Friday, October 30, 2009

Violet Mandala

Original watercolor mandala in green blue and violet.
Embellished with a touch of glitter and purple rhinestones. Available with frame in my Etsy shop .
have a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#18)

I traded 4 cards with Margaret and got one ATC print and lovely Moo card.
Most of my blogfriends know Margaret and her gorgeous work, if you don't you really have to visit and follow her blog for your daily eye candy! This card I got from our multi talented Lynn. Queen of Quilts! This ATC is a little mandala! How did she know I would love this....................?! The quilted cats are fabulous as well! See more of her stunning work here. I will be busy this weekend because my DH turns 60 Sunday! So I won't have so much time to blog and visit you all, but monday things will be back to normal so .................. Have a nice weekend and I hope you have lots of things to be thankful for, I know I have!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Animal Wednesday #28

This one is made with watercolor.
The cat looks so much like Sjimmie. Sjimmie's middle name is saucer eyes, because he really can have a very surprised look.

This one I made in Dubai with Inktense pencils.

I love the evil look in this ones eyes, but it is certainly not my Sjimmie!

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 9

X= for Xylopia Aromatica
Monkey Pepper. Strangely shaped fruit with numerous small lobes, arranged in a sort of cluster. Skin is light green, with red pulp which surrounds black seeds. The seeds have a taste and smell much like black pepper. Monkey pepper grows in Brazil.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cactus Monday (#54)

Xique Xique Cactus (not for trade)
Happy Cactus Monday!
Visit Teri for more Cactus fun.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Have a nice weekend!

Came home yesterday after 2 wonderful days in Chicago.
The weather was great, sunny and even Tuesday when rain was predicted the sun was there.
I did some shopping, went to Blick's and bought a few new colors of Dr. Ph Martins and a lot of brushes.
I discovered Eddie Bauer. After flying 25 years I finally went in that store and was pleasantly surprised. I bought some nice gifts for the boys here.
Bought vitamins at Whole Foods Market, which was also a discovery. Wow, what a great shop! We don't have anything like that here.
Meanwhile I did a lot of walking (really shopped till I dropped) and saw the town again, made some video's to show here at home (terrible quality). Discovered a lot of new tall buildings which weren't in my memory of the skyline yet. And enjoyed thousands of chrysantiums and all the Halloween decorations.
I also started a watercolor mandala, which I will show soon when finished.
Have a nice weekend!

You can click and save the large image as wallpaper if you like

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Animal Wednesday #27

The Year of the Cat

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 8

W= for Waterlilly This lilly is drifting across the ocean and will bloom soon in Linda's pond! Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cactus Monday (#53)

Since I missed one Cactus Monday (:(), this is my one year Anniversary for Cactus Monday!!!!!!

This video shows the making of last weeks Cactus Monday ATC!

Happy Cactus Monday to all you cactuteers and to you Teri!

Thanks for bringing the love of the cacti into my life!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeannet!

Today is Jeannet's birthday.
Last year I made her this mandala, how time flies.
In this mandala I have painted 11 dragonflies.
Happy Birthday Jeannet!
May all your dreams come true......
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Purple Bloom

Hope you are having a wonderful time!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Animal Wednesday #26

Here is an update from our deer, the little babies have grown up to be little boys.

I have bought a camcorder recently and I have always said that I am a disaster with a video camera. I have used my Father's in the past and the results were horrible. I decided to give it another try. Poor you!

This take is not so long so maybe you can bear watching it.......

I will try to record the cats and doggies (yes for you Soul) later.

For now Happy Animal Wednesday!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cactus Monday (#52)

Bloom (not for trade)
I'm off to Dubai , see you on Animal Wednesday again.
Happy Cactus monday!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Have a nice Sunday!

Have a nice Sunday!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Poppy ATC (not for trade)
My thoughts are in P town..........
I wish my dear blogfriends a wonderful get together!
Wish I were there.........
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#19)

My friend Aulikki turned 80 this year
And she is still as young at heart as when we met 30 years ago.
Aulikki came to visit us this Monday and Tuesday.
Here she is playing Yatzee with the boys.
I am thankful for having her as my friend for such a long time.
Lisa sent me this U= for Unicorn of the sea.
First I thought it was just a magical creature, but she wrote so serious about it that I searched just in case.
And ........they really do exist.
Watch the video below and maybe you will be just as excited as I was when I saw these magical sea creatures . This is what I love about blogging, friends have always inspiring new things to share.
Thanks Lisa! I love the card (and notice the notecard made by Laurel)

I traded a card with Soul.

She is fast and I am slow, I just completed my mail and I have 6 envelops to be mailed tomorrow.

It is nearly on it's way. ;)

Thanks Soul for the tribal dress, which is gorgeous and all the extras. The bookmark is just perfect also (click to see details)

These beautiful ATC's came today, together with a lovely Moo card.
Recognize the gorgeous work of Margaret?
Notice the wonderful shimmer on the card on the right, something I didn't notice on her blog.
Thanks Margaret!
This Loot came in the mail from Lolo.
Wonderful Flower Power card just in the style of my latest ATC's.
She didn't know that, or did you Lo??
The T = for Taoist symbols is just such a pretty card.
Love , love it!
The buddha beneath is what was in the gorgeous green package. Thanks Lolo!

Hope you have a lot to be thankful for!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Animal Wednesday #25

ATC made for Soul!
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 7

“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms Without the aid of the seasons.”
~Khalil Gibran~
Happy Blooming Tuesday!
This ATC and others you can find on my ATC blog.
Wanna trade?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cactus Monday (#51)

Cactus Wren (not for trade)
Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mandala for Peter

This is my latest birthmandala, which I painted last month, for Peter.
I like the combination of orange and blue here and the balanced feeling of this mandala.
(click to enlarge)
One of the symbols I used in Peter's Mandala is the peacock feather. In general, the Peacock is representative of glory, immortality, royalty, and incorruptibility. It is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty that can be achieved when we endeavor to better ourselves and better our lives. In history, myth, legend & lore, the peacock is considered an emblem of protection, nobility, watchfulness, guidance, and holiness. In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the “eyes” of the stars who watch all life unfolding . In Christianity the peacock represents the “all-seeing” church and the holiness & sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity. In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and luck. Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Japan – she is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Kwan-yin chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution. In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon the thrones of royalty.
Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Papaver (taken)
I finished the ATC's I started in Bonaire.
So if you are interested in trading please have a look on my ATC blog .
And send me an e-mail.
Have a nice Weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#18)

In random order (The pictures never show up in the order I want to anyway.....unless I cut and paste)
This load of goodies came from Soul in the mail!
ATC which we traded but a lot of extras as well.
The Z= for........ I will show you later!
Thanks!!! Soul!
From Mim her R = for Ruby shark
And a card of one of her works of art, printed by Moo.
The quality of this card is really beautiful!
And look at the silver Ruby Shark attached to the ATC!
Sharks are amazing and so is this card.
Thanks Mim!
Beautiful card and my M= for Marianne from Laure.
Thanks Laure!
Last but not least these treasures from Lynn: Beautiful photocard , which didn't show good on the picture, but is in real believe me And The card S= for Snap out of it and Smile! I will hang this one somewhere in sight to remind me to do so whenever it is needed (and believe me I do sometimes!) Thanks Lynn! Happy Thankful Thursday! Hope you have a lot to be thankful for!