August… and the day started with this…
… to find its apotheosis in this…
It might not be that visible, but our cellar was flooded.
We scooped out at least 7 big buckets of water.
Thank goodness we were prepared, and got out all the stuff
before the heavy rain and thunderstorms started.
The photo was taken about an hour ago…
right now, the sun shines brightly.
Aaargghhh… Summer in Holland!
Last week was much more pleasant.
As you could see in my former post, I went to Zeeland.
My art journal page for last week shows the happiness
and brightness of those days.
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 33
(30 x 21 cm - 11.8 x 8.3 inch)
The photo is from a postcard I bought at an art exhibition. It’s an aquarelle
made by Maurits Schoenmaker. I lived nearby the church he painted when I
was 19 and I saw this – almost exact same – silhouette from my balcony daily.
Aahh.. sweet memories and a lovely painting!
I leave you with some inspiring links to wonderful artists/blogs/work
I discovered over the last months. I haven’t linked you up to other artists
in a long time, so here’s some new faces/work for you to explore!
One Artist Journal (Orly Avineri) – an exeptional art journaler and
a woman I would like to meet one day!
Natalie Stopka – her handmade books take my breath away! I got
definitely inspired to make a book with embroidery on the cover myself!
Sandee’s Sanity – Sandee is a sweet lady with humour and colourful
art journal pages!
Cerulean (Eric) – I found this Dutch artist through Seth.
He makes beautiful work and has a most inspiring blog!
Dye~ing to be yours (Deb Christensen) – Deb is such an inspiring woman!
She stays on Kodiak Island (Alaska) in the ‘Alpenview wilderness lodge’
from August ’til October to cook for the fishermen. Isn’t that neat?!
She takes the most wonderful photo’s… check out her former posts!
I can’t wait until she’s back!
The public gallery on my website – I uploaded work from participants
that they made with prompts in the Creative Summer Camp…
A lot of versatile and inspiring art pieces!
There are also galleries that show the work of the students who were
in the former online workshops ‘ Let it Loose’ and ‘A Creative Art Journey’.
Those two workshops will start again in September. For more info
and registration, go to the shop.
I can see the sun still shining through my window.
I might take advantage of the light to get creative at the dining table.
Hope you lovelies have a nice week.
Keep it dry!