I woke up around half past 6 this morning… and I thought: “OK, that’s nice.
I can turn around and sleep for another hour – then wake up and start the day
at a normal hour like I’m used to. Get back into the daily routine – easily…”
I woke up again at 10 am
so much for ‘getting back to the daily routine!
(I will give it another try tomorrow – should I set the alarm clock maybe?)
So now it’s after diner and I still have to write my Tuesday blogpost, so
I won’t write too much text and just show you some things. I will give the
text-part another try on Friday (I will tell you about my word of the year then)
9 DAYS FROM NOW….
Read all about the upcoming annual TOP 2000 BLOG PARTY
in this post
I woke up early this morning.
‘They’ said on tv yesterday evening that it could snow at night
- but nope, outside it was grey and rainy.
It still is.
That was a little bit disappointing.
Just a little bit.
It didn’t effect my mood.
I lightened my Christmas branches.
I made myself a pot of strong coffee,
and I wrote a haiku!
Thank you, thank you – for all the enthusiastic responses on
the introduction of the FEATURING team! I know for a fact
that the team members are walking on clouds right now!
On one of the forums I visited last week was some misunderstanding
and questions about the team so I will clarify it here too: the team
working for the magazine is not a ‘usual design team’.
FEATURING will not be filled with art pieces from them (although
there might pop up some art of the members in one of the issues)
The team will brainstorm, collect ideas, deliberate about submissions
and write all kind of articles etc. – all the things that a magazine team
is supposed to do.
But you know what? There might be a chance that YOUR work gets published
in one of the issues, because we are open to receive all kinds of artwork.
We especially seek artwork for our theme gallery.
The theme gallery will be a permanent part of the magazine where artwork
from our readers will be highlighted. Each issue’s gallery will have a unique
theme. The theme is meant to be a jumping-off point. We encourage you to
interpret it in your own way. We’d like to publish artwork (lay-outs, journal
pages, photos, paintings etc.) and texts/poetry* that shows the theme from
* See that – you haiku writers???
For our first issue, the theme is: Applause
Find all the info on the website under ‘Submissions‘
I’m excited that my vision is actually coming together in reality
and that you are right there with me, showing your interest in
the magazine and encouraging me.
OK, enough shouting about FEATURING… on to the regular ‘Friday stuff’
This Friday, my haiku is dedicated to ‘Spadoman’ Joe
This one’s for you Joe – may friendship and healing surround you!
onthult diepe zorgrimpels.
reveals furrows in the sand
the earth seems to weep
For more haiku and photos, visit Recuaerda mi Corazon
where Rebecca hosts the weekly ‘Haiku my heart Friday’.
I bought this olive green
paint last week and since
then all my pages come
I used to be a yellow -
orange – red kinda person!
I don’t know what
happened but all of
a sudden I love this
colour so much.
Why analyse anyway…
I let go and make green pages!
You are warned!
You must have noticed by now that I’m not around on the Internet as much
as I used to be. I just don’t have the time for it. I am way busy with writing
articles for CmF, handling things for FEATURING (btw: did you know there
is a badge available on the site? Just copy the code and put it on your blog!)
teaching two online art journal workshops and preparing for the art journal
weekend in November.
Even housekeeping tasks has been put on a back burner let alone the ‘blog
visit round’ I used to make every week. I do follow your blogs ‘from a distance’
though… I ‘scan’ your new posts, but I don’t take time to comment.
You might say I’m a lurker these last weeks – forgive me!
In the (rare) spare hours, I rather get my art journal out and make a page
than surf the Internet. That’s why I can show you these pages today…
OH-MY-GOODNESS…. I was overwhelmed with all your birthday wishes
and enthusiastic comments on the release of the FEATURING website
last Sunday! It was so much more then I expected! A number of people
already asked for the information on how to apply for the team, and the
emails just keep on coming in. I’m over the moon!!!
Some of you were a little confused by the news and asked me if I had
my work published or if I was going to work for this magazine…
Sweeties… it’s even better. The magazine is my baby!
I’m the owner, editor, chief director… whatever you may call it.
So yes, I work for it! Haaaa!!!
To celebrate the ‘pregnancy’ (it’s not a birth yet, ofcourse… it’s more like
the ultrasound photo of the baby aka magazine that will be born in Spring)
and to thank you for all your support and cheers, I have a give-away today.
I have TWO give-aways!
(oh, and an art journal page to show…)