Friday, 20 December 2019


Thanks so much to all who purchased one of my 2020 calendars! I was curious which one would sell more: the intuitive painting calendar or the doodle calendar. As it turns out they were both equally popular. I sold one more of the intuitive painting calendar.

Of course that can still change. The calendars are still for sale and will be for many months. The links are in the sidebar if you're interested.

I haven't been doing much in the way of painting or drawing. Work was hectic these last few months, but today my holiday starts and I plan on playing a bit more in my new journal. I really didn't need a new one, I have so many already and not one of them finished, but I just love starting a new art journal. They all have their specific purpose. This one is, for now, dedicated to coloured pencil and drawing. Of course, that can change ;-)

And now for the giveaway!

The first name I drew is .....

Gloria Zucaro!

Congratulations Gloria! You get the first choice!

The second name I drew is ....

Sherie Weiser Eddy!

Congratulations Sherie! You get the second choice. I will let you know which painting Gloria chooses.

And then, just for the fun of it, and because, after all, it's Christmas, and you guys make me so happy to want to have a piece of my art in your house, I drew a third name :-)

And that is ...

Shelagh Meston! 

Congratulations Shelagh! You'll get to choose after Gloria and Sherie have chosen their painting.

And this is, I think, a wonderful way to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one.

I wish all of you a loving, warm and cosy Christmas / festive season, and a glorious 2020!
May at least a few of your wishes come true!

See you next year!
Hugs & warm wishes 
♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

almost time for the giveaway!

Hey there, just a quick reminder that whoever purchased one of my calendars and wants to be in the draw to win one of the original paintings used for the calendars: please let me know by sending a picture of the calendars or some other proof that you purchased it, at infoatdenthedotcom.

Just 4 more days till the giveaway, so hurry!

And good luck to those who are in the draw :-)


Thursday, 21 November 2019

2020 calendars and giveaway!

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that my 2020 calendars are ready and up for sale!

I made 2 calendars this year, one with intuitive paintings and one with doodles. They're both in English. You can find the link to the shop in the sidebar, or by clicking on the picture here:

and here:

And, as a thank you to my social media-readers and newsletter-subscribers, I'm giving away 2 of the original paintings that I made for this calendar! They're made on watercolour paper size A4 (21x29.5cm) (approx. 8.27 x 11.69 inches). There's no text on there, as I did the quotes afterwards in Photoshop, but I can always write it on there for you if you want :-)

So how does it work?

My shop is at Lulu, a print-on-demand-shop that handles everything from print to delivery. This means that I don't know who buys my calendars, I can only see how many I've sold and to which countries. So if you buy one of my calendars (doodle or intuitive art), post a picture of it on your social media and send me the link. If you don't have a social media account or you don't want to share it there, you can also privately send me a picture of the calendar you purchased (infoatdenthedotcom)

From all the pictures I receive, I'll pick 2 names at random (or I might let my kids pick them ;-) ). The first one may choose an original painting from the 12 paintings I used in the intuitive art calendar. The second one can choose from the 11 paintings that are left after the first one has chosen.

Sounds interesting to you? This giveaway will end on the 20th of December. And more good news: from now until the first of December you get a 10% discount if you buy one of my calendars!

Here's the 12 paintings that you can choose from (without the quotes):

It doesn't matter whether you buy my intuitive calendar or my doodle-calendar. As long as you buy any one you're in the draw. And if you buy more  I'll add your name twice (or more!)

That's all for now. I'll be back before the end of the year to share some more news and pictures. Hope to "see" you then :-)

I'll end with some wise words ♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

What I've been doing in the last 7 months ....

Hey there! It feels strange to write on my blog again! So many months have passed, and it felt completely natural not to blog anymore. But lately I've started wondering how everyone's doing and who is still out there in the virtual world. Also, I made a promise to keep you up to date on what I've been doing :-) So here I am!

journal page

Those of you who subscribed to my newsletter already got an update of my digital sabbatical. As it turns out, the extra time I should've had by not being so often on the internet anymore wasn't spent creating and experimenting and painting. It just kinda disappeared into daily life things and duties. Which is a pity, but on the other hand maybe this was just what I needed. There was less stress, so that's a positive.

The first three months of the year I  painted quite a bit. The last weekend of February I taught a live weekend workshop artjournaling, and most painting was done as a preparation for that.
Here's a journalpage I finished during that time:

In April I had an exhibition, and for that I finished one painting, and about 15 small woodblocks that were given to visitors of the exhibition. Here's the painting:

"Summer Dreams" - 40x40 cm - mixed media

And some of the woodblocks:


I find that for paintings lately I seem to go more to these kind of negative space paintings, while leaving my intuitive work for my art journals. I really enjoyed working in my journals. I experimented with 2 kinds of spreads: one more collage, of wich this one is an example:

And one more intuitive, like this one:

And then my exhibition started, and I was done with painting. Just like that. Too many other things going on, nothing in the future that required me to finish a project, no need to get art ready to post on social media... While I enjoyed the fact that I could just relax and didn't need to prepare anything, after a while I started to get this nagging feeling that I should do something, that I should get out of this slump and start using my art materials again, before they all dried up.

So in July, when I went to Lissbon for one week with my daughter, I took my doodle-book with me and "forced"  myself to work in it in the mornings while my daughter was sleeping in (she's a teenager, they seem to be physically unable to get their ass out of bed in the morning ...) Well, in reality I only had to force myself the first day. After that I couldn't wait to get out of bed and start doodling again.

I am now finishing all the doodles I started last year, and will use these for my new 2020 calendar. That'll give me an incentive to keep going and make art part of my daily routine again. And I'm hoping I will also find time to paint, so I might even be able to make 2 calendars this year!

In October I will be teaching two workshops about lettering. Here's an example of a journalpage I did while experimenting with different ways of lettering:

I have in-progress pics of most of the spreads I showed here, but since this is already such a long picture-heavy post I won't show them now. I might do so in later posts though, if you're interested.

Sooo, that's a bit about what I've been doing artwise this year. Sorry for such a long post, but I guess that's inevitable when you only blog once or twice a year ;-)

Don't know yet when I'll be back, only that I'll be back. I will be visiting blogs this week, see what everyone's been up to. And I'll also link to Paint Party Friday later this week.

To keep up with an old habit: here are some funnies and thinkies :-) (yes, I'm still collecting them!)

Well, that's it for now! Not sure whether there's still somebody out there reading this, but if you are: thanks for still being here! 
I'll be back!