dinsdag 4 maart 2014

WAW: I will wait

Hey there,

Last week I made this art journal page, but totally forgot to upload it onto my blog.
It's a page for the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog.
Loved to make a page again :D

Tomorrow there will be a new challenge up on that blog :D

Have a great day,


donderdag 20 februari 2014

DT Call over on.....

I saw that there was a DT call for the Whimsy Inspiration Blog, and I would love to be able to get a spot in the team :D

My last work I'll show here. What I make lately is some Mixed Media Art Journaling pages. Love to incorporate stamps, die cuts etc.

A mixed media art journal page with die cuts.

An altered note book.

An art journal page. 


vrijdag 14 februari 2014

Art journal: "Character"

Bij de Journal 52 was er weer een leuke uitdaging, en wel het thema: Building Character. 
Dit is wat ik gemaakt heb, met een quote die ik van internet geplukt heb.
Deze pagina laat ik meedoen voor de Word Art Wednesday blog.

At Journal 52 was this theme: Building Character.
This is what I made with it, and used a quote from internet.
I'm entering this page for Word Art Wednesday.

Een hele fijne dag allemaaal!
Have a nice day everyone!


woensdag 29 januari 2014

Wait Patiently (now video included)

Na een tijd afwezig te zijn geweest, wil ik het art journalen weer oppakken. Ik zit nog te bedenken of ik deze blog aan moet houden, of dat ik alles op een andere naam zet. Ik scrap zo goed als niet meer, dus de naam is niet echt meer van toepassing.
Maar, later zal ik hier wel over berichten wat ik ermee ga doen.

After being away for quite a while, I want to pick up my art journaling again. I am doubting about staying with this blog, or to switch it to another name. I hardly scrap anymore, so the blogname  doensn't suit anymore.
But I'll make a decision about that later.

Enfin, na een drukke periode achter de rug te hebben, keert eindelijk het gewone leventje weer terug. Gelukkig heb ik ook een parrtime baan gekregen, dus ik krijg ook gelijk weer meer zin om dingen te doen. Ik heb een tijd thuis gezeten vanwege mijn burnout en het niet meer terug kunnen keren naar mijn vorige baan. En een baan krijgen in deze tijd is best lastig. Ik ben God zo dankbaar dat Hij mij deze baan gegeven heeft!

Enfin, I've had a very busy time behind me, and normal life comes back right now. I am fortunate to get a parttime job, which makes me feel more like doing stuff again. I've been home for a while, during my burnout and not able to return to my former job. And getting a job is hard these times. But I thank God so much for giving me this job!

Zoals eerder gezegd, heb ik weer zin om mijn hobbies weer op te pakken. En waar kan je dan beter beginnen bij de laatste blog waar ik een tijdlang designer lid van geweest? Juist, bij Word Art Wednesday.   Dit is de tekst die vandaag weer online kwam. En wat is dat toepasselijk zeg. Ik heb soms op dingen lang moeten wachten, maar altijd wel met geduld, omdat ik weet dat God altijd de juiste timing heeft.

As said before, I felt like taking up my hobby's. And what better place to start than the blog where I was a DT member for quite a while? Right, over at Word Art Wednesday.
This is today's scripture. And how suitable is this. I had to wait long for certain things, but always with patience, because I know God has the right timing for things in our lives. 

Wat ik heb gemaakt is het volgende. En ja, er komt ook weer een filmpje, maar ik moet even wennen aan mijn nieuwe camera en hoe dat ook alweer werkt met overzetten naar een andere file format, want dat gaat niet meer met mijn oude programma waar ik het altijd in bewerkte toen ik nog met mijn fotocamera filmpjes opnam. Oh wat is een echte camera een verademing om gewoon door te filmen en niet een kookwekker van 15 minuten aan te zetten, omdat die oude fotocamera niet langer dan zoveel minuten kon filmen. 

What I made is next. And yes, there is a video in the making. But I have to get acquainted with it on how to convert the file format into another format to be able to make a video of it. This is so different to how I used to make my video's. This is such a relief to be able to continuously film instead of putting a timer on 15 min. My old photo camera could only make 15 min short movies. 

En dan hier het Youtube filmpje.  Veel plezier met kijken.
And here the Youtube video. Enjoy watching.

Hele fijne dag!!!  Have a great day!!!


woensdag 18 december 2013

WAW: A Son is given

Hi there, dear readers!

It's Wednesday again, which means: another word art Wednesday mixed media page!

Here's the scripture for this week:

This time I used scrap paper to cover the background. Then gesso-ed (?) over it and put some color to the page. I do have a video, but something is wrong with it. The picture and sound is not synchronized somehow. So I'll have to figure out how to fix that. Hope to have time this week to get it fixed and learn how to make the video right.

Hope you have a great day!!!


woensdag 11 december 2013

WAW: Glory to God

Hi there,

Here's another Word Art Wednesday blog post. This weeks scripture is:

I love this scripture. Especially when the holiday season is coming soon! 

The mixed media page I made is this: 

I took some colors of paint. And stamped here an there. And then I did an image print on paper and transferred it to this page. The bird in the cage I printed and then I put a coat of gel medium on the page from my book. Then put the printed image right side on the gel medium. Let it dry for a day. Then sprayed a little water on the back of the paper and started to rub of the paper. And finally the image was shown on my page.

This week I didn't have time to make a video of this process. I hope I have time to make a video of the next page. We are so busy here to plan our wedding, I got a December job and we are busy with painting and redo my bedroom, so that we have a new home when we get married. So it's busy, busy, busy here. But I would love to make another video.

Well, that's enough rambling here.....

I hope you enjoy the scripture from this week and my art. And hope to see you soon!


woensdag 4 december 2013

WAW December Guest Designer

Hey there!

It's been a while since I've blogged. A lot has changed in my life. Since the last time I blogged over here, I became without a job, got a boyfriend and we are engaged to be married, looked for a new job which was hard. But since last Monday I got a temporary job over at PostNL (a Dutch postal service) for the month of December. Jippie!!

And a few months ago sweet Karen asked me if I could be a guest designer for December for the Word Art Wednesday blog. And I said yes :D

So from today till the end of December I'll post my mixed media art which I made for WAW.

The scripture for today is Psalm 37:7a

And here is my page

I really wanted to make a serene page, so I hope I did okay with that :D

And for my Birthday I got a digital camera to record my process of my pages. And here is the Youtube video :D

Wish you a very good day and Gods blessing!


woensdag 20 februari 2013

WAW: 'Let my heart be sound'

Hi sweet readers and beloved child of God,

Thanks for tuning in on this lovely Wednesday that we celebrate our Lord and Savior through beautiful word-art scriptures. Go to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the other ladies of the DT made. They are so talented and devoted to make art to the glory of the Lord, every week. 

This Wednesday we have a scripture from my most favorite bible book: the Psalms. 

Lately (as you could see the past few weeks) I am in a drawing mood. I really want to get better in my drawing skills. Well, skills, I really need to learn a lot. I took some books from the library and start to 'copy' draw the images in that book, which shows step by step how to draw things. This lady is also a 'copy' on how to draw a woman's face. I love to take my pencil, eraser and my moment of complete silence to just draw and draw, and to erase (so often ;)  ) and to see how things work out, or not. 
I really love the silence in which I try to draw. And to be in silent is so difficult for me. I always feel like I have to be busy all the time. So it's a life long challenge for me, I guess, to really sit and be quiet for a moment. So I hope my urge to draw is something that helps me to be in peace with myself and my need to be still and silent. 

What I wanted to illustrate with this drawing is that when we keep our heads lifted up to the sky and ask God to help us, in what ever we need, that we will never be ashamed. We get so easily distracted with the world around us, and the devil is trying so hard to get us out of focus from God. But remember, God is a very patient God. He knows our hearts, He knows our deepest secrets and wishes and desires. Even when we don't even realize we have them, God already knows. So just pour your heart out before God and know that He will never forsake you or let you get ashamed. Don't mind what the world thinks of you. But do so mind what God thinks of you.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, and so often I thought I could do it all on my own. But I want to be like the woman I've drawn..... To keep my head held high, and enjoy Gods love and blessings. And also embrace the tough moments. I've been through so many tough moments throughout my life. Those moments made me to be what I am now. So I never became ashamed. Thank you God!

Feel free to leave a comment. And if you want me to pray for you, please let me know.

God loves you!


woensdag 13 februari 2013

WAW: Beloved

Hi there, readers from all over the world.

What a lovely day we have gotten from our Lord. And we are His beloved child. He loves us so much! Please try to remember that every day. No matter your circumstances. God is able to do so much more than we can imagine or think about. We all get in touch with (some) trying times in our lives. Some people seem to get some more then others. But God is with every single one of us. Because we are His BELOVED child. Only when we really implement that in our lives, we begin to understand His great love for us. And then we don't have to worry anymore. Worrying robs us from the life God has planned for us. 

I am a big (!) example of that. Not that I live the life fully to what God has planned me to be, but I am getting there, you know. I was a full time worrier. My mind seems to live a life of  it's own. I worried about all kinds of things. What if this happens, and what if that happens. And what can I do when this situation comes and I can't..... well, just fill in the blanks. I hope you get a little bit of the idea what I mean.
But then I came to a point that I really hit rock bottom; the only thing I could do was to completely give my life to God. To really say: "God, I can't do it on my own any more. Here is my life. Will You take it and reign over my life? Will You make it new again? Will You take over?"
And so God did. He was my ROCK at the bottom. And I am still on a road which I don't know where it leads. But from that day on, I stopped worrying so much. My brain got it's rest it needed. 
When you would say a few years ago that I was able to not worry anymore (and I mean that overwhelming worrying which leads nowhere)  I would say: "Yeah right.... keep on dreaming".
But you know.....I really am free of that no-sense-making worrying. Wow, what a relief that is! And I think I can say I am healed of that worrying. Thanks to God!

So here't this weeks Word Art.

This week I have a drawn image on watercolor paper and I tried to make a bird on a branch in water color paint. I took some books about drawing out of the library and I want to get in touch with my drawing skills. So I think from this week I get to draw some more and I think there will be some more drawn images for WAW. No video this week, because I am not secure enough to videotape my attempt to draw. But who knows in the future I will. 

Have a blessed day. And when life overwhelms you right now, please remember that God is in control! He loves you so much and knows what you are going through, sweet child of God!
If you want me to pray for you, please feel free to contact me. 

God loves you and so do I


woensdag 6 februari 2013

Hey sweet readers,

Here's another Word Art Wednesday post.  It is going to be a very short one, because yesterday I got a kids finger in my eye. No big deal, I thought. But the pain stayed after rinsing it out with water. And when I got home in the evening, I called the doctors office and I should get my eye checked at the ER. 
Conclusion: a scrape on my eye. Which causes pain and blurred vision. I got some creme and an eyepatch. But after tonight, the pain is still there. So I have to go to my doctor in half an hour. 

Ok, I would explain why it is going to be a short post. It's hard typing with one eye open. So from this point I will show you the scripture, my art and my video.

Hope you enjoy it. And if you want to pray for me, I would be so grateful.