Freewheelin’ Friday (#16)

“Uprising” – do you know that song?
My son is a huge fan of the band “Muse” and he’s going to see them live
in Nijmegen this summer…

When I went with my son to a school event recentlyΒ  (there was music,
plays and speeches – the theme was “seven sins”) the evening started with
a “big opening” in which this song was played.
The way the “actors” played on this song gave me shivers down my spine.

It is such
a strong
song with
lyrics so
I made an
ATC with
this song
for “ATC
the Music

I used some
acrylic paint,
sprayed a
and wrote
the lyrics
in white on
the background.


And here’s
another ATC,
just for fun.

I used an old
scrap of paper
from my stash
for the back-
ground and
distress ink to
ink the edges.
I got the stamped
image from
Glenda and
I used my new
copic markers
to colour the

ATC’s don’t take a lot of time to create and I love making them in between.
I’m at the computer most of the time you know, working on the new workshop


In fact… I have two sneaks, one for each workshop.

Sneak peek for the workshop “Let it Loose

And take a look here to see finished pages from former participants!


Sneak peek for the new workshop “A Creative Art Journey”

Registration for both workshops is open and you can find all the info on
the website. It’s going to be so much fun again!!!
If you follow the blogs of, for instance, JeanetJennekeJocelynMichelle
(to name just a few) you’ve read how much they loved the Let it Loose
workshop so I can easily say you won’t be disappointed taking one!

Freewheelin’ – it was today… it’s the end of the afternoon already!
My son just came home from his last “test day” – he had to make tests/exams
all week. Overall, it went well. At least he said so…
In just a few months, he will graduate and he will become a “student in
Artificial Intelligence” at the university of Nijmegen in September.
Eeeeekkkk, my son will be a real student then!
He’s planning to look for a student room but we all presume that it will
take a lot of time to find one (there’s a lack of students rooms) so he will stay
at home the first months and travel to Nijmegen by train every day.
Which, by the way, I don’t mind! Being an “empty nester” sounds so old…
(But I guess I am *teehee*)

Well, and that’s it for today. Weekend starts here!
I wish you all a very happy Easter weekend. Enjoy and don’t eat too many
eggs!!! See you all around next week!

Je t’embrasse!

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17 Responses to “Freewheelin’ Friday (#16)”

  • Viv Says:

    Ha Marit, leuke post weer! Ik heb nog niet zoveel paaseitjes gehad dus er kunnen nog wel wat bij, hihi!

    Fijne paasdagen, groetjes Viv

  • Hanneke Says:

    Oh wat een moois allemaal weer!!! Prachtige ATC’s, toch maar eens proberem!! En jeetje een studerende zoon, ik kan me nog herinneren dat ik samen met een vriendin op kamerjacht in Amsterdam ging, wat een ramp!!!
    Jij ook hele fijne dagen!!

  • Jocelyn Says:

    Oh Marit…I adore these ATC’s….how Fabulous!!!!

    Sounds like an exciting time is coming up for your son!!!

    I need to check the dates for the class!!! I am still adding pages to my art journal and need to get it bound soon..

    If anyone is reading this post…please take the leap and sign up for LET IT LOOSE….you will not be sorry…I had the best time and learned soooooo much!!

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend…We will be sooooo busy!!! Just adore you sweet friend and THANK YOU for the wonderful comments that you always leave for me!!!

  • cindye Says:

    Faboulous ATC’s and love the sneek peeks. πŸ™‚

    Happy Easter and have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly Says:

    You are so creative with these ATC…taking them to a whole new level…LOVE your post! xoxo

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    I love your new ATCs Marit! Those lyrics are very powerful and your ATC reflects that beautifully! Your copic work looks beautiful! Good luck with your next round of classes! You are an AWESOME teacher and your students are in for a lot of fun!

  • Peggy Says:

    Wat een mooie ATC’s Marit!! En je schrijft er al net zo’n leuke “one liners” op als Glenda … Ik vraag me altijd af waar jullie die toch halen, ik zou er gewoon niet opkomen!

    Joepie, het is vakantie … als ik nu mijn art journal niet afkrijg weet ik het ook niet meer LOL!

    Vrolijk Pasen Marit, geniet van je weekend!
    xxx Peggy

  • Chris Says:

    Your atcs are brilliant – really like the visual impact of the second one! and cool sneaks of your class – I do follow the blogs of some of your students and am so so impressed by their work – your class must be awesome! Have a happy Easter!

  • MrsPeel Says:

    I love everything you make, and the sneak peaks are wow….love the ATC music cards,God knows I have a cupboard full of little bits of fabric, papers, all the junk I saved for 10 years on the hope I would get on with it one day…well, at least Sarita will one day LOL
    If (especially now that you’ll have the *lil one* having his own journey) you have by any chance the opportunity to come to London, the house isn’t big but the heart is huge, we ll be delighted to have you over… πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for popping into my blog, always appreciate ppl who make an effort to let us know they were there, what they think…especially coming from you, is an honor πŸ™‚
    I ll email you later, there is something I would like your opinion, if you have 10 minutes to spare πŸ™‚

  • ERICA Says:

    Ooooh! I love MUSE, too! Uprising is one of my favorite songs!! I would love to see them live!

    Love your work… as always!

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    Hello Dear Marit ~ first I went and listened to Muse sing Uprising … cool beat and lyrics! I bet seeing them in concert is very exciting too!
    Your ATCs are great, Lisa “the brain surgeon” = too much fun!
    Sending Spring hugs and all good wishes to you and yours!
    Here is a little ditty I wait all year to say πŸ˜‰
    Happy Easter
    Happy Spring
    Happy Happy Everything to you and yours!

  • Mirjamc Says:

    gave atc’s, vooral de blauwe vind ik erg mooi!!!
    ik heb vandaag al genoeg (te veel) paaseitjes gehad op mijn werk en pasen is nog niet eens begonnen! morgen weer werken, maar goed dat ik geen choco-eitjes voor thuis heb gekocht πŸ™‚ ze zijn ook zooo lekker! wens je hele gezellige paasdagen!

  • iris Says:

    Hey Marit, kom ik ook eindelijk weer eens lang om jouw bezigheden te lezen!
    Kan me voorstellen dat je blij bent dat je zoon voorlopig nog niet op kamers gaat wonen! Volgens mij blijven je kinderen in moeders ogen altijd ‘klein’…en als ze dan uitvliegen besef je dat ze ineens wel heel groot en zelfstandig zijn!

    Mooie atc’s trouwens. Geweldig hoe je die achtergronden steeds weer maakt. Enne je sneaks zien er weer veel belovend uit! Maarre doen voorlopig nog even niet mee, maar dat snap je vast wel!

    Fijn weekend!

  • Annemarie Says:

    I don’t know where I have been lately. School has been very busy without a moment to sit since state exams are coming soon. Dance competition season is coming too (next weekend and so on.) I am not sure when I will get a chance to breathe. Instead, today I am up at 4:30 catching up with everyone. Glad I stopped by. I hope your son loves school and that he can find a dormitory soon.

    Best wishes.

  • Monica Says:

    I’m becoming more and more thrilled with ATCs. A whole new thing to me these last few months. Yours are great, love that 2nd one.

  • Yyam Says:

    As always, your artwork is fabulous Marit! πŸ™‚

    All the best in the new workshop…I’ve been oohh and ahhh over the creations I’ve seen so far! πŸ˜‰

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    I just love your ATC’s and how you used that showgirl stamp!!! Your sneak peeks looks awesome and I loved seeing everyone’s finished pages!! I’ve been seeing alot about this Muse different scrappy places and think I need to google them to see what they are all about!