A special meeting

Hello my FEMALE friends!

Yes, I’m almost sure you are all female… do you think men
would write a post like this one, about hair and hairdressers?
And do you think other men would  comment on that with their
own experiences as much as you all did? Ha, I don’t think so!

So goodmorning, my straight and curly haired female friends,
I’m glad you stopped by again! (And if you happen to be a male visitor,
you’re very welcome too! No talking about hair today, so come on in!)

What DO I talk about then?
Well, for instance, the meeting I had yesterday.



A while ago, Thinkie send me an e-mail that on September 20 she would be
in the neighbourhood. She asked if I’d like to meet with her somewhere
and we agreed that I would pick her up at the station.

It’s weird to meet
someone you only
know from the
I recognized her
from the photos
on her site.
Because we read
each other’s
blogs it was like
meeting someone
you “know” and yet
“don’t know” at
the same time.

It was a funny feeling, kinda like meeting a familiar stranger.
The weather was marvelous yesterday. We sat outside, had coffee
(hot chocolate for Thinkie) at a terrace and talked a lot.
I didn’t bring my camera because I was convinced Thinkie would
bring it. And ofcourse she did! (Thanks for the photo dear!)

She also gave me a cute little card – which you will see popping up
in my weekly art journal next time!


And there we are again: weekly art journals! Who’s started one?
I know Peggy did, and some other women were talking about it.
Well, come on you gals, just START! I highly recommend fiddling
around on a page, try techniques, write a short (or long)  text about
what happened that week, glue all the pictures you like in it and play
with it in a spare moment between cooking and doing the dishes…
(Yes, I keep my journal and my pens in the living room so I can grab
it if only just for a minute!)

Here’s my page from last week: week #37

I LOVE the big postcard my parents send from France. I got it on Monday and
I decided to make my pages for this weeks in “grey area”. It was partly because
Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio had a challenge about it too, but I knew
already I wouldn’t make it on time. The deadline was Saturday and I always
finish my pages on Sunday. But still… I went with the grey theme on this page.

I used tape to attach the postcard. I wrote a nice quote on the page
which becomes visible when you flip over the card.


If you start your own (weekly) art journal, send me a link and let me know!
This week is as good as any other week to start one!
I would love to see what YOUR pages look like!


I wish you all a beautiful week!
For the Dutchies; enjoy those few beautiful sunny days that the weather
forecast promises we will have this week!

Don’t forget to hop on over to Thinkie to see me smile in her blogpost too!

Je t’embrasse.

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16 Responses to “A special meeting”

  • Thinkie Says:

    ha, vooralsnog zie ik hier nog weinig van het goede weer, het is hier mistig en druilerig! Gelukkig troffen we het gisteren beter!

  • Julie Says:

    Soooooooooooooo cool you got to meet Thinkie… I remember her from SIS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo of the two of you!! And loving your latest pages!!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Petra Coolen Says:

    Geweldig je “grey-area page” !!
    Dat is weer eens wat anders dan al die kleurtjes 😉
    Wat leuk je ontmoeting met Thinkie!

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    How fun to meet Thinkie! I LOVE your grey journal pages! They really have a mood to them – so beautiful! Hope your weekend was great!

  • Gillian Says:

    Love your handwritten quote in your art journal! Very fun letter forms! (Great quote, too…)


  • Jeanet Says:

    Hey wat leuk dat je Thinkie ontmoet hebt! Zij was ook op de Dutch SIS crop!
    Ik hoop dat we mooi weer houden.
    Je weekly art journal page is super, mooi dat grijs en zwart!
    Die quote is geweldig!Je handschrift ook!
    Fijne week!

  • Lena Says:

    Gezellig nog even op een mooie nazomerse middag op een terrasje een bakkie koffie doen!! (men zegt dat het dit komende weekend echt herfst wordt…)
    Je journal in grijstinten vind ik SUPER!!!! Vooral het gestempelde “september” en de handgeschreven quote onder de foto, met name het woord “time”!!
    En ja, het lijkt me leuk een weekly art journal bij te houden maar ik wil daarmee starten op 1 januari 2011.

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    What fun to meet a bbb friend in person! I dream of doing that often!

    Love your gray pages and your Fall Photo from the last post too!

    Last year I did a December journal … as much as I Love Christmas … that month is sometimes hard for me for different reasons … I Love that journal SO much … thank you for always inspiring me!

    Happy Last Day of Summer Dear One!

  • Viv Says:

    Gave journal pagina`s weer deze week, maar waar is alle kleur gebleven 😉
    Prachtige letters heb je getekend in je journal, daar ben ik echt jaloers op!

    Leuk zo`n real life ontmoeting, ik herken de plek waar de foto is gemaakt 🙂

    Groetjes Viv

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wat leuk om iemand die je alleen van internet kent in het echt te ontmoeten!
    mooi de grijs/zwarte art journal en die verschillende letters die je maakt vind ik zo gaaf!!!

  • Danielle Says:

    Hey!! I saw that I’m not one of the “art journal artists” on your sidebar!! You know, I have many art journals, one of which I made with you juf!!
    Your page is Fabulous!! The flip post card is an awesome added touch. And your hair looks great!! My hair is WAY too long. i need a haircut very, very badly!
    Be well my friend!!

  • Theresa Says:

    Hi Marit. Been a hectic week, but wanted to see what you have been up to beside encouraging all us Let it Loose members. =) I have met some friends in real life that I met online first. They are the greatest and it seemed like we knew each other forever. It’s amazing how the internet brings people together who may not have met otherwise. So cool. I love that picture of you two. Hope you are having a great week. I’ve been busy with work and will try to take your advice on getting some creative time in. a little here and there. Thanks for the inspiration. =)

  • yyam Says:

    How lovely to meet up with an online friend! 🙂

    Love your b/w journal page! Looks really interesting despite the lack of colour! 🙂

  • Irma Says:

    Hihi, ik weet hoe spannend het is iemand te ontmoeten die je daarvoor alleen maar van bloggen en een paar emailtjes kent, hartstikke leuk al het dan lukt en men veel te bespreken heeft!
    Eigenlijk heb je wel gelijk als je zegt, dat elke week een goede week is om je weekly te starten, ik heb het me eigenlijk voor 2011 voorgenomen…maarja ik ken mij en mijn voornemens!
    Ook hier is het weer nog prachtig, maar vanaf vanavond gaat het veranderen zeggen ze!
    hele lieve groetjes – Irma

  • Dani Says:

    I love meeting people I “know” from online, but I’m always so nervous because you just never know, you know?? It is like meeting a familiar stranger!

    Love the journal page, the grays are so pretty!

  • Annemarie Says:

    Ah, yes. Thinkie told me you met. How exciting. I remember when Peggy (mirsupeg) and I first met after 2 years of communicating through Scrapblog, Blogger and Facebook. It was as if we had known each other all along.

    I have not started an art journal, but instead, I have started leaving posts on Good List Daily (look it up) I think if I save these. They would make good entries on a Weekly Art journal page. We shall see. One thing at a time.