Sunday, 18 December 2016

The peace of wild things




The peace of wild things

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

the last dark days....

before the  Holydays

( Hollidays )

Monday, 28 November 2016


Warm felt  cloth for cold wheather

Australia suffering from extreme spring pollen storm ( dangerous breath conditions )

Friday, 28 October 2016

Sjoekie Eleven wild as the first day.......

a nice walk in the dunes where I can be off leash and role freely, no matter if  the pineapple needles
destroy my fine coiffure.....
I am who I am


Friday, 7 October 2016

power of nature

It's difficult to combine the picture with I want to say.
As you can see , this piece of cloth is not finished. It looks a little like mother earth for me, and made me think about what's going on today.
Hurricanes, bombs, climate changes, climate tops, earthquakes, deforestation, mudstreams, refugees, richer than rich......
we want.....but


Sunday, 25 September 2016


a couple of weeks ago i broke my wrist and had a nasty concussion
in stead of stitching, patching, reading etc....seeing double

i play a little with photoshop
no blue eye but sparkling

from he sweet healing hands of Martine came this happy bee artwork and if i lay it on the sore wrist or head it really soothes the pain

Martine works wonders!

it will take some time to return here so


Sunday, 21 August 2016


the picture above needed some changes
result...picture below ????
really changed.....
but that's not what I really want to say

 the  pain in my back and leg      overwhelmes me sometimes, no meditation, yoga position, positive thinking , thinking how many people suffer more severe problems, how good my life is,  can help me and sometimes I feel so helpless, I almost feel panic coming up.
The real acceptance is far away than.

suggestions please.....

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

look behind what you see

detail of medine bag that hangs before the angelica
used  ao stomag problems

Thursday, 14 July 2016

don't take life too serious...............we will not survive after all

reading quote above made me smile....

reading goes better than walking so i enjoy it
the blue illustration is a feltcloth i made 4 years ago
and today i used photoshop to dye it indigo .....

Sunday, 3 July 2016

mom's birthday

mam, i miss you but you're part of it all.
i see you in every pink flower and black cat, you loved so much.

Friday, 1 July 2016

splashing first of july

some fibers, some felting and the result is a little piece of cloth to embroider

Thursday, 16 June 2016

hide and seek

while I was reading a book named ......if I forget Jeruzalem from Werner Sonne, the line about hiding your problems..made me think....

if I'm sad, really sad, is reading than hiding?

I hope it's more a mindtranslation ( does this word exist? )
it changes my sadness for a moment and I don't think it's

the picture is from a little carding wool and silk noil for making a small felt item

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Martine Bos (


so many books so little time


so many stitches so little time


thank you so much for this piece of art you made fore me while i was with my dying mother Ada
the symbols
the stitches
the nearbyness
the love

so many words so little place to explain feelings

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

mis you mam

Every goodbye is the birth of a memory (s.dali)

Thursday, 12 May 2016


yesterday I was taking pictures in the garden.
looking better I saw something so perfect

for me Tao├»sme means perfect harmony   in everything....not static but in everlasting changing
it changes all the time and nothing can excist without its opposite

 I still miss tovke, my dog, so much.
it still hurts so much

this is Tao for me.........

isn't that soothing........


Thursday, 5 May 2016


the fifth of may we used to celebrate  the end of ww 2
it became a larger event
as we honor all death died in every war, we celebrate now freedom as being free

from the bed i lay on i hear the music in the distance, music from the festifal for freedom where i used to go to before my back accident.
such good memories.......

today at the blog from Grace 
 she wrote about feeling free when the wind blowes ( very free interpretation )
she sent me a while ago a pouche/talisman/little baggy where i put all my free thoughts in.
it's so beautiful that my eye catches  it very often so you can imagine how much free moments i have.....if you could feel
can you see the little figure Grace in it?
free as the wind takes me


Sunday, 20 March 2016

happy spring solstice

it's so special to begin spring seeing a little bird making a nest in my garden!
i had to photoshop but can you see?

wishing everybody the longer light !


thanks to Mo.........

Saturday, 19 March 2016

there is no other way than the own way ( Spinoza

it sounds simple but it takes lots of effort to walk the way while you know you don't have influence
that you walk only for yourself, not they like me...etc
it is not simple

Sunday, 13 March 2016

10 years since Noud died and Blaf was born

a year after Noud died we, the people who loved him, made this cloth.
I like it very much because there are so many elements showing the relations to each other

on the day Noud died, Blaf was born
the picture here was at my former sudio...we were felting she was demolishing

thank you all our friends helping us where possible,

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Excuse me.............

Lots of pictures but......
I'm so tired
Sososo very tired 
There is so much fun to do but
Even stopping by at my favorit blogs is too much

Luckely they found a cause, i had a stomach bleeding, so not enough iron in my blood. I got it in a infusion and soon  i will be present again

Saturday, 2 January 2016

What is the plan this year?

We are going to have lots of fun with the doezen

But what will be my focus this year
What do I really want?
We'll see

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Surprises of 2016... Soon to be seen


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perchez in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all

Emily Dickinson

Monday, 21 December 2015

Solstice....the light comes back

Actually mankind wants the same
Love and respect
Please look at the things that are the same
Not to the differences
Help each other

Het licht komt weer terug, of wordt geboren.
Het wordt me steeds duidelijker hoe we als " mensheid " toch allemaal hetzelfde willen.
Liefde erkenning respekt warmte
Maar hoe we elkaar de ruimte moeten geven???
Alsjeblieft respecteer elkaars gewoontes
Kijk naar wat verbind
Niet naar wat anders is.....

Pictures from Helje

Afbeeldingen google