Stars, stars, stars…

Last Sunday evening it finally worked out. I had a fun workshop night photography with Rutger Bus. At earlier attempts, including one in the US, the weather did not cooperate, but now it was fairly clear. With a small group of people we went to the Aekingerzand near Appelscha, one …

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Prairie dogs.

Last week we went to Wonderwereld in Ter Apel for an afternoon. In this small recreational park you will find amazingly imaginative caves with trolls and other magical creatures, as well as a small mini zoo. They have owls and other birds of prey, some monkeys and a serval. The …

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Playing with pastel pencils.

For a long time this box of pastel pencils has been lying around in my drawer, but I never did anything serious with them. They did not appeal to me at all. I actually wanted to toss them out, but instead decided to experiment one more time. It works very …

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New pencils.

Summer has been busy with spending time with family, enjoying our new garden room, trying out new camera lenses and more. In between I did find time to do some drawing, with this fox as a result. Unlike my other drawings, this was not done in Prismacolor pencils, but entirely …

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Baa, baa, meh………

“Baa, baa, meh ……… Hi, Hilda  here… meh  … I would like to tell you that we had a visitor a few days ago. At first we did not like it at all, this strange woman with a black thing that went “click” all the time. What did you think, Tilda?” …

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A new drawing (or two).

As soon as I saw these lovely caracal kittens, photographed by Fiona Ayerts , I knew I wanted to draw them. Such sweet faces with gorgeous blue eyes. As usual they were done in coloured pencil on suede mat bord. In 2,5 weeks we will leave for our 1 month trip …

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Almost spring.

Some new pictures today. Today we had really nice weather and I have been playing with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens, making pictures of the crocuses that are blooming in our garden. This lens has a wonderful soft glow that at wide apertures gives the pictures a dreamy quality I …

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Deer, birds, blisters and wood…….

Last week Tom and I went for a day long walk in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, in the west of the Netherlands near the coast between Zandvoort and Noordwijk. There are supposed to be many foxes but they did not feel like showing themselves. It was very cold and the area is …

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