Like a filmstar…

Last week, I finished all the urgent pursuits and now I have more

This week started in a very special way.
I will show you!
Sit down, have a coffee and let me lead you to a special evening…



a beautiful
summer evening.
The sun is
still shining
and there’s just
a little breeze.

We take
our bike
to pedal
the beautiful

Our ride ends
at this entrance way
that leads to..

a castle!

We get there a little early, there are not much people yet,
which gives me time and space to take some wonderful photos.

The red carpet
has been laid out
and there’s a sense
of expectation
hanging in the air.

More and more people
gather behind the gates.

Restless men with little
earphones saunter
back and forth over
the bridge.

The photographer
is looking for the best
spot to take his pictures…

…and we all are waiting for
the things to happen …

And then
it starts!

Just after
7 pm
the first
arrive in
big cars,
limousines even!

Proud young men
dressed in suits and
proud young ladies
in evening gowns.

We, the public: parents,
grandparents, family & friends,
people from the nearby village

we all applaud for these young people that stand on the threshold of a new life.

I take a lot of pictures too.

I’m a proud mama…


On to my weekly art journal.
Here’s the page I made for week 23

If you read my last post then maybe you will recognize the postcard
as a painting by Johnny Beerens.

Here’s the same page but now with the postcard unfolded.


I was awarded again last week!
I received this sunshine award from Peggy, thanks my Belgium friend!

I have to pass this on to twelve people, that’s quite a lot!!! I awarded
most of you a little while ago so I will not choose 12 people this time.
Just three.

LENA, who does not has a
weblog at the moment (her
work is still in a SIS gallery tho!)
but I know for a fact that she
will have her own blog in the
near future! So sweetie, this
one’s for you. Keep it in store
and proudly publish it when
the time has come!

ANNE G-I, who is one of the
most studious, zealous and
enthusiastic students in my

PATTY, who never fails to
brighten up my day with her
stories and comments!


This was a long post… as I used to write before I got all that mixed up in
appointments and deadlines! Expect to see more of these, AND more
artwork from me coming from now on! I’m back in business!!! YAY

Je t’embrasse!

I am gathering advice and wisdom from all over the world – to add in a mini
album I’m creating for my son to give to him as he graduates highschool Γ‘nd
turns 18. What would you say to him? What advice would you give to a young
adult, stepping into a new life phase? All quotes, suggestions, advice, poems
and so on are welcome! Read more about it in this post.

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19 Responses to “Like a filmstar…”

  • Irma Says:

    Ohja, een trotse mama kun je zeker zijn, leuk paar samen!
    Zucht, als ik jouw journal pages zie…ZUCHT!
    Ik verheug me al op het vele werk wat we (hopelijk snel) te zien gaan krijgen!
    Groetjes – Irma

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Wow that is a fancy way to graduate! How cool! Congrats to Nout! I love your latest journal page too! The colors are fabululous and that postcard is awesome!

  • phinner Says:

    gorgeous boy! congrats Mama!

    and the art journal page!!! wonderful!!!

  • Hanneke Says:

    Ooooh wat een mooie foto’s en wat zag hij er geweldig uit!! Weer een hoofdstuk afgesloten en hoe!!!! Ik kan me voorstellen dat je super trots bent!!!
    En wat een mooie pagina weer!! Ik had de kaart nog niet gezien maar hij is prachtig!!!

  • Yyam Says:

    Congrats to the proud mama! I love love love your journal page!!!!

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    Aren’t you just the sweetest thing dear Marit!
    You sure know how to make my day!
    Many thanks dear one!
    Your visit to the castle for such a special celebration is really brilliant…wonderful words and photos to remember this special time!
    Cute “kids”, I mean young people πŸ˜‰ too!

  • Chris Says:

    What a wonderful way to graduate – I really enjoyed your dreamy narrative! Congrats to your son!!!! also love your page – and again thank you for introducing me to Johnny Beerens. Have a wonderful week!

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wat een mooie foto’s en je zoon ziet er super uit in zijn pak….ik kan mij voorstellen dat je super trots op hem bent!
    en je art journal…WOW!!!!!….meer kan ik niet zeggen….echt gewoon fantastisch, hoe kom je er toch steeds weer op?

  • lisa truesdell Says:

    beautiful photos – what a way to graduate!

  • Susan Beth Says:

    Love the journal page, and the castle! What a fun place for the kids to gather!

  • Jenneke Says:

    Wat een prachtige foto’s van een prachtige gebeurtenis!!! En wat heb je er een geweldige post van gemaakt!
    En die Art-journal pagina….tja, wat kan ik daar anders van zeggen dan dat ie weer helemaal top is!!
    Wat is hier toch altijd veel moois te zien..

    Groetjes, Jenneke

  • Jill Says:

    Those are incredible pics!

  • ArlaMo Says:

    Congrats to the graduate! Gorgeous photos and what a stunning setting.

  • Viv Says:

    Wat ziet Nout er prachtig uit, daar mag je zeker trots op zijn πŸ™‚

    En weer zo`n gave art journal page, mooie kaart heb je op je pagina verwerkt!

    Alvast een heel fijn weekend, groetjes Viv

  • Danielle Says:

    Congrats for the award! You gave it to 3 fabulous ladies!
    What a great place to take pictures!! Nout looks slightly uncomfortable, and his date is gorgeous!! I would expect nothing less for your young man!!

  • Monica Says:

    congrats proud mama.

    great spreads, what a fab postcard. love the bubbles and red script. it has a contemplative feel to it.

  • Thinkie Says:

    Nice spread. with clear evidence of your Zeeland-roots πŸ˜‰

  • anne Says:

    Thank you! That is sooo sweet!!!! You just made my day!! Love love love the photographs, esp. the one with the bridge AND your journal page – love the unfolding postcard!

  • Jeanet Says:

    Wow..prachtige foto’s Marit!En natuurlijk ben je trots!!!
    Je art journal is super, als altijd en wat schrijf je toch mooi!!!