Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

So another year gone! Looking back, it was a year with a lot of high's and also some low's. The year I started this blog and found my own style. I'm really proud of all the pages I made. I so enjoyed making them, I think these are my favorite:



For 2012 I want to try to Art Journal every day. I love that my journal is in only one style, so I made a smaller one to just play and try new things.
I will work on my health, both body and soul. Will meditate and read more. Enjoy my family and friends.

Hope you will have a fun and safe New Year's Eve and wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2012!

Last Page of the Year and Finishing Projects

I was making a page for someone else, but at the end I wasn't really satisfied. I liked the page, but not what I had in mind. So turned the page into a page for myself :-) Probably the last page of the year.

At the Dutch Art Journaling Forum we started a Circle Journal. With nine participants we made pages for each other. We worked on separate pages on A5 in the theme the other chose. This are the pages I made for them.

For Ilse, theme Wings
Find your wings and fly

For Ellie, theme Animals
Sweet Chick
For Elvy, theme Quotations
To Wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are
For Marieke, theme Colors
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life

For Margot, theme Angels
We are each of us angels with only one wing and we can only fly by embracing one another
For Sandra, theme Grids
Think out side the box
For Bonita, theme Quotations
Life is not about waiting fot the storm to pass but to dance in the rain.
For Alda, theme Hearts
Smile, it is the key rhat fits the lock of everybody's heart

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Art Journal Pages

Mama's monster
Mommy's monster


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Art Journal Pages

Some pages with a review of 2011 and my hopes for 2012, wrote on the back of the pages about it.

Hoop, geloof, liefde
Hope, faith, love

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art Journal Pages

Still blue here, going to some hard times.
C'est la Vie, I guess.

Ik ga je zo missen
I'm going to miss you so much
Letting go

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Art Journal Pages

Yes I'm still here... after a week of radio silence I have some new pages to show you. They are a bit blue, literally but also figuratively. Because my art journal is also my dairy I usually fit the colors to the emotion I'm in.
How do you choose the colors of your page?

Ik moet te veel
I have to do to much
Nog dit en dat en dan puntjes op de i
This and that and than the dots on the i 
Encourage your hopes not your fears
Genoten van het samen zwemmen
Enjoying swimming together

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge: Friends

A few weeks ago Lily from The Octopode Factory was looking for new members for her Design Team. I love her Octopodes and thought I would give it a go. I didn't get in, but I did get the honor of being the guest designer for this weeks challenge. The challenge at TOFF is Friends and this is my entry that I made in my journal.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Art Journal Pages

Because of my ATC madness, I haven't done much in my journal. But on the things I have done, you can see my other addiction ;-)

Met de zomer herfst en nu met de herfst zomer?
With the summer autumn and now with autumn summer?
De zelfde fout
The same mistake
Verbouwen is niet mijn hobby
Remodeling is not my hobby

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Octopode Factory Challenge: Houses

Another ATC for The Octopode Factory Challenge. The challenge this week is houses, so these Whimsical Houses from TOF where perfect. The car from the digital sheet Christmas Toys fits perfectly :-)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Octopode Factory Challenge: Black & Orange

Followed the challenge blog of The Octopode Factory for a while now, but never joined. This will be the first time :-D The challenge this week is black and orange, perfect for Halloween. I made this ATC with a image from TOF collage sheet and the haunted house stamp is from My Minds Eye.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ATC frenzy

Oh my... I'm really getting addicted. Haven't touched my journal in a while. These are the ATC's I recently made. If you want to trade with me, just let me know :-D

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Pages

So these are the last two pages in my journal. I finished the cover, did some ribbon on the bookbinding rings and added some charms. My new journal is ready for use, but it's strange how you have to grow in a new journal, because you're old one was so safe.

Meer genieten
Enjoying more
Waarom gaat dat klokje toch zo hard, ik wil rust
Why is that clock ticking so hard, I want peace

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Almost two weeks ago I participated with the Blog Hop in honor of the 10th birthday of Art from the Heart. It was so great to see all the beautiful art work and the love the artists showed for AFTH. But the best part of it... I WON! :-D I won a price in the category Dylusions. Today I could pick up my envelop at the post office. I'm so happy with my new stamps Write Between the Lines :-D and played with them the moment I could.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Art Journal Pages

I journal about everyday things, emotions en events. These pages are not different from that. My son is a great inspiration to journal about, but you already know that don't you ;-). The fist page is about him, he just cannot sit still :-). I love the flowers, it's the back of a rejected background. There are always splatters of paint and color wash on them, I actually love the backs of my backgrounds. The second page is about my insecurity in friendships :-(

Bezige bij
Busy Bee
Ik ben niet leuk genoeg
I'm not fun enough

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hello everybody... I'm going to make ATC's to trade... just to let you know :-D
Look at my Flickr account what is available and let me know if you're interested.
Here are some examples.