Hi there friends! How was your weekend? Mine was cold, stormy and rainy
(Outside that is. Inside the house I made it comfortable and put all kinds of
stuff on the big table… paint, glue, brushes – you get the idea. The result is
at the end of this post.) It feels like Summer is coming to an end while I didn’t
even see the sun… we experienced only a few sunny days – just to remind me
how it feels to wear a skirt – and then temperatures dropped again.
With August on the calendar, and light getting shorter in the evenings, it sure
feels like fall now! I decided to turn the ‘bad’ into ‘good’ and made plans for the
upcoming season then!
For me, some great things are in the pipeline – including teaching a long,
luxurious live workshop-weekend in November – and then there’s also
something fantastic bubbling and growing, which I can’t say anything about
yet… but it’s starting to come together and getting real!
Eeeckk… I hope to reveal it soon!
All in all, I had no time to also create a new online workshop for this Fall,
so I decided to offer two existing (and popular) online workshops again.
The online workshops that will start in September are:
Let it Loose (September 12 – October 20; 2011)
This workshop will loosen you up and take you
a step further in creating your own, unique art
journal pages. You’ll learn some basic writing
techniques to improve your journaling and you
will get tips and techniques to use your own
handwriting (You dislike your own handwriting?
You might be surprised what you can do with it!)
Furthermore, you will learn art techniques like
working with collages, paint, colours, gesso and
A Creative Art Journey (September 13 – October 21; 2011)
If you love art journaling and are eager to learn some
art history along the way, this is the workshop for you!
In 12 lessons you will be introduced to 12 different art
periods in time. Each lesson concentrates on a specific
art period, handling the characteristics and showing
the artists and highlights. Every lesson comes with
multiple prompts – inspired by the specific period/art –
from which you can choose which one suites you best.
You will learn about Ancient art, Renaissance,
Impressionism, Cubism and others.
And then there are still some places available for live Workshop by the sea
November 4 to 7, 2011 (National / Dutch)
November 11 to 14, 2011 (International / Bilingual:
This weekend will take place on the inspiring peninsula
of Walcheren (Province of Zeeland) in the Netherlands.
Besides binding your own book/art journal, working
with different techniques to create backgrounds and
a haiku workshop (provided by the writer/poet
Johanna Kruit), I will also teach you how to create
an ingeniously folded booklet.
Last weekend, I made such a folded booklet to use as an example in the
workshop. Here’s a sneak peek.
All information about the workshops on the website: Marit’s Paper World
Registration for the online workshops is possible in the shop.
If you are interested in the live workshop, then let me know
and I will e-mail you with further information about registration.
I’m sure you can guess what more I created last weekend!
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 31
(30 x 21 cm - 11.8 x 8.3 inch)
The background is gessoed. After that, I added acrylic paint and spray ink.
The ‘bubbles’ are made with paint and a sequin waste (template). The photo
is a cut-out from a magazine. Tiny alphabet stickers (October Afternoon)
used for ‘week’ and ‘month’ and journaling/doodling with sharpies.
I’ll be back on Friday with another art journal page.
Maybe even two 😉