The girl that did not get the Valentine-card…
It is quiet in the house so early in the morning. I hear the birds sing. No, it is not singing, it sounds more like chattering:
‘How did you sleep, love?’
‘Quite well, actually. The cat of the neighbours scared the shit out of me only once this night.’
‘Good for you! Well, have a nice day, love!’
‘You too! Kiss, kiss!’
‘Have a nice cup of tea, love!’
I made this one in honour of Heather and Jan, who came to visit me the other day. We had a conversation about the friendlyness in the English language.
This is a paper collage and drawing in which I later put some of my patterns. I reworked that again digital. A whole lot of work for one image and I think there is some more work to do on this one. It is funny: the more I know about drawing, scanning and digital reworking the longer it takes to finish a piece of art.
In 1999 I wrote a small story that accompagnied a couple of sketches like the second one you see here. Over the years I have rewritten and redrawn this story time and time again. Two years ago I was sure it was finished and ready for publication.
However I am working on it again. In the 2019 version the second image is replaced with the first one.
It is time to wrap this baby up, Eyck!
Every Thursday children, students and other youth go on strike and walk the streets of several cities in Europe to ask the politicians to take fierce actions to save the planet.
I call that: working on your future. Go kids, go!
It’s raining and it so gray outside here in Leyden, The Netherlands. Well, I guess that’s what our little country is famous for: rain. Still, I am really looking forward to springtime. The smell of new flowers, the feeling of nature waking up. Of us waking up actually! Here is to that bubbling spring feelings!
Today I made this tower. It is almost night. You can see the sun standing low. Sometimes I dream about creating in a tower. All day long I will make one piece of art after the other. Then… when the day is almost over and the sun is turning red I will take all the art I made and climb the stairs towards the tower roof. Standing there, enjoying the view and the fresh air, I set all my art free to soar on the winds and find its proper owners…
And I will do that day after day after day…
Monday note to myself: don’t watch too much Netflix! Have a nice week!