Hello there lovely people… the morning is almost gone ’cause I spend quite some time trying to translate the haiku I wrote in Dutch to English… I managed somehow but in English it doesn’t sound as poetic as it does in Dutch. I put it up here ’cause I don’t want to spend more time on it… maybe you – English speaking visitor – can do better? If so, leave me your version in comment.
Photo made by my friend Lena Schreijenberg
|De stad spiegelt zich.
“Zit mijn make-up goed? Kom mee
dan gaan we dansen.”
“How does my makeup look? Let’s
go dancing tonight.”
I submit this haiku to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart.
Last week was filled with sunshine and it felt like Spring in the Netherlands… my little town (and doesn’t she looks lovely, looking in the ‘mirror’/water…?) overflew with tourists drinking coffee (and beer, and wine) on the terrasses. I, myself, went for a long walk taking my camera with me. Last year, I took my blogvisitors on a ‘touristic tour’ through my town twice (see this blogpost and this blogpost) and a third tour is in the make…
I also spend time in my little atelier, playing with spray ink. Week 8 was a happy week and the colorful pages reflect my mood.
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Weeek 8
More happiness, ’cause I received happy mail! A German woman, Kat Diestel, asked me some time ago if I would like to swap ‘tiny journals’ with her. I hadn’t created a tiny art journal for some time so I agreed to make one for her and Kat made one especially for me. I received hers last week and she added extra pieces of happiness in the envelop… old movie (?) photos, some old bookpages and lovely little pieces of paper… and of course the beautiful little journal she made (the little blue book on the photo.) If you have Facebook, you can view her flipping through this booklet here. Thank you Kat!
I took photos of the art journal I created for her before I put it in the mail, but I won’t show them now ’cause I don’t know if Kat received her journal yet.
It’s March, and tomorrow is the start of the cycling season. “Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, previously Omloop Het Volk, is a one-day road cycling race in Belgium, held annually in late February. It is the opening event of the Belgian cycling season, as well as the first race of the year in Northwestern Europe, and holds significant prestige because of it.” ~ Wikipedia ~
That’s on Saturday… and Sunday, we will be spoiled with another race: Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (België)
I’m looking forward to it and will probably spend many hours in front of the television this weekend.
I hope your weekend will be lovely too,
may it be filled with “sunshine, freedom and a little flower”
… and an exciting cycle race!