Everything that moves me

zaterdag 29 juli 2017

Small Art Garden

July 29th again.
That's how fast the time goes by. I wanted to write a few blogs this month and I did. Not as much as I would have had but better than not at all. So today I write something about our little garden. We are so lucky to have a place to go outside and enjoy flowers, scrubs and even a pond with some goldfish. But above all we love art and curiosities or even 'KITSCH' on the old wall around the garden. When we bought this house about 30 years ago, we thought we would close the garden so we had a bigger store. But fortunately we did not.
Dieters Art Wood Faces ith chandelier
Sometimes we go outside for dinner. Many times when people come to our gallery, they walk straight on to the garden and enjoy all the things that can be seen. Here are some pictures and I hope you like them.
Brass lizart

old copperpan with necklage
From above our chair with handpainted silk covert
Pond with chandelier

donderdag 20 juli 2017

Digital Photo Art

A few people who read my blog on a regular basis, know that I love to make digital art very much. Here is a link to an old post from 2013 . This year we had a few days together with our daughter in Spain. She and my husband were collecting some small stones and try to build them together like a pilar. That was not so easy and they had a lot of fun with it. So I took some pictures and last month I made an other digital art from them. It took me quit  a while to do, but I think it is funny. And the proof: Do not believe everything You see on photos it may be all untrue.

Big stones!!!

This is how it started

zondag 16 juli 2017

Last week arts

On sunday we had some friends to visit us. That's always nice, because we can show some of our art we've been working on last week. Dieter made another watercolor of some Lilies , on heavy watercolor paper.
Aquarel by Dieter Lange

 I was working on digital drawing on our new Ipad. I bought this ipad specifically for my hubby for Father's Day, but I'm more pleased with it. I've downloaded Pro create and love it. I use to work with Photoshop elements, but for drawing Pro create is better for me. Here some pictures:  the first one a landscape

first drawing with pro create Coby Lange

                                  and the last one was a combination of drawing and a photo.

Coby's art 

dinsdag 11 juli 2017

Opening Exhibition at the "Museum Land van Valkenburg."

Last Sunday we had the opening from the Exhibition " Eder zien eige stiel"in Valkenburg. This time I was better prepared to find a parking place. So I only had to walk 5 minutes to the museum. It was a beautiful day. I was the first from 7 people from KC61 (kunst corridor 61) and that was good, my textile art had found a very good place and everything looked  nice. The exhibition is on the top floor from the museum, it is an old building but has a lot of charme. The windows were open and I was able to make a few pictures. Two ladies from the museum came down to put glasses and drinks.

my textile art. Winter and Autumn
plus some ceramics from Lei Hannen.
About 50 people arrived and at 3 o'clock pm  Jos Solberg opened and then gave me the floor so I could propose all my friends and tell about their work.
Evelien Wink Schilderijen
Jeanne van Hest Ceramics

Moniek Daemen Textile Art

Joep van Kerkom Schilderijen

Leo Kornips Schilderijen

zaterdag 8 juli 2017

Love and Peace

Yesterday Paul Taubman from UBC wrote: write something about fun today. Well yesterday I did not like anything. All the things that happened in Hamburg because of G20, made me sad. Young people who destroy other people belongings who they not even know. Of course, not all young people were involved . Demostration is happily allowed in a democratic country. But the poor police and the people who saw their cars going up in flames, just terrible. But now it's over today and hopefully there will soon be rest in this beautiful city of Hamburg. Love and Peace

take care of our planet
this is a desert devil

donderdag 6 juli 2017

Little sketchbook

Today I signed up for the ultimate blog challenge. I've done that before and I think it's right for me.
Like some blogs ago to be accurate on January 16th, I wrote about my sketchbook. I've pretty well maintained and I'm glad, because by that smal drawings, often come on good ideas. Like my last big textile artwork, but I'll write more about it next week, as the opening has been in the museum in Valkenburg. But just because I like it here a few pictures from that little sketchbook which incidentally is almost full.
two small watercolors made by coby lange

made by coby lange ink and watercolor

woensdag 5 juli 2017

An other painting

The way to Valkenburg was okay just to find the museum in the middle of this tourist city where you can not park anywhere was really awful. But good that Dieter went with me. The space that KC61 has is at the top of the building and when I brought my work upstairs, Dieter had to bring the car to a parking lot a bit outside the center. All in all, I forgot to take pictures, so it will be Sunday when the exhibition is opened. After I finished and we picked up the car, Dieter did not know where he dropped the car. Only that it was near a castle, but yes there are more castles in Valkenburg. It took us about an hour before we found him. I had given up soon.Haha !! Because I have not taken pictures, here is another picture of an acryl artwork from Dieter which he  painted last month, in respons to our short vacation in Spain with our daughter. So also some pictures of the Costa Brava. A place where we love to be.
Costa Brava painting by Dieter Lange

mam and daughter
Dad and daughter
on the beach

dinsdag 4 juli 2017

New art from Dieter Lange

We made many visits to the hospital in Venlo last month due to my husband's radiation. That was not easy. But I'm so proud of him that, when he was home again, he could go on with smaller and bigger paintings. Even in the hospital we had always made small sketches in an agenda.
Yesterday he painted a watercolor with beautiful soft colors for the first time.
In addition, I have today packed some of my textile artwork that I have to bring to the museum
 "Land van Valkenburg" tomorrow, which will be there until September 30, 2017. Tomorrow I hope to take some photos during the setup of the exhibition.

cherry blossom

maandag 3 juli 2017

A special lampshade

Today it was a good day, not too hot, no rain so time for a round of golf with my hubby, and to enjoy on the terrace of st. Andrews a cup of coffee,
I managed to finish the lampshade today. I find it very successful. To return the color of the glass lamp foot, I decided to put another short fringe in the color beige around the bottom. Maybe I'll finish it with a top coat even though it looks good as it is.
So here the picute.

zaterdag 1 juli 2017

I promised myself

Yes, I did, I want to write in July at least every second day of this month. There are a few important things coming soon and many important days of our lives have happened in recent months.

I start with something I have done today. It was a rainy day, so our normal golf morning to play 9 holes was not possible. That's why I decided to be creative and take a lampshade that needed to be decorated. So I searched my little pieces of fabric in turquoise and blue cut out some pieces and started sewing. But oh, the needle did not want to easily come through the lampshade and it took more than an hour to give up. Normal that does not happen to me I'm always going on, but I knew that this would not be an improvement. So I removed all the pieces. Look for paper from a magazine and paste it. Not done yet. But here is the picture of the lampshade in progress.