About ten years ago Penelope started illustration friday:
a weekly illustration challenge around a theme.
At first only a few illustrators were joining,
but in these ten years it grew out to a huge illustration community.
An inspiring blog, artist interviews and ofcourse the weekly challenge.
I have submitted many illustrations, the themes are often inspring.
Now Penelope has decided to focus on other things
She will leave Illustration Friday, but the I.F will continue Thank you Penelope for all the inspiration and good luck in the future!
This dancing elephant is now available as postcard in my shop
Today we celebrate we have a new king in Holland
The whole day there are several festivities.
One of the highlights is the famous balcony scene:
This morning the family
appeared on the balcony:
First the old Queen and then the new King and his wife
after them three little princesses, with yellow dresses and a yellow flower in their hair
And they waved, minutes long to please the orange crowd and press.
Yesterday I went to the exhibition The Big Change: Revolutions in Russian Painting 1895-1917
This fascinating period is not well known here in the West.
They exhibit more than 80 paintings from Russian painters and the only painters I knew were Malevich and Kandinsky
At the entrance there is a series self portraits of all painters of this exhibition
It's great to discover so many new (old) works
The exhibition is part of Russia Year 2013.
It takes place in the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht
It was the first time I visited this Museum, it's in the south of Holland
Not nearby, but worthwile to visit (till 11th of August)
Next tuesday we will get a new King.
There's a lot going on around this day.
People prepare themselves for a big celebration
I had so much fun, when I went to the supermarket today.
There was a high heeled blond lady with drawn eye-brows.
She stood in front of me in the queue for the cash desk
She bought all kind of orange props. It was for her and her friend, she told me:
an orange crown, a pair of braces, orange hawaiian necklaces, an orange cowboy hat
and real Dutch treacle-waffles in orange wrapping
I saw this couple in my fantasy celebrating this party together
It made my day :-)
This book was already for a while on my wishlist. little big books illustrations for children's picture books.
This afternoon I saw it in the bookstore and I couldn't resist to buy it.
It's beautiful, full with inspiring illustrations and illustrators.
Some of them I knew already, but there are also lots of new names.
I made a quick selection, but I assure you there's much much more!
I have something to share with you
Something I am really proud of and which makes me happy.
I wanna shout it out loud:
Maybe some of you know it already, but for some time I go often
to the Bikram yoga class in Rotterdam, preferably in the morning.
On the second of January I started a challenge: doing 100 days yoga-classes in a row.
First I didn't tell anybody about it, because I wanted to see for myself how far I would come.
This morning I just had my 100th lesson. So, I DIT IT!!
To celebrate this I will give a discount on this original
yoga postcard set,
untill Thursday next week (the 18th of April) The cards are inspired by my yoga lessons.
Have a look, they can be inspiring, also when you are not practising yoga ;-)