dinsdag 30 september 2014

Autumn tote bag

I made this tote bag for my eldest daughter. She has an internship at a kindergarden and is doing a project about autumn. She will put things in it that are related to autumn, e.g. a children's book and some craft examples. The purpose is that it's going to be passed around the kindergarden parents and that they use the stuff that's in the bag and that they also put in all kinds of autumn elements.
I'm quite pleased with it.

vrijdag 26 september 2014

From scarf to cushion cover

Last winter I forgot to wash my felted scarf (made in 2007!) with a wool programme in the washing machine. Grmpf! I didn't want to discard it, because I liked it very much. So I decided to cut it up and felt it to a brown cotton cushion cover I already had. For extra sturdiness I handstitched around the borders. I also added some extra felt circles to cover some of the silk underlining of the scarf.

This photo is made just after making the scarf. It hangs a bit limp because it's still wet.

woensdag 24 september 2014

Playing with circles

Just playing with circles from leftover gelliprints.

zaterdag 13 september 2014

A real bookbook!

I saw this funny video on Mary Anns blog. It's so true that it's a relief to have something in your hands without wires or batteries.

vrijdag 12 september 2014

Exhibition Les jardins des Arts

A work of mine has been chosen for this exhibition on Saturday 27 September in Oegstgeest (The Netherlands). (The exhibition is garden-themed because it's National Gardeners Day.) I did a little happy dance of course. It's funny that I made an artists book especially for this occasion, with gelatine prints of things from the garden, but the judges didn't choose it. They chose a work from the last assessment for the Art Academy, the felted sticks.

maandag 1 september 2014

OMG it's a bloke!


I've tried drawing a face with charcoal again. It's a face, that's okay. But the original is a photo of a woman! The various elements seem to resemble, but the overall picture isn't.
I have to keep practising a lot!