OUCHHH!!!! It is Friday and I had all sorts of creative plans for today, but last night I made a wrong move somehow and strained my back… now I sit at my desk wobbling on the chair like an old little lady and will have to find activities with which I don’t have to move that much. It might be a day to visit old blogfriends and leave some comments here and there…
Last week it was freezing cold in The Netherlands, we even had a little bit of snow! I stayed inside, playing in my atelier, but my friend Lena of course took her camera outside and made beautiful photos. When I saw this photo of a frozen Blackberry bush, I wrote a tanka with it. (“The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables (5-7-5-7-7) and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.)
Today, my Fiday haiku is a Tanka…
Photo made by my friend Lena Schreijenberg
in de vroege zon
Hebben de wortels weet van
|Early sunrise on
a frozen blackberry bush
Ice crystals sparkle
Do you think the roots know of
I submit this tanka to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart.
Remember I told you last week that a friend of mine – who is a textile artist – and I agreed on starting a project together? I finished my piece and send it to her, and as an extra I made her this quirky collage-card.
The text in the ‘dress’ is in Dutch but you probably heard it before… it’s quite a famous quote: “Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we continue to fly… on a broomstick.”
A new (to me) gelli-plate printing technique
I stumbled upon a youtube video from Gelli Arts® where Birgit Koopsen shows a resist-technique using magazines on a gelli plate. I got all excited about it and tried out this technique right away… here’s my first results.
I need to experiment some more (and my back says ‘No, not today!’) but I can already think of many ways to use these kind of images in my art journals in the future. If you want to know how this technique works CLICK HERE
I wish you all a beautiful weekend, go do something nice.
Don’t hurt your back!