Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Hello fellow WOYWWers,

Saturday I received my package with 2 new art jornals in

why 2? 
well, besides the obvious fact that one can never have enough, 
I couldn't decide which one to use for the Wanderlust 2018 class.
As you can see in this deskshot I went for the Dylusions one.

I started filling it with the extras that came with the early bird package.

Thx for your visit, 
want to see more desks 
hop on over to Julia at the Stamping Ground.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

my numbers 8 through 14 somethings


Sunday, so it is that time of the week that I reveil to you my new additions to my 365somethings2018 collection. 
Inspiration for these 7 cards came from the early bird Wanderlust2018 class "dynamic paper painting" from Kasia Avery over at everything art which I saw earlier this week.

Dynamic, intuitive painting requires you to let go and don't worry and/or control the outcome. I noticed that I was looking at each card and thinking what needed to be added, where,...
This doesn't mean that I am not satisfied with the result, because I am, 

even so much that I've printed them out to use in future projects.
But I'm not completely happy about my process, gues I'll need to practice some more on letting expectations go. 

Next I spent hours browsing through my collage material (really need to get this organized, anyone any bright ideas??) and magazines to find just that perfect picture for that card. When that was done the search could start for that perfect quote ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
But now as I sit here writing this post surrounded by my cards I am very pleased, very pleased indeed.

It is only week 2 but suddenly it has dawned to me what a huge project I've taken on, 
but I'm up for the challenge, 
ready to grow in my art!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hello WOYWWers,

Ok, the resolution or intention to keep my studio clean hasn't sunken in (yet).
But I am back to share my desk:

On the left is my desk and on the right my sons which oddly enough is cleaner then mine๐Ÿ˜
and what is more on his is some action going on, some spraying through a doiley:

This weekend I did manage to crack open my new neocolors II and gave them a testdrive, it is nice to have more colors to play with, I created these 2 indexcards for a new project (365somethings2018)

off to do my round now, see you!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

background 94 -100/365somethings2018


I am double excited!!!

1) I finished my 100 backgrounds, YEAH, big shout out to myself!!!
2) and I read about a challenge on FB which got me intrigued imediately, did some more digging and research and came out at Hanna Andersson and Daisy yellow blogs.

The challenge is called 365somethings2018:
and it is exactly what is says, create 365 somethings by 31/12/2018,
so it doesn't have to be each day, you just have to have 365 somethings at the end of the year.

What will mine somethings be?

Well, I will be creating 365 indexcards which will then form a gratitude book, each day I will write on the back of the card what I am grateful for, apparently this is hard in the beginning but as you progress it gets easier and easier to focus on the positive things in life.

What will my process be?

I will be creating 7 cards each week and will be posting them here on my blog every Sunday.

So here are the first 7:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

backgrounds 87-93/100


Last year I started the 100 day challenge with the intention of creating a background each day for 100 days in a row, of course I failed because creating every single day is too huge of a commitment for me. So I set myself the goal to do 100 backgrounds by year end. Unfortunately I (only) managed to get to #93 and for some odd reason only managed to blog until #86, so here are #87 til #93: 

background #87

background #88

                                               which immediately inspired me to finish it off:

background #89: created out of junk (bubble wrap, cardboard, cheesecloth)

background #90
background #91 created with all the excess paint of #90
background #92

background #93

So only 7 more to go, altough I didn't make it in 2017 I will not abandon this project.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Hello WOYWWers,

I hope you do not mind me hopping back in after a way too long absence.
Out with the old, in with the new.
I am afraid however that my desk is still the same old: one big hot mess.
Here is the crime scene

In my previous post I spoke about resolutions,
maybe one of mine should be to keep my studio (more) clean.
(I say this as this even may be a possibility, not)
But at least I can give it a try and link it to yet another one of my resolutions, join in with this fun blog hop every week. So every week I will try to show you a clean desk.

There are some exciting (read new) things on my workdesk,
I still had a 20% discount coupon from my local artshop for my B-day way back in November that expired yesterday so I couldn't let this happen, so I went, saw and bought.
What did I buy?
Well, I bought some new colors acrylic paint,

a bigger set of neocolor II,a new paperpad and some pouring medium ( a technique I never tried and want to give a try)

Thx for having me back and see you soon.

Happy New Year ( and a Merry Christmas)

Hello and a Happy New Year!!!

A fresh start, a whole year filled with opportunities.

A time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one
(or in my case a repeat of some from last year as they were not accomplished, but that is the beauty of a new year isn't it, you get a second change)

It also seems that I was not that vigorous at blogging as
a) I didn't manage to post my 100 backgrounds (yet) and
b) I forgot to post my Christmas card designs

The latter I will rectify immediately as these are the 5 designs I've created and sent of to the printers.

Needless to say that I was very stoked with the end result and proud of course.

I had my very own stall on an artist Christmas market nearby in a town called Wakkerzeel, this was my very first time and was sadly very disappointing because I didn't sell a card whilst I stood for hours in the freezing cold.
I did however manage to sell 100 cards to colleagues, good for 160 euro which were donated to a foundation that provides massages to cancer patients.
With the sales from my other cards I managed to raise another 125 euros which I donated to UNICEF.

I must say that I am pleased with this result and hope to match it this year or do even better.
(one of my goals J)

let's CREATE a wonderful 2018!!!