zondag 21 september 2014

BLACK AND WHITE








That's the closest I get to black and white (and some grey).
The picture below is the scarf ready and drying in the sun,
so soon more pictures...
I have been sourcing for new materials and material suppliers
and the plan is to dye some wool myself.
Next week Jeffrey and I are driving to England,
on the hunt for wool.
So soon more pictures about that too!

Nothing (work and life) has been the same lately,
but I can't tell you more about that for now.
It's in a positive way, no worries.
Change is inevitable
and I'm floating on that wave.
:-)





dinsdag 9 september 2014

HYPNOPOMPIC - KUSTAA SAKSI





"The collection title, Hypnopompic refers to a state
of sensory confusion leading out of sleep,
when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream
world into a surreal reality.
It is an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one
may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals,
such as spiders, monkeys and insects.
Hypnopompic state has also been affiliated with visual
delusions caused by migraine. These graphic patterns,
designs and textures are thought to have contributed
to the traditions of ornamentation, mosaic and textile"

The Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated
artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the collection Hypnopompic,
presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with
jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair
and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials,
such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread.
Kustaa Saksi (b. 1975) lives and works in Amsterdam.
In addition to his artistic production, he is known as
an awarded graphic designer in Finland and abroad.
Saksi has designed wall paintings to cover skyscrapers,
as well as patterns and tapestry. 

http://alfaechozulu.com/

And for those living in Belgium:
The works are part of Design September in Brussels,
from 11 - 24 september in Botanique,
info here:
http://botanique.be/nl/tentoonstelling/kustaa-saksi-hypnopompic
and here:
http://www.finncult.be/kustaa-saksi-hypnopompic-design-september/


maandag 1 september 2014

WHAT'S GOING ON




A New Project!
http://eyesnightsonly.be/
I made a drawing for curtains,
those curtains will be in the DIFT room.
It's not a weaving project,
the drawing will be printed.
But that's something I will be doing more in the future.
Do visit Eyes/Nights Only,
it's a special place,
with the most beautiful floors and rooms,
and a chapel... :-)




And I started a new collection,
plants / leaves / branches,
to draw.
That collection has to lead to a textile collection:
drawings of these plants / leaves / branches.
It's a new part of my time spent here in my workroom.
Besides 'Weefkot' (weaving place)
I now also have a 'Tekenkot' (drawing place).
Busy times coming up...


donderdag 14 augustus 2014

MY BLUE WOVEN SHOES





For those who remember, 
Yesterday they arrived, 
my electric blue shoes.
I must say they want me to do this more,
maybe another pair? 
:-)


maandag 4 augustus 2014

3 DAYS IN LONDON

 The cut-outs of Henri Matisse at Tate Modern.

Buying new materials and colours, my favourite kind of shopping...

British Folk Art at Tate Gallery.

Kew Gardens!

Radical Geometry at The Royal Academy. Small exhibition, but very inspiring...

  The handwoven works of Brent Wadden at the Saatchi Gallery. 

Now back home for rearranging my workspace,
gardening, cooking, eating, drinking,
weaving, reading,
helping Jeffrey with his furniture
and ofcourse enjoying the sun...

 

vrijdag 25 juli 2014

READY FOR A WHILE







I must admit,
I wanted this one myself...
But it's delivered to one happy birthday girl.
She was the inspiration for the colours and the graphics,
so she deserves it!

Vacation has started,
but it hasn't been all fun and sun.
We had to say goodbye to our cat Roschka.
Roschka was 16 years old,
15 years long she was here at our home.
So strange how one can miss such little creature so much.
It feels like there's too much space in the house...

zaterdag 12 juli 2014

FALL IN SUMMER






I was ready in time for this 50th birthday.
Colours that will suit fall and winter,
and now even summer,
as it's very rainy and cold here in Belgium.
I hope the sun is coming back from next week,
then my holidays start.
+ This weekend I want to finish this project. 
+ This holiday will be one of new projects and thinking of the future,
one month of thinking... :-)

Have a happy weekend!