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Every friday a new word, a new challenge: It keeps me illustrating.

17 november 2016

10 november 2016

27 oktober 2016

19 oktober 2016

IF harvest

the harvester of smiles

 

7 oktober 2016

IF weapon

Two sharp weapons but a bigger heart :)

 

28 september 2016

IF nest 2

How do you know that you are ready 
to leave the nest?
When a special friend shows up
to lift and support you
keeping his distance
but you know he is there  
Such friend is the most precious gift




26 september 2016

20 september 2016

15 september 2016

IF orange

A Chinese legend:

In the ancient past, there was a hero named Hou Yi who was an excellent archer. His wife was Chang'e. One year, the ten suns rose in the sky together, causing great disaster to people. Yi shot down nine of the suns and left only one to provide light. A god admired Yi and sent him the elixir of immortality. Yi did not want to leave Chang'e and be immortal without her, so he let Chang'e keep the elixir. But Peng Meng, one of his apprentices, knew this secret. So, on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar, when Yi went hunting, Peng Meng broke into Yi's house and forced Chang'e to give the elixir to him. Chang'e refused to do so. Instead, she swallowed it and flew into the sky. Since she loved very much her husband and hoped to live nearby, she chose the moon for her residence. When Yi came back and learned what had happened, he felt so sad that he displayed the fruits and cakes Chang'e liked in the yard and gave sacrifices to his wife. People soon learned about these activities, and since they also were sympathetic to Chang'e they participated in these sacrifices with Yi.

This is now the Chinese Mid Autumn festival on september 15.



9 september 2016

swift



































 



On a wagon bound for market
there's a calf with a mournful eye
High above him there's a swallow
winging swiftly through the sky (song)

12 augustus 2016

IF tiny

Hey! Big Dutch farm girl! Watch your wooden shoe! Don't step on something tiny!!!!!!!!!!!


If you have something tiny you must be very careful and good





and then it can grow into big love

26 juli 2016

IF trapped



 
 

                                     Sometimes you feel trapped, lost and alone
                                     but when someone finds you,
                                     you get unlost, unalone and untrapped.
                                     It's not a miracle, it just happens.


16 juli 2016

8 juli 2016

9 juni 2016

19 mei 2016

IF-nostalgia

Nostalgia wants to wander in the past...
Two children from long ago, old and gone.
My dad and his twin sister. 
If I look long enough I can touch them with my eyes,
but when I look too long they disappear in time again.


Borrow

Can I borrow a kiss from you?
I promise to give it back

 

10 mei 2016

29 april 2016

IF-prince

In Holland, on King's day,
this is the game we play:

Foxy Prince
meets bunny Queen.

We laugh, we dream.
We do that ever since.

We still play every day!
Hurray hurray hurray 



 

 

20 april 2016

IF wood

  Knock! Knock! Can we come in?
 

7 april 2016

IF sparkle

Sometimes  the only thing you want is a glass of sparkling water

 

9 maart 2016

IF childhood

for my mother




24 februari 2016

If shelter

This is the story of the poor, lonely magician who was one night sitting near the stove, burning his last dry wood, who was cold, hungry and tired, who didn't know if he wanted to try out new tricks, who doubted if there were kids that still enjoyed watching any new tricks, who wondered if winter would ever end, who didn't feel longing for spring...





























But then he heard a sound that was not made by the wind. He looked up and saw two big bunny eyes that said: Gimme shelter





























to be continued....

18 februari 2016

13 februari 2016

IF hat


The magician was lost in the storm. He wrestled in the wind, he walked in circles. Suddenly he felt the cold in his head. No hat! No bunny! Then he remembered the streets and found the exit out of the tempest. His hat was ruined, he threw it away. But Bunny he kept inside his coat, on his heart.












11 februari 2016

IF (another) mystery

the mystery of the missing socks!

 

10 februari 2016

IF mystery

I used to drown in the mysterious depths
of your eyes
but magically, 
you made me into a mermaid
and now I play in my own private pool 

 

6 februari 2016

IF smart

be smart: do art before dishes

 

29 januari 2016

Kintsugi

her tears worked as a looking glass
that made him see her soul


breaks were tenderly tied together 
knots in a forever untangible bond
sadness became strength
cracks became golden medals
wounds became wisdom

 

21 januari 2016

IF spin

To make a story
seems like magic
but the trick is just
spinning words together

once upon a time two little ghosts were dancing in the night...

13 januari 2016

IF tropical

tropical fish

 

6 januari 2016