zondag 31 juli 2011

Such sad news after a great weekend

A little boy, M - 8 years, lost his life last week. He was on vacation with his parents, when they were taking a tour with the car, some idiot who couldn't control his right feet came ahead. His father was unable to elude that car and M died instantly.
So please, remember this the next time you think of speeding!
I wish his little brother, parents, grandparents and other family and people who loved him strength and my love.


I'll report about the fun weekend later, but I'm not in the mood right now

dinsdag 19 juli 2011

A few hours in the garden

Having a long lunchbreak in the garden. House and I are so happy it stopped raining :)

I tried out my softpastels, with I didn't use for so long. I'm not that good with pastels. Than I saw what Su-Pyo made with softpastels and just had to give it a try.

Love Susan

maandag 18 juli 2011

Busy weekends

inktense block, watercolors and home made stamps
It's my little niece's birthday today! So I made her a card, with some surprices in the back.
The cadeau stamp on the card, was made by me too.
I also made some little clay figures,I'll post them when they're dried and painted.

Challenge by Debra

I "found" this blog this weekend and liked the challenge she had set, go big and/or use materials your not used to. So a very good moment for me to test my new inktense blocks and work a lot bigger than I'm used to. (20 by 10 Inch. 25 bij 50 cm)
Here is what I made:

Inktense blocks and watercolor
 I made the background first, with the inktense blocks and then draw the scene with pencil.
Then I colored everything with watercolor.
At last I made the background wet, so the inkblock colors would fill in the rest.

Things I would do different next time:
1. Take more time, I was a bit in a hurry because there was a lot more I had to make.
2. Wet the paper with the inkblock colors on it before painting in the drawing.
3. Use other paper, this was far to thin for watercoloring.

Have a lovely week.

xo Susan

zaterdag 16 juli 2011

Handmade Stamps - Zelfgemaakte stempels

A few of the stamps I made last month.
I made some real nice onces today, but they are presents. So I will publish them next week.

Love Susan

New art supply

Don't you just love new art supply? I DO!!
I purchased these this morning, after seeing this video.
Tried them out:

And a bit more; directly applied to wet paper and a little flower

These inktense blocks are great. Just a little bit of colour (and water) is enought to make a vibrant ink-like paint. And when the paint is dry, it's permanent and can be worked over. Ideal for a combination with aquarel. I just love it!
Oh and another great feature is that you can also use them with (homemade) stamps.

Love Susan

donderdag 14 juli 2011

woensdag 6 juli 2011

Our cat House is my remedy, he always knows to make me smile

Hiding in the bath-tub, not that he's anywhere to be found when he has to take a bath

Watching the birds, or me

Feeling quite superior, a real kitty!

zaterdag 2 juli 2011

Illustration Friday; Midsummer night

Watercolor, drawing ink and acrylic ink
I tried out some new techniques, not quit happy with the result. However I like the overall end result.