Book title Haiku & Thunderstorms

Goodmorning dear ones and a special goodmorning to my friends from the haiku-circle… I’m back to continue where I left off: another haiku in my bookcase.

Haiku My Heart Friday


Mijn Kleine OorlogRevolutionary RoadHorrible Tango My Little WarRevolutionary RoadHorrible Tango

I’m glad to join the list of haiku-lovers again and say hi to all my fellow-poets, especially to our hostess Rebecca who generously opens her blog Recuerda Mi Corazon for all haiku lovers on Fridays.



I was very productive in my studio the past weeks and I have a whole bunch of art (mostly art journal pages) to show you. I won’t publish them all at once, but here are two pages I made last week in my ‘Miscellaneous’ art journal.

Random Thoughts

Size: 21 x 29,7 cm - 8.3 x 11.7 inch
Materials: acrylic paint, Dylusions spray ink, homemade template,
washi tape, cut out magazine images, Indian ink, Black and white sharpie


Thunderstorm I


Size: 21 x 29,7 cm - 8.3 x 11.7 inch
Materials: acrylic paint, baby wipes, image cut out from a photo
book, white sharpie, black marker

Let me explain the ‘baby wipe’… I did not prepare the paper with gesso (which I usually do) and when I brushed on some paint on the page, I didn’t like the way the colours worked together. So I took a baby wipe to wipe most of the paint off, planning to paint it over. But to my surprise, the paint blended beautifully and the paper seemed to suck it in in a special way. I was in ooh and awe! I noticed the paper looked like a night sky so I took out the photo book my mum gave to me some years ago. It contains all kinds of photos showing skies and weather types… and I fell for this image of a thunderstorm over a city. I think this is one of my all time favourite art journal pages!

I gave it the title Thunderstorm I as there are more photos of thunderstorms in the book, and I’m already working on the next.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with sunlight and blue skies (photos of that are in the book too, and I might work with those someday later)


  1. says

    hihi Marit … onderschat nooit de voyeur in de mens! Helemaal gelezen heb ik ‘m niet maar ik betrapte me erop dat ik wèl zat te “ontcijferen”. ;-D

  2. says

    Haha Annie… je bent de enige niet hoor! Ik weet er nog wel een paar… (goedemiddag Jenneke…) dat ene stuk tekst is dus speciaal voor jullie! ;) ;)

  3. says

    good morning dear marit,
    i loved your bookcase haiku, perfect unexpected finish which brought smiles to my face on this cold friday morning.

    i love too the way you followed the unexpected to a brilliant discovery in your journal pages. bravo brave heart!

  4. says

    The thunderstorm page is beautiful, the blue and purple background looks great with the lightning strikes running through

  5. says

    i love seeing journal pages and hearing about the process. thunderstorm I was a success! I look forward to seeing future works in this series.

  6. says

    Hi Marit! I love your art journal pages. both are beautiful. I think the thunderstorm page is so powerful. And using a baby wipe is pure genius! And I learned something new, too. I never heard of haiku and am off to learn more . . .

  7. says

    Hihi….je hebt er in ieder geval één gevonden die die wiebelende letters van jou ontcijferd heeft ;-) Je had ook niet anders verwacht, hè Marit?
    Prachtige pagina is het trouwens geworden zeg!! Die kleuren zijn echt een schitterende mix, dankzij het babydoekje ;-)


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