from A to Z in 950 years, part 2

we're at J. J for "jeugdherberg", or youth hostel
i'm beavering away at the A-Z, and i find this makes me happy in small ways. it's a tangible project and it's changing week by week, which is surprising, but perhaps not even so surprising. 

the red ball in middelheim, antwerp

isn't it often so, that as soon as you start on something, all sorts of ideas pop up? you think you're sorting things, head and hands down, and as you progress, you find you tweak, and add, and subtract. 

for sure
that's the true colour of creativity, innit; the muse perhaps. it's here one's own proper style shines through. no matter how hard i toss and turn, i end up gravitating towards my own...  

i think it's called my way ☻. i started out this particular project, convinced i was going to draw houses only, because it's what i love drawing most. but while sticking to an abc, and considering a town's borders...

sp draw the curtains already... 

... i've had to right step out. who knows where my A-Z leads to. stay tuned, you will find out with me. ☺ since the weekend's as good as gone, i must simply ask you to enjoy the week to be. ♥

if it doesn't stick, we've trouble

the last batch of saved book backs, strips of vintage stuff to be glued down
i didn't have much time to create this week. i've tried to get some time back this morning and enjoyed a podcast while cutting and pasting away.

this week's hometown's A-Z preps and progress, in between work duties
i've finally brought to the next stage a collage layout that was gathering dust on the studio table. glad it's over, i've now run out of more sentences to bring together in a collage. 

almost done and yes, drying now
both designs, the one on the left was finished a year ago, the one on the right is drying, will be turned into 'literary' postcards or greeting cards, i've yet to decide. 

M for mattetaart, although this will not appear in my A-Z; it's a seperate project
to top up my morning, i brought to 'paper existence' the local sweet pie called mattetaart, or tarte matton. made from buttermilk and sugar, it's a delicacy when baked well. so i tried to cut it well too. 

done and scanned, yet to finished as a greetings card, more on this and all others in due time
today i'm cycling to mum's and tomorrow i've got an academy shift on my agenda, which'll enable me to shoot a few images to come up with soon. Happy weekend everyone! ♥

kairos, part II

when a late evening snipping session relaxes profoundly
time flies, fun or no fun. i've been preoccupied by a lot of sideline attractions, keeping me away from my creative hub, which results in a headache this morning, just as i want to start up. figures! 

when only cake can heal
but i shall not be defeated ☻. there's another intense work week coming up and soon after that, this turbulence should bubble back down to normal. i am so looking forward to that. 

when you start out on a case, listening to hinterland {the english version, obviously}.
this bee carries butterfly wings, would you believe it! ☺
as you see on IG, i do cut and paste more than before, i don't really know where it comes from. i have ideas a-plenty, and a want to snip away at vintage plates drives me... kind of like coming home. it'll grow on me. 

when you find your house number at your feet
six out of seven drawings for the september exhibition lie in wait. i know what to do. i've yet got to put my mind and hands to it. it's a good feeling to have those ducks 'sitting' in a row. now time is of importance. 

when you walk into work via the morning brocante market, brussels
kairos, kairos, i am {still} on my way, and dreaming of my space. but it's good to come ashore soon, and find my studio ready to dive into. first still: next weekend's academy exhibition opening night. 

from A to Z in 950 years, part 1

painting an A-Z with gouache, scanning piece by piece, cleaning up in PS,
bringing everything together in one doc, in progress
it's time to show you a corner of my poster to be, the one i'm developing for our town's 950 years charter. they pride themselves upon this piece of history around here. it tickled my fancy in a graphic way. 

trying out different effects, showing new doodles each week via IG
mingling my love for ABC's, my town doodles and progress on learning digital illustration, i decided to try and develop a full size poster i'm aiming to present on a downtown xmas stall in december. it's a challenge. 

mum's bunch of peonies, lasted all last week
i discovered there's a lot more to take in account than i first imagined. once i get everything designed and sorted, who'll print this baby at a reasonable price, prefering ECO paper and low transport charges... 

totally ungeek sneak preview into the september exhibition
i should like to finish this project's design halfway october at the latest, to allow myself production and revision time. it's exciting, and super scary. here's another slight peek into the september exhibition preps {and traps}. 

happy weekend, everyone! enjoy the week ahead. ♥