The ring my mom took off…

Thanks for the nice compliments on my “symbolic rings” layout (see
former post
) And thanks Lena, for pointing this out to me:

“Oops… I just caught you telling a little lie…
Your mom did take off one of her rings.
The one she bought after chapter one.
She gave that one away to the winner of a little witch contest.
Guess who that winner was…
Yep, my dd Carmen and she still wears that ring!!
(send you a pic later!)”

Lena is right, my mom DID take one ring off…
I found the old pictures of the book presentation (October 2006)
so here is another “little witch story” for you!



October 14th 2006 the book “Little witch girl” (Het heksenmeisje)
was presented in a bookstore in Middelburg. The local newspaper
had written an article about it in the week before and invited all
children to come dressed as witches.

Here’s my mom reading from the book.


Tiram, head of the local witch circle Nestnerab, was invited to attend
as a juror. She brought her sorcerer’s apprentice Tuon with her.


There were a lot of little witches and they all looked wicked!


And here’s the winner, the best dressed witch was Carmen!
And yes, she received the ring my mom bought after finishing
the first chapter of the book.

(Sorry you have your eyes closed on this photo Carmen,
it was the only photo that showed the ring well...)


Look at this little witch glowing with pride!


Lena send me this photo, her daughter won this
contest four years ago but she still wears that ring.
The ring my mom took off!


This was a story about “long ago and far away…”

On to today’s stories…
week 36 in my weekly art journal!

I love that postcard of the kissing “Zeeuwse” (lady in costume from Zeeland)
I had that one lying around for years! I received the (rounded) photo of the
“modern Zeeuwse” from my soul-sister Lenny this week.

Yes, I received happy mail!
Happy mail not always contains a lot of supplies you know,
happy mail is also the postcard I received from Lenny.
(my friend, my muse, my sister, ma French belle!
I wrote about Lenny here)
A little “Zeeuws” in it, and words that warmed my heart.
That’s the best happy mail there is!
Thank you so much ma belle, you will hear from me soon!


Now on to the wicked world of writing, there has some job to be done.
I wish you all an enchanting week, see you Friday!

Je t’embrasse.

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12 Responses to “The ring my mom took off…”

  • Irma Says:

    Je week pages zien er weer fantastisch uit joh! Hihi, en liegen gaat niet meer zo snel he, als je in het openbaar schrijft! Hartstikke leuk verhaal weer!
    Lieve groetjes – Irma

  • Julie Says:

    What AN AWESOME story Marit!! LOVE the photos and all the little witches…and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that latest journal page!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • tracy Says:

    I love your closing words, Wishing you an enchanting week, I love that!!!!

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    lovely post and such fun to hear and see more of the ring story!

    super journal pages, neat how you fit more days onto one page!

    you inspired me to do another journal spread … I will post tomorrow 😉

  • Viv Says:

    Wat een mooi verhaal weer, Marit! En wat leuk dat Carmen die ring nog steeds draagt.
    Die kaart is inderdaad prachtig voor in je journal, weer erg mooi gedaan!

    Groetjes viv

  • Jeanet Says:

    Wat een prachtig verhaal weer Marit! It runs in the family 😉
    Super gave foto’s van al die heksen en jullie heksennamen zijn erg leuk! Je weekly art page is weer geweldig, zo creatief!
    Veel plezier met schrijven! En met je workshop!!

  • Lena Says:

    Ooooh Marit, what have our kids changed in these four years!!!
    And to all Marit’s other blogfriends: just want to tell you that those amazing witch hats are handmade all by herself!!! How cool is that???
    The weekjournal pages are great, LOVE that postcard of the kissing Zeeuwse lady!!!

  • Jenneke Says:

    En ja, Marit, bereid je maar vast voor op nog meer schrijfwerk 😉 Je had gelijk met je reactie op mijn vorige blogpost!
    Prachtige post van jou weer! Geniet altijd van je mooie werk, foto’s en teksten!!


  • Danielle Says:

    EEK!! I LOVE that story! The book, your mom, the ring, all of it!! Your life is grand my friend!!!
    Your page is awesome too!!

  • Hanneke Says:

    Wat een leuke post weer Marit, nu snap ik waar jij je creativiteit vandaan heb (en het lezen van gedichten) !!!! Geweldige foto’s!! En wat een mooi pagina weer!!!

  • Natalie Says:

    Idd, wat een prachtig verhaal! En wat een mooie pagina is dit, met die schitterende kaart!

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    That’s a great story and I love the pictures!!! How neat is it that she has worn that ring all these years?? I love the blue background in your journal page, goregeous!!! I’m just working on a page now for the next Gutter Girlz (yes you can submit art journal pages, ATC’s, whatever inspires you for those challenges!)and then I hope to get to my A year in the life of an art journal page too. Too many ideas and not enough time!! grrr! haha