Playing with homemade stamps

Keep up with The Dutchess!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Justifying myself and my art

Starting my own studio is the right thing to do, I know this in my heart. But sometimes sharing this with other people can create responses that are not always easy to deal with, like:

 

But……..……..do you think what you make is good enough to get people to come to your workshops?

 

What a strange question.

 

Yes, I do believe I have something to say.

Something that will mean something to someone.

No, I’m not an art-guru :), but I have a heart worth loving, a soul worth knowing and a voice that has something to say.

My studio is open for people to come and share my path.

 

Keep up with The Dutchess!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

World of Wisdom

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile – initially scared me to death.”

Betty Bender

Keep up with The Dutchess!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

I am Blessed

Three months ago there was an add in the local newspaper, in the council notifications sector – which I usually don’t read.

But this time I was bored and read it all.

My heart jumped when I read there was a space for rent in the centre of town inside a hundred-and-fifty year old fort.

It’s located in the most beautiful part of Weesp and just perfect for me.

Two months later I had the key.

Two days later I moved in.

Two hours after that I felt like I had come home.

 


Keep up with The Dutchess!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Kickstarting myself

Oke.

This is it.

It’s about time to get started.

It’s annoying me to death I’m having so much trouble starting this blog .

If I’m not afraid of a BIG white piece of paper, not afraid of a blank canvas and not afraid of an empty journalpage – then why am I so afraid of a new and empty blog? Or am I just telling myself I am, because I think I should be…….

But not any more. It’s time to jump right in.

Right now I’m looking at a painting I made a few weeks ago. Around the painting it says:

When you come to the edge of all things you know,

you must believe one of two things will happen:

there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or.….

you will be taught how to fly.

So let’s start acting to my beliefs!

After all: practice makes perfect.

Keep up with The Dutchess!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest