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I can work in about four or five different sized Art Journals, so why starting a new one, you might ask? The reason is that my very first Art Journal was like a diary and I miss that. Nowadays I use my Art Journals to try new techniques and there's nothing wrong with that (as a matter of fact I still love it), but I miss documenting my daily life. I am not only returning to documenting my daily life but also taking another approach on backgrounds. Normally I work at one page at the time. Now I printed six background pages with the gelli plate. Below is the first page. I used...

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This week we have a lot of wind and rain, so autumn has finally arrived! Autumn also means beautiful colours. This journal spread celebrates the vibrant autumn colours. I started both pages with black gesso. On a separate piece of watercolour paper I drew the leaves, letters, pumpkin and the watering can. I used a liquid masking fluid marker, so after removing the masking fluid there would be white lines. The text on the right page is in Dutch. It is a little poem about autumn. Autumn to me is finding the first chestnuts in the grass, sitting in the bay window by candle light...

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This painting was an attempt to bring spring inside the house. At the time we were living in America and in the beginning of April the ground was covered with snow AGAIN. I felt very depressed. I wanted Spring. So if Spring is not coming to you, you create it! The little card "Lente" means Spring in

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