
down, my body must have known that I needed a day rest to recover.
I’m glad I listened to it and – like I said – I cuddled up on the couch with
a blanket and a cup of tea and watched reruns of old series.
This was on TV…

Yep, ‘Little House on the Prairie’
and I even liked watching the episode!
Ha… I really must have been ‘out of my mind’ Friday.

Well… what did I forget to post then?


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