Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sketchpack Project

After a very busy first part of 2015 I decided not to commit to any deadlines with my creative play... Yet the Sketchpack Project (follow them on fb - it is a very inspiring project...) caught my attention and a good friend, dear Nini, made it sound irresistible ;) So here I am... playing in a little accordian sketchpack...



Today I added a sketch of my newest creative gadget...


...a screw punch :)

After watching Mary Ann Moss's bookbinding online class videos, I now know the importance of owning a screw punch ;)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Paper stitching

I am totally addicted to watching Mary Ann Moss make journals! Her online classes bring so much joy. I think I love her way of doing so much because nothing is very precise and as she says, nearly everything can be undone... So playing is what it is all about. And I love playing!! :)
I'm in the process of watching her 'Remains of the day' and 'Full Tilt Boogie' class videos... thus I did not yet start making a journal.... but I have started playing...



Making a little sleeve to put car postcards into as well as an added see through pocket that holds a pull-out card. All as a gift to my dad.



A sleeve to put some special watercolor paper in as a gift - also with the see through pocket and pull out card.






...and more cards with some pull out surprises...

What makes you happy?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time flies...

How time flies... It is already August!
There is so much to tell... I sincerely want to share it here with you.



A hint to one of my 2015 highlights so far ;)

Please do hint me some of your highlights...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Daily drawing

Still keeping up with my daily drawings...

A quick one done while having breakfast at our favourite coffee shop in Glentana the other day... We got the opportunity for an unexpected little holiday away from home...


An absolute highlight of this year happened just a day or 2 back - meeting a creative online friend, Yvonne from The Netherlands...
We had an amazing day chatting, sharing and sketching together in Knysna...


I drew her pencil case and she decided to draw my shoe... :)

Yvonne's beautiful sketchbooks that I was lucky to see influenced me greatly and suddenly I could not cross a pen line with watercolor ;)  Where as previously I was totally attracted to more looseness in sketching... 
My next sketch shows the influence of Yvonne's inspiring work... ;)
It was done on our way home after our mini-holiday...


Back home we still had a day or 2 off before starting work... we went art supply shopping... and did coffee shop hopping in between :) ...


Today was my last holiday day... and I took some time to draw some of my art supply shopping of yesterday...


This puts the count of drawings on 8/365 ... still keeping up... But the real challenge will be to keep sketching daily in between a 8 hour day job and all the "life" that will be happening as I get back into my 'normal' routine...

Holding thumbs that the daily drawings will still happen...

12 pages in 2015


My "12 pages in 2015" journal  - inspired by the very creative Nini - got its front cover - greatly thanks to Flow magazine and Dotty Angel's pic in the Flow which I used in the collage...

Now to tackle the first page!...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Faces101

Watched the first videos of Carla Sonheim's online 'Faces 101' class!
I am loving it :)

Had fun this afternoon trying out my first character drawings... My sister came over and she put words to the little faces :)



These are also 3/365 daily drawings... fun!

Friday, January 2, 2015

New beginnings

Yah! for a new year that has started... and for new beginnings...

I'm feeling excited making a "12page for 2015" journal... inspired by the very inspiring Nini...


Smiling about my own little mini 365 day project of daily drawing...


Cannot wait for this class by Carla Sonheim that I just purchased...



"All creative ideas are children who deserve our protection"
-Julia Cameron

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hello 2015!

With the first day of the new year comes a resolution for me to visit my blog more often :D

First I have to round up 2014 from where I left of in Augustus!...

September 2014... brought along an amazing dream of visiting Berlin and participating in my first live workshop with an amazing woman, called Stephanie Levy as teacher!  Read more about her art and adventure workshop here. It was awesome creating and having fun in a light filled art studio in Berlin...


meeting online friends in person...


exploring this amazing city together...




Art was everywhere...


as was nature...


With all these colorful experiences the art we made in our Berlin studio could not not be as colorful... ;)


I will always be so grateful to have had this experience!!