Strong coffee, a haiku and art
9 DAYS FROM NOW….
Read all about the upcoming annual TOP 2000 BLOG PARTY
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!
|De geur van koffie
een plas warm licht op tafel
Hé, hallo vrijdag!
|The scent of coffee
warm light shines on the table
Good morning Friday!
Do you love haiku?
Well, you’re lucky then ’cause it’s Haiku my heart Friday
For more haiku and photos, visit Recuaerda mi Corazon
where Rebecca hosts this weekly event.
Last week, it was my mom’s birthday.
Ofcourse I made her a card!
Happy, happy birthday mom!
Hope you liked the card with the happy, happy bird!
(Size: approximately 7,5 x 15 cm - 3 x 6 inch) Material/techniques: acrylic paint, Template (sequin waste), Adirondack color wash spray ink (Terra cotta), Washi tape, magazine cut outs (penguin + text), Sharpies (white, yellow, red)
The text is a bit difficult to translate, but it says something like
‘Oh yes, it’s very much your birthday’
The year is almost over.
We’re at the second last prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
I decided not to extend my guest host ship at AYITLOAAJ, because launching
FEATURING magazine takes all of my time right now. The team is working on
all sorts of articles as we speak and you can imagine how much time it takes
from me to get – and keep – this ball rolling and try to make the magazine into
a success… it probably will keep on taking a lot of my time during the following
years but working on a dream is never boring! Anyway, I can’t commit to
challenge blogs as I cannot be there for 100%.
But the year ain’t over yet! I made something with this prompt and I hope to
squeeze in some time to make it to the last prompt (December 30) too – I like
to finish things in a proper way!
Here’s the December 15 prompt
THE PROMPT: Lighten Up
THE SONG: Raise Your Glass by Pink
As you now, December is ‘party month’ to me – in particular the last
week of the year when the top 2000 is on the radio. You all know that
(and if you don’t – go back to the beginning of this post and click the link!)
I’m looking forward to December 25th, when this big event starts!
The sentence ‘turn the radio up’ from the song was just perfect to use!
I might not dress up like this lady (although my legs look similar -
unfortunately I don’t have a web cam to prove it) but I sure feel this way!
Working on this prompt was like a taste to ‘what’s to come’ and I had
major fun making this page!
Only 9 days to go…. and then…. turn on the radio and paa-haa-rtyyy!!!
(Size: 21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch)
I painted the background with acrylic paint. The photo is scanned from
a magazine, scaled and edited with a filter in Photoshop. I glued that on
the page first. Making the ‘confetti’ was quite easy!
I took the punch, found me some coloured pages in a magazine (and some
designed paper scraps) and punched away… I put on a layer of mod podge
and sprinkled the confetti on. When it was dry, I doodled the edge and wrote
the title with Sharpies.
It’s still dark and grey outside…
but I hope I brightened your day with my post!
Raise your glass!
It’s almost weekend!
sprinkle some confetti!