9 DAYS FROM NOW….
Read all about the upcoming annual TOP 2000 BLOG PARTY
I woke up early this morning.
‘They’ said on tv yesterday evening that it could snow at night
– but nope, outside it was grey and rainy.
It still is.
That was a little bit disappointing.
Just a little bit.
It didn’t effect my mood.
I lightened my Christmas branches.
I made myself a pot of strong coffee,
and I wrote a haiku!
|De geur van koffie
een plas warm licht op tafel
Hé, hallo vrijdag!
|The scent of coffee
warm light shines on the table
Good morning Friday!
Do you love haiku?
Well, you’re lucky then ’cause it’s Haiku my heart Friday
For more haiku and photos, visit Recuaerda mi Corazon
where Rebecca hosts this weekly event.
Last week, it was my mom’s birthday.
Ofcourse I made her a card!
Happy, happy birthday mom!
Hope you liked the card with the happy, happy bird!
(Size: approximately 7,5 x 15 cm - 3 x 6 inch) Material/techniques: acrylic paint, Template (sequin waste), Adirondack color wash spray ink (Terra cotta), Washi tape, magazine cut outs (penguin + text), Sharpies (white, yellow, red)
The text is a bit difficult to translate, but it says something like
‘Oh yes, it’s very much your birthday’
The year is almost over.
We’re at the second last prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
I decided not to extend my guest host ship at AYITLOAAJ, because launching
FEATURING magazine takes all of my time right now. The team is working on
all sorts of articles as we speak and you can imagine how much time it takes
from me to get – and keep – this ball rolling and try to make the magazine into
a success… it probably will keep on taking a lot of my time during the following
years but working on a dream is never boring! Anyway, I can’t commit to
challenge blogs as I cannot be there for 100%.
But the year ain’t over yet! I made something with this prompt and I hope to
squeeze in some time to make it to the last prompt (December 30) too – I like
to finish things in a proper way!
Here’s the December 15 prompt
THE PROMPT: Lighten Up
THE SONG: Raise Your Glass by Pink
As you now, December is ‘party month’ to me – in particular the last
week of the year when the top 2000 is on the radio. You all know that
(and if you don’t – go back to the beginning of this post and click the link!)
I’m looking forward to December 25th, when this big event starts!
The sentence ‘turn the radio up’ from the song was just perfect to use!
I might not dress up like this lady (although my legs look similar –
unfortunately I don’t have a web cam to prove it) but I sure feel this way!
Working on this prompt was like a taste to ‘what’s to come’ and I had
major fun making this page!
Only 9 days to go…. and then…. turn on the radio and paa-haa-rtyyy!!!
(Size: 21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch)
I painted the background with acrylic paint. The photo is scanned from
a magazine, scaled and edited with a filter in Photoshop. I glued that on
the page first. Making the ‘confetti’ was quite easy!
I took the punch, found me some coloured pages in a magazine (and some
designed paper scraps) and punched away… I put on a layer of mod podge
and sprinkled the confetti on. When it was dry, I doodled the edge and wrote
the title with Sharpies.
It’s still dark and grey outside…
but I hope I brightened your day with my post!
Raise your glass!
It’s almost weekend!
sprinkle some confetti!
Brilliant post! I love PINK!!
The card for your Mum is adorable and so quirky!
Your table and accompanying haiku is very telling! Isn’t life crazy at the moment…?
Will email you tomorrow!
Hugs n stuff,
I love your paper punched confetti 🙂
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
Loveeeeeeee the card with that cute penguin and loving the confetti on your page!! GORGEOUS! If you don’t post before then, I hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :):):):):):):):):):):)
Well done!!! Cards are wonderful and the Haiku is just what I did this a.m. too!! Have a grand weekend!
Dear Marit… Sure, I like the legs, and the imagem you paint with words about your own is tempting, but I like the fact that youm roll your own even better! I love the photo, and could I go for a good strong cup o’ java! (I’m off caffeine and hating it!). Your haiku is very cool, and so is the card for Mom’s birthday. You lightened my load today with my visit here, (and now I’ll be thinking about those legs all day!) Party on.
Hee, hee…love the coffee, paper and cigs. I smoke on occasion; “officially” quit in 1985, but do we ever really quit? Sad truth is that I’m always asking my 20 year old for one…sigh…he needs to quit.
OK…off to packing…maybe…or painting…
Kim Mailhot says
It is so light and bright here today, Lovely One ! How I love your love for life and your great energy !
I know with that bright light you have shining, things in Dutchie-Land will be bright in spite of the weather.
Happy Friday !
deb taylor says
you are so much fun…I want to come create with you, side by side! YES!!I love your Moms card! and oh what a warm inviting table to sip coffee with you…xoxoxo
Anthony North says
Enjoyed the haiku. And good morning to you.
I feel happier now! What a cheerful Haiku! And that you can write in 2 languages…I am always amazed by that♥♥♥
Lovely haiku and wonderful art creations! ~ thanks ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)
So much to take in here!! I’ll just sit at the lovely table and soak it all in.
Great card! Haiku such a perfect simple description of life’s simpler side 🙂
computer should be back tomorrow! Let’s hope!
Noelle Clearwater says
I love the haiku and picture. The card for your mom is wonderful! All of your art creations interest me and I like that you offer information on how things were made. It’s always fun to come here!
Sue Fox says
There is nothing like that little bit of warm light, peace and solitude before daylight comes on these dark winter morns!
Theresa G. says
Your Haiku is wonderful, as always. =) love the art journal page. evokes the feeling of a party for sure.. =) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..
sounds like how i start every winter day here in the land of ice and snow…except we don’t have any ice and snow! and i am enjoying the smell and taste of my cup o joe…happy weekend to you
peggy gatto says
what a nice visit I had and loved seeing your projects
Cheryl's Excellent Adventure says
I absolutely love the card you made for your mother. And I love your haiku.
I love your posts friend!!
Your haiku is awesome, your mom’s card fabulous (tell her I said Happy Birthday!!) and I love your page!! I would love to see you prove that you have legs like that!!
Fran aka Redondowriter says
Creativity in all forms, coffee, you’ve got it right. I was Internet grazing yesterday and on someone’s blog I saw your link. You are famous!
ok, I’m gearing up for the top 2000 blog party. eek! where did the time go?! I should go check out the song list!!!
as for STM, omg! didn’t Michelle do a great job?! I’m excited for that as well…
I’ve been thinking of you a lot!!! I missed my window of opportunity to send you an Xmas card, by Xmas, but will do it anyway! heh. : .)
Nog gefeliciteerd met je moeders verjaardag (mijn moeder is vandaag jarig) Mooie kaart voor je moeder!.Ik denk dat ze er ieder jaar naar uitkijkt om die envelop open te maken en te zien wat voor moois je nu weer voor haar gemaakt hebt! Je uitwerking van AJITLOAAJ is weer super! leuk die confetti en de benen passen perfect bij de titel!
Wat een vrolijke en gezellige blogpost is dit weer, Marit!!
Nog van harte gefeliciteerd met je moeder’s verjaardag! Ze zal zeker blij geweest zijn met je grappige kaart!
Ben zó benieuwd naar het eerste nummer van Featuring!!
Je bent er maar druk mee, maar zolang het met plezier gebeurt is dat alleen maar prettig toch. De kaart met de pinguin is werkelijk geweldig! Veel succes met al het werk rond Featuring. Ik ben zo benieuwd.
Wat een gave art journal pagina!! En wat een benen, ben jaloers op je Marit!!
Nu is het aftellen echt begonnen de 25e komt in zicht, heel veel plezier toegewenst!