Feb 27, 2013

Muscle Man t-shirt

Remember the t-shirt design competition from Wolf?
Winning design was my Muscle Man.
You can now pre-order it and...

here's more good news: the first pre-orders will get this
Muscle Man A3-sized poster along with the t-shirt.
There’s only a limited amount of posters available. First come first served…

By the way: top model is 4 years old Felix :-)

Feb 23, 2013

inspiration: Gustave Caillebotte

Yesterday I was at the exhibition 'an impressionist and photography' about
Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
To be honest I had never heard of him. But it was very inspiring!

They exhibit his paintings in combination with early photographers.
Caillebotte was a pioneer using photographic points of view in his paintings.
It was something new, he was ahead of his time.
The photographs from a later era show simular perspectives and details.
Fascinating to see them together!

A sunday with Caillebotte is a childrens art book inspired by this exhibition.
The illustrations are from Ingrid Godon a flemish illustrator, which I like very much.
Text is from Toon Tellegen, one of my favorite writers. Philosophic and poetic.

The original drawings of the book are also exhibited in the museum.
This book is one of a series of children picture art books, (in dutch)
which are published in cooperation with the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Such a great initiative!

And this was only one exhibition...there's much more to see in this museum :-)

Feb 21, 2013

Picturale 2013

It seems a lot of nice illustration exhibitions are in Belgium.
This weekend Picturale 2013 starts: the 5th festival of illustartion-art.
This years special illustrator is Kaatje Vermeire

I would love to go there, last time I was too late,
but I did buy the catalogue

Feb 17, 2013

R.I.P little robin

I was working in the garden for the first time this year
You could feel the coming spring in the air

Suddenly I saw a little robin on the floor between the leaves... dead...
I wonder what has happened. We shall never know...

We burried him in the garden. R.I.P little robin!
This drawing is for you!

Feb 15, 2013

inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier

This afternoon I went to the exhibition:
the fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier "from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"
in De Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

I had seen a documentary about him on TV.
He is a very enthusiastic, passionated and inspiring person,
he made me wanting to see the exhibition.

It really is a happening. The exhibition itself is a Work of Art.
My mouth fell open when I entered the museum hall:
lots of mannequin dolls, with ingenious projections on their faces
in extravagant costumes, looking and singing.
In the middle Jean Paul Gaulltier 'himself' as storyteller.
All really enchanting!

You can visit the exhibtion till the 12th of May.

(I'm in love with this photo of his teddy bear wearing the first cone bra :-))

Feb 13, 2013

top 112

Some time ago I joined the self portrait contest of Museum Boymans in Rotterdam.
Last week I heard I'm in the selection of the top 112
From more than 1300 participants!

Today I received an e-mail:

"Unfortunately your portrait is not selected for the exhibition.
It doesn't mean your work isn't good or interesting,the fact
you were selected in the top 112 says enough..."

It would have been nice to see little Red Ridinghood
in our own town Museum, (I was close... :-))

There will be a compilation movie of all portraits besides the exhibition.

The opening is Sunday 24 Februari in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
I'm planning to go there!

Feb 10, 2013

winner circus love postcard set

The winner of the circus love postcard set is...


Congratulations :-)
I wanna thank you all for your kind and LOVEly reactions!
and wish you a very happy Valentine!

If you are looking for some nice postcards or giclée art prints
of course you are welcome in the Red Cheeks Factory shop

ps Ingrid can you mail me your adress,
so I can send the circus love postcard set to you
and they will be in time for coming Valentine's Day :-)

Feb 3, 2013

FREE Valentine circus postcard set

It's almost Valentine's day!
The Red Cheeks Factory shop is in the love mood.
Did you see it already? It's fun :-)

I will give away this set of four circus love postcards:
'love is in the air', 'love serenade', cycle of love' and 'power love'

If you wanna win this FREE circus love set
leave a comment below.

It would be nice to hear why you wanna win it.
or maybe you wanna share a nice love story, or love poem or quote.
Wouldn't that be lovely? So we all come in the right love mood :-)

I will pick a winner next Sunday, 10 February.
I don't mind if you spread this news ;-)

with love

Feb 2, 2013

inspiration: various artists 13

New post in the series: various artists.
This time I have chosen three Flemish artists
and one from Holland, living in Spain
They all make very nice work, have a look at the following links:

from left to right:
Sabien Clement
Inge Nouws
Eveline Ester Thijs
Gerda Dendooven