Sunday, March 27, 2016

ARTicles 2

Hope you had a great Easter and a lot of chocolates to enjoy.
Another week has passed so I'm here to show you  my pages in my ARTicles book.

Because the 21th was the beginning of spring I've created a spring spread, with yellows and a lot of flowers (which I hand drew and of which I'm quite satisfied thank you very much) and added this poem
Spring is here
Let's give some cheer!
Flowers bloom, trees grow,
water falls, winds blow.
Bees buzz, kids play,
say hooray! Spring is today!

Sadly the 22th everything turned black here in Belgium,
I made a separate entry in my book about these unfortunate events.

The next couple of days I didn't really felt like crafting, so my next entry is only on the 25th with a summary of all the good things Belgium stands for:
  • good food (waffles, french fries with mayonaise, chocolates and beer)
  • nice cities ( Bruges, Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels,...)
  • we also have famous people like Jacques Brel, René Magritte, Stromae, ...
  • Kuifke and The smurfs are invented here, as is the saxofone.
  • we also have a wicked sense of humor, look at our "manneken pis"
  • AND we are resilient and have a sense of solidarity.

Yesterday I wrote about the René Magritte plane that was presented earlier this week to the public. The plane is decorated with 2 artworks (La clairvoyance and Le retour) from the surrealist painter Magritte. Also the inside wasn't forgotten and has sky and birds on the overhead compartments and an image of René himself in the front.

Today is Easter of course and I found some Easter bunny tips for life:
  1. don't place all your eggs in one basket
  2. there's no such thing as too much candy
  3. some body parts are meant to be floppy
  4. the grass is always greener in someone else's basket
  5. let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
That's all for me this week.


  1. Love your pages, the second one is dark, for the darkness your country suffered - I am so sorry the nastiness happened to you all. The list of good things Belgium stands for is lovely and so are the Easter Bunny tips! Definitely the one about floppy body parts, I have plenty of those! The plane looks so cool! I hope your Easter was fabulous! xxx

  2. My heart really goes out to your country. Despite the sadness. there is art. I like your dark work and your sunny work. I will look forward to seeing more of it here. Blessings.

  3. Stunning journal pages. I remember visiting the manneken pis clothes museum as a child. Only in Belgium would a statue have its own wardrobe! My thoughts are still with you all. Cara x