I’ve been away too long
every day I missed you more and more and more.
You look like you did before,
Every day I love you more.
From the song 'Love You More' by Racoon For the complete song, click here)
This song kept playing in my head last week so I think it is time
to start posting again. Heya folks! Did you miss me?
I enjoyed the break I took from blogging.
I worked on articles for FEATURING, fooled around in my art journals,
practiced my drawing skills and overall enjoyed the relaxed feeling that
came over me after a few days. Funny, how keeping a blog is both nice
and pressuring… I know you all must feel it that way every now and then.
My advise? Take a break – I’m sure you come back with a lot of new energy
after a while. I know I do!
Soooo… I won’t show you all that I created at once (and some things I won’t
show you at all: ‘doodles’ for practicing, cards and a folder that I forgot to
take pictures from and send away… )
Today is haiku day – so let’s start with that shall we?
|ElfstedentochtIJzig koud buiten
Een volk in de ban, zou het
dit jaar gebeuren?
|Eleven Cities Tour
Freezing cold outside
People hold their breath, will it
finally take place?
Last week, temperatures dropped in the Netherlands. Just when I thought
Winter was almost over, the wind turned east and brought frost… and I mean
‘real, serious frost’. We Dutchies are weird people, because every time winter
sets in the whole country starts talking about a ‘Elfstedentocht’.
(‘Eleven Cities Tour‘).
The last time this race was held, was in 1997. The ice must be really thick
to make this happen but lots of people already got their skates out of the
drawer and are preparing. (No, not me. I hate sports! I watch it on TV, Ha!)
Anyway, I watched a movie that was made about the toughest tour in history,
called ‘The Hell of 1963’ and I recommend you ‘foreigners’ to watch the trailer
here. (I know it’s in Dutch, but the scenes show ‘Netherland at it’s best=cold’)
I wrote the haiku after I’d seen the movie.
For more haiku and photos, find the other Haiku my heart Friday
participants on Rebecca’s blog Recuaerda mi Corazon.
See how much I missed you?
I start rambling right away, there’s sooo much to tell you!
Like how I practiced drawing.
I started with sketching self portraits in my ‘grid journal’.
(I sketched after photos)
Self portraits in pencil
(Size: 15 x 15 cm - 6 x 6 inch)
… and then some little sketches ended up on my ‘weekly page’
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 3
(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm - 9.65 x 14.86 inch)
The text is all ‘venting’ (as you English speaking folks call it so nicely)
It’s not that there were serious problems or that I was angry or something,
but still I find it too private to publish so I blurred it all…
… but here’s some text that doesn’t need blurring
The Who – See Me, Feel Me
(Size: approximately 30 x 15 cm - 12 x 6 inch)
No, these words are not printed!
I painted it and used a black sharpie for outlining the words.
It is a page in the Album Cover Art Journal – that still has a lot of
blank pages – but I might finish it this year.
Here’s another photo.
This journal is made out of old album covers and extra cardboard pages.
It can be folded in strange ways, and there are smaller flaps (like the one
I created the ‘Who page’ on.)
That’s all I want to show you today.
I’ll be back next Tuesday (as usual) with more pages and art.
I loved my ‘blog vacation’ but I’m glad I’m back!
Have a nice weekend you all.
(OH, and Dutchies: stay warm!)