Autumn has really set in.
This morning, mist hung over the houses and the sounds coming from
the city sounded muted… In Zeeland, there also is the distance sound
of the fog-horn on mornings like this – that was the only thing missing here.
I like the early morning mist that holds a promise of a beautiful day.
I mean that kind of mist where you can almost feel the sun shine behind.
Mist that dissolves when the sun climbs the sky… and yes, bright light
shines through my window right now.
So let’s make this a beautiful day, starting with a beautiful photo and haiku
|mist bedekt de weg
achter die bocht, de duinen
landschap van mijn jeugd
|road, covered in mist
behind that bend lay the dunes
landscape of my youth
Haiku My Heart is a wonderful place where people from all over the world
post beautiful photos and and write amazing Haiku. It is hosted by Rebecca
and you can find the list of participants on her blog recuerda mi corazon.
I stick to ‘roads’ for a while if you don’t mind, ’cause the new prompt
at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal (where I am part of the team)
was called ‘Memory Lane’…
THE PROMPT: Memory Lane
THE SONG: You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: photo of a road
For this prompt, I used a photo of the road in the village I grew up in.
Our house was on this road. My dad took the photo (as well as the former
photo with the haiku, yep – ‘Henk’ is my dad)
This time, the photo shows almost the view I had from my teenage room.
I guess dad stood a little higher when he took it, on the roof maybe?
My parents still live in the same house, but the view has changed a lot
(houses arose on the field opposite the street…) I journaled about the
changes and all the (childhood)memories I have when I see this photo.
21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch Used materials/techniques: journaling with orange ink and a dip pen.
Last Friday I wrote about the ‘block’ I feel when I paint, and how I try to
get over that. I kept on sketching and painting last week and it feels like
it (and I!) is getting looser, yeay!
I painted a portrait after a photo of the Dutch writer Etty Hillesum.
It doesn’t look very much like her though, but I’m still pretty satisfied
with the outcome.
(Miscellaneous big art journal: 25 x 35 cm - 9.8 x 13.8 inch) Used materials: gesso, acrylic paint, text stamp, Stazon ink, sequin waste, Adirondack color wash spray ink, Caran d'Ache Neocolor watersoluble crayons, Indian ink, bamboo dip pen, toilet roll (stamped circles)
The journaling is in Dutch, and part of this (longer) text from her diary:
“If there is ever to be peace, it won’t be authentic until each individual
achieves peace within him/herself, expels all feelings of hatred and change
it into something else, maybe even into love — or is that asking too much?
It is the only solution.” ~ Etty Hillesum ~
Maybe it IS asking too much, but let’s try to do that!
I send you all a big hug to start with and I’ll be back on Monday
(Yes, MONDAY – for a reason I will tell you then…)
Enjoy your weekend dear ones!