sketchbooks full of ink-drawings
I suddenly realised I did not want to sell these and have made lots of ink drawings on the heavy weight acidfree paper, leftovers from our parents' many invitations and menus, these I can sell
a tiny one-off card-book
when I said to self, 'how about illustrating books?' I did not mean actual books already there in my studio, but I did do just that, grabbing anything in my painting frenzy;-)
above my current favourite: Jason Logan MAKE INK
link to site here
very old leatherbound books that have been with me ever since my nan moved out of her home back in 1989
the above has chapter titles that inspire the drawings, below does not, so I let it fall open and am inspired by random words
some of the ink drawings have been framed and are hanging in the WaardArt window in Geldermalsen for the next two months
a video of my booklet, home-made, hand-sewn binding with an original cover, an illustrated christmas tale of sorts
for sale at only € 40, not incl P&P
ooops, I realised last night in bed I had posted about this one last time, but as this post IS about books! I could not skip it
small postcard size(11x17cm) ink drawings € 30
slightly larger (14x19cm) ink drawings € 40
framed pieces are of course more expensive
€ 125 large 40x50cm framesize
€ 95 medium 30x40cm framesize
€ 85 small 18x24cm framesize
the pricing and measuring I find pretty tedious but it has to be done I suppose; what I'm saying is, if you are interested in buying please contact me via email and we'll work out the nitty gritty details of P&P et cetera
ending on a much more pleasant note, part of an invitation shows an image of my favourite uncle Hans as a child, he got on really well with children, this is now the back of
the illustration you see here:
something about sharing & learning I think, and choosing a christmas tree.....
that might ring true
and its Sublime.
these images. Subime.
they animate, immediately with the looking, become story
which would be varying for each viewer
i just love. just LOVE all. You have found your Place.
Extraordinary. Just Love and Love to you, your Work, us, in the
world who receive it
I AM in a good place with this work, I think it has to do with feeling a lot freer now both parents have died, which might sound strange but there is definitely a lightness, mentally as well as physically, lots more time and space to focus on painting (although time has been rare these past couple of weeks with the house having been sold and we are clearing out the last of the stuff we want to keep!)
Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
May the beauties of the earth, sky and sea
Fill your heart with lasting peace and contentment.
wishing you and yours all the best for 2022
however the well-wishing is for all of you folks, goes without saying;-)
soms is onze wereld zo dicht bij elkaar dat afstand als vanzelf word gecreeerd , ik zou liever langs komen dan het hier in woorden te uiten wellicht komt het er nog wel eens van ,
aan jou en jouw mannelijke huisleden ,je dierbare familie die hun vrouwen meebrengen .... veel fijne momenten wens ik jullie toe ,blijf het creatieve ontvangen
warme hartegroet voor allen
ik hoop dat met jullie alles goed is en dat 't nieuwe jaar creativiteit, gezondheid en gezellig samenzijn mag bieden
I quite agree with Grace that you have "found your place" amongst "The Pretty apples of Eden" ... these paintings do indeed communicate a light-ness and seem to be celebrations of simple pleasures
may we all find more with less in the coming year ... and may you and yours be well and happy
for your photos of what you're drawing now. Kind of an erie strange familiar
feeling. Xrays, etc. Just my thing to love!!! Continue amazing us
and Happy new year!
wishing you a happy healthy 2022
cheers to you too!