when the mill turns for the better

in the midst of several creative projects, my daytime job has meandered into a full time occupation, spread over a 4 days week. i need not explain the hectic change this brings along. yet, also a good change. 

collage snipping on the train into ghent, a few weekends ago
i'll be getting the builders in, instead of me trying, and failing, at doing it all. combining a creative ambition, a house renovation and life is a losing game, and anything that feels that heavy needs reassessing. 

lemon & poppy seed cake, last weekend
the decision making pained me nonetheless, but while i can, i want to bring in a little more loot and be done with tying up many loose renovation ends that have been irking me. seven+ years of trying is a long time. 

ariane R's homemade gelee, from Isolde's garden
i've done good, i'm happy with all that i have done. it was a wonderful trip too, but it's dragging now, and i want to live in a house that welcomes me on a calm clean and warm note, rather than eyeballing faded walls. 

exhibition place, september 9th
i'm finally tying up exhibition preps too. in the july i'd unexpectedly accepted an elaborate illustration job, which busted up most of the summer. great learning curve, froze up my agenda completely though. 

wijk-aan-zee sea shell!
the light at the end is now within reach. that second weekend of september seven new drawings will be first shown to the public and i actually can't hardly wait. i'll make sure to post a bit more towards the date. 

s.e.p.t.e.m.b.e.r COME !

looking for the moon inside my cuppa coffee
i am so longing for september. the consolation i hold dear is this heatwave is european and we're all sweating and trying to deal with stickiness of all kinds, in varying ways. good luck!

summer house feeling, that's what i mean
pulling and keeping the cotton and linen blinds closed all through the house all days feels almost luxurious, and very summer house, especially when nights don't cool off. oh. september. and rain.  p.l.e.a.s.e. 

ariane and bee gelli printing!
i don't need much more than this longing and i can smell sharpened pencils, new erasers and doodling paper...  my school memories are fond like that: new dresses, new school bag, new friends. 

fun. extra ears. and balls... 
i have decided to let go of my OPEN HOUSE intentions, because i work the daytime job on a fulltime basis at the moment and until further notice. i simply don't have time to think up stuff, let alone create. 

jan fabre in the royal palace, pardon the bad photo
so i might only partake in the local christmas fair, because of our town's 950 years celebrations, and because i've been designing that poster, right? i'm looking forward to completion. soon. 

us. four. 
last weekend the ladies were over. gelli plate printing, eating, drinking, laughing, going places and generally not doing anything we didn't want to do. we missed the clouded over blood moon. d**n. 

it's all about the balls... 
stay out of the frying sunshine, loves, i'm letting my hair down on a slice of dutch coast this weekend. i hope the short hair blows any which way, i do. have a great weekend! ♥