September 19, 2014

autumn, 2



















in the morning wet & foggy, but later in the day bright sunshine;
lets hope for more sunny september days as that of today :)
















I wish you all a beautiful and relaxing weekend
for inspiration, look at your pets!

September 18, 2014

autumn


















autumn leaves, fading flowers
& cushion


September 17, 2014




















some more photo's from last weekend
lots of bees & flowers and occasionally a deer

September 15, 2014

mom's hydrangea


































I was helping my mom with a garland of hydrangeas yesterday afternoon; the colors in the garland all come from one bush!
mom prepared the bouquets of the flowers with a wire while I was stucking them with pins in the straw ring
it was a nice job and a nice day :)

September 12, 2014












I'm leaving for the countryside
they forecast nice weather :)
the dwarf owl on the picture above  has made his nest inside a cactus; the photo is a bit blurry, but that's because I took the photo from my Disney book
more elf owls here and here
and this one is supercute
happy weekend!

September 07, 2014

my sunday















I worked nearly all day, and then had a walk in the evening sun and picked some wildflowers, it was such a beautiful and gentle day today!

and
came across a funny quote this morning that brought me in a good mood

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." Audrey Hepburn





















and
I've heard about you
so good!

and a cushion to welcome autumn, the fluffs have come again :)
the second last picture was taken at L&W's place
good night & sweet dreams!

September 05, 2014

about mushrooms
















Eppo & Nina on the hunt for mushrooms; photo made by Willy
found a mushroom vase in the thrift

happy weekend all :)

September 04, 2014

end of summer





summer is coming to an end now
july was beautiful but august soaking wet
I've found a few more pictures from last months
two red sticks and a sunny porch
the picture below is also made by me
in the early seventies with my first plastic camera
my two brothers and their jackdaw Janneke




September 01, 2014

blog hop














Patrice invited me for a blog hop :)
here are my answers

what am I working on:
I'm currently trying to figure out how to make a large tapestry, one that is composed of various smaller parts; actually a kind of wall decoration that is not permanent,
that is to say, you will have the choice to hang the various elements against one another as a whole, or as separate islands that float away from each other,
or,
you are free to rearrange the differents parts or remove some and replace by others...
or you can upgrade the tapestry bit by bit untill it takes the entire wall or more, such as a living organism :)
I will soon make a blogpost about my new project, so stay tuned!

I'm also going to take a pottery course in mid-September















how my work differs from other's in it's genre:
I think anyone who feels the need to express creatively is unique;
we are all different personalities and carry our past with us, which translate into our creative work
if you stay loyal to yourself, your work will also be honest and sincere, and that is what makes it attractive to other people I guess

why I create what I do:
there's no much to say here, to be honest, crafting is my natural state of being and it has always been so
I like to see something appear under my hands, it might be predictable and premeditated
but sometimes the making can take a very personal and unexpected twist,
you go with the flow as they say
those are the best moments














how my creative process works:
I can be triggered by just about anything, the button can never be turned off
actually, I'm constantly looking for ways to express myself
but my way of working is rather fickle and offhand; I usually just start something and when I reach the point when I loose focus or get stuck with the composition or colors, I simply put the work aside and start something new
and after some time when picking up the work again I will have a fresh look and mostly know how to go on...
or at worst, start again from scratch :)
I love working with yarns that I got from friends, more than if I would buy them in a store
It's because I like the surprise and the unpredictable, the knowing that I have to find ways to use the given yarn in an appropriate way
by the way, the lovely green mohair bobbins I recently got from Andrea
it will surely show up somewhere in the tapestry :)

thank you Patrice for asking me for this blog hop!

August 26, 2014

a mixed lot 20, some leftovers from summer


















this bug emerged from a bunch of fieldflowers; I think he looks very art deco, like this beautiful raku vase
the pottery classes start again mid September, I hope by that time I can show you my first finished pinchpots :)