It’s the second day of my favourite month: September.
I love the smell of Autumn in the air.
I love the sun standing low at the horizon, making long shadows.
I love the quietness of this month.
September always makes me a bit melancholic too.
Somewhat like in the song ‘September morning’ by Neil Diamond.
I’m far from being a fan, but I keep that one CD especially for that song,
and I only play it in September. Once.
(After all, I can’t have melancholy developing into a depression.)
To me, September also is ‘reflection Month’.
Most people have this kind of feeling at the end of the year. Not me.
(At the end of the year – as some of you will remember – I always party
with the radio on! The top 2000 musical event! You can join this annual
party on my blog this year too. Yep, it will be here again the last week
I woke up thinking back on my childhood in Zeeland.
How in Autumn the mist hang over the fields. How the neighbour (a farmer)
went ploughing and ofcourse how I went work with him. After all, I was his
little friend. Friends with an old man and his horse. (‘Old?’ Ha! I guess he was
the same age as I am now!)
This old man and his horse toughed me how to plough.
Yes, the old fashion way – with a horse.
I based today’s haiku on that memory.
I even found a photo of the neighbour ploughing!
(completely discoloured because of it’s years in a frame hanging on the wall
in my nursery.) Picture me in the man’s place. 6 years old, tiny little rubber
boots on my feet, leading that big horse across the land, ploughing the clay-soil
of Zeeland. Aah, I was a ‘nature child’ back then!
mist hangt boven’t Zeeuwse land
voren in de klei
mist hangs above Zeeland’s fields
straight lines in the clay
Johnny Beerens. 'Land-Sea' 2.24 x 1. 22 meter - 7.34 x 4 feet
And this – ladies (and gentlemen?’) – isn’t a photo, no!
This is a painting (yes, really!) of ploughed soil/clay in Zeeland
by Johnny Beerens. This artist lives and works in Zeeland.
He makes BIG paintings (on buildings even!) in a way you hardly see.
This painting, for instance, is 2.24 x 1. 22 meter – 7.34 x 4 feet!
I recommend you visit Johnny Beerens’ website (click on the name
and you’ll find his galleries under the big photo of him)
I, myself, haven’t much to show. Just two ATC cards.
My ‘creative summer camp’ came to an end and as a ‘finale’ we held
a swap between some camp participants. I hosted the swap, and I
mailed off all the cards today. Here is the one I made.
(Dutch ladies: expect the cards in your mailbox tomorrow!)
Not all participants made an equal amount of cards.
Therefor, two ladies would not get the same amount of cards in return
as they made themselves. I decided to complete their stacks with an ATC
that I especially made for them. Here it is…
In about a week (September 12) these two online workshops start.
You can still join!
Find all the information and how to register HERE.
Last but not least: thank you all for the get well wishes to my beloved on my
former post! He’s doing fine, we ordered new glasses for him today (those
were broken too, and now that his eyes are back to normal – they had all
colours of the rainbow last week – he could see straigt enough to test and
order new ones) The stitches (about 20!) come out next Monday. He will
have a big scarf on his forhead though, but I figured that will look kinda
interesting – like a pirate. Ha!
Have a nice weekend dear ones, enjoy Autumn!