Monday, January 12, 2015

DLP 15 - week 1: I do not understand

Terrorists attacked Paris this week. I am speechless. I will not go into describing my confusion here. But this week's DLP prompt to use printed matter was... well, the initial attack was against freedom of the press. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

DLP 15 - week 0

Happy New Year!

This year my Stamping buddy Sandra and I are participating in something called The Documented Life Project 2015. It's organised by a group of mixed media artists called Art to The 5th, and it's free of charge (join us! You can start any time!). The idea is to work on an art journal during the year, there are monthly and weekly prompts.

The theme for January, announced yesterday, is about tackling the blank page, and the text prompt is "Be your own goalkeeper".

Well, I do read New Years resolutions and life goals in that prompt, but actually, for 2015, I don't have any specific goals. Except survival on the job market, maybe... anyway, I started taming that blank page while working on some New Year's cards, using left-over acrylic paint to create a background. Pretty soon I realized I was looking at a map of some sort. And since I don't have a particular goal in 2015, let's take the word "goal" in the sense of "travel destination". On this map, during the year, I'll mark down the places where I have spent a night. Not bad, for the first 4 days, three addresses... I'll also fill in more rivers and mountains and whatnot as the year continues. We'll see where I end up. I'll post the modified page later in the year so you can see the change.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Stay warm

Winter is upon us! Mild, but hey, if you have no snow just look at the calendar and psych yourself into it. Unless you're in the Southern hemisphere in which case stay calm ;)

Here are some winter knits I did, they're to be delivered at Christmas by Santa. They're not heavy, his back should be able to take it :)

Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Long time no mail art!

... so here goes some. One to Italy and one to Canada (please write as soon as you've received it!)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


The French term "cache-misère" literally means "to hide the misery". A lot of cache-misèring is done for example when moving out of a flat. A bit of paint here, an emergency solution there...

In the rubber stamping world it can mean your stamp falling inked side down on your nearly finished masterpiece - show us your mastery and hide the blunder...

Here, we have an art journal page gone wrong. So hideously wrong, in fact, that I didn't even take a picture of it... little by little I've been adding gesso and left-over paint from other projects on it, and now finally the origininal is covered. Sure, if you know it's under there, you can see it. But only if you know...

The French text often seen on railway stations and rail crossings, "Attention, un train peut en cacher un autre" (Warning, there may be another train behind the one you see), here adapted to the purpose: there maybe "art" behind the "art" you're looking at.

Friday, November 07, 2014

For my sister, love, always.

I cut this frog out of some mag ages ago, and when I say ages I mean years. I intended to make some mail art for my sister with it, but somehow never got to it. I never had the heart to use it for anything else either (how could I, it's my sister's frog!), until today. I love this frog. I love my sis. I've loved both since I've had them. But since I can't have my sis near me, at least I'm keeping the frog!