donderdag 31 januari 2013

New polymer clay items

Yesterday I have been working on some new polymer clay items for both my Etsy shop and the art fair I will be attending in April. I made 2 small canvasses with polymer clay (10 x 10 cms, deep edge) and one ATC.

I also sold a few more mixed media paintings on Etsy, so these will be next. I need to create more stock to take with me to the fair. With the pieces I can also promote my Mixed Media and Polymer clay workshops.



zondag 27 januari 2013

Art journaling

Today I am working in my Mixed Media journal and I am making some background for journalling pages.

I am working with Dylusions spray, stencils, gesso, paint and markers. This is the progress so far.

vrijdag 25 januari 2013


Er zijn nog een paar plaatsjes vrij bij de volgende workshops:

Mixed Media Canvas op donderdag avond 31 januari in Bilthoven


Een paneeltje maken van klei tegeltjes op donderdag avond 14 maart in Bilthoven.

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One more pastel

I really enjoyed working with pastel again so I decided to take an image from last weeks Drawing Event (which I painted with watercolors) and make a lovely pastel painting out of it. The size is about 8" x 12". The painting is for sale in my Etsy shop

zaterdag 19 januari 2013

WDE 18 Jan 2012 - Onions

It has been such a long time ago that I worked with pastel. For this weeks Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas I took out my pastel pencils and created this still life. The paper is a darker blue mi-teintes paper from Canson and the size is about 8"x 12". I love the shine of the onions.

vrijdag 18 januari 2013

Week 3 - Life Book 2013

Yesterday I have been creating 2 pages in my mixed media journal after watching this weeks video lesson with Christy Tomlinson. The flowers are made with aluminium foil and tissue and hand painted deli paper.

maandag 14 januari 2013

Today I have been drawing/painting cups for the ATC Cups project on WetCanvas. I have been working with my newly bought Promarkers and Aquamarkers. I love the intense colors of the Promarkers. With the aquamarkers I still need to learn to work, but I am getting there!

zaterdag 12 januari 2013

Painting for the WDE 11 Jan 2013

This weekend I participated in the Weekend Drawing Event on It has been a while since I joined but it is great to be back! A host will post 10 to 16 pictures on the Friday and you choose one (or more) and have 2 hours to paint, draw, do whatever you like with it and then post it to the forum. I am really happy how this turned out.

vrijdag 11 januari 2013

Life Book 2013 - week 2

I thougth it was me... I could not upload any pictures to the blog. But it seems that more people have the problem. And luckily there is a workaround! So here is the picture I wanted to show you. This is from week 2 of Life Book 2013.

dinsdag 8 januari 2013

New workshop!

There was a lot of interest on the Art Expo in the polymer clay mosaics I made. Therefor I decided to create a new workshop in making a small mosaic with polymer clay. The first workshop is scheduled for Thursday March 14, 2013 in Bilthoven.

Please click on for more information.

zaterdag 5 januari 2013

New paintings WIP

Yesterday someone in the US who bought one of my Mixed Media paintings send me an email with some pictures of how the painting arrived in the US. It was totally shocking, the package was completely ruined and the painting was damaged. This never ever happened to me before and it sure had nothing to do with normal package handling. I refunded her the money for the painting but she asked me to do another one just similar because she like it so much. I will do my best!

I also started some new Mixed Media Paintings, with Peacocks as a theme. The pictures show the Work in Progress. One is 30 x 40 cms, the other one 30 x 30 cms. As I am working on them together, it is easier to get the same look.


woensdag 2 januari 2013

Week 1 Blessings and goals

The first real lesson for Life Book 2013 is to make a page with your blessings and goals for this year. I took a picture of myself wearing a pirate hat. I made the hat for my nephew and wanted to try it on of course ;-).

dinsdag 1 januari 2013

The first day of Life Book 2013

I have registered for the Mixed Media online course from willowing called Life Book 2013. Every week there will be new online lessons to created great Mixed Media pages. The first lesson of this year is to created a Fairy Art Mother who will give you some lovely well meant comments if you are too critical on yourself (aren't we all?). The page is created with Neocolor watercrayons, I love them. They are full of pigment! But... I think I might need some more colors, as I only have a box with 15 crayons and they are all very bright colors. Good excuse to get some more portrait colors for this online course. Oh... and a new white pen would be great. They always seems to dry out so easily.