Last week was my last ‘lazy week’ which I spend (as you know) reading
and creating. Again, my days will be filled with writing articles for
Creatief met Foto’s. The next issue of the magazine will be in the stores
in the first week of May, and I have to fill it before that… that means
I have to write approximately 18 articles in the next three weeks – it is
clear that art journaling will be put on a back burner during that time.
But it certainly won’t come to a complete art journal stop…
you know me I can’t do without art journaling!
Although the quantity of pages will be less in the next weeks,
I have a lot to show you today! All made last week and weekend.
Here we go…
This week, I found something back that I’d thought was gone: to be lost
in a story. The last days, I found myself in another time and another country,
far away from here. Now and then I woke up as if from a trance, because there
was coffee to be poured, or food that had to be cooked – but I was only half
in this world. In my mind, I galloped with daring knights or I sailed on a boat
on a lake where – behind the mists – Avalon waited for me.
I was Druid, Goddess, Knight and Minstrel.
Sorry dear ones, I wasn’t in this world.
I sat in the Spring sun and I read.
I got a tan without noticing it, and I found a long-lost treasure:
to travel to other times and places and be gone from this world.
I am back to the one I once was – a reader.
Reading was a big part of me that I had lost and now it’s back
and I feel complete again!
Here’s the evildoer:
Don’t be afraid – I have not forgotten you.
I left my book downstairs on the table.
It’s Friday, and as a faithful and brave knight – I won’t forsake you.
Here are some list-pages!
Finally… after a cold, freezing Winter with a lot of snow it is here: Spring!!!
The sun is shining, I see crocuses, hyacinths and daffodils everywhere around
and my laundry is hanging outside in the breeze. That means clean and fresh
smelling sheets on my bed tonight – yum!
I’m still working on ‘list pages’ and the Monday-prompt was very fitting:
List #21 – Things to do this Spring
(And here’s your answer to the question – “what book is waiting for you?” – Thinkie!)
I have a lot more for you today so grab a cup of coffee, (ice)tea or – who knows
- a bowl of ice cream (see I get sunshine on my mind!), relax and enjoy!
As promised… here I am!!!
And yes, I got a lot done yesterday.
Can’t show you all (some things are for a customer, and some pages
aren’t finished yet) but I do have some list-pages and a big collage to show.
First I want to show you the lovely gift Rosie send me!
I saw these fingerless gloves (Rosie calls them ‘wristies’) on her blog
early March, and I said to her that I should make myself a pair to wear at
the computer – ’cause really – I’m such a ‘koukleum’ (which is Dutch and it
can be translated as ‘chilly person’ – it has the words ‘cold’ and ‘shiver’ in one.)
Awesome Rosie didn’t tell me a thing, but made a pair for me and put it in
a big envelope together with a beautiful handmade card!
Can you imagine how happily surprised I was when the package arrived?
She wrote “I felt so sad for you when you said how you’re always cold and
I still had some “waistcoat” left, so I made them up!” How sweet is that?
They now lay next to the computer so I can look at them and use them
every time I get cold! Thank you so much Rosie – I’m over the moon happy!
My ‘Friday post’ is delayed…
Not because I don’t have time.
Not because there’s something wrong.
I’m not ill.
I’m not away from home.
I’m not unhappy – on the contrary -
I’m in a ‘creating flow’ and I want to keep it going today.
See you tomorrow!
It’s a bit odd to write a post on Wednesday- but after this one,
I will be back in the routine of posting on Tuesdays and Fridays… promise!
And what do I have for you today?
…where it gets good!
Surprised to hear music playing?
Yep, my weblog is usually a ‘quiet place’ – but not today!
My son discovered the band ‘Eels’ last year.
He bought their cd’s, saw a documentary and went to a concert.
Ofcourse he played their music for us too, and I must say: he has
a good taste in music! I love the songs, the lyrics are awesome and
since I like to use lyrics in my art I made a page with it. I finished this
over a week ago (it was on the songs in my heART blog already) but
I show it to you while you hear that song playing. (At least I hope
you hear it – my beloved helped me include music into my blogpost…)