Monday, October 7, 2019

Stitch meditation

I made another stitch meditation square. You can read more about my stitch meditation project in this post.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). Still trying to catch up after a few crazy weeks. This is week 36.
Prompt: 0 (zero)
Google translate helped my find the word zero in many different languages.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cover for my altered book

I have a lot of leftover embroidery thread from kits and thought what to do with them.
A cover for my altered book was the answer. First I embroidered the label, there was a lot of red in this stash! My altered books always keep their title, so it’s called The secrets of karate.
And now I’m starting to fill the remaining Aida with random cross stitches.

Monday, September 23, 2019

De nieuwe wending uitdaging

There’s a quilting challenge at the Dutch Quiltersgilde. This month we had to experiment with a block with different names: Home Circle, Rolling Square, Rolling Stone.

Of course I started drawing a lot of variations. I try to change the block in a way you can still recognize the original.

My calendar reminded me to start patching the block.
And here’s the finished 6 x 6 inch block.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). Life is a roller coaster these last few weeks, so I’m behind. Last week I could make time to draw simple pages for week 34 and 35.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Stitch meditation

I made another stitch meditation square. You can read more about my stitch meditation project in this post.
stitch meditation 14

Friday, August 23, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). The last few weeks I had not much time to blog, so here are week 29-33. The prompt for week 29 was 3. I collaged the Dutch quote for third time’s a charm.
The prompt for week 30 was 4. Again I did some hand lettering. Onder 4 ogen is Dutch for in private, but translated literally it’s under 4 eyes. The prompt for week 31 was 5 and again I did some hand lettering.
The prompts for week 32 was 6, which made me draw a house on number 6. The prompt for week 33 was 7, which made me make a nice collage.

Monday, August 19, 2019

De nieuwe wending uitdaging

There’s a quilting challenge at the Dutch Quiltersgilde. This month we had to experiment with a crossed square block. I started drawing a lot of variations. It was not easy to decide which block I should make!
Of course I stitched my block by hand.
My finished block, I only changed the size of the parts and added a third colour.
And these are all blocks so far.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stitch meditation

I made another stitch meditation square. You can read more about my stitch meditation project in this post.
stitch meditation 13

Monday, August 12, 2019

Quirky Dutch Summer

Quirky Dutch Summer is a series of weekly blogposts at Marit’s Paper World with inspiration and tutorials.
In week 6 Willy Duit showed us how to make a book with envelopes. I made it some time ago, but had no time to blog about it. Staining the envelopes with tea didn’t work, so I used tea dye ink to add some colour to my envelopes.
I bound my book with 3 wooden buttons.
the front
the back
I’m not sure what to put in the pockets of my book yet, time will tell!
I made pockets on the inside of the covers too.
a closer look at the inside
I used postage stamps and napkins to decorate my book.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

De nieuwe wending uitdaging

There’s a quilting challenge at the Dutch Quiltersgilde. This month we had to experiment with a churn dash block.
my churn dash variation
I finished it last weekend, just in time for the start of the next month.

Monday, August 5, 2019

ICAD

This year I participated in ICAD (Index Card A Day) for the 4th time. There was a weekly theme with daily prompts, which you can find at Daisy Yellow. I shared my cards on my Facebook blog and Instagram on the day I created them and wrote a weekly post with more info on this blog.

The prompt for day 60 was accordion, but I didn’t use it. I just made a nice print with one of my hand carved Carve December stamps.
The prompt for day 61 was symphony. I made a collage with music paper on a blue background and decorated it with stamped images.
These were the last cards for this year. I will make a box for my cards in the coming weeks, just like the one I made last year.

Monday, July 29, 2019

ICAD

This year I’m participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day) for the 4th time. There’s a weekly theme with daily prompts, which you can find at Daisy Yellow. I share my cards on my Facebook blog and Instagram on the day I create them and I’ll write a weekly post with more info on this blog.

The prompt for day 55 was pendulum. I found a photo of a pendulum watch in a magazine and went from there.
The prompt for day 56 was spin, which is Dutch for spider. Luckily I had a temporary spider tattoo, the perfect centre of my mandala variation.
Day 57 was the start of the last week with a new theme (inspired by printing, stamping, gelatin printing & hand-carved stamps). The prompt was kite. I had a nice scrap from a gelatin print, just enough to cut a kite and decoration for its tail. I stamped the background with one of my Carve December stamps.
The prompt for day 58 was lime green. I found a lime green piece of a painted book page, which I tore into strips and collaged them on my card. I decorated it with one of my Carve December stamps and a quote. The quote was a free download of iHanna when you subscribe to her newsletter.
And today’s prompt was skeeball, a new word for me. It inspired me to use a few of my circle hand carved stamps from Carve December.
ICAD is almost done, only 2 more days to go. Time flies when you have fun!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ICAD

This year I’m participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day) for the 4th time. There’s a weekly theme with daily prompts, which you can find at Daisy Yellow. I share my cards on my Facebook blog and Instagram on the day I create them and I’ll write a weekly post with more info on this blog.

The prompt for day 46 was amethyst, which inspired me to this purple collage.

The prompt for day 47 was turnpike. Searching through my clippings helped me create this collage.
The prompt for day 48 was topographic. Topographic images at Pinterest inspired me for this doodle.
The prompt for day 49 was billboard. First I was searching in magazines for a billboard image, but they were too big for an index card. So I made my own billboard with found Dutch text.
Day 50 was the start of week 8 with a new theme (inspired by mandalas & circles). The prompt was escape, but I didn’t use it. Just made a mandala variation.
The prompt for day 51 was number, which resulted in another mandala variation.
The prompt for day 52 was friendship, which I didn’t use. I just made a collage of painted book pages and added a layer of stamped circles.
The prompt for day 53 was note to self. I added my note to another mandala variation.
And today’s prompt was shadow. I just drew circles, coloured them grey and added cut circles and the Dutch word for shadow.
I try to combine the daily prompts with (part of) the weekly theme. For me that’s the fun part of this challenge!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w).

The prompt for week 26 was Z. I made a collage with swans (zwanen in Dutch), an ugly duckling and a crocodile.
The prompt for week 27 was 1 (een in Dutch). It reminded me of a quote of Godfried Bomans at the Grand Gala du Disque in 1963. You can see the part I used in this video, it starts at 5:10. Godfried tells a story about seeing a movie with Marlene Dietrich in it. Then the man next to him says: “Had mijn vrouw maar een zo’n been.” Which is Dutch for if only my wife had such a leg.
The prompt for week 28 was 2. Again I did some handlettering, it’s Dutch for if you let go you have 2 hands free.

Monday, July 15, 2019

ICAD

This year I’m participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day) for the 4th time. There’s a weekly theme with daily prompts, which you can find at Daisy Yellow. I share my cards on my Facebook blog and Instagram on the day I create them and I’ll write a weekly post with more info on this blog.

The prompts for day 39 was colour chart. So I made a colour chart of my Bic evolutions coloured pencils, my Hema fine liners and my felt tip pens from Ikea.
The prompt for day 40 was blueprint. I made a blue print of one of my Carve December stamps.
The prompt for day 41 was card catalogue. I knew I still had the catalogue card from an old library book Rooie, which was my first altered book. Perfect for this prompt.
The prompt for day 42 was charm. I remembered this quote and decorated it with my fine liners.
Day 43 was the start of a new week with a new theme (inspired by landscapes, maps, cartography & geography). The prompt was direction. I had no idea what to make, until I found the clipping of the lady with the arrow behind her.
The prompt for day 44 was pool. I found this clipping of a swimming pool on a big cruise ship and used that as my starting point.
And today’s prompt was wabi-sabi, which didn’t speak to me. I decided to use prompt nor theme and just play with faces.
I try to combine the daily prompts with (part of) the weekly theme. For me that’s the fun part of this challenge!