Monday, February 27, 2012

The Secret Life of a Funky Bird

This is the latest spread in my Coptic Journal. A fresco style page on the right (that proud little Peacock Chicky) and the other side and the little insert booklet is matched in colours and paints. I wrote a bunch of inspirational quotes and did a funny little bird collage/painting in the centre insert. Just wanted to show that even with the traditional fresco style you can do some unconventional colours and designs, and hey, I just had a lot of FUN ! and that is what it is all about right ? PLAY pLaY Play ;)

Friday, February 24, 2012


I made a journal page in Fresco Technique with the Koru, the eternal spiral shape from the Māori traditions (the symbol of new life, growth, strength and peace) wanna learn how to make pages like this too ? Join us here *

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Lately I have been seeing a lot of talk and do about this thing called  "overpainting" - where the starting point is an image from a magazine and then there is painting over that image. To tell you the truth, I am not a great fan of doing this myself. I rather paint from my memories or so. Sometimes I  see results from ohters and they can look cool, but to go there myself....I have a hard time with that. But okay, I needed to try it out before I voiced my opinion I I did........ and this is the page I made in one of my altered journals....hmm.... I think I could have as well painted from scratch, there is not much from "before" left over.... and I should have made a picture of that "before"...well maybe next time... or not...we'll see....

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I've been internalising a very complicated situation in my head

I saw this picture on Facebook one day and had to share it somehow. Now this week I have suffered from my horrible headaches again. They had been away for quite a while and how wonderful was that ! But then they came back and I realised they are mostly on the left side of my head, right behind my eye, like I would love to just take my eye out and scratch the pain away. Then I had to think of this picture again. The right side of the brain is the creative side, the "happy" side, right ? So then, when my left side aches so, it must be because my left brain fights the exact-nes, because it wants to join my right brain but it can't ? So basically there is a little war going on in my head ?.........I don't know....well anyway that is my take on it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

and the winner is :

First of all, my apologies for the little delay in drawing for this give away...I had a Birthday to celebrate of course and a couple of days with splitting headaches after....(not related but a big pain !) It's getting better now, so to pick the winner of my Loving Post Give away, I asked my daughter to help me a bit. I wrote the names on the back of assorted red and pink hearts and folded them in half, put them in a cute circle and asked my daughter to pick one and reveal the name underneath, and the winner is..............(drumroll)

Congratulations Mary !

please get your address to me, so I can send you the prize....
your choice: One of these three  originals !

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Little Time Lapse and ♥

I made a quick little time lapse to show you all the steps I took to make the painting of the Delphic Sybil.
post on your Facebook for an extra chance, Twitter or Blog for another etc.etc.
Just let me know where you have spread DA LUV ! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

♥ My Loving Mode ♥


So......let's talk about love !

 Everywhere you look at the moment there are ♥ hearts and cards and red and pink and loving things.

We're getting into the ♥ Loving ♥ Mode of the year: 
Valentine's Day
When I grew up in Holland they did not celebrate it much, of course now they do, sell more red roses, chocolates and many other 'loving' ♥ things. Strange, in my opinion we should show our love ALL YEAR long, not just on one day of the year where all prices for all things red and hearts and lovely get hugely inflated, just because..
so I have decided that this Valentine's Day I will have a Give away......YAY !!
I won't say yet what you'll be able to win, that is going to be a SURPRISE......but if you want to be in to win, leave me a comment, post on your Facebook for an extra chance, Twitter or Blog for another, you get my drift. Just let me know here in the comments where you have spread DA LUV ! ♥♥♥♥♥
 ♥ Funny day (happens to my Birthday too) ♥

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


the latest Fresco style on canvas painting
She is this week's project in the Fresco Workshop. 
I still have an idea in my head for a possible last layer.....
will show if I decide to add that of course
If you like to learn how to make works like this, join the class here !

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pacific Blues

I found a painting I did a while ago for a screenprint on fabric
when they were doing the nuclear testing on Moruroa in the Pacific Ocean
 I named it 'Pacific Blues'

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Maximum Impact - Minimum Effort

Maybe some of you have heard me say this already ? I am working towards a certain goal this year. It is one of Goddess Leonie's sayings : "Maximum Impact - Minimum Effort" and allthough at this moment I make HUGE amounts of effort with just very little impact..... I BELIEVE the first statement must be achievable. One of Leonie's wonderful tools is this VERY affordable 2012 Creating your Goddess Year workbook, planner & calendar. It has been incredibly popular & useful to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year yet. Sounds cool huh ? Guess I'll start there. If you like the sound of this, why not follow the link and grab one yourself ! Over the last three years apparently thousands of women have used this workbook with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year more inspiring than ever. It’s filled with over 100 pages of worksheets & a printable calendar to help you dream, manifest, set your intentions, plan & cultivate your amazing new year. The workbook has been lovingly handwritten & rainbow illustrated… perfect for you to print out, soak up the rainbow colours, get thoroughly inspired ! You’ll get clarity on what you need 2012 to be. What you want to create during it. And most importantly, how to make it happen.There still is plenty of time, it's only the start of February. Have one yourself now !

Friday, February 03, 2012

Pshychedelic speed sketching ;o)

I uploaded another speed sketching video the other day, this time a quick charcoal 3/4 portrait

I also made another cute, weird, funky animal. "SaY WHAT ! said the Psychedelic caT" is what I called him. It's amazing how wonderful freeing it feels to crawl into the body of an animal and shake off your feelings by drawing them. Clears up the psychedelic mind, hehe !


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Delphica - The Oracle of Delphi

A canvas painting I did in fresco style
In the Fresco Workshop (now open and running) I explain more about this technique. If you like her, she is up for adoption here, if you like to learn how to make works like this, join the class here !

The Oracle of Delphi
Delphica - The Delphic Sybil

Mixed Media on Canvas

14x14 inch

January 2012