Last Saturday, the Dutch celebrated ‘Queens day’.
I could go and explain what that means, for all foreigners who read my blog
and don’t know what I am talking about, but I have extensively done that
already two years ago in this post.
For crafty people like me, Queens day is one big day because the whole
country changes into a flea market… and you can imagine the fun goodies
that can be found and bought for give-away-prizes! You might have seen
photos of peoples ‘catches’ already on other Dutch blogs and I will show
you what I bought…
This year, I focused on books and magazines to use for collages!
The bottom magazine (see
the world map?) contains
small pictures of different
The big book is a
A book with photos of
Zeeland. (my hometown
A stack of smaller
which contains a lot of
fun photos and images.
Ten glossy (fashion)
And on top, a magazine (‘Libelle’) from 1953.
It weights a lot, and I had to bring it all home before I hit the town
for the second time!
I found three ‘Snoecks’ – very thick magazines/books that come out every
year highlighting the art, films, plays, fashion and hypes of that year.
Great ‘artsy’ photos inside!
Besides this, I bought me two novels from the Irish writer Maeve Binchy.
(50 cents each!) If you like reading, she writes the ultimate ‘Summer reads’.
(Good novels – no ‘literature’, but not too ‘simple’ either)
On to some art journaling now…
The new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
THE PROMPT: Busy!
THE SONG: Manic Monday by the Bangles
(8.3 x 7.7 inch)
Having your own company means that I don’t really work ‘9 to 5’.
Sometimes work gets crazy, and some periods are real slow with lots of
time to spend on creating. But life got a lot busier since I got the job
writing the articles for ‘Creatief met Foto’s‘. I mean, I write (almost) ALL
the articles!! The magazine comes out every other month. For me, that
means writing about 60 pages in 3 weeks every other month… and yep,
that can be called ‘Manic’…. I thought about this, while making my page.
I used a ‘text’ stamp to stamp the background. My son took this photo of me
for a project some time ago. I edited the photo in Photoshop. I used twill tape
(fabric) to stamp part of the lyrics on. I sewed the ribbon onto the page.
I also (machine) stitched a border.
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 17
(13.4 x 8.7 inch)
The photos of Ilse de Lange (see this post) are too beautiful not to use!
And ofcourse I had to document the ‘Royal wedding’. The image isn’t
high quality (I tore it out of the newspaper) but it will do as a reminder.
And this page is just for fun!
(9.8 x 13.8 inch)
“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge. then a leap taken…”
~ David Herbert Lawrence ~
This awesome, big art journal has pages of thick, textured paper!
I used gesso, paint and water soluble crayons to colour it.
The figure is a pic from the Internet. I put my smiling guy stamp/head on top.
The quote is written with black markers (‘Steadler”‘) and copic markers.
The snails come from a magazine. I used a pearl pen for the dimensional dots.
The frame is made with all kinds of scraps.
You may have noticed that I put the sizes of each piece with the images.
I found out that sometimes it is confusing to my readers how big something is…
I will try to remember to note the measurements from now on.
Thanks for stopping by at my blog sweeties!
I wish you all a lovely, sunny week!