Month: January 2012

Drawing challenge: another roadside attraction

Another roadside attraction – this week topic was inspired by the book of Tom Robbins, by the same name. My tiny people are traveling in one of my favorite image-book “ontdek de veliuwe”, full of beautiful landscape pictures of Holland. Exploring roadside, empty places, they are the attraction itself. This week challenge hosted by the very creative Demie.

The Mouse Mansion -Het Muizenhuis

In our last visit to the OBA (the central library in Amsterdam) we discovered the most amazing creation: “The Mouse Mansion”(Het Muizenhuis), this art project is created by the Dutch artist Karina Schaapman. It’s an amazing house, almost three meters high (!), counting more than a hundred rooms, alleys and outdoor spaces built from cardboard boxes and paper-mache and all kinds of waste materials. The house is followed-up by a book (or the other way around), tells the story about Julia and Sam, two mice living in the mouse mansion and their adventures. Karina Schaapman took the accuracy of the details to perfection. When you take a close look it is absolutely overwhelming. The good news is that the house is permanently exhibited in the main branch of the Amsterdam Public Library. (close to the central railway station). We have so much joy looking at the book and discovering new details in every time. In case you don’t live in area, take a look at this movie (although in Japanese), it gives a good idea about …

drawing challenge: teatime

< Although I drink my coffee or tea in a simple cup, I love beautiful, vintage tea cups. My collection is a mix of different sizes and colors. My last find is a children tea-set from Belgium, made is a factory that closed down many years ago. Writing this, I realized that I do use my cups, not for drinking but as tea-candle holders…;-) This week challenge is hosted by the lovely Ariane.