Saturday, May 24, 2014

Earth, Love, Tree.

Last year I met a very sweet lady called Nancy who makes very beautiful oil-paintings of (mostly) Dutch scenery's and landscapes (lovely work, take a look overhere). She's a very lovely, open, beautiful, funny and sensitive person.

Ever since I was a kid I've loved animals and especially horses and I was very happy when I met Nancy and her sweet horse named Theo. The first time I met him he was more interested in his green grass than he was to meet me :-), but the second time around he allowed me to cuddle him for a long time in his stable.
A little while ago Nancy asked me to make a little book especially for her. This is the book I made. She gave me a few words/themes that meant something to her: Earth, Love and Tree.
It's an accordeon-folded little book on thick watercolourpaper.

Part of the book.
The little book folded

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tree Museum

The other day I heard the song from the Counting Crows: 'Big Yellow Taxi'.
This part of the lyrics suddenly made me see a clear image in my imagination;

'they took all the trees and put them in a tree-museum
and charged the people dollar and a half to see them.'

Just hope it won't come to this the way we treat our earth…

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From sketchbookpage to quote in yellow and pink.

Hi all! Have been practicing some hand-lettering. This has been something I've been wanting to get better at for a long time. I like the illustrated quotes I see around very much. And now, finally, I'm getting a little better at it and I'm actually liking some of the things I've made.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


It seems there is a a sea-and nautic related theme going on in me and my art at the moment (also see my previous post). Interesting to think a bit about where this might be coming from.