maandag 18 april 2016

to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow - audrey hepburn


to plant 
a garden
in tomorrow.

Audrey Hpburn .

in my previous blogpost
it was all about
my RED wall
in my bedroom.
and even more about how
it works for me.
to imagen something ......

I am pretty GOOD in thinking in 
(long story )
but my life has changed
for the best and now
my head has to work along too.

Making a moodboard
is something that can help !
Pinterest is a wonderful place
to collect images.

My garden has become a strange place
for me .
I seem to be un-able
to make it the garden I wish , again.

as I seem un-able
to find purpose in my life as it is now.

and than I decided
to start AGAIN 
making my garden a garden .

as I started wishing for 
the RED wall
not so long ago
and that worked out very well.

is the perfect season 
and sunshine a good
companion .

and my  granddaugther
the best help ever .

not only do I hope for a garden
I  do hope to find more 

everything comes to you
in the right moment
be patient
be grateful


donderdag 18 februari 2016

it's working ........THE PLAN


Oh I am so over the moon HAPPY
My plan is working .
On Saterday my son and daugther-in-law
called me and asked 
if I would like to join them
They were on their way to the 
to look for wallpaper
for Eva's room
and they knew I was looking for
R E D wallpaint 
would I like to go TOGETHER ?
yes yes yes
of course!
I found the color I would love to buy
from Histor called "cranberry"
They mix that in the store
very exciting ...... for me !
from my son and daugther-in-law

S U R P R I S E 
we went home
to my home
 and they stayed for dinner
and my daugther came too
so we had the room filled with JOY .
my daugther send me a message
she wanted to come to me
PAINT the wall 
if that was allright with me 

Are you serious ?
of course I was allrigth 
she is a wonderful at decorating her own house
and in painting walls 
and she is young !

all I had to do is 
make tea and lunch 
and wait ...... downstairs ........
I heard music and singing 
and allready loved it 
my room would love it too !

I choose a shining wallpaint 

and than THE MOMENT was there
I was allowed to come and see

tears in my eyes SO BEAUTIFUL 
it was beyond my dreams 
I loved it ( still do )
And I love my daugther for his 

now the next step
the frames ..........

it's  not done
it's in progress

love my PLAN .............

zaterdag 30 januari 2016

happy red


it all started with a wish
my wish 
to have my wall in my bedroom
R E D 
by the image above
to do something
really DO it 
by myself
from start to finish
for myself 
is what I am not good at ...
for sommeone else , no problem
for myself ..............

the plan 
it started with knowing
I have to  have a plan
with a beginning ....
 a middle and 
an end .

than I visited someone
who suffers from depressions
and I saw how her life was
and all the possibilities she has
but was  not able to use
and I realised
I had to take my own first step 
make my own plan
when I got home
I started by finding inspiring
images on my pinterest board
and the one above
is my color-inspiration

I saw this

offered these for sale
on facebook 
all in one sale 
I knew 
I had to have them
I immediately had an idea
how to use them
on my red wall 
 my project was born
when I reacted on facebook 
I could have them and
it turned out 
it was only 5 minutes from my house !

I never do something like this 
react on such a thing
and going to get them MYSELF 
for me
it was a HUGE step .

next step is going to the store
and have my own RED colour mixed.
it has to be a warm red 
with a kind of orange touch 
so I am thinking of
 having some orange too
 and decide by myself
 to use that across eachother 
Now you know I am NOT a handyman !

I have this idea
for "my" frames to collect things
I love and put them in the frames 
as .... pictures
but also words or sentences
well I better show you 
when it's done .
the colours will be 
red*orange*pink*bit yellow
and G O L D .

today I saw for the first time 
work from an Italian artist 
named Arianna Caroli 
it was a You Tube movie
and I LOVED IT .
I do not know how to show it
overhere so I just let you know 
how it is called 
and you can maybe see for yourself 

L'Officiel Thailand - Culture 
"Art is Forever"
by Arianne Caroli.

work in progress
I am excited 


woensdag 20 januari 2016

the magic of circles


let us be grateful
to people who make us HAPPY
they are the charming
who make our SOULS blossom .

Marcel Proust

when I was young
I loved to read and
I loved to draw
I loved PAPER and it's magic

when nothing was there and
everything was possible.

being a child there was a  while
when I believed
all was possible
because there were not yet 
experiences of "making mistakes"

when children make drawings
most people will love the drawings and
give complements 
and are grateful .

there is something magical
in the drawings of young children
something with the colors they use
the space they use on the paper

when I was young I had crayons
and that was it .
I always always draw HOUSES
I loved to make houses .
first houses without walls 
where you could see the inside
than closed houses with friendly windows
and always a door with an opening
for the mail !
and later I draw my own blueprints
and floorplans .
always imagening the house .....

when I got older 
very soon we had to learn to adjust 
to draw how the teacher told us to do .
in my time there was NO room for 
creativity in drawing at school .
it was all 
class-teaching and there was no room
for individuals
to servive it was best to fit in
to fit in and be good , better , best .

that's how it was .
I stopped drawing .

when I became a kindergarten teacher 
I loved the drawings all over again 
and than I came into contact with
and knew this would be my 'home'.

I started this post about
people who make you happy .
I guess for me it's been about children
they make me happy 
the children in my classes
my own four children
there is my grandchild ......

of course I found
wonderful people on my way
who made and make me happy
charming gardeners 
who make my soul happy.

it's not easy to find the words
to describe where I am in my life
let's say 
I know about the house
and it's time to work the garden


donderdag 31 december 2015

* * the plan * *


It's not that I know
what this means
i am going to find out !
I need a goal , a plan

so I will go and make myself 
a plan .
My plan is to make a plan .

I like that idea
I will create my own plan .

new year

I will be blogging
about my PLAN 


vrijdag 25 december 2015



the light
in others
treat them
that's all
you see


zaterdag 28 november 2015



I saw a program on tv 
and they were talking about
blogging and vlogging and you-tube followers
and sponsorship.........
and suddenly I realised

pick a word and start writing
says the part on the top 
I love doing that .
I love words and I love
what writing does to me .
How all that's inside my head 
suddely seems to find a way out
on the paper through my pen ,
fountainpen , always.
My hand starts writing and the ink
on the paper brings peace 
and surprises me over and over ...
So often I understood more of myself
after reading what I wrote down .

I am not so good in just writing
as in a diary .....
It has to be adressed to ......
like in a letter ......
or in a blog ...........

For a long time 
my children were the ones 
who kept me informed 
when I saw what they were doing
and how they were doing it .

now they are all living on their own 
and I do not see so much anymore .

I already was looking for 
where I could belong 
in blogging for example.

since my life changed so much
by no more working 
no more children in the house 
I kind of lost my goal ..............
and it came to me 
I had to find out for myself 
what I want .........................

I decided 
that will be my subject 
that is what I will write about 
my search 

in the past years 
there were so many 
chances to look back to 
how it was 
and how it is now .

I am still confused but 
I found out that's okay,
as long as I am on my way .......
searching .....

For me it took courage 
to except I do not know
but I would like to know 
here I go 

have a wonderful new week
you all