Sunday, 17 January 2016

all for one and one for all: group painting art workshop

In ‪#‎kunstcentrum‬ ‪#‎tholen‬ yesterday we had an art workshop. Together the group painted a 12 piece painting with everyone working on their own individual painting. It was great to see it evolve in the course of the afternoon!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Beach paintings, feather etchings and peanut butter cinnamon swirls

We've been busy this last week redesigning the exhibition in our gallery. The beach and sea paintings fit really well with the wood panelling. 
 My new business cards arrived as well....they're so cute....

I've recently added a few new etchings to my Etsy store: this larger etching above of a group of ladies wearing the traditional outfit for one of the islands in our area. I used dry point, aquatint and vernis mou on this etching. These are all techniques that give the piece the different textures.
And these 3 feather etchings were new additions to my store this week.
And lastly, on Saturdays, for the etching workshop and open studio, I make a cake. This week's was this scrummy peanut butter and cinnamon it was delicious! Not a crumb over......

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

KunstCentrum Tholen: a new home

It's been a while since I've been here and a lot has happened this last while. The KunstCentrum (art centre) has moved to Hoogstraat 28 in Tholen. We love our new studio. It's lovely and light and great for working in. The etching press was the first thing to move in and has pride of place.
We're feeling very lucky!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

moo cards

How groovy are these little guys?! They just arrived today...100 wee moo cards. I love moo cards...sometimes too much because I find it hard to give them away :)

Friday, 16 May 2014

last Saturday

This was last Saturday in KunstCentrum Tholen.....gezellig toch! 
Painting by Diane from the art classes.

Monday, 28 April 2014

music and flowers

Spring was in full bloom this week in the art centre with musical accompaniment from this antique gramophone...

Friday, 25 April 2014

Kunstroute Tholen

In Tholen today and tomorrow there is an art trail (kunstroute)....studios are open and artists display their creations across the small harbour town. Plenty of music and street performances too! In the KunstCentrum (art centre) we'll be performing with Bittersweet @ 15:00 (classic Jazz and French chansons) Friday and Saturday...
 ...and demonstrating how etchings are made.....

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...