Dec 30, 2014

Haiku book project

Great news! I'm working on a book together with Flemish author / poet Geert De Kockere.

It will be a luxurous book, more than 600 pages. A combination of 1001 haiku's and my drawings. Old and new ones. This could be a possible cover:

We did work together before on the 'real face book project'. Remember?

This cooperation is a fun and interesting creative process. Sometimes Geert makes haiku's inspired by my drawings. and sometimes I  make drawings inspired by his haiku's. So I draw a lot lately, which I love doing.

The text will be all in Dutch and unfortunately difficult to translate.
Will be continued :-)

Dec 15, 2014

Swanwalk December 2014

Here are some pictures of our pop-up shop during the Swanwalk last weekend.

I made this photo collage, a closer look here accordioniste was playing in the street and visited our shop to sing a song...

...our display window during daytime...

...our display window by night...

...some of mt Red Cheeks Factory postcards...

...Affirmation Angela, which was (again) a bestseller :-).... of the walking swans I painted on the display window...

...some of my Red Cheeks Factory prints...

...the shop from the other side: leather bags made by Evelyne Hofman
of beleef je verbeelding,  necklaces made by Paula van Loon and
Christmas ornamentsmade by Diny Hofman... postcards in postcard racks...

...and another view on the whole shop...

Today we gonna clear the room again  It was a fun experiment to have a real shop for one weekend. To meet nice and kind people, shop owners, artists and customers.

...and now I'm happy to go back  to my drawing work again :-)

Dec 11, 2014

Swanwalk kersteditie

This weekend I will join the Swanwalk christmas edition. It's a shopping event around het Zwaanshals, one of the nicest streets of Rotterdam and in my neighbourhood!

Together with 'Beleef je verbeelding', Paula de Loor and Diny Hofman, we have our own pop-up shop. Today we gonna set up this shop. I'm gonna paint on the window :-)

...and so I did....

The result of a part of the window. Funny, because you have to make the text the other way around. I worked first with a beamer, projected the text on my wall and painted the reversed text on paper.

....and here are the shopping swans. The rest of the etalage we do tomorrow.

Will be continued....

Dec 5, 2014

Three Little Kittens

I join this weeks Spoonflower competition. Theme: kittenns in mittens.
I made this pattern after the nursery rhyme of Mother the Goose: three little kittens.
If you like it, you can support me and vote for it here
Thanks in advance!

I didn't know this rhyme, but I love it!

Three little kittens

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,
That we have lost our mittens."
"What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie."
"Meow, meow, meow."
"Then you shall have no pie."

The three little kittens, they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,
For we have found our mittens."
"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie."
"Purr, purr, purr,
Oh, let us have some pie."

The three little kittens put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie,
"Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear,
That we have soiled our mittens."
"What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!"
Then they began to sigh,
"Meow, meow, meow,"
Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens, they washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry,
"Oh, mother dear, do you not hear,
That we have washed our mittens?"
"What, washed your mittens, then you're good kittens,
But I smell a rat close by."
"Meow, meow, meow,
We smell a rat close by."

Dec 3, 2014

hip hip hooray!

Hip hip hoorayyyyy, just reached 100 sales in my Etsy shop todayyyyy!

...and I'm not sold out yet...  You are welcome!