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maandag 11 september 2017

zondag 3 september 2017

maandag 21 augustus 2017

blackbird








For the TAW challenge  this week: blackbird.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

by Wallace Stevens
1
Among twenty snowy mountains
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird
2
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.
3
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
4
A man and a woman
Are one.
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Are one.
5
I do not know which to prefer
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes.
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
6
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.
7
O thin men of Haddam,
Why to do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
of the women about you?
8
I know noble accents
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;
But I know, too,
That the blackbird is involved
In what I know.
9
When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles.
10
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.
11
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.
12
The river is moving.
The blackbird must be flying.
13
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.
1923








donderdag 17 augustus 2017

over the mountains to the sea




























For the the three muses challenge  this week: 
a black and white snapshot on a colorful art page.

Collage and monoprint of corrugated cardboard.

The photo is part of an old postcard from Switzerland
size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm



zondag 13 augustus 2017

beauty






















text by Sarah Kay - spoken word poet   (click her name to see her performance)

For the TAW challenge  this week: beauty



maandag 31 juli 2017

monochrome


























For the TAW challenge  this week: monochrome

If I'm going to make something I often start making a monochrome. 
Usually with a collage or de-collage which I then wash in a single
color and sometimes rinse again. It is a basis to work on further. 
Often I use blue and it is also often sea related. These pieces are a 
beginning.
I love simplicity. So I do not know if I add something else.
If I work in a flow, it is done in one session.
But often I work as a gardener: every day some pruning and weeding:)
Time will tell. Each piece is 12 x 17 cm.




woensdag 26 juli 2017

zondag 16 juli 2017

donderdag 13 juli 2017

wings




























"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" Frida Kahlo

Found on Pixabay, I just added some blue. Love the contrast.

More wings on the three muses






zondag 9 juli 2017

ode to the letter



"They change their sky, not their soul, who rush across the sea"


















For the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.this week: nostalgia, times go by.


dinsdag 27 juni 2017

then the birds began to sing




    4.00 a.m. the blackbird starts to sing



    defines his territory



























   morning has broken


   more music at The Three Muses 




dinsdag 20 juni 2017

travelling light project - and - mail art




For The Three Muses Challenge  this week mail art. inspired by the travelling light project.
paint, collage, stamps, 10 x 20 cm, 






The Travelling Light Project is an experiment to see if it is possible 
to connect with the whole world in the name of art. It explores the 
power of the internet and how technological advances in communication
can be used as a tool to connect people across borders.

The project aims to collect an object, a gift, a fragment from every country 
on earth - it may be a physical object, sent by mail or a virtual object, sent 
by email. Once all 196 objects have been gathered together, they will be 
squeezed inside a suitcase and become a travelling theatre performance.

If you would like to help to put the world in a suitcase, please visit the 
website  www.travellinglightproject.com/   to follow the journey.

Look on the  map  if your country is still blank.

I am pleased to participate in this project on behalf of the Netherlands.


zaterdag 27 mei 2017

art challenge 209 - birds


The birds behind my house gave me the theme for this art challenge. The chasing
after each other and their air dancing brought me to this series of collages; dancing birds.







To see more bird related art, please visit the sites of the other participants.



                                    
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? - Frida Kahlo


woensdag 24 mei 2017

art challenge - new theme



A new theme for the next art challenge:

BIRDS

How it works:
If you want to join, just leave a comment saying you are in.
The following weekend (27 and 28 of May) the drawings,
paintings, collages, photos, poems etc. are shown on the
blogs of the participants.
And the host (me) links to them all.

Looking forward to see your BIRDS

Update: Sabine, Stefanie, Patrice, Veronica, Leena, Tammie, Norma, Mano, Sharmon...
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