Local Heart, Global Soul

November 15, 2019

The Illustrative Art…

This is the last post  featuring the illustrative cards made by Marette, who also goes by the nick-name “Zentangle, Klokbeker”. She has a website if anyone is interested in her work: “www.marette.123website.nl”. It was apparent that her cards were quite popular, visitors hovered constantly around the table where she was selling cards, waiting to select and buy. I think it’s excellent that she can also sell some of the designs she loves, more power to her!

The “Parels” (Pearls) events that take place throughout the Hague on various weekends are a wonderful initiative: people open up their homes for one (or two) days of the event weekend (or exhibit their work in the local library, church etc.). Visitors get to see some of the amazing artistic talent from within their local community, There are also musical events and people who have built up collections of all sorts of amazing things. Right now I am focusing on the mediums that involve brush and pen, ceramics, jewellery and the like.

I didn’t even get to most of the collections but hopefully they will be “showing” next year too and I can catch up with them then.  Let’s enjoy these beautiful cards from Marette, if you need more contact information than I have posted already, I have it, but not posted it here for reasons of privacy. internet safety and to avoid a mountain of spam in her inbox.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 14, 2019

Departures And Arrivals…

(photograph © Kiwidutch) Following on the heels of yesterday’s post, Marette’s black and white line drawings, many filled with colour are made into small cards, and are selling well. These ones follow themes: the first is a large stack of trunks and boxes, the card could be used for someone going on travelling adventures, or just shifting house, locally or otherwise. The others are baby cards… So I thought it appropriate to entitle this post “Departures And Arrivals“.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 13, 2019

Customer / Artist Interaction…

I am still enjoying one of the “Parels”  (Pearls) artists open home  weekends and  this posts follows several recent related posts. The lady (Marette) who also does the black and white abstract designs, and the coloured letters, also make little cards. They  didn’t cost much at all, (Euro 25 or 50 cents if I remember correctly, but don’t quote me on that being completely correct because I forgot to do a proper check and might be completely wrong!). Many of the cards were fairly general, a few cards were aimed at various occasions … “Bedankt” translates as “Thank You”.

Judging by the comings and goings of visitors whilst I took photographs, Marette sold a good few.  I was pleased to see the delight of customers to actually meet the artist, and of the artist to get feedback on what customers liked best, ideas for future cards and the like. Of course people draw  just for the love of drawing, for creative expression, the pleasure and outlet it gives, but getting positive feedback is very much the icing on the cake… I can tell you that Marette must surely have been very encouraged by the positive feedback she received.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 2, 2019

Colour In Whimsical Form…

I am visiting one of the many neighbourhood the “Parels” (Pearls) events in the Hague. This is where artists of all creative types open their homes to the public for a day (or two) during a weekend and exhibit their creative pieces. Here, four artists have gotten togther in one home, sharing the space. The black and white drawing style of yesterday’s post have now had added colour, and  in some cases are less abstract (the letters). In the last photograph she showcases the process of how she works, building shapre and patterns into the first whimsical form.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 1, 2019

Imaginative Detail In Black And White…

The next discovery during the “Parels” (Pearls) event in the Hague is an artist who works both in black and white, and in colour but the starting point of both are black line drawings. These particular ones are abstract but have a semi-organic feel to them.  The first and third photographs, with the red and blue frames respectively, should actually be viewed looking to the right, (the left hand edge being the bottom of each). They were the correct way around then I loaded the photographs, but the orientation switched the upload and after three attempts I gave up.

Obviously these have been drawn from imagination but there are some quite lovely patterns to be found within them. I know this style is fairly popular at the moment, it’s not quite my bag but I overheard several other visitors saying that they really liked them. If you like patterns the there will be something, somewhere inside these for you… Enjoy!


(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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