Another in between post

THANKS, dear readers, for all the wonderful comments on my last post.
I was a little bit insecure about that post at first – it’s scary to put
emotional “highlights” of your life online and although my talking about
music doesn’t seem too personal, it sure was to me!
But you all felt that right away – I think I’m right when I state that we all
have a “personal soundtrack of our life” and you all felt the importance
of it when I shared mine…

So thanks friends for the kind words and nice compliments on my writing!
(“You should do something with your writing” some of you commented…
I’m working on it ladies, I’m working on it!)

For now, I have two things to share.
Don’t want to let these stay on hold any longer…



so here it is… my weekly page from my week-art-journal from last week

Week 30

Can you tell it was a happy, shiny week?
I bet you can!

I used acrylic paint in bright colours, my copic markers for the doodling,
the “mermaid” (which is quite a frightning lady when you look at her more
closely) is actually a “tattoo-sticker” that is meant to stick on your skin.
It works on paper, but she lost a breast along the way…
The photo of me was taken for another challenge a few years back (me as
“superwoman”) and it was fun to use it again!


Danielle told me that she got her card and envelope that I made for her,
so today I can show it to you!

It’s almost a miracle that it got to America at last!
I think American mail men are somehow smarter then here in the Netherlands!
I mailed this envelope off and it came right back to me the other day –
our Dutch mailmen somehow hadn’t figured out that I was the SENDER
not the receiver!
BUT… luckily… they hadn’t put any stamps on the envelope – so the stamps
weren’t ruined! I made my own address at the back less visible, wrote
an extra “sender” with my address, mailed it again, said a little prayer and
hoped for the best… and YEEHAAAA.. Danielle got it this week!

I used all kinds of paper scraps, images from magazines, spray ink and
markers to make this. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun and Danielle –
you sure deserve this girl! Love ya!


And that’s all for today.
I’m working on my skinny skinny right now.
I already received skinnies from “participants” and if you want to join
in on the fun, you still can e-mail me your “skinny skinny” or send a link
where I can find it. (Read more about my little challenge at the end of
this post) I will publish all the skinnies on Friday afternoon (Dutch time)
so you still have time to play along!

Let’s put the deadline on Friday 9 am Standard Central Time (CST)
that’s 4 pm for us Dutchies

After that, I’ll publish it on my blog so see you on Friday!

Je t’embrasse.

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13 Responses to “Another in between post”

  • Peggy Says:

    Okay, that’s it … no more… Every week you post your weekly art journal, I have said I want to start my own as well … well, no more talk, this time I’m really going to do it!!!! I’m gonna buy myself a large journal and just get on with it!!! Because really, I fall in love with your pages week after week! Just a quick question to get me going … do you write something down every day right away, or do you just think back? Is there something I should know before starting a project like this? All help/advice is welcome and highly appreciated!!!

    And I love love love the card and envelope you made… wowsers!
    xxx Peggy

  • Annemarie Says:

    Amazing envelope and card! I had a laugh when the tattoo mermaid lost her breast. So sad. πŸ™‚

    Well, I write you as soon as things slow down around here. I don’t think I will be able to fit a skinny in before Friday. Wish I could.

  • yyam Says:

    Ahhh…I have those temporary tattoo idea to use that…as always, I’m in awe of your journal pages… πŸ˜‰

    P/s: I have 18 copics & 1 blender pen!;)

  • Irma Says:

    Jippie!!! Nog zo’n tussendoortje! Van mijn part mogen ze rustig gewoonte worden!
    LG – Irma

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    Dear Marit ~ I was just telling the men in my life about your wonderful music journal page and post … we are all guided and connected by music, so they really appreciated hearing about it. You express yourself so beautifully in words and art … I’m sure I’ve told you that already!
    Love what you’ve created here too … no surprise and too funny about your Dutch mailman … glad your lucky friend received your special mail!!!

  • Hanneke Says:

    Haha heb ik ook wel eens gehad had ik een pakketje terug gestuurd werd een paar dagen later weer bij mij bezorgd, zeker dezelfde postbode!! πŸ™‚ Wat een geweldige pagina weer, lekkere kleuren en ook de kaart is weer geweldig, ze vindt hem vast prachtig!!!

  • Lena Says:

    Geweldig weekjournaal weer meis!! Je weet dat die kleuren tot mijn favorieten behoren!! En dan die kaart en envelop… Wauw! De envelop op zich is al een kunstwerkje! DaniΓ«lle was er ongetwijfeld erg blij mee!!

  • Petra Coolen Says:

    Prachtige, unieke kaart/envelop!
    Lijkt wel een schilderijtje.

    Love the photo of you as superwoman πŸ˜‰

  • Danielle Says:

    I didn’t know that Marit!! Hysterical!! So, my piece of mail art got a lot of action!! Lucky for me!! It showed up here just as lovely as when you sent it!! I would have thought it would be crazy ruined!! I’m so happy I have it!!

    I am 32 posts behind in AYITLOAAJ, and somehow you manage to make amazing art EVERYY SINGLE WEEK. I am so crazy and disorderly. I have to get my @#it together!! Tell me how you manage it???? Please??? i’ll wait patiently for your mail.

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wow, die kaart en envelop…FANTASTISCH!!! al die kleuren, patronen en plaatjes…super!!! ook je week artjournal is weer erg mooi geworden en leuk die superwoman foto van jou πŸ™‚

  • Jenneke Says:

    Ik ben gek op tussendoortjes, en helemaal op die van jou!!
    Prachtige art journal pagina weer! Schitterende kleuren en grappige foto!
    En dat kaartje….Marit….een waar kunstwerk!!
    Goh, wat ben jij toch goed.


  • Monica Says:

    i wish i could do week journalling. i try and just never feel inspired to keep it going. it looks so good.

    love the card you made.

  • Thinkie Says:

    gave kaart en enveloppe!
    ik journal ook elke dag maar maak het mezelf makkelijk met kant & klare vellen, zodat het art journallen geen ‘moeten’ wordt.