May 31, 2009

Hats in the park

Today we celebrated our parks...not some national parks, because there aren't almost some of them overhere in Flanders but just our city-parks that gives us some nature-feeling between all the bricks. In the city close where I grewed up they organize every year a huge festival with theater and puppets -animation. Together we made these heads of some brown paper...just so a simple idea but with lots of possibilities! My stork is so happy above his head!

May 30, 2009

A boy...

This is the final bookplate that I made for the boy as a gift from his parents. It' all inspired on the love for reading and more special the books from Sylvia Vanden Heede with drawings from Thé Tjong Khing : Vos en Haas. (Fox and Hazel).
Where you can sea 'een lezende jongen' (a reading boy) there is written the name and surname of the boy. So from today on he can start personalizing all his books with my designed bookplates. I really hope he will like it...

May 28, 2009

A box...

Since many time I made a box again from some nice papers. I LOVE to make my own books or boxes with all kinds of delightfull papers I have stocked in my room or that I buy. This one is a surprise for a young boy. Inside the box he will have his own bookplates, we call them 'ex-libris', to personalize all his books. His mum had a great idea and she asked me to make that special gift for her son.
The bookplate you will find here soon... ;)

May 27, 2009


She is counting the days to return to her second homeland...
Ella esta contando los dias para regresar a su segundo pais...

May 24, 2009

May 20, 2009


Since some days ants are ruling our house! At specific hours the queens and the drones fly away
from their nest and fly against the door that gives entry to the garden...they have to go in the air to make more ande more and more ants!
...The house is filling up with all of them! My personal contagious disease / disaster...
Any tips to make them move from our little peacefull house?

May 17, 2009


While giving a demonstration in my classroom... I created this without thinking...freestyling!

May 16, 2009

Baby K

Since yesterday the zoo of Antwerp is waiting for the final birth of the first elephant ever born in here in Belgium. Everybody who wants can watch live to the mother and te rest of the family who are expecting their baby on :
The zoo promised that every belgian family will receive a babycard, designed by a child, when the little one has I'm really hoping for that! This is my interpretation of the future elephant...he will be the first elephant-king of Belgium...
She or he will have a name beginning with 'K'. The mother is an asian elephant so the name has to be asian-orientated. 'K'athy isn't that asian I guess :) Any suggests?

May 11, 2009

Pattern 'Pollo'

Tomorrow I have to teach lesson with a link to fashion. So, I'm very crazy of making stamps as I am a graphic-girl. I start thinking and the wonderfull blog of Lara Brehm inspired me to try making patterns with stamps on textile and later on create something out of that piece of hand-printed textile. But so far, never give a lesson without trying it yourself ;). This one I tried very fast with a drawing of some chicken-kind things and some clicks in Photoshop. Now straight to the pupils...:)

May 10, 2009

Drawings with flour and cream / Dibujos con harina y crema

No drawings today, only delicious sweeties I made this morning for the loviest mama in the world ;)
No he dibujado hoy, sólo he preparado en la mañana estos dulces tan ricos para la mamá mas cariñosa del mundo ;)

May 9, 2009

Viva Mama!

To all the mothers of this world...Happy Mother's day!
Para todas las mamás de este mundo ...Felíz dia de la Madre!

Here you can see the beginning, the original drawing and the finishing result, a nice card for our mothers : a belgian and a peruvian.
Aqui ves el inicio, mi dibujo original y el resultado, una tarjeta para nuestras mamás :
una belga y una peruana.


May 8, 2009


I still have to remind those easter-evenings in Alghero, Sardinia.
The candles in the hands of elderly woman, the bands playing a dramatic melody, they left me speechless...
Todavia recuerdo estas noches de Semana Santa en Alghero, Sardegna.
Las velas en las manos de las mujeres, las bandas tocando una melodia dramatica, todo eso me ha dejado sin palabras...

May 7, 2009


Time flies...and I played like a whole week with this Illustration-Friday-theme in my head...I couldn't think away from the huge animal that would be dominated by a stupid thiny this is that. That's the way I dreamed it... :)

May 6, 2009

Save me ...

A hard wind outside on a sunny day while listening to Duffy...
Un viento fuerte y un sol brillando mientras escucho Duffy...

May 4, 2009

Teaching Art

Meanwhile I cannot find enough time to draw a piece of my day I took
the time to upload new images on another blog of me.
There I collect some pictures of my lessons so the parents and the artists themselves can have a digital overview of their results...of course you are welcome there also...
I try to show them how brightfull you can color your life... :) in all kinds of senses. Enjoy their work, their smiles, their creations made by hands between 6 and 8 years old !

May 1, 2009

Making cards

Yesterday a birth, tomorrow a wedding...time to design my own cards.
I really enjoy to make some layout and see them as prints. Lots of my drawings I never printed before. Choosing a right paper, thick enough to stand on his own...nice to do and it gives me a lot of ideas...