Hot and groovy!
(Freewheelin’ Friday #28)

Apologies for being absent on your (and my) blog last week…
you know it’s HOT in the Netherlands (98 degrees today!) and upstairs,
where the computer is, temperature rises even higher!
Not only I can’t stand it – my computer can’t handle it either (he’s almost
ready to retire) so most of the day I let him rest and cool off….

But thisย  morning he will have to work a bit ’cause I will give you a little
update on last week before I let him sleep again… He better work with me!

Hi! Good morning friends! How are you all! Not melted yet?

Since my son was away all week, I could work on “you know what…”
and here’s a little sneak for you



His 18th birthday is next Monday and I try hard to get everything done
in time. Thanks to all of you who send me something for the “you know what”
๐Ÿ˜€ (I don’t know if he will read this post this weekend – so I won’t name it)

Look at how much I did!

I will show you photo’s of the complete “you know what” (am I sounding
like Harry Potter yet?) next week after his birthday!


I also experimented with ink and salt and here’s the background
I created for my weekly journal page.

I’m totally hooked on this technique right now!
I could experiment with it all day (but have other things to do *teehee*)
Look at this amazing background!
I hardly dare to go write on this or glue images to it.
We’ll see if I find the nerve to do so in the next days…


MAN… I’m sweating already and my computer makes strange noises…
Better shut the darn thing off and leave him alone for a while.


There will be big announcements next week.
And a lot of pictures.
But for now, I leave you with a sunny picture – especially for Michelle ๐Ÿ˜‰



You all have a marvelous weekend.
Stay cool!
Have fun!
Hup Holland!

Je t’embrasse!

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15 Responses to “Hot and groovy!
(Freewheelin’ Friday #28)”

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Oh those glasses are super GROOVY Marit! You look great in them!!! The you know what is looking awesome too! Can’t wait to hear about the big announcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  • Petra Coolen Says:

    Feeling hot, hot, hot ๐Ÿ™‚
    Zeer benieuwd naar je “announcement” !

  • Chris Aiton Says:

    great glasses!!!! and looking forward to your announcement – hope it cools off a bit for you. Have a great weekend!

  • anne Says:

    don’t blame you a bit for staying away from the hottest part of the house! can’t wait to see you know what! and the ink/salt background is awesome!!! wow! love your photo too…

  • Hanneke Says:

    Jee wat een hitte!!! Ben blij als het morgen wat koeler is hoor, dit hoeft van mij niet zo!! Maar goed!! Ben benieuwd wat je zoon van je jeweetwel vind!!

  • cindye Says:

    Oh my … that is too hot for me. You have been busy…. it looks fabulous. LOVE the picture and those glasses are awesome.

  • Valerie Says:

    I LOVE that technique – looks beautiful!
    Stay cool!

  • Annemarie Says:

    Cute glasses. Can’t wait to see the final “You know what.” I am just now slowing down and if you can see it is 2:40 a.m. I WAS asleep, but something woke me and now I can’t go back.

    We have cooler temperatures here because of the hurricane down in Mexico. Although hurricanes are bad, I will take the cooler temperature.

    Take it easy on that computer.

  • Jenneke Says:

    Wow Marit, wat maak je me nieuwsgierig!!!
    En inderdaad, het is heet. Hรฉรฉl heet! Heb al een handdoek onder m’n toetsenbord gelegd want anders blijven m’n armen steeds aan m’n tafel plakken.
    Ge-wel-di-ge foto! Je bekijkt de wereld door een rose bril!

    Fijn weekend verder!

    Groetjes, Jenneke

  • Maja Says:

    Gave foto!!! en sneakje! Je experiment ziet er ook erg mooi uit.Je verzint ook steeds wat anders!!! Ik ben ook benieuwd naar je “” announcement”

  • Peggy Says:

    Hoi Marit! Ik heb eindelijk nog eens wat tijd gevonden om je blog te bekijken, wat is het weer lang geleden zeg! Maar nu dat de kids hun zomervakantie hebben gaat het hier in het huis lekker gemoedelijk aan toe … geen wekkers, geen hobbyclubs om naar toe te racen … รฉn eindelijk weer wat tijd voor mezelf. Dus hopelijk zie je me in de nabije toekomst wat meer verschijnen.

    Die techniek met het zout ziet er cool uit! Eens zien of ik in je vorige post wat meer hierover kan ontdekken.

    Mijn dochter is net in het zwembad gedoken, dus ik ga haar even in het oog houden, maar ik kom later nog terug om te zien wat ik allemaal gemist heb, en dat zal best veel zijn!
    Kusjes xxx Peggy

    PS. Coole foto!!

  • helen Says:

    Oh flip, Marit, I completely forgot about Nout’s book! Bother! Just finished the first year of my course a couple of weeks ago and I’ve barely wound down, so apologies. I had something good to tell him, too!

    Love the pink glasses – we bought a pair of those many years ago and they lived in a drawer until fairly recently when they had some sort of accident and now they are no more! ๐Ÿ™

  • Viv Says:

    Wat was het warm he!! Gelukkig dat het vandaag meevalt maar ik begreep dat de temperaturen woensdag alweer gaan stijgen!

    Ben benieuwd naar het resultaat van je album voor Nout, je bent al flink opgeschoten!!!

  • Danielle Says:

    It’s hot in the US too Marit!! 98 degrees as well in NY, with the heat index saying it will feel like 109. Fun.
    I feel like an idiot!! I sent you an email with my “advice for Nout”. I should have sent a card. ugh.
    Stay cool, and I anxiously await your announcements!!!

    PS. I DIDN’T notice the blinkie till you mentioned it!! FABULOUS!!

  • Aiyana Says:

    Your art journals are so creative and inspiring! I’ve been back to look at the Leonard Cohen journal many times. I’ve always found his songs compelling, and you’ve added another dimention of his work with your journal. I love it!