zaterdag 14 april 2018

a very quiet ...



birthday

(that's what I had today,
but next week some more people will 
catch up !)


So Man and I had a flowery, quiet, but sunny day
after daughter and her dearest friend came by, 
before leaving on the Fast Ferry to Rotterdam,
bringing some very nice presents !!!


What a little treasure daughter found for me !


*

Another tiny painting was completed yesterday


Daisy
Madelief
Gänseblümchen

(only 7 x 7 cm
2.75 x 2.75")

zondag 8 april 2018

painting ...

Still painting

(never had something going thát long, I think)

Because I found some good frames
I made somewhat bigger paintings this time
(16 x 24 cm in a 30 x 40 cm frame)

Here are two details







(still more to come)


zondag 1 april 2018

fooling Easter ?

Easter on the first of April,
funny  ...
though we're a LOT happier than a year ago
(when we spent the day in hospital !
happy to have left thát behind us ...)


A gray day today
and not very warm too !
Not at all what you expect on Easter.

So why not make our own nice day :


Spring flowers from daughter
a bunch of (good old) Easter bunnies
and one of my gouache paintings that I've been making
the last three months.


A happy weekend to you all out there !


zondag 18 maart 2018

18 - 3 - 18

(ahhhh ... the previous "18" went by unnoticed ...)

Time
...
They say,
sometimes time stands still and sometimes time flies.

Of course that's not true :
it depends on our own perception
of what we are doing
that makes time fly or stand still ...

Today we had a special birthday dinner
for our daughter :
she had her 44th birthday yesterday !
(that's why I said time flies :
I remember her small self on the Sunday she was born so well !!!)

Pasta di mamma


Homemade pasta, broccoli, baked tomatoes, baked salmon,
avocado, homemade pesto, tomato sauce, a green salad
and "tarte tatin" for dessert !


And like the last two months
there is the on-going story of paint



Friends !

maandag 26 februari 2018

so lucky ... !




Reaching for the stars ...
why not ?

Twenty years ago this very day,
I had a major operation
after being diagnosed with breast cancer
on Friday the 13th
(no, I'm NOT superstitious, but I remember
that day very well, when my world came tumbling down)

It took me a while to get things back on track,
before I even trusted to reach for the stars.




It all worked out well
and I'm happy to be still here,
and I now know you have to reach for the stars
(at least try !)


Just busy, busy, busy
with more little paintings :

it is such FUN 

woensdag 14 februari 2018

sending love ...

When you leave out
what the commerce likes to do with Valentine Day ...
it's just fun
to send a bit of love
into the world !


This is only a quarter (!)
of a new small painting,
gouache on paper
(9 x 14 cm)


A small token of love
to someone special ?


Happy Valentine