18 September 2009

Inspirational bits and pieces

I love making collages. I have done since I was a teenager. I always used to take my mums glossy magazines and cut them up into little pieces, gathering words, coloured pictures, making little books for my friends or home made cards with them... I'd love to see some of those collage's again. I guess it is a form of art that comes easy to me because I don't have to create from scratch, I start from something that already exists, fonts, colours, photos, drawings by someone else.

I made this collage last sunday afternoon whilst actually working on another collage which revolves around colours. This one just can really easily and I found the colourful page to stick it on. All these words inspire me and I love the fact that dutch and english are mixed... I think I may put it up somewhere where I can see it regulary and remember these important things.

16 September 2009

Cheeky monkey

These days have been insanely busy as I have been travelling to Denmark for work practically every week. I enjoy being there, especially as the weather is still quite warm, I am enjoying getting to know my collegues and am starting to have my habits there.

Our showroom is situated in the free-port, it is a very peculiar place and I enjoyed shooting these pictures on my way to work, under the sun.

Going by on the train I had often seen these huge graffitis on the top of these buildings... I asked my Danish friend about them, how she thought they had gotten there and what they said. It turns out its a kind of joke/rhyme: "what does Moller drink?" on one building, and the answer "Oller" (beer!) on the other. To think someone would paint that in such gigantic letters, it must have been one hell of a private joke. I laugh every time i see it now ;-)

04 September 2009

Note to self:

Whilst blogsurfing I fell on this site. I really like the messages like this and also many of the pictures on the flicker account. This pretty one I find a super message to remember to cultivate these things, not be passive and the results will come naturally from the universe.

La rentrée

In France this time in September when you go back to school is known as 'la Rentrée'. Since I've left school and uni I live in a more timeless world and sometimes I don't even realise la rentrée is passing by. It used to be synonymous with going to see which class you would be in and which friends would be in the class with you, whether you had good or bad teachers, buying new notebooks and pens, picking what to wear on the first day and a general sad feeling about the end of the long summer holidays...

But this year I'm feeling it again. Maybe it was talking with my little sister on the phone about her rentrée, maybe it's the fact that I've moved to a new flat, maybe its that the sunny travelling season is over for now (I've used up all my holidays), maybe it's the fact that on 1st of September the weather here switched undeniably from summer to autumn with cold wind and regular showers...


Yesterday as I went to make my omelette I found a perfect egg with a beautiful feather on it! I see it as a positive sign linked to my moving in my new home :-)