Monday, March 17, 2014

Last Post

Mexican Sunflowers

This is one of my latest madalas.

I gave it a try, but when I am honest to myself and to you I guess this will be my last post.
I had a great time on the blogs, met a lot of wonderful people, made real friends, which I met in real.
And it was inspiring.
But I had a busy year last year and the year ahead I will even be more busy than before. From June I will start to work full time. I know blogging will be nearly impossible. 
But I hope to stay in touch with most of you on Facebook. 

My every day life, family, interests, travels and animal can be followed at my  FB page:
My mandalas at Marianne's Mandalas
My other art at More than just Mandalas

Please come and visit me there and drop me a line.
Who knows in the future I will be back, but for now I say thank you and good bye


Ik denk dat dit mijn laatste post is. Ik heb het nog even geprobeerd , maar ik kom niet meer terug in de routine van bloggen. Het neemt veel tijd in beslag en die tijd heb ik nu even niet meer. Komend jaar ga ik full time werken en ik moet maar zien hoe ik het allemaal ga redden.
Ik ben op FB te vinden, zie de links hierboven. Een snellere en soms ook vluchtigere manier van communiceren, maar meer zit er voorlopig niet in.
Ik heb hier een fantastische tijd gehad, veel leuke mensen ontmoet, echte vrienden gemaakt die ik ook in het echt ontmoet heb en waarmee ik altijd contact zal blijven houden. Veel inspiratie opgedaan en veel geleerd.

Ik hoop dat ik jullie op FB zal blijven zien. 
Misschien kom ik later terug, maar voor nu  dank ik jullie voor alles en ik hoop tot ziens.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Time to take you along on a journey again.
Just returned from a colorful trip to Buenos Aires
With 2 other colleagues we went to explore the town in 2CV
 Plaza del Mayo
 Where the mothers gather every month
 a hotel, not mine.....
 La Boca, such a colorful neighborhood.

 decorated trees :)

 The tulip
 Our guide with Ingrid and Marnel. We had a great time!
 We visited la Recoleta cemetery 

 Puerto Madero

 San Telmo

 Yes and of course we had to dance the tango ;)

I had 2 wonderful days there. I LOVED the town. I thought I had been there many years ago, but I didn't recognize a thing. So probably I confused it with  Santiago.....
So much to see and do there so I hope to return there one day.
And the weather ! Coming from a cold Holland we had 105 F the first day. I loved it.

Hope you are doing OK

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lynn's theme was people, so I made her a people mandala :)
You can follow our ATC project at  our Facebook page.
Hope you are all doing okay. I still find it hard getting back into the blogging routine.
Still trying though.......

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

 a very

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas coloring page

Back home and getting ready for Christmas.
My trip to SF was fantastic. Tiring for both of us. Robin was still recuperating from a flu and I had a jet lag. But we had fun and did a lot of Christmas shopping.
This year I didn't have time to create Christmas cards but I did a mandala and here is a coloring page for you. Just click save, print and have fun!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Mandala

My Christmas Mandala for this year.
Hope you are enjoying the December month and are getting in the spirit of Christmas.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It has been a while.......

(picture by Muktha)

After a long period of being busy I will try to get back to blogging.
I have done a mayor renovation project and finally all is finished, just in time for the Holiday season.
A lot has happened but also in your lives and I haven't been around :(
I have no idea if I can catch up.....after such a long period of being away, but I will try. 
We have started a new ATC project called our ATC's. I haven't been very creative lately but this will push me to do some art every 14 days. It will be fun! And I hope I will be on the blogs more often.
Hope you are all doing fine :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Animal Wednesday / A new King !

We have a new King!
Yesterday was our last Queens day. After 33 years our beloved queen Beatrix ended her 33-year reign and her son became King.
I nearly spent all day watching TV yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly.
the signing 

Mom presenting our new King
Our King , Queen and the little princesses
I loved those orange guirlandes 
A beautiful couple
My gosh it was a fairy tale day!

Happy Animal Wednesday :)
Hope you had some magic in your day as well

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Animal Wednesday / Pandas and small critters

 All videos and pictures in random order. I was in Chengdu this weekend and went to see the pandas there
 This picture was taken a week before, when I visited a friend. Koekie and Droppie encountered a few ferals ..... Look how they avoid looking at the cat and how she just stares at them....Fearless :)

 Oops we can't read........sorry :)
 Here is Toulouse, a beautiful dark blue cat. Koekie whispers a strategy in Droppie's ear......
 back to the Pandas. Here are a few red ones. All just as cute.
 Saw these peacocks and had to think of   a dear friend of mine....
 Isn't he or she cute?! They are just so relaxed sitting and eating..............
 having a meal together..........
 red ones again
 Oh my goodness I couldn't get enough of them
cute cute cute.

Happy Animal Wednesday!