Saturday, October 29, 2016

From the Morning Book

I am at a place now in my morning art practice where I am with my regular journaling. It's become such a habit that it's okay to skip it every now and then, because I know I will pick it up the next day. This may sound a bit paradoxal, but I really believe a true habit is formed when you no longer feel like you will drop it altogether if you don't do it for a day or so. It's for me a sign that it's ingrained in my system.

Here are six more pages of the Morning Boook that I finished not so long ago.







Pretty much all of these were done in Tombow Dual Brush Pens (markers). The first two were washed afterwards which gives the watercolour effect and on the one with the flowers I added a lot of coloured pencil work on top to give everything more depth. I love doing coloured pencils on a base of ink, it brings everything to life.

Some of these were done in half an hour, but some took up to six or seven sittings. The Morning Book is slow going because of this, but it's also very gratifying to work on. I can really take my time with this book.

Hope all is well wherever you are and that you will have a wonderful and artsy weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Zelhem Slideshow - part three of three

The first week of October I went on vacation to my sister's house in Zelhem (Bronckhorst), which is a town in the east of The Netherlands. While I was there I looked after her sweet dog Jinte, the cutest little border terrier. 

Having a dog at my disposal meant I had a very willing walking companion, so basically that's what I did: I walked and walked and walked some more. It was fabulous! Of course I also took many photographs and this three part series serves as a little slideshow of my vacation.

I won't be explaining much about the pictures. Around Zelhem it is mostly farmland and it shows. ;-) If anything needs clarifying however don't hesitate to ask in the comments. 

Hope you enjoy these pictures! 
















And that wraps up my vacation photographs!

You'll be pleased to know I also filled a little travel journal. As we speak that isn't completely finished yet, because I still need to add a few details, but the minute it's done I will of course share that with you too and tell you all about it.

For now I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Zelhem Slideshow - part two of three

The first week of October I went on vacation to my sister's house in Zelhem (Bronckhorst), which is a town in the east of The Netherlands. While I was there I looked after her sweet dog Jinte, the cutest little border terrier. 

Having a dog at my disposal meant I had a very willing walking companion, so basically that's what I did: I walked and walked and walked some more. It was fabulous! Of course I also took many photographs and this three part series serves as a little slideshow of my vacation.

I won't be explaining much about the pictures. Around Zelhem it is mostly farmland and it shows. ;-) If anything needs clarifying however don't hesitate to ask in the comments. 

Hope you enjoy these pictures! 







Halfway my vacation I went on a shopping trip to the city of Zutphen.



Yes, I scored well! ;-)

This sign says 'Sit down' in the local dialect. In 'proper' Dutch it would be 'Ga zitten'.

Jinte and I usually had lunch halfway our walks.



Next time the final part of my slideshow. Until then I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Zelhem Slideshow - part one of three

The first week of October I went on vacation to my sister's house in Zelhem (Bronckhorst), which is a town in the east of The Netherlands. While I was there I looked after her sweet dog Jinte, the cutest little border terrier. 

Having a dog at my disposal meant I had a very willing walking companion, so basically that's what I did: I walked and walked and walked some more. It was fabulous! Of course I also took many photographs and this three part series serves as a little slideshow of my vacation.

I won't be explaining much about the pictures. Around Zelhem it is mostly farmland and it shows. ;-) If anything needs clarifying however don't hesitate to ask in the comments. 

Hope you enjoy these pictures! 



This is the only bike ride I went on - to Slangenburg Castle.









This is a donkey rescue near my sister's house!




Next time part two of my vacation. For now I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day! And yes...it's good to be back on the blog. :-)




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