For a while I was searching for a way to share my favorite addresses in Paris with you. I’m discovering a lot of nice places, and I want to show them to you all. So finally I have a solution … A new blog !! So feel free to visit. I try to put new addresses online every week. Hope to see you there as well.
Oh, other good news. There is an interview about me and my love for weaving in the newest Frankie Magazine. I didn’t had the chance to read it myself, so I’m very curious how it looks like. But hopefully soon, they’ll send me a copy.
(by the way, while I was creating my other blog. I discovered that I’m pretty bored by this template-layout of my blog here. So maybe soon you’ll see some changes to the layout of this blog. I want it to be more transparant and airy, like the artworks from Fabrice Hyber that I saw in Palai de Tokyo last weekend. Sometimes it’s time for a change)
These days I’m into taking pictures of my feet. Maybe that’s because I have new yellow-clog-summer-shoes.
Today was the last day of the letter exhibition. It feels so bizar to take the letters off the wall. Happy, because it was a lovely time, and because I’m so grateful that I was a part of the exhibition. And a little ‘sad’, because it’s over. But i had a great time, met lovely people, and have some beautiful memories about the exhibition-time.
It will be a busy week again.
Hope to see you soon.
Today is the last day of the new letter exhibition. Come and take a look at all our work. We even made a little shop where you can buy all kind of lovely letter-writing-tools. So if you are into writing today, let’s visit this charming café in the middle of ‘Borgerhout’ (Antwerp). They have some great gingertea, and what goes better with letterwriting then some good drinks, and nice company.
Hope to see you today !
From 12 u – ….
There is beautiful post about my letterproject , and words for strangers, at Designskool. Thank you a lot Justine for this beautiful article.
By the way, on the first picture. I don’t have a large “tumor” on my arm, it’s just my handkerchief that I always put in the sleeves of my cardigan. My grandmom always did that, and because of that I start doing it to. Because most of the time there are no pockets in my skirts or dresses. So this is the perfect solution (exept for the crazy looking arm ).
Sunny cold sunday.
It’s like I notice the first glimps of spring. The flower is start to open, it grows in a special glazen pot, and it’s so beautiful to see his roots grow.
I’m preparing a new exhibition about the letters called ‘Boîte aux lettres’, I’m planning to do something with a big worldmap. I’ve been neglecting the letters for a while, because it was so busy. So some of you are waiting already a long time for a letter of me. But soon, your mailboxes will be happy again, because there are some letters on their way.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Vibeke received the beautiful-flower-book that I’ve send her. Love it to see it in her hands.
A mix-match of different things that surround me lately.
1. I’m into blue again. Blue dress, blue cardigan, blue scarf, blue bag and red lips. That’s what I love these days.
2. Spending some time in the library for research for my masterproof, but can’t ignore the art-books. They are always so beautiful, and filled with inspiration. The book you see in the pictures is about realism, and I love the colours in there landscapes.
3. On Friday I went to the exhibition of my teacher, Diane Steverlynck, at ‘valerie traan’ in Antwerp. Her work is so strong, simple but well-thought. It’s really worth your visit.
4. A snap of my mood-book.
5. Yesterday when I was walking home, I saw a lot of these colourfull balloons in the sky, and suddenly there were some children walking with all these balloons in their hands. In my imagination they flew into the air. Hanging on 100 balloons
Just one day, and then the weekend is there again.
I’m searching for a vintage worldmap. It’s very urgent ! Is there someone who have it, and want to lend it, or want to offer it for sale. Please please please.
A mix of blue things.
What you see:
- I’m doing some silkscreening these days. But this is just the start, it still needs more layers. More colours and some embroidery.
- A letter for Vibeke.
- The dress of my dreams, from Mina Perhonen. I’m wishing wishing wishing that it will be mine one day. Love it so much.
- A beautiful message that I found on a wall at the exhibition.
- Just discovered the beautiful music of Ben Howard. Love it.
Have a lovely evening, and enjoy the freezing cold. I can’t stop smiling, because this is my favourite weather. So cold, but sunny. Perfect !
The silkscreen tables are an artwork. It looks like every user leave their signature behind, not on purpose, but by accident. I love the design that start to appear of all the different little snippets of several drawings. Feels like something magical, don’t you think ?
Oh, I finally have a pinterest-page and love it.
Tomorrow the exhibition about the letters will start in ‘Het huis van Alijn’ in Ghent. You are all invited. Here can you find more information.
I want to thank every single one of you, who want to help me spread my ‘words for strangers’ around the world. Soon the requesters will find a little package in their mailbox. I’m already so curious to see your pictures. From now on you can follow the preparations, and the ‘I-hang-notes-on-bikes’-proces on the ‘words for strangers’-blog. Hope to see you up there.
We all were drawing and writing beautiful sentences on little cards, to surprise other people, to make them feel special. When I was watching them around me I felt so emotional, and I couldn’t believe all these magical persons came to the coffeebar to help me prepare the project. There were some of them that I never had seen before, some of them I was writing with for a while, some of them where amazing friends. It’s so lovely to see how little notes can bring people closer to eachother.
While we were writing I was drinking a coffee. And … the beautiful spoon with the bird was on my plate again. I was extatic, and so happy. One of my friends asked Dieter (the bartender) if the spoon was for sale. But he surprised me, and said that I could take it with me. Thanks a million for the beautiful spoon.
Keep the magic going on.
125 notes done / 375 to go
On Thursday the exhibition about the letters will start. And that’s the reason of preparing the ‘words for strangers’. During the time of the exhibition I want to spread these notes in Ghent, but also around the world. But I need your help. Would love to see my notes in different countries, on different places, so I can make more people happy with a little note.
Do you want to join, and help me ? Well, this is my idea. Send me your address in an e-mail (email@example.com), and then I’ll send you a little package with a few notes-for-strangers. I would be so happy if you can spread them in your city, and take a picture of them. It would be lovely if you could send the pictures back to me so we can exhibit them somewhere. And maybe maybe, one day, I’ll make a little book of them.
What do you think ?
I’m still so in love with sending letters. I just can’t get enough of it.
Like I said a few days ago, there is a lot going on with the letter-project. Let me tell you already a little bit about it. Well, I’m very proud to announce that soon the letters will be showed in an exhibition in a museum. I jumped in the air when the lovely lady of the museum asked if I would love to be a part of the new exhibition about correspondence. I stil can’t believe it, and it makes me so happy that I finally have the opportunity to show the letter-project to more people. More about it later.
I made a large update on my letterblog. Be welcome.
I had such a lovely day. First I met the friendly Silvana, who came all the way from Amsterdam to Antwerp. We drank some coffee together in my favourite coffeebar. That was lovely.
After the coffee our ways separated, and I went for my weekly walk in the city. I enjoyed the beautiful autumn-sun on a little bench, looking at all the different people who were passing by. After that I visited the exhibition of Walter Van Beirendonck in the MOMU. To be honest, I wouldn’t wear his designs. But still, I adore his work. The way he use the textile techniques is unique, and he’s often inspired by beautiful etnic objects. I like that.
After the exhibition I visited a new coffeebar in Antwerp, called Normo . I felt very comfortable over there, enjoyed a coffee while working on a new crochet piece.
The autumn sun makes me feel so happy.
° oh look at the pie I made last week. It’s a yoghurt pie with white chocolate. It was the best one I ever made !
° My teacher lives in a beautiful house, and I loved her sweet cat a lot !
° Weavingsample front and back