saturday 28th of March, Marieke from Bloknote.nl and i finally had our 'Art Mashup'. two workshops in one. which was kinda EXCITING. we are both a bit A LOT chaotic'y and it was so freaking cool to see we pulled it off! we did prepare a bit though :). Marieke created 2 backgrounds and i did the same. half way our art work, we mailed it to eachother and 'finished' eachothers art work(s). that only happened one week before the workshop started. yup. both deadline workers.
and to finish eachothers work was such an extra motivator, an extra vibe to get going. Marieke was challenged to keep my bright colored color scheme. i was challenged to use her pastel color scheme. all 4 pieces were gorgeous.
Marieke is explaining how she draws the details in the face(s) of her girl(s). as you can see, we had a full house a lovely woman (and 1 guy!). thank you so much all sweet birdies, you really made my (and i know Marieke's) day!
stole this picture from Anja :). ohhhhh i was very very serious about my business... woehaaaa what a crazy pic, but love it anyway :). thanks Anja, for capturing this!
a part of Marieke's gorgeous work on my background. the fun part? you can't totally see, but i created fabric houses. when i mailed the piece to her, i emailed her "those are HOUSES not missiles! she emailed me back "for punishment i'm going to create missiles anyway!". haha. love her.
and our 3 Belgian friends enjoying creating the girls. thanks girls!
this truly was a fun day, but for me, also a very very exhausting day. and those days i HATE fibromyalgia. my body just doesn't do well and during the day you will not notice it, i can hide my pain extremely well. but when i'm home, Arjan helps me unpack, and i just go in one straight line to bed. and all i can do is lay there, try to think of the fun day i had, and ignore the muscle pain. it's just there. i can't hide it. i have to deal with it. one way or the other.
i'm receiving a lot of questions when my new workshop is, and if we are going to do this workshop again. probably! but since my body is sooo exhausted after a day of teaching... i just need a lot of resting time. and i say "my body" on purpose. it really feels that way. I AM NOT EXHAUSTED. my body just is and cant' cope with everything i'm doing :) so please bare with me. i'll announce new workshops via my newsletter or via social media (my blog is a great place to start :).
life is good. now let's create some missiles.