Friday, July 30, 2010

Rainbows :)

Rainbow ATC
I got this lamp from my Mom last year
besides it catches the light
when the sun shines
It creates rainbows everywhere
Even in the hall where these little rainbows are reflected by the miror
I just love rainbows, don't you?
Have a rainbow day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Animal Wednesday / Sjimmie

Sjimmie says Happy Animal Wednesday !

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Have a Mandala Day!

Have a Mandala Day! ♥♥♥

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cactus Monday / Shanghai cactus garden

In Shanghai (last week) I walked past the little cactus garden.
Remember the watermelon cactus from last time?
That specific container was gone, but the love for cacti was still there
and many more cacti and containers to admire.
Ever seen a red colored cactus?
Could it be real..........?
Happy Cactus Monday!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Animal Wednesday / Pup

I am working on a few things, but I can't show them just yet.....
So here is an oldie, a little mandala I was commissioned to make for Pup.
(Isn't that a cute name for a girl?)
In this mandala I painted an Egyptian Bennu.
The Bennu bird was an imaginary bird resembling a heron. It had a two long feathers on the crest of it's head and was often crowned with the Atef crown of Osiris (the White Crown with two ostrich plumes on either side) or with the disk of the sun. Meaning: The Bennu was the sacred bird of Heliopolis. Bennu probably derives from the word weben, meaning "rise" or "shine." The Bennu was associated with the sun and represented the Ba or soul of the sun god, Ra. In the Late Period, the hieroglyph of the bird was used to represent this deity directly. As a symbol of the rising and setting sun, the Bennu was also the lord of the royal jubilee.
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Simeon's Got Talent!

Here another season of Holland's got Talent! has started. Just wanted to share this video of a Dutch boy, living in Orlando, who joined America's Got Talent this year. The thing I liked most was his mother smiling from ear to ear with pride. The video just gives me a happy feeling. Enjoy it! Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Animal Wednesday / Lara

Lara, born June 30 2010
Birth mandala made with watercolors and micron pen.
For her birth month I chose 6 indigo dolphins, symbol of











and Power

Dolphins are viewed as free-spirited, happy and fun-loving. In Native American symbolism, dolphins mean joy, harmony and a connection with one's higher self. The intelligence of dolphins is well-documented, including their ability to learn sign language, to communicate with their own complex language and their ability to form deep attachments to humans. They have also been known to protect humans from shark attacks or even save them from drowning. There are almost 40 species of dolphins. They are closely related to whales and porpoises. Dolphins have a streamline body that is perfect for fast swimming. Dolphins have extrememly sharp hearing and eyesight. They have no sense of smell, but their sense of taste may serve a similiar function since they live most of their lives beneath the surface of the water.

Is there anyone who doesn't like dolphins??????

I don't think so. I think they are very special creatures.

Have a dolphin day!

Happy Animals Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For Peter

A friend of ours died last week at the age of 49.
I made this card for my friend Daniƫlle and her daughter Sophie who are heartbroken by the loss of her dear husband and Father.
Peter was cremated today. Sometimes life seems unfair and unpredictable.
Peter knew, after a lung transplant, how to enjoy life, I admire him for that.
Enjoy life dear people! Make every moment count and tell your loved ones you love them.
Feel the good things, which are given to you........hear the birds whistle for you.........see the beauty around you, just for you!. Open up your senses. The best things in life are free.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Cactus Monday / bird on cactus

I have no idea what kind of bird this is.....
The fakir bird ..................
Maybe Teri or Lisa knows?
Happy Cactus Monday!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

These presents came in the mail for my birthday July the 4th.
From my dear friend Lolo!
I just love the way they were wrapped in, done with so much care and love , like the way she is.
The most wonderful presents! Love the ink by Authentic Models, they look so pretty. Nearly too pretty to open...... The peacock feather card, a mandala hanger
An Amethist and a soap stone (I love soap stone!) sleeping cat
And Last but not least this gorgeous ceramic sculpture, which is a bottle, by Jill Taylor.
Lolo, you have spoiled me rotten!
Thanks a million dear!
besides presents I got a lot of ATC's in the mail.
These wonderful ones are by Teri, master of watercolors and Haiku's. She combined the two in a fabulous series of Haiku's made for the ABC ATC's exchange.
The 2 yellow feather were a present from her bird Sunshine.
Oh I love Sunshine, both the bird and the real thing.......
Thanks Teri for your special ATC's and the feathers!
Lisa sent me this wonderful caterpillar! On gorgeous paper, which I will search around the world :)
Thanks Lisa, loved all your butterflies and caterpillars!
Mail from BT! V= for Variety , a gorgeous colorful card.
Look at the turtle who crawled out of the envelop!
Thanks BT! Love the card.
Patty's T = for Totem Pole, done in her fabulous scissor art!
I also received the book Carina which I ordered from Patty. Signed by the author! Well how cool is that!
Thanks Patty, hope to read it soon.
And last but not least "Sin"by Lynn, one of her famous Hebrew letters.
And A card "magnify your life"
Thanks Lynn, always love the things you create!
You see so much to be thankful for!
The weather has been gorgeous here and will stay that way :)
Tomorrow I will go to Paramaribo. Only a short trip, I will be home on Sunday. In time to enjoy the rest of the wonderful weather.
Hope you have a lot to be thankful for!
Happy TT!


This was the picture waiting for me when I came down one morning.
Five of my 6 cats in one spot waiting for food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is not the best picture, especially with the flash in those eyes, but I loved this sight of them all together with the same goal. Even Sjimmie teamed up with the girls.
Aren't cats adorable?!
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cactus Monday

We had a wonderful celebration yesterday with sunny weather.
Thanks for your virtual visit and good wishes, all together made it a special day!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th!

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


A= for Aligator
B= for Blue Morpho
C= for Christmas Cactus
D= for daisy in the sun
E= for Earth
F= for Flax Fairy
G= for Green Violet ear
H= for Husky
I= for Impala
J= for Japanese fighting fish
K= for Koala
L= for Luna
M= for Mandala (what else??!!)
N= for Nude
O= for Oxlip
P= for Peacock
Q= for Quote
R= for Rhino
S= for Spring peeper
T= for T Rex
U= for Ural Owl
V= for Valkparkiet
W= for Watermelon
X= for X-otic
Y= for Yoga Yantra
Z= for Zanzibar
I finished my 2nd ABC's for the ABC ATC's Around the World group.
Here they all are together.
It has been a lot of fun ladies.
Thanks for all your beautiful cards.
Hope you will all enjoy the summer break :)