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A whale of a time

The following articles are, as a matter of fact, the base for this weekends #glasvollideen-challenge:

initiated Silvester challenge by @kritzelich


conclusions about the other articles

The challenge today was to draw a humpback whale with a dodo. So a whale of a time to do so. The whale I already had drawn some time ago. Now the dodo and then put the two together.


During breakfast the question popped up: what about the dodo? When reading about the symbolism of the dodo it became clear – the whale that could not go any further now had captured the inner child and all of me and is swimming towards a hopefully, bright future. The dodo is sleeping safely, carried by the humpback.

Despite the name, people born under the sign of the Dodo are actually quite intelligent and have a thirst for learning new things. They have a childlike energy and though well-mannered can be a bit hyperactive at times. Like a child, they are infinitely curious and want to know everything about everything.
Like the now-extinct bird, members of the Dodo sign tend to be very naïve, believing just about anything they are told. This comes from their trusting nature and assumption that people are always going to be nice and do the right thing. Luckily, they are also fairly resilient, and have a naturally positive outlook that helps them bounce back from disappointments.
Dodos have a “thirst for life” and love to chase new experiences, from climbing a mountain to tasting exotic food from a distant land. They are typically happy and energetic, but when they are down they can show a distinctly different side which will surprise those who know them. They can be angry, aggressive, judgmental and self-destructive. As long as they don’t stay in these moods for too long they should be able to live a fairly well balanced life.


When young I certainly was naïve and very trusting, seeing only good in people due to a heavy Neptune load. Looking back I worked through it and out in my life. The child-like energy will be with me all of my life and that’s a good thing as log as the responsible adult keeps the reign.

My waters are calm now because disturbing elements are gone. Whales of time yet to come.

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My world


Today via LinkedIn I came across a drawing challenge on https://esthervanderham.nl/teken-jouw-wereld/

Great idea to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon with it. Started on A3 and drew with both hands and eyes closed as I like to do. By doing so, one let come out what is inside and not disrupted by thoughts. Its the version of the inner child.


Afterwards I took a canvas and again with both hands choosing colors and the place to be, painting with my hands and of course eyes closed. Nothing had to be done to the middle spot.

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Merry Christmas

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A poem made after my doodle


Ken je dat een wolkenoog

Die is best vaag

Want hangt zo hoog

Of jij zo laag

Wolkenoog die jou beziet

Wil je van licht beroven

Laat regen vallen en begiet

Symmetrisch beide ogen

Ach wolkenoog nu ben je weg

Ineens van t netvlies verdwenen

Uitgehuild met dikke pech

De zon is weer verschenen

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Today I drew an animal I never thought I could. Reading the spiritual meaning of it I understand why today.

der Elefant

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entangled in the net of war

threat painting with black acrylic paint

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Couldn’t stop doing it. I read at @artbypunktraum she first does some color work and then ink. Lets try that because it was a bit of a nightmare to color my threat painting. So I colored a canvas. Then I took a piece of paper and the black color dripping threat and pulled it under the paper over the canvas. This resulted in two paintings. The canvas and on the covering paper. The one on the paper I colored with Adobe. Have a look.

Yesterday evening I suddenly saw in one of the first threat paintings a big Schnauzer.

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Yesterday I read something on Twitter by @rumpelrina :

In the seminar today we dealt completed thread pictures to illustrations. You dab a piece of thread in ink and draw it between the two halves of a once folded sheet of paper .

I had to try it.

I made three and one of them is already colored. So first you see the threat painting as it came out followed by the colored one and some details.

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Every Sunday there is a creative challenge by @kriegundfreitag on Twitter under the #ichgebeauf. Past Sunday he gave the following challenge: Dab some colored liquid on paper and make a picture out of it!

For my 2nd attempt I took Blue Wonder cleaning stuff and some dish soap. That gave lather. the picture I saw in it: the blind woman and he dog

When you process this picture with Adobe Filter gallery you get

Made it lighter and printed it. Today I worked on it and finally the woman I saw in it came out. Even the dog looks good.

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