Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sint Annastraat, Breda

Beautiful Breda, here in the Netherlands, last week. Met some new Etsy people and their 'real' shops in the Sint Annastraat....a very cool street....the highlight was cafe couture vintage seller of handmade clothing and accessories, who's desk was an ironing board and footrest a mini sleeve ironing board.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

dutch design chair

Yesterday I came across a fantastic shop in Bergen op Zoom here in the Netherlands. It sold all kinds of innovative objects and fair trade products. One of the pieces was this amazing stool made completely from cardboard and assembled in a matter of minutes. It can support up to 200kg and is really sturdy, but light to lift. I love it! Slippers weren't included...

Saturday, 5 April 2014

flowers and bees

It's been a while since I've posted our news here since I've been more active on Facebook lately...but our news is that we have a new etching press. As spring has unfolded early this year flowers and bees have formed a new theme...
...and safari animals...all our new work have already been listed in our etsy shop already... 

Friday, 25 October 2013

light as a feather

The atelier is filled with the aroma of etching ink today...a couple of new prints were born...a spotted feather and a peacock feather...available in my Etsy store!

Friday, 26 July 2013

little books of art

How cute are these! Photo books featuring recent work, just arrived today.
It can be seen here online.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

little winter birdies

This is where the creating is taking place at the moment...we've not been in the studio so much while the weather's so cold but that doesn't stop the art. I start the paintings with a dip ink pen and then add the watercolour. These three little birdies are common here in Western Europe: a blue tit, a magpie and a robin. The blue tit is particularly tiny! They're already listed in my Etsy shop... 
 ...along with this watercolour: Quiet time...

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

between adventures and meal times

A new etching has been born! The first of the year. A kitty taking a break between adventures and meal times...zzzzz When I came back from printing, our cat was looking just like this =^x^= Already listed in my etsy shop...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

a dance in ink and watercolour

This last week I've been working on these ink drawing and watercolour paintings. I use a dip pen which has a wonderfully sketchy quality on the watercolour paper I use. I also like to use a water soluble ink which mixes nicely with the watercolour paint when I apply it. These three pieces are already listed in my Etsy shop.