I skipped blogging last Wednesday but today I am back with – as the title suggests – a very special tale from my studio… so put on the music and do the happy dance with me. This is what I am so happy about:
See that? That is my name there, on the index page of a book… and see all those numbers behind my name? They point to the pages I can be found. Pretty impressing huh?!! The ‘double pages’ in the book show photo’s of me and/or my work and the single numbers point to pages where a quote of me can be found… I’ll show you some glimpses at the end of this post but there’s more to show today, so come on in and enjoy!
I wasn’t around last Wednesday but I am in the studio today, so come on in to hear my tale (and see my latest art.)
See these thumbnails?
Avatars, portraits, smiling faces, little drawings…
These little squares all represent an artist that you can visit by clicking on the photo – except for the woman in the last row on the left… because that is ME and you already are HERE!
Now what does this mean, you might think?
Come on in and I’ll tell you!
You probably know the expression “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.”
Well, in the past months life threw me so much lemons that both the juicer as myself got buried underneath… they call that a ‘burn-out’ and I can tell ya, that is not a nice state to be in!
To make a long story short… I am doing better. I am slowly getting back my energy and I figured that picking up blogging will probably do me good. It will bring some sort of rhythm in the week, if you know what I mean. However – there will be some changes in my blogging to make it easy on myself. I don’t know if it will work and if I stick to the ‘schedule’ (I decided to be nice to myself so if I don’t feel like blogging, I won’t!) but here’s what I came up with.
- I will NOT pick up the ‘BIG Road Trip Series‘ again. There were little submissions and little interest from American artists to write guest posts, which lead to me writing most of the posts myself. That made the posts less ‘personal’ and more ‘tourist-like’ and hey, you can buy travel books or look on the Internet yourself if you want that. The original idea I had about this series was nice, but I have to accept that it didn’t turn out the way I hoped’. So let’s forget about it and move on.
- I plan to write blogposts on Mondays, in which I can ramble and/or show my latest work. However, if there’s nothing to talk about or show to you, I will skip the Monday-post.
- On Wednesdays, I plan to continue with the “Tales from the Studio” and publish a ‘golden oldie‘ layout (look HERE for explanation of these titles) ánd a photo of my desk for WOYWW.
- I started a new blogseries on Fridays just before I had my ‘break’, and I am enthusiastic about picking that up again. You are all invited to play along with “Found Poetry Friday” (look HERE for explanation) with FPF#2 coming up on Friday!
So HI folks! Here I am again. I do hope you found the way back to my blog too – so that I am not talking ‘into the blue’… I even have some pages to show you right now. Here’s what I made during the last weeks…
There’s a lot to share this week so let’s not write too long an ‘introduction’
and start right away…
After all the excitement about the release of FEATURING magazine
I spend the weekend with my mom at the poetry festival in Landgraaf.
It was nice to be away from the computer, talk with my mom and the
other poets (I know most of them from former meetings), take a long
walk in the Limburg hills and listen to poetry.
Being away for the weekend means that I didn’t manage to finish my
weekly page in the Chronicles (I hope to work on it this afternoon)
but I have something else to show… ’cause I’ve been working on some
small ‘ in between works’ and I haven’t showed you those pieces yet.
I missed last week’s ‘Haiku my heart’ because I was in Zeeland -
but I will make it up to you with three* haiku’s.
All of them inspired by the item I bought last Friday…
(*plus one bonus haiku just for today!)
You will also find art journal pages in this post.
See – there’s something for everyone! Enjoy!
(Click on the images to enlarge for a better view)
een gele woestijnzon met
circles speak of desert sun
with green oases