A Faery Glass

Keeping on with the idea of scrapbooking. This is a “pocket” for a Faery Glass, the kind of magical object that allows you to see the Faery Folk when you look through it. You can also open the window.

Now, I’m going to work with digital painting on similar ideas, a cross between scrapbooking, art journal and cabinet of curiosity. I am brimming with inspiration, you have no idea…

Scrapbooked Letter

It was 8 degrees today! It feels like snow weather is now over. Spring is in the air. But no green trees before the end of May (maybe even June). Meanwhile, it is so nice to see colours again, the rich textures of rock and moss. During my walk, I found a heart of moss at my feet. It was totally by itself, obviously carried here by a recent storm, so I picked it up. That’s what you do with lonely hearts.  

I finished my first “Scrapbooked” letter ever and had immense fun creating it. It’s in response to a beautiful hand-crafted letter from one of my penpals. I love this kind of exchange. I’ll be certainly putting a lot of work in my penpalling in the future. I’ve got so many ideas…

Bright April

It is still snowing quite a lot and now with the (almost) permanent light, it is very bright outside. The oyster-catchers have come back, and so begins the festival of light.

I’ve been reacquainted with an old passion for penpalling. I love hand-written letters, and I’ve met a couple of very nice German ladies. It is very cosy. It also motivates me to keep on studying German. This and reading Walter Moers.

It also gives me the opportunity to decorate my letters with some little cutouts (paper, inks, colored pencils and watercolour):