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.

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 …

grasses 2

At the exposition about David Hockney and van Gogh in the Van Goghmuseum, I was touched by a small drawing by Hockney of reed or grass. With a few lines he captured the essence of it, how they bend, move and how they relate to one another. I wanted to …

grasses

Some grasses that I literally picked around the corner. Printed on mulberry paper. It is surprising how tall they are when transferring them to paper. They look so much smaller on the spot next to the streets, the cars and the houses. grasses printed on two sheets of mulberry paper, …

shapes

In the nearestby city oasis “Haagse bos” some big changes are taking place. All the ash trees are affected with a disease and are therefore removed. Now there is much more open space wich is being replanted. It looks a bit sad at the moment and there´s much more dead …