drawing challenge 140: NUDE

thank you for joining this NUDE-dc, dear
Carole, Sally, Barbara, Ariane, Veronica, Susan, Tania, Roberto, Céline, Tammie,
Leena, Eric, Eva, Norma, JoanneNadine and Kristen!

do you remember this 'drawing' i made for the 9th dc, theme 'letters of the alphabet'?
it was my 4th dc and my first nude on this site

i love to use nudes in my work, that was already at artschool and that's still the case
although you will rarely see me in a sauna or even in a swimsuit  ;^))

i do love the sun on my bare skin, especially on my neck and shoulders
i like a covered nudity, that there remains room for imagination
that's what i like about the japanese kimono
the collar exposes the neck, which is a major erotic zone for the japanese,
the white face makeup runs to the back but leaves a small portion nude

so, that's what i wanted to paint
my nude neck
with the paintings of Lucian Freud and Michael Borremans in mind
that i will


140th drawing challenge

summer has officially begun
summer holiday
sand and salt on your hot skin, a cooling breeze from the water
.... i look forward!

to get into that mood i chose this theme for the 140th drawing challenge:


i hope to see you on June 28-29  ;^)))

how it works:
if you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in
the following weekend the 'drawings' are shown on the blogs of the participants
and the host links to them all

de zomer is officieel begonnen
zand en zout op je warme huid, een verkoelend briesje vanaf het water
.... ik kijk er naar uit!

om in die stemming te komen heb ik dit thema gekozen voor de 140ste drawing challenge:


ik hoop je te zien op 28-29 juni  ;^)))


pilea peperomioides

my tiny pilea peperomioides, see here, has grown a lot ;^))

next week, June 28-29, i will be the drawing-challenge-host
i will announce the theme on monday
fine weekend!

mijn kleine pilea peperomiodes, zie hier, is enorm gegroeid ;^))

volgende week, 28-29 juni, ben ik de drawing-challenge-host
op maandag maak ik het thema bekend
fijn weekend!


kitchen garden 3.


the snow peas and broad beans bloom
the pole beans grow
we eat freshly picked lettuce and taste the difference
and i am surprised that so much beauty can quickly grow out of such small seeds

de peultjes en tuinbonen bloeien
de stokbonen groeien
we eten versgeplukte sla en proeven het verschil
en ik verbaas me erover dat uit zulke kleine zaden zo snel zoveel moois kan groeien


drawing challenge: coca cola

we are a water, herbal tea, coffee and freshly made juice drinking family
in our household you find coca cola alongside the plasters and paracetamol in the medication tin
because coca cola (old and without the sparkles!) works great with mild food poisoning or diarrhea  ;^))

for more coca cola, please visit Rachel's blog Hi Happy Panda!

wij zijn een water, kruidenthee, koffie en vers gemaakte fruitsap drinkende familie
in ons huishouden vind je coca cola naast de pleisters en paracetamol in het medicijnenblik
omdat coca cola (oud en zonder de prik!) fantastisch werkt bij een lichte voedselvergiftiging of diarree  ;^))


hello sunshine!

if you want to join the drawing challenge 
Rachel is the host!

als je mee wilt doen met de drawing challenge
Rachel is de host!


drawing challenge: UPSIDE DOWN

there are events that shook my life UPSIDE DOWN
some small, some huge:
a word, a phrase, a work of art, a journey, illness, 
death, moving or falling in love

but the greatest upheavel of all 
was caused by the birth of my sons


for a new but different balance

please visit all the other participants!!:
Ariane, Céline, Nadine, Veronica, Susan, Roberto, Eric (maybe),
Joanne, Barbara, Norma, Leena, Tania, Kristen, Manon, Tammie,
Sabine, Stefanie, Joke and Rachel

thank you!


drawing challenge: NEW THEME

'occasionally you need to hold your life upside down to see wether there is more'

loggerheads, mixed, confused
occasionally everything is shaken
topsy-turvy, higgledy-piggledy and upside down
literally or figuratively
what turns your world upside down?

that's the new theme for dc 138 on June 7

U P S I D E  D O W N

are you in?

how it works:
if you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in
the following weekend the 'drawings' are shown on the blogs of the participants
and the host links to all of them

quote from Loesje and see here for the international Loesje
artwork from Dennis Oppenheim

overhoop, door elkaar, verward
zo nu en dan wordt alles door elkaar geschud
op z'n kop en ondersteboven (klinkt in het engels zo veel leuker ;^))
leterlijk of figuurlijk
wat zet jouw wereld op zijn kop?

dat is het thema voor dc 138 op 7 juni

U P S I D E  D O W N

doe je mee?


drawing challenge: NO LIMITS

NO LIMITS is the theme chosen by Roberto
i would want to live that way, more limitless and grand and compelling
but i am not like that
i know my limits, which is fine, but sometimes they get in the way and limit me
sometimes so that i get the feeling i disappear

this self-portrait is part of a series of three i made in 2009

NO LIMITS is het thema gekozen door Roberto
ik zou meer op die manier willen leven, meer grenzeloos en groots en meeslepend
maar zo ben ik niet
ik ken mijn grenzen, wat prima is, maar soms zitten ze in de weg en belemmeren ze me
soms zo dat ik het gevoel krijg te verdwijnen

dit zelfportret is onderdeel van een serie van drie die ik maakte in 2009