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Hope: spread it
Yeah well... I suddenly thought of it and decided to draw it. Some drawings are difficult to translate into English, this one is trickier to translate into Dutch!
But that aside: spread hope!
This one is difficult if you don't understand Dutch.
But if you know that 'schil' means 'peel' and 'schilderij' means 'painting', then erm.. I suppose you understand it.
This one is too Dutch to easily understand. So here goes:
'Teken' means sign, but also 'ticks'.
Vraag means 'question' and in this case, also 'asking'!
So in short: this gives you asking ticks.
A red door
The Red Door.
I created this one quite a while ago and I keep getting back to it. I think I will one day use it in a different setting.
Legs on a red background
Legs on a red background, I felt like drawing it and well, it was nice to do it and helped me create variations, see the ones on the right.
A dressed table
Listen, I love carrots all right? So, when I was working on a design, I thought there should be carrots in it and put it on the plates. One person will have two nectarine slices, because I still had some. And one of the carrots is the White Sparkle Carrot, because, well, some carrots are just plain special.
I suddenly felt the need to make things more red, so here is a variation on the theme.
I really hope this year will be a better one than the ones I had over the last 15 years. I still have hope!!! Let's make it good!
Woman in water
Swimming amongst fish, I would have loved to do this in my life. I think it's now too late. I added an octopus because I like them so much, they are intelligent!
Explaining how stuff works is what I like to do, and illustrating it to help explain it better.
I use this to explain how masking works, during one of the courses I teach. But it's fun as a stand-alone illustration too, I think.
Building at night
A variation on a design I did a long time ago, but this one is nice too so I thought it would be placed here.
I had fun drawing these Russian Matryoshka dolls. Especially because they look so simple and are not, and then resulted in more fun lesson material.
Drawing details really is my cup of tea. And since the word 'gezellig' is one of the first words the expat students learn, I really had to add that. I have had a few students from Russia already, so nice.
That year was very rainy while I tried to get a holiday feel. Did not work! So I created this drawing.
Crazy thing though, one of the neighbours told me it had been such a wonderful Summer while we were getting the mail from the letter boxes. Huh? Went abroad, did she? This very same neighbour thought 2018 had been so rainy. Again: huh? 🤔
I have to explain this.
A 'schijn-heilige' means a sanctimonious person. But... 'schijnen' means 'to shine, and 'heilige' means 'holy person'. So here they are: shiny saints 🤣
This is not art
Well, I mean, yeah... Brilliant happening last weekend. So I decided to draw this on the way back home.