Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Animal Wednesday #24

This page I made for Soul's book in the artysoulsisters traveling sketchbook exchange.
Lots of flying animals even a giraf and a cat. I bet you didn't know they could fly too.
I didn't know either, but I found all pictures when I googled the word fly..............
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 6

An ATC which I made in Bonaire.
I am working on a stack to put up for trade, so please be patient.
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cactus Monday (#50)

Some Cactus shots from Bonaire.
I am back home again.
See you all soon!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Greetings from Bonaire

Greetings from Bonaire!
The internet is down most of the time here and I have no means of uploading pictures.
So I can't blog much.
I will be home just in time for Cactus Monday!
See you all next week!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sjimmie's world tour!

Sjimmie is of to an adventure of a lifetime!
He will be traveling the world in my Artysoulsisters Book and will visit 8 blogfriends!
He will meet Luna, Bliss and Snuffles!
He was so excited when I put him in the envelop this morning!
He took a deep breath and there he went, see you soon black baby of mine!!
Be nice out there!
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cactus Monday (#49)

Prickly Pear Bloom (not for trade)
with flashlight without. can't decide which I like best....... I will fly to Bonaire tonight and will be away for 8 days. Hope I can keep in touch there. Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

S= for Sunflower

S= for Sunflower Have a happy and sunny Sunday!

Friday, September 18, 2009

R= for Rainbow Mandala

This rainbow lotusflower mandala is for Lynn, in out ABC ATC's swap. Have a Rainbow Day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#17)

This came in the mail yesterday!
Lovely pop up card with the art work of Teri!
P= for Peas, which is so delicate and beautiful!
and some extra's; a lovely twinchie and an adodorable Paisley Puddly Cat!
I have been drooling over this one and I am so happy that is is mine!
Teri knows I love cats!
And the outstanding work of Soul!
This is The Q for Queen
In England they have Kings and Queens,
like here in Medieval Holland!

And last but certainly not least............

Lovely cards and a fabric ATC from our dear Lynn: Queen of the Quilts and Wizard of the Sewing Machine!

Thank you all so much!

Mail has never been this much fun since I started blogging.

Every once in a while some gems fall on my doormat!

Hope you have lots of things to be thankful for!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#22)

This is the mandala I made for Marja! (click to enlarge) The mandala has lots of Far Eastern symbols. Such as the yin yang symbol, lotusflowers, mala and the Temple of Heaven which is in Beijing China.
Marja has 33 as birth number, just like Lolo! This is a rare master number and these people are here on earth with a special quest. Their acts of kindness, tenderness and compassion will lead to the transformation of the world's consciousness. Marja's birth number is painted with 33 Chinese Butterflies in the colors of the rainbow with mother of pearl. The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. In our culture it's a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.

From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.

What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. I daresay if a human were to go through this kind of change we’d freak out!

Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).

Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chances of her environment and her body.

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same.

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 5

Dusk Poppy Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cactus Monday (#48)

Christmas cactus bloom (not for trade) My Christmas cactus is growing ready for it's next bloom, which wasn't at Christmas last year , but 2 times before and after................. Happy Cactus Monday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

9 11

9 Hearts and 11 Rainbow beams Today I am home, I am thankful for that. Since 2001 I have been home on the 11th of September...... I remember that day driving home and the spot where my husband called me to tell me to put the radio on and that a plane has hit the WTC tower. I listened and couldn't get the picture. Home, I watched tv and watched it for days................ Saw the 2nd plane fly in the second tower. I can't even tell you what I felt then. I cried so many tears and realized this would change my life as it would the lives of so many. I didn't know any of the victims personally , but all these stories, all these images are burned in my memory. This event also changed the way I experience my profession forever. The cockpit door closed forever. Became armored. No more kids allowed there. Intense security measures everywhere I came, sometimes even ridiculous. It changed the way I looked at people and passengers. That year my husband had a serious car accident as well and all kinds of anxieties showed up, like fear of flying and driving a car and I called ill for a while, seriously thinking of changing my profession. I saw a phychologist for a period. I started my work again and healed slowly like the rest of the world but I still have a scar in my heart. This year I didn't plan on being home this day but the universe took care of me (again), I still don't want to fly on this day................ Be safe and may your hearts heal.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#17)

Yesterday Marja came to pick me up for a surprise lunch. But first I had a surprise for her. Champagne and a birthday gift: a birth mandala. We have been friends for about 44 years. I am so thankful that we renewed our contact 9 years ago. Now we are closer than ever before. Marja took me for lunch to restaurant "Het Katseveer", which was very elegant! And the food was delicious! Thanks Marja for being my friend and for this wonderful afternoon!
The making of..................... I have problems uploading pictures at the moment............ Is it my computer or blogger? I also wanted to show you my gifts from Lynn and Soulbrush, but I will save those for next week! Hope you have lots of things to be thankful for!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#21)

Happy Animal Wednesday! (not for trade)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 4

Frangipani Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cactus Monday (#47)

Last week I missed my first Cactus Monday Since I started 46 weeks ago....... I forgot to prepost one before I went to Panama. Here's a cactus blossom ATC . Happy Cactus Monday to you all!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Riddle........................

It is blue and green and for a lady with an elephant ankle............................ Get well soon! (I'll mail it tomorrow)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#17)

Osprey by Lolo Click to enlarge and admire the eyes! Her art is always amazing!
O= for Ornament A lovely shiny cat ATC and cute stickers from BT Besides being a amazing gardener, BT has a creative mind and makes the most wonderful ATC's.
Awesome Frida hanger!!! by Stampmaiden. Isn't it fabulous?! We share the love of Frida and this surprise came together with her N
= for The Naughty Nutty Nude ( Frida is still nicely wrapped in this picture..............) I am always amazed how all the things I receive are so beautifully wrapped!
An original Lynn!!!! Wan in her Blog anniversary give away! Lynn is a wizard with fabrics, Queen of the Quilts! Thanks so much everyone! So much to be Thankful for today. All these wonderful gifts I received lately. (shown in random order) That my kids are happy and healthy. (My son Felix who turned 11 today) Being home again. And having so many nice (blogging) friends! I have had a busy today but I will try to visit you all soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#21)

Last week I left for a 6 day trip to Panama and took my son Lars with me!
6 days without internet.
we had a marvelous time! and saw lots of animals.
We enjoyed the Old City
Spotted several picturesque cats. Met this friendly fellow
Saw a lot of birds
Caught a fish
Swam with dolphins
Saw numerous whales
which were all awesome
and impressive
Saw whales and dolphins together
Lots of pelicans
a big lizard
a small one
More whales.............
and came really close! No need to tell I had the time of my life and Lars too! Happy Animal Wednesday!