Goodmorning dear ones and deskers, welcome to my atelier. There’s not much to see on my desk though because my days were filled with people and trips… I usually spend my days in my atelier, just me, myself & I (and my beloved somewhere in da house) but last week old friends all seem to have found us at once. Our old neighbour friend from Eindhoven came to visit us and the day after, my old boss A. and his wife payed us a visit. Funny story that is… I worked for A. a couple of years in the nineties (the company where I also met my beloved, who knows A. well too) and after I left the company, we kept in touch. But, as thing goes, we lost track of each other so I had not seen or spoken him for ten years… and suddenly, my beloved bumped into him while grocery shopping into town! A. is long retired now and he and his wife were having holidays in Zeeland. They stay on a camping side near town and so they came on bike one evening to visit us. After all those years, we had a lot to talk about. It was wonderful to spend the evening together and catch up!
Then, last Saturday, my old friend Lenny crossed my path – she was on her way to go into town to visit the ‘brocante’ market. My beloved and I’d just been there, but I turned around for a ‘second round’ with my friend. Lenny and I lived in the same house (sharing kitchen and bathroom) in 1983/’84, and we used to visit flea-markets together all the time. We fell into the same routine right away and what fun it was to to wander along the stalls together and browse between the trinkets. I found a bunch of old baseball cards (well, actually, those are soccer players, I think from the fifties) and postcards and that’s what you see on my desk.
Finally, on Sunday, my parents came and we visited the annual ‘Art fair’ in town… I’ve seen a lot of art there over the last years so it didn’t surprise me much but there was one artist that I’d never met/seen before: Yet Baas. She makes ‘Cabinets of Curiosities‘ and I was in ooh and awe over the cabinets she creates… the sizes are not stated with the photos on her website but they go from very small (just a few centimeters) to cabinets made in old clock-housings… Sunday was another beautiful day well spend!
OK, enough with the talking now… here’s how my desk looks this morning
With all the above ‘action’ during the week (ánd translating and posting a Quirky Dutch Summer post, this tutorial is written by the well known ‘HotchPotch’ Tracey Fairgrieve) I didn’t have much time for creating, but I finished a spread in my art journal.
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 30
I’d thought I write a short blogpost today, but it has become quite long after all… I’d better bring it to the end here. Hope you have a lovely week!