I have an exiting moment to share.
I have a newspaper article for the Dutchies to read.
I have projects to show.
I have written a haiku for you.
I have a question to ask.
So let’s get on with it right away!
In my last post I wrote that I was looking forward to a special moment,
and special it was! On Tuesday evening I went with my beloved and son
to a concert of the Eels!!!!
I can’t remember the last time I went to a pop concert, I don’t like crowds
and I rather stay at home listening to the cd, but I wouldn’t have wanted
to miss this for the world! I discovered ‘Eels’ last Spring, my son is a fan
and he made me listen to the music one evening. I made art journal pages,
using the song lyrics, right away. (See here and here )
Last Tuesday I had a FABULOUS night!!!!
To share a little bit of what I saw and heard… this you tube movie is made
at the same concert (the man/woman who made it must have been on a
chair behind me and more to the left… we had great seats in the middle
and more to the front.)
This is going to be a long post… I will have to stop using a lot of words
otherwise you will be long gone before I come to the end of this post…
Over to a briefly style then:
Here’s a newpaper site that has an article about me (left top corner)
Dutchies might find it fun to read…
While surfing the Internet last week, I found quite a few art journalers
participating in Index Card A Day. Tammy from Daisy Yellow-Art Journaling
started this Summer challenge. The premise is to create, draw, doodle, write,
collage something on a simple index card every day in June, July and August.
I have this old index
card box – got it from
my dad a few years ago
– and I thought it would
be fun to give it a go.
I won’t create one card
every day though…
there are way to many
projects I want to work
on, but one card every
now and then will be
I will alter the old, metal
I don’t follow the prompts either… but if you’d like to participate, or if you’d
like to see some of Tammy’s ‘Index Card A Day’ prompts, click here to visit
her blog, Daisy Yellow.
Here are the first cards I made last weekend.
(Index card: 13,2 x 8 cm - 5.2 x 3.1 inch)
‘I’m lost on a road – and there’s no one to talk to – there’s no one to run to –
I’m going in circles – I’m talking to myself’ ~ Gorilla Zoe
And a colourful one (the quote is from Helen Keller)
(Index card: 13,2 x 8 cm - 5.2 x 3.1 inch)
Another project I started is this ‘album cover folded book’
I taped together some album covers (see this post) and pieces of cardboard.
It’s a bizarre and huge ‘book’ (the covers and pages are 12×12 inch!) and I
only just gessoed the cardboard pages. That alone took me days…
(gesso – lay to dry – unfold the other side – gesso – dry – and so on…)
I don’t know exactly yet what I will create on the pages and where this book
will lead me… something ‘music related’ I guess…
Friday: time for Haiku my Heart!
This week, Rebecca celebrates the One Year Anniversary of this weekly event.
I have been a part of it for only a couple of weeks now, but I hope to be there
still when the next Anniversary comes! Thanks Rebecca, for the inspiration
and the kind words you have for each and every participant!
Be sure to stop at Rebecca’s blog Recuerda mi Corazon to experience more
Haiku from the heart, as well as find out how to participate yourself.
|De langste dag kwam
met wolken, storm en regen
ik sloot de ramen
|The longest day came
with cloudy skies, storm and rain
I closed my windows
I started this blogpost with a little ‘list’ and now I come to the last point:
I NEED HELP FROM ONE OF MY AMERICAN BLOG-READERS!!
This is what it’s all about:
I spend a small fortune on black and white markers I use for my art journals.
None of the brands work really well… they dehydrate or, more likely, can’t
handle the layers of paint I use them on…
Some time ago, I won a white Poster Paint Sharpie from Terri and that
specific marker is like a miracle! IT WORKS! And it KEEPS ON writing!
They don’t sell those in the Netherlands and I haven’t found a company
that ships overseas…
Here’s the question:
Is there one of you that would be so kind to buy me a bunch of
black and white Sharpie Poster-Paint Markers – extra fine point
and send them to me? I can pay you back via PayPal.
Send me an e-mail (see side menu for ’email me’) if you are willing to do this,
so that we can ‘make a deal’.
Edit: I ‘have a deal’ with Julie (thanks love!) and Sharpies are coming my way!
Thanks to everyone who offered to buy them for me!!
Thanks for staying with me all through the post (or didn’t you?)
I wish you a fabulous SUNNY weekend!
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
Girl… I would help you out in a heart beat!! NO PROBLEM!!! I would love to get you some of those markers!! And I have some other ones that I can send you from a recent cross promo I did that I also sent to Michelle L-R and she said she loved them… email me the details ( email@example.com ) and I will get them this weekend… I believe they sell them at Michael’s and I have to go there tomorrow! :):):):):) I loveeeeeee the poem and your index cards are AMAZING!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Sara B. says
I LOVE those index cards! What a super idea.
Wat een prachtige projecten weer om het weekend mee in te gaan! Enne..in NL verkopen ze dan misschien geen Sharpies maar wel heat gun’s!…;-)
Kim Mailhot says
Busy, wonderful artist WOman ! WHat a great, juicy post !
I love the solstice haiku and I am so happy that you have joined our Haiku my Heart family.
The index card is a cool, manageable format but I am determined to keep filling up my joural pages – I so love having the document of so many months of my life when the pages are all full.
Art has taken a back seat for the last few weeks, between traveling to my sister’s house last week and this week, where David and I are cleaning and painting the renatl apartment we own from new tenants. I am missing it and my fingers are itchy ! Thanks for sharing yours so I could at least have a feast for my artist eyes !
If Julie has a problem, I offer to be her back-up to get the pens for you ! No problem !
Much love to you !
deb taylor says
awesome post chocked full of goodies! I love the card file! and oh that Solstice haiku…LOVE IT.Happy you are on board with us here!
Oh you are a lucky girl! Offers of journalling pens abound! I completely understand because in the UK I have exactly the same problem. I bought some pens from a lady on Artfire, luckily 2 white ones and I use a dip pen for journalling, with India ink, for my written-flowing stuff.
Great haiku and pics too. Happy anniversary!
Glad you enjoyed EELS!! =)
I wish I could get my head round Dutch cos I’d love to read about you in the paper…
Have a great weekend!
Wow! Wonderful projects and I love the Haiku. I could use some of that rain!
Meri of Meri's Musings and Playing Along says
Marit – I loved seeing your art journal and index card pieces. So sorry I couldn’t read the newspaper article! And I’m happy to hear that the art supplies are coming your way.
so glad you got out to see that concert – i recently went to an ingrid michaelson concert here in the states, and really enjoyed myself (i, too, rarely get out to see a “live” band.)
and i love your haiku – especially since i am longing for a cool, dark rain day around here lately!
Oh wow, wat een duizendpoot ben jij!!! Wat geweldig dat er een heel krantenartikel aan jou (en je art) gewijd is!!! Je bent beroemd!!
En wat heerlijk dat je zo genoten hebt van dat concert (ik herken mezelf helemaal in je uitlatingen dat je een concert eigenlijk te druk vindt en liever thuis luistert naar de cd 🙂 )
Fijn dat Julie je pennen wil opsturen.
Ik wens je een heel leuk weekend!
I’ll be back. I have so much to say. I ran out of time for this computer session.
Magical Mystical Teacher says
Now you can open your windows again!
I adore the solstice haiku and stonehenge. I love your cards. It looks like a wonderful project! The folded book looks lovely, colorful, surprising and fascinating. I would like to make one. Such interesting artistic endeavors. Beautiful post.
Okay, I’m back. A post like this one seserves some comments. Although I see I am amongst women. I came via Haiku my heart, so, first of all, I like the haiku. I love the photograph of the window pane. Did you take it? (I also like the translation into English so I could enjoy it.) But I can see the similarities of some of the words from Dutch.
I like the Eels, but I don’t have anything on my iTunes. I registered for the three free downloads on their website. I think I have heard them, years ago, at the LA House of Blues. They were the lead in band for Fuel and Buckcherry.
Album covers. I have a ong history with album covers and music. First of all, I wish I had all my old albums. They got ruined in a flood. But I did have the contents of most of my albums on cassette tape, and now I have the technology to record CD’s from the tapes. I used to use album covers to roll joints, (nice large flat area). That was a long time ago. I don’t smoke pot any more, but don’t find anything wrong with it, after all it is an herb.
Your art journaling is very creative. I don’t understand a lot of art styles, or poetry for that matter, but I like your color combinations and the messages all seem to push for the betterment of mankind. That can never be bad.
Glad you found someone to send you what you needed, the markers.
So yes, I stuck with this to the end and enjoyed it. I thank you for sharing your life with me, (I know it could be sharing with us, but there is no one else here reading this with me).
Oh, and I wish I could have read the newspaper article! You could translate for us….
Wat leuk zeg, dat krantenartikel!
Je weet dat ik een bewonderaar ben van je creativiteit. Je Haiku’s hebben dit alleen maar versterkt: wat zijn ze mooi!! En dan die bijpassende foto’s, helemaal geweldig Marit!!
Wens je een fijn weekend! Het is vandaag echt ‘binnenzit-weer’ dus ik verwacht weer een hele mooie, creatieve post dinsdag 😉
Chris Aiton says
Another superb haiku! Beauty in brevity! So glad that Julie can get the markers for you. I am currently in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – it is 52 degrees and raining – so totally different from Florida – it’s glorious here, so green!
Happy Solstice…I love the winter solstice because I have hope tipping toward the light. The haiku is perfect and the images beautiful.
Congrats on your article, even though I can’t read it I’m guessing it’s wonderful.
I was going to offer too!! You have many friends that are willing to help!! And you are so right. The sharpie fine tip is awesome, and the paint pen as well. I am always paranoid mine will run out!!!
All of your brilliant works are awesome!!
And a pop concert too? THAT must have been a lot of fun!! I, like you, spent many years seeing everyone and anyone in concert. But I haven’t been since the boys came. To go again made you feel young again, right???LOL!!
Sue Fox says
Your post is full of excitement and is motivational and your photo’s are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
There is something about rain that is soothing to the soul but sunny weekends are also nice. 🙂 Enjoyed your haiku. Have a good weekend.
oh I got to you too late for your pen request…we just returned from moving our son back home long several days (4 hours drive away)…he has graduated college and now what??? time will tell…we are bulging at the seams with my mother’s things and his things and oh my!!!
enough about me…your post is so exciting…but all of your posts are!!!
I am off to listen to Eels…how special you got to enjoy them in person with the special men in your life too!
an index card a day sure sounds like a challenge … a fun one!
it will be fun to see yours when you have time to create them!
happy rest of the weekend dear one!
Ben weer eens laat met reageren op je mooie post meis… (je weet hoe ‘t komt hé??)
Dat metalen bakje met indexkaarten ziet er super uit, de eerste bewerkte kaartjes trouwens ook!!
Prachtig hoor, de advertentie in de krant!! De papieren versie lag gister trouwens in de bus!! Ziet er wat mij betreft net wat échter uit!!
Hi!!! so glad to hear Julie is helping you out with the sharpies. I always wondered about those. I will need to pick up a few and try them out. I enjoyed your post. lots of inspiration. the mini cards are very fun and I love your haiku and those pictures.
Fran aka Redondowriter says
I had never heard of this group before but the YouTube video is playing while I type this. I just love your art journal pages and index cards. The Sharpie poster paint markers are definitely my favorite but we keep hearing they have been discontinued. Anybody know? I use ASW Express Warehouse to order mine, but I’m glad to see that someone has volunteered to get them for you.
Great cards! I especially like the red one! And your photos are beautiful too! Glad you got the sharpies. I’ve never tried those ones. On my “to try” list!
you who are so new to haiku my heart, have won a home with us all!! finally home, i am enjoying being able to visit all the haiku offerings. how lovely that we have danced around the sun to haiku through every season!
your solstice haiku is so inviting..opening every window in my heart!