‘Ring ring….’ - ‘ring ring….’
M: ‘Yes, who am I speaking to?’
R: ‘Hi sissy, it’s your brother here’
M: ‘Aaah, hi bro! How are things in Canada?’
R: ‘We’re alright, but what I’m calling for: I want to thank you!’
M: ‘???? Thank me? For what?’
R: ‘For that piece on your blog the other day, the Pink Floyd page.
That song, and especially that line is one of my faves. I was really
moved by your artwork.’
M: ‘That’s the nicest compliment someone ever gave me!
- Thank YOU brother!’
(A few weeks after this conversation it was my brother’s birthday. The piece
he was talking about was a page in my ‘album cover’ journal that I didn’t
want to tear out, but I made him a similar art piece on a cardboard panel.
He received it last week, so I can show it to you now.)
(approximately 20 x 32 cm - 7.9 x 12.6 inch)
I’m facing strange weeks…
(Photo: Google streetview)
No haiku today, but a poem my mum wrote in 1987
It says it all…
” Vandaag verhuist ons kind. Zijn kamer
ligt verborgen als een woord in een gedicht
dat nog niet af is, maar dat een vergezicht
geeft op iets waar voor ons samen nu
geen plaats meer is…”
~ Johanna Kruit ~
(fragment uit ” Vlissingen Boulevard ” ,
“Today our baby moves. His room lies
hidden as a word in a not yet finished
poem, but already gives a view
on something where there is no
room for the both of us…”
~ Johanna Kruit ~
(excerpt from ‘Vlissingen Boulevard’
(My son found a room in one of those big, old houses in the city where
he studies, and will be moving out on November 1st…)
Although this isn’t a haiku, I do put a link to ‘Haiku my Heart‘.
I’m sure the participants will forgive me for publishing this poem today.
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…
Sit down, relax… I won’t bother you with announcements.
I have some fun photos to show.
And a haiku.
Oh, and an art journal page.
And yes… a winner for the giveaway…
In fact: TWO winners!
…went by so quickly!
The reactions to the launching of the FEATURING website where
overwhelming and I received a bunch of email from people all over the
world who wanted information about the submission process to apply for
By day I wrote articles for the Dutch scrapbook magazine Creatief met
Foto’s and the evenings were filled with answering emails. You can
imagine that I usually crashed on the couch after that. I didn’t hold a
brush or marker in my hand all week!
Now that I am over that first shock, things are settling down and life
got pretty much normal again. Pfew. I even had some time ánd energy
to work on my weekly ‘Chronicles’ page in the weekend! I needed that!
to blog really…
… but at the end of the day, I couldn’t leave you without a photo and a haiku.