Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dalai Lama's Birthday Party!!!!!

Last Friday I went to my friend Goedele.
We had a good laugh about this card she got for her birthday.

The night before I groomed my doggies and took them with me. Goedele loves my dogs and the dogs are in love with her. Here is Tiuri their pet. Isn't he gorgeous!!!!! And here are my girl ready for Spring with their new hair cut.

(They send their love to Soul and Snuffles!

finally a picture.........)

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cactus Monday

How times flies....
Been either busy,away or tired.
Hope to feel more energetic this week to blog, create and comment.
Happy Cactus Monday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Goedele!

Today is Goedele's birthday!
This is the very first mandala I painted.
My gosh .......the canvas was too little ;)
Although I like my work better now I look back on this one with pleasure.
It reflects my friends personality so well.
She is such a sweet person and a sunshine in the lives of many!
And all her good qualities are too many to behold on a canvas.
Years later she asked me to paint her another mandala .
This mandala was for another place in another country (and in another live).
I used the same symbols.
Both for the same person, both different yet still the same?
Happy Birthday dear! See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dragonflies

No dragonflies here yet but spring has arrived!
It was lovely weather today!
Hope where ever you are the sun is shining for you or will do so tomorrow.
Enjoy spring or the anticipation!
I intend to enjoy every single moment of it!
Have a dragonfly day! Happy Animal Wednesday!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cactus Monday! Home again.....

This ATC I made when I was stand-by in Rotterdam ......
I love these colors................

Happy to be home again......

Happy Cactus Monday!

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

K= for Koala

K= for Koala Who doesn't love them? To see the other K's visit our blog My last day here in the sunshine! tonight I will fly home. Can't wait to be with all my loved ones and to see Spring finally arrive................ Have a Sunny Sunday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Panama

Just some pictures....
made in the old part of Panama City
I just love the old town
with all its beauty and lost beauty
Nature taking over
Aha a cat friend!
the view of the "new" city
Old splendor
Beautiful buildings
and details
My favorite square with favorite restaurant: La Casa Blanca, strange enough painted red.....
Here I had diner in August with my son and tonight with a colleague
These ravens, kind of black magpies (but still family of raven I think) I spotted
It was lovely and so was the diner. Have a nice day! Greetings from Panama!
♥♥♥

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Is Simon sure it is his cat? It looks a lot like Sjimmie when he was young....... My dinner table chairs all (8!) look the same as that chair! He didn't spare one. I have replaced my curtians which btw also looked the same way. Now I know why he behaved liked that!! There must have been a fly in the house and he probably killed him for me. Poor Sjimmie I didn't even reward him at that time.....................

He has calmed down now, maybe time for some new furniture?

I really like Simon's Cat!

Visit his website and see them all! Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Blooming Tuesday!

If Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed.
They say tomorrow will be a nice day here........
Let it be true..........
I am in Rotterdam still standby so don't know if I will witness that beautiful day tomorrow.
So here is a little spring feeling, just in case.
Hope the sun is shining where you are and that Spring will be there soon!
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Cactus Monday

Happy Cactus Monday! For more cactus fun visit Teri

Friday, March 12, 2010

Simone

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This is my latest Birthmandala. Painted a while ago for Simone

In this mandala I painted a koi tattoo.

It's symbolises:

• Courage to brave all the challenges of life• Determination and endurance even in critical situations.• Good luck• Independence and freedom.• Strength to withstand the test of time

Read more about it here Now that's what I call a tattoo! ;)
Hope the mandala will remind you of your own strenght and will bring you good luck Simone!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

PS (on top)
Look what I got today from Deepa!
This wonderful artist and sweet person made some very beautiful and personal awards for us.
I got this wonderful one!
I pass it on to all my blogfriends who come here and make my day with their comments and friendship!
Thanks Deepa!!!♥
This treasures came from Lolo!
Her new series of ABC ATC's she is sending in gorgeous organza puches and I was wondering how she got those glitter letters on. Well now I know and I have the same in gorgeous purple!
Wonderful hummingbird transfers. Don't we all need some of his energy?!
I already have an idea what to do with them in my head......
Thanks Lolo! ♥
Lolo also sent me this wonderful Frida interpretation.
Love that lady! Who? Well both of course! Great Purple Hairstreak by Lisa! her butterfly series are fabulous! Glad one fluttered my way. And as a surprise she sent me a Vincent bookmark. I love it! He sure was special! Click on the YouTube below to admire his work and the song by Don Mclean, both are so timeless..................... Thanks Lisa! ♥ Soul sent me one of her lovely ATC's J= for Jump! Hope the lady lands softly........... Thanks Jossie!!! ♥ Together with a card I recognized immediately. On the back it says : Do Animals Have Souls? Of course they do. After looking this beauty in the eyes and you can say No, you have to have your head eximined.
Yeah..............spring is here!!!!!
Well no, but the card from Cat sure has that Spring feeling I am longing for!
Thanks Cat!!♥
I am ready for Spring. How about you?
Happy Thankful Thursday!
Hope you have alot to be thankkful for!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The King and his Castle

(Click to enlarge to admire Sjimmie)
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring feeling........

I have changed my bloglook .
And I have redone my website as well.
I have tried to make it easier to navigate and got rid of a lot of things.
I made a complete new site which is very well organized.............so unlike me.
Please have a look at http://www.mandarianne.nl/ and if you have any suggestions please let me know.
I have tried to create a bit of a Spring feeling. It is still cold here and no signs of Spring yet.
Well so far Spring has never skipped a year, so let's stay confident.
Have a nice day!
PS Please click on this YouTube video. Besides it is a great video to watch the hospital get a large sum of money with a million clicks for the treatment of breastcancer so click and send forward!!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cactus Monday / Lemur

Ring tailed lemur feeding on prickly pear cactus.
Back from my trip to Chicago. Had a great time there. Shopped till I dropped and went to one of the last Oprah Winfrey Shows! Janet Jackson and Tylor Perry were her guests.
Today I will be out most of the day. I will pick my Mom up and together we will visit my friend Aulikki who is still in rehab after her hip surgery.
It starts to snow here again..................Please stop and give Spring a chance!!!!!!!
Happy Cactus Monday!
Visit Teri for more cactus fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cactus Monday / Moon over desert

Wishing everyone a happy cactus Monday!
And Don't forget to visit Teri for more cactus fun!