On Fridays we gather
as diverse as spring flowers
always reaching towards the light.
Stripping off the superfluous
to embrace the barest essence of expression.
We visit each other with a vengeance
leave comments with a passion
and lie in wait for the next Friday
to bloom all over again.
~ Rebecca Brooks ~
Rebecca hosts Haiku my Heart Friday and when I discovered this circle
of Haiku-lovers and joined in with a haiku every week, the participants
embraced me with all their kindness and love.
Every week, I look forward to Friday
Thank you Rebecca!
|Boulevard – Vlissingen
Het water weet nog
hoe het er uitzag toen men
|Boulevard – Vlissingen
The water still knows
what the town scape once looked like
when men lived humble
I have more art to share…
I usually show my weekly art journal on my blog earlier in the week, but
last week was overly busy and stressful and I didn’t finish the pages until
Wednesday – here it is:
(click on each image to enlarge for a better view)
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 16
(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm – 9.65 x 14.86 inch)
There was so much going on in Week 16 – with FEATURING magazine
being printed and published and the weekend that I spend with my mom
at a poetry festival – that I needed more space to document it all.
I made a pocket of an transparent document protector and taped it
in between pages as an extra. You can see it on the right. It holds notes
that we asked our neighbours to make. We gave both neighbours a copy
of FEATURING and asked them to give feedback on the magazine.
The ladies ‘did their homework’ and I was very happy with their comments
The pocket also holds a small book (not visible on the photo) with poems
and names of poets that speeched at the festival. The diner on Saturday night
was very nice – we sat with all children’s poets on a big table. I know most of
them from former festivals and it was pleasant to meet them again and chat
with each other. One of the poets had his text printed on paper place-mats
which the diner was served on, and he signed it for all the other poets.
I folded mine so that it would fit in the pocket. For the Dutchies: the website
and blog of this writer/poet are worth a visit: Ted van Lieshout
Some of you remember the book with templates that my friend Lena send
me (see former post.) I just couldn’t resist playing with one of the templates.
It was quite difficult to choose (they are all gorgeous!) but when I came
across the the image of a record player I choose to use that with a left over
‘Eels’ affiche/photo transfer and made a page in my ‘Album Cover Journal.’
Album Cover Journal – Eels
(Size: approximately 30 x 27 cm – 12 x 10.5 inch)
I think it’s one happy and bright page and it makes me wanna put on
that record and dance!
I have all reasons to dance: I got emails from the UK and the USA that
FEATURING magazine arrived at the customers homes. My baby has
stepped into the wide world and I hope he’s making it there.
I wish you all a happy weekend.
Whatever colour you may like – orange… red… purple… pink –
make sure to colour your days bright and enjoy life!