maandag 3 december 2018

no. 1116

A nightingale is known for it's beautiful song,
hearing this bird sing is a joy.
To me a birds song is among the simple yet special free gifts of life.
But it's only when I'm focused in the now that I can enjoy this 'present'
When I'm occupied with thoughts or worries I simply can't notice this daily beauty.
So it's a great reminder to not let the Today get stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future. Every Today is a new day!

“Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.” 

'Young Nightingale'
acrylic on canvas
5x5cm 2x2"inch

donderdag 29 november 2018


In many ways, our lives can resemble the sometimes turbulent, sometimes calm, yet always flowing nature of water. Near the water is were I'm reminded to be at ease with myself, and with my life. To just let it flow. 

That's why I painted this colorful lake with flowers of joy for you.
To remind us that every day is a good day. There is something to learn, always something to care for and so we never forget to celebrate.

The more you praise
and celebrate your life
the more there is
in life to

'Water Party'

acrylic on canvas 
5x5cm 2x2"inch

maandag 1 oktober 2018


"My nightingale sings me to sleep
as the sky changes from dusk to night
the sweet little notes caress my ears
while I gently close my eyes
dreaming to her lovely lullaby"

poetry by Crissy Ade 

acrylic on canvas
5x5cm 2x2"inch

maandag 30 juli 2018


Almost all flowers are my favorites, but poppy holds a special place. Is it the fiery red that calls you from a distance and stands out in the field or on the roadside? The ever so black heart with an almost purple shine to it? It certainly is the strength with which she endures the strongest winds. She bends and bows but won't let go of her petals. 

But if you pick her, she will soon break. What her message might be is this. 
Let me shine let me show, enjoy my abundance but try not to captivate me then the joy will soon fade. 
Little wise poppy:-)

acrylic on canvas
5x5cm 2x2"inch

maandag 1 januari 2018


Don't know if you got the same feeling, but I am in the mood for something light and friendly. Something like the miniature-painting of today and a poem that fits that mood.
The robin makes a laughing sound.
It makes me stop and look around

to see just what the robin sees-
fresh new leaves on twigs of trees,
a strong, high branch on which to rest,
a safe dry ledge to hold its nest.
This robin makes a laughing sound
I stop.
I always look around.
poetry by Sallie Wolf

 'Friendly Robin'
acrylic on canvas
5x5cm 2x2"inch

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