Last week I made this painting. It was 'Sophia's evening'. Every other week on thursday we spend an evening at Sophia's home painting, making collages and so on. We use all kinds of material, but generally no textiles are involved. It is called 'beeldend vormen' (I do not know how to translate it in English). I listend to African music when painting this one. The rithm influences the brush strokes.
When I came home the piece below caught my attention because of the same colors. I made this one last year and used cotton, procion MX, gelmedium with sand added, paint and stamps. I has a feeling of Africa too. They match very good I think.
This drawing is me. It is a drawing made by Paulien at the age of 5.
Since 2002 me and my partner are surrounded by dyes, paints, fabrics and ... you name it, it's there. I hope one day I can have the livingroom to be my studio...
This reflects the importance of something which began as a hobby but now has gone totally out of hand.
I work 30+ hours in 3+ long days and not think one second of surface design, but when I am driving home it pops up and won't disappear even when I am asleep.
This is the story of a textile addict.