mosses and treetrunks

First of all what’s new! I have now a printing press. It is a gem that is portable, foldable and affordable. It can print upto 65 cm wide and x meters long. You will support a small business when buying one. I couldn´t think of anything that is not to …

seaweedprints

A while ago I made prints with seaweeds I have found on the beach at Scheveningen. Their shapes are so interesting. Washed ashore it looks like a green ore black blurb, under water they unfold and appear to be a different thing. It is nice to imagine the world under …

books and boxes

I was in a class for all things paper in Wijk aan Zee. Our teacher was Manja Markies. We all managed to make a beautiful box from scratch: grey cardbord and paper we decorated ourselves. I also made some easy, small books. The one in front is with a japanese …

treebark rubbings

rubbings from the trees in my garden, pencil on paper rowan- sorbus aucuparia, medlar- mespilus germanica, juneberry- amelanchier lamarckii, black mulberry- morus nigra, winter honeysuckle- lonicera fragrantissima blog text audio

roadside

In this time of the year I enjoy the tall grasses in the roadsides, the long vertical stems with tender flowers and seeds in top. They are surrounded by various other plants. I picked some the other day, pressed them flat and printed.

grids

It was wandering in my mind to make this kind of drawings. From one came the other. It was kind of meditation to try making straight lines with the home made ink, that seems to have a will of its own.

elderflower

In this season I see and smell the elderflower everywhere. There are many ways of consuming them, like in sirup, delicious tea, even wine or eat them fried. It is better not to consume the ones that grow beside a mainroad. I have to look for another spot for my …