Thursday, December 29, 2011

After christmas.

It's almost time to put everything back up the attic.
All the lights, the decorations, the tree... 
But before  that, I wanted to make some sketches. This is the first:
I wanted to add some color, but I think I will leave it like it is.

We put the tree in front of the door this year, so there is more space for my father. He is in a wheelchair since suffering a stroke, and the room is a bit small.
We put a note on the door, do not enter, but I have walked in a few times, wanting to answer the phone.The tree almost fell twice.

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free online workshop

I have signed up for a online workshop.
Actually two workshops: Doodles Unleashed: Mixed Media Techniques and Watercolor Sketching.
It's my first online workshop.

This is from the website : " Our online workshops are free and self-paced. Workshops are held in our virtual classroom website. Each workshop consists of four video lessons and supporting downloadable instructions. "
Here is a link if you are interested

I am looking forward to it.

More info Doodles unleashed by Traci Bautista: 2011-free-doodles-unleashed-online-workshop.html

More tutorials Cathy Johnson (Watercolor Sketching): KateJosTube

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas market

I went to the Christmas market today. It was held in the summerhouse of an old merchants house called ‘Ceres’.
I call it a summerhouse, but it’s called ‘airhouse’ in dutch.
It's the only one left in the area, but I couldn't find out what it is.
Anyway, it was beautiful: the building, the decorations.

The tree in the garden is a purple beech, it is more than a century old.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cat and Mouse

Hannes enjoys chasing mice. He isn't very good at it, they usually get away from him.
This one managed to get into the shed and find a safe place.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy dogs

A woman was walking her dogs and let them swim.
They came to swim everyday, she told me.
I guess the ducks got used to them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011


You have to be careful where you walk, there are spiders everywhere. I've walked into a few webs this week...

Monday, July 4, 2011


This is me: I find something new - I figure out how it works - I get bored - I find something new... To avoid distractions I keep it simple. It's about the picture after all, not the camera or the software. I still use my first digital camera, a Canon Powershot A420. To import and edit I use Picasa, sometimes Gimp. So here are some of the simple pictures I have taken.