Monday, February 13, 2012

Matisse's flowers

Last week was filled with February wintercolours, in fact  snow and sun  gave the days quite  a clearedge...
could have been much worse with rain and mud and grey grey skies but ...

must admit the winterdays of staying inside  are getting on my nerves much as autumn calls after a long summer I'm getting impatient  for spring now...

and an instant solution for the moment was going to the flowermarket,  had been weeks  ...

but even more sense made  looking at the wonderful paintings of Matisse.......spring and  summer light...!

Feel reassured again, spring will come in due time ..... the trick  is how to stay patient .....???

Friday, February 3, 2012


The snowwhite calmed my world by covering it in greytones today

it was a day with a long to do list, due to the sudden heavy snow plans had to be changed , and then the day became a quite different one, a suddenly slowed down day and when I gave in,   I had  a long  walk with the dogs...can be quite a challenge to enjoy suddenly "empty" time when things have to be done but
the dogs and I must admit we did very well..... in the end..lovely walk we had...enjoyed the 'empty 'time

                                                        The " VAD's " (Very Adorable Dogs)...

Friday, January 27, 2012

yellow and green

This must have been the greyest day since long and cold and rainy as well

so when the boys came home from school wet and hungry as ever  and the situation needed an instant rescue .... an nice  omelet with cheese and basil did the trick ...
very yellow and green and warm and comforting.....!!! Amazing how much they can eat , for them it's just a nice bite...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

and more art

The Idiots ( Afke Goldstein & Floris Bakker) :

                                        "Geological Discovery"

                                     "No Comment" 2006

                                                  "Ophelia" 2005

  The first one , shown above has a strange edge, the second is quite something  while the female lion is
sheer peaceful it...or...?

Their art has a fenomenal voice and beauty to me ! Went to see  some of their works today and the day was coloured with wonder and amazement, quite reluctantly I got back to daily life ( means
getting normal things done, work, making dinner and so on) pfff ...but then again  there were the reallife amazing dogs at home alive and kicking,   luckily without embroidery...  and  more then ready for a walk in the rain...quite a practical way to get grounded again !

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

more art

Taxidermy in art... ..confusing  ...

Polly Morgan's work ...                                      

                                                     "Receiver" 2009

                                              "Still Life after Death" 2007

                                                         "Still Birth " 2010

                                         "Rest a Little on the Lap of Life " 2005

by the way the  animals all died accidentally or naturally, otherwise the artist doesn't work with them. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

art and the fairytale that things aren't always what they seem...

Art , these works by Meret Oppenheim and the Idiots  ( Afke Goldstein  & Floris Bakker)   ... ... surprising... mesmerizing......enchanting......confronting .....and fascinating...quite some energy alltogether..

at first sight some of them seem just so  nice and lovely and straight out of a fairytale but  another look at them tells things are not what they seem and it gets quite confusing... 

                                   "Table with Bird Feet: 1939 Meret Oppenheim

                                  "Object" fur covered teacup, saucer and spoon 1936 Meret Oppenheim

                                                    "Squirrel" 1969 Meret Oppenheim

                                  "Whiskas" 2010 Idiots

                                     and Jewellery 2008 by the Idiots.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Green Januari Tuesday Today

Today's  green.... a healthy green, a sweet green and a very smooth green.....

a pear  and a frog and...

and  smooth guacomole.......

and the sun was shining...

and the daylight is changing....and days are getting longer bit by bit again.....nice.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


   Domestic interior in art ...a book by Frances Borzello

                                 Edouard Vuillard The Chaise Longue 1900

                                         Matthias Weischer Erfunder Mann 2003

                                   Dorothea Tanning Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943           

   William Henry Hunt Interior of a Drawing Room with a Lady at her Writing Desk,  ca 1840