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A busy crea week and Found Poetry Friday

How I wish I was flourishing
Not one of my happiest weeks so tried to do a lot of crea things to brighten things up
But then I was in an artsy flower mode
And this week I did more art than the week before so… even though it was not one of my better weeks:
There was a lot of art
First my flowery things:
Effy Wild has a may challenge at that is all about flowers
First I made a painting on a canvas board with flowers
Like how it turned out, think I am going to make a few more like this (not similar) one for my Etsy shop (not up and running yet)

And made a journal page in a large ikea album for the challenge
In this album I put down left over paint to make a background
On one of those pre made backgrounds I glued old wallpaper flowers (big ones) and gave it some more color with paint and markers
Maybe not the brightest and happiest page but……
And  then I went to a boekselen afternoon
Boekselen is a dutch word Loes Vork ( ) invented for  “altered books”
Working in and with old bookpages
It was in a library in Oudewater and there was a busy crowd of children and adult doing the free workshops
And I went for a visit to my choir friend Gerda who is still not really healthy and we played with oil pastels and lampoil
A technique showed by Inge Nieuwenkamp at
My oil pastels did not work as well as hers but we had fun playing
And at the end of the week it was Friday again, so
Found Poem Day
Used a background with dylusion spray stencil, one leftover from another project
This time it is a bilingual poem with good advice
I will give translations in total dutch and total english down below

The poem                               total dutch                                 total english
Vaarwel perfectionisme           Vaarwel perfectionisme             Farewell perfectionism
Happy ideas all the time           Altijd vrolijke ideeen                 Happy ideas all the time

Every moment                         Elk moment                              Every moment
 is een nieuw begin                   is een nieuw begin                    is a new beginning

de beste resultaten met            de beste resultaten met             The best results with
playtime creations                    speeltijd creaties                       playtime creations

And then I tried to paint my crea room with glitter blue paint
Well unintentionally
There are some bottles of a cheap brand were the screwtop breaks (this picture is of a bottle of another color also broken)

Some kind of plastic breakdown and…. when you shake them like I did when not holding the cap..
Then you have a somewhat arterial spray in your rooom
Most of it on my clothing but also some “nice” sprays across the room

Wiped most of it away with a towel (sorry for the blurry picture)

And have some reminders of blue like here on the blinds

That is it for this week

Hope we both have a happy playful new week without accidents