Time seems to fly these days and all of a sudden it’s Friday again.
I did not create anything last week.
Well, that’s not true. I wrote articles and that’s creating too of course,
but I mean I did not make any art that I can show you.
To make this an interesting post, I came up with a solution
so you will find some art pieces on my blog today anyway.
Of course there’s a photo and a haiku too.
After all, it’s ‘Haiku my heart Friday’.
In deze chaos
moet ergens mijn fiets nog staan
kom ik op tijd thuis?
|Bicycles at the train station
My bike must be here
somewhere in this chaos, will
I be home on time?
Written for ‘Haiku My Heart Friday’.
For more haiku and photos, visit Rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon.
I started blogging in November 2008 and my creative work got a boost.
Showing what I made to ‘the world’, getting feedback and compliments and
the contact I made with other artists and their work was really uplifting and
inspiring. I though it would be fun to see what I made over the years.
I lifted work from my old blog from every (blog)year up till now…
What did I make back then? Can I see a change in style? (yes) and did I make
any artistic progress? (definitely!)
See for yourself.
(Click on each image to enlarge for a better view)
Traditional ‘scrapbooking’… but you can already see
my search for ‘ways to change and get loose.’
I used paint behind the journal spot…
I’d discovered ‘art journaling’.
From this year on, I’d call my work ‘art journaling’
instead of ‘scrapbooking’ (although the boundaries
between those two are blurry)
This page was for ‘A Year in the Life of an Art Journal’
Photos, stamps, puffy paint, more journaling…
I think in 2011 I really got loose and tried every
technique I came across. Some techniques stayed
(photo transfer!) and some techniques were not
‘my cup of tea…
Here are some pages I made at the end of last year… so,
did I found my own ‘style’ over the years? I don’t know…
Some say they recognize my art as ‘Marit’ when they see it,
but I still find it hard to point out what ‘my style’ is.
Can you tell me?
I would like to hear: what makes it ‘a real Marit’ ??
I’m very curious, so leave me a comment.
Have a nice weekend.
Go find your own style (whatever that is) and don’t worry if
you can’t find it – in any case; make sure you have fun on your quest.
I will know a real authentic Marit piece when I am holding it in my hands. I’m sure you have a style. For me, not being an artist, I have a hard time with descriptions, but I can tell you with all honesty that I like what I see on your pages when I stop in on Fridays. And your words feel like you are talking to me, having a conversation. I love that!
I guess if you put one piece of artwork from a half dozen blogger artists that I visit, I could match the piece with the blogger’s name. Sounds like a contest, I’ll work on that idea.
I’m working on a piece right now. I’ll photograph it when I am finished and post it. The deadline is near as I must give this piece away on March 7th, so it is just about finished. I never thought to compare what I have done before to what I did today, or even what I might do in the future. Simpler that way for my little mind. You do so much, create so much. I am proud to know the artist Marit.
By the way, that is a great photo of the bikes, and the haiku makes such sense of the photo! Good job!
Great photo, lovely creations and fun haiku ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
Your Haiku this week is FUN! LOVE it!! And loving looking at your pages from the past!!!
Geweldige foto en haiku! Moest er wel om lachen. Ik hoop niet dat Nout daar iedere dag zijn fiets uit moet zoeken. Het is moeilijk te zeggen hè van jezelf wat je stijl is. Ik herken in ieder geval je manier van schrijven, (vaak tussen de lijnen) zoals op de onderste kaart. De gekleurde rand, en de silhouetten. In de middelste foto van maart 2011 zou ik niet zo meteen werk van jou hebben gezien. Te somber denk ik , meestal gebruik je meer kleur. Hoewel je wel weer tussen de lijnen hebt geschreven.
I’m not sure what it is that makes your work yours, but there is definitely a “Marit” quality to it. It is recognizable.
Penny Arnold says
I love that shot of the bikes, and the one with the photo cut into tiny pieces!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic.blogspot.com
Magical Mystical Teacher says
When I was at Centraal Station several years ago, I wondered how anyone found his or her bicycle! Thanks for the memory!
Perhaps a Resurrection
Really interesting to see a little glimpse of your journey.
Jill Zaheer says
So glad to visit your blog today.
Thought I’d write a friday haiku for you:
Bicycles so cool
Journey to new worlds and see
What a beautiful beginning to our weekend!
Enjoy the splendid wonder! xo Jill
Anthony North says
Now that’s a lot of bikes. Nice one.
It’s fun to see a change in your style!
Ja, je stijl is zeker veranderd, Marit! Wat leuk om die eerste layout van je te zien (wat lijkt Nout daar trouwens op je, zeg!)
En ja, hoe kun je zien dat het een èchte Marit is? De kleuren, de silhouetten, je handschrift, je manier van journaling…. Ik herken je werk in ieder geval meteen!!
I will never forget seeing those bicycles at the Amsterdam train station, or the energy of hundreds of bicycles flying by… it amazing to me that you could find your ride in there! As to your style… I think that as an artist, it is always changing, morphing, and reflecting where we are in the moment of creation. I love seeing the evolution of your journal… and in another ten years? XO
peggy gatto says
Sometimes I come out of the store and say
“where did I park my car”!!!!!
i love when you took the leap from scrap-booking to
art journaling. love the progression.
love too your crowded bike photograph with perfect haiku lament!
Linda Sloterdijk says
Leuk om de verschillen te zien met jaren geleden en hoe een mens groeit in nieuwe richtingen.
Cheryl's Excellent Adventure says
I love the bicycle photo and haiku. I always see your art as collage-based. I don’t know if I could pick you out in a contest, but I would choose the “silence” piece above to enter said contest.
Helen Campbell says
Fun photo… and your haiku fits it well. 🙂
Fran aka Redondowriter says
My own creative endeavors follow your pattern, but it is interesting to see how your work evolved–and will undoubtedly continue to change. I haven’t seen enough of your work to pick an actual style, but I sure like what I see.
Pamela K. says
I love seeing how you have grown as an artist. Great work! Thanks for sharing!
Dag Marit, wat een leuke blog heb je. Ik ben erg gecharmeerd van je haiku welke je voor Haiku My Heart hebt geschreven.
My name is Chevrefeuille and I am a haiku poet. If you’re interested in haiku … come and visit my weblog: Chevrefeuille’s haiku-blog. (Mainly in English, but parts also in Dutch).
Dawn Elliott says
Oh, how I wish Americans rode bikes in huge numbers like your photo shows! Very clever haiku! Also, I don’t really work on my art in the winter at all…my studio isn’t heated, and I like to take a break anyway. With the days growing longer and sometimes warmer, I’m now getting really excited to begin again!
~*~ Patty says
how fun to see from whence you came…we keep changing with time…don’t we
I Love watching you grow and blossom…you’ve always been the most beautiful flower dear Marit
I am very grateful we’ve met here in the land of blog my art sista!
I took a photo of a boatload of bikes while we were in Switzerland…no wonder Europeans are not fat!
LOVE the haiku and picture! Reminds me of the time I went to the drive in movie with some guy in high school. I went to the snack bar and when I came out I realized I had no earthly idea what kind of car he was in!! This is Libby BTW you came by my site to see the bird of paradise flower. 🙂
I am in awe of bike commuting like this! Enjoyed your trip down the journey of your art journaling too.
Noelle Clearwater says
I would say that it is an evolution of the spirit that occurred and it is reflected in the change and vivid, beautiful eclecticism of your final piece. I notice that the figures are more respresentational in the last piece rather than photos or images of actual people. I like that. Very lovely as are you!