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New designs...

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So, after the last post and sleeping over some of my paintings, I decided to change some of my compositions. They do not work as well as I had imagined, so I will just start again... Sometimes you learn from your experience, even if they do not always turn out that well... ;-) So, I planned some new compositions in my art journal, and I am very pleased with the result. I will start painting over my canvases tomorrow, and I hope that the new experimenting will work out much better! I will keep you updated off the progress!

Here two new pages:

This is two common blackbirds (koltrast), male and female. In my A4- journal, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, book pages and different papers on paper.
This is from my altered journal, A5. An old journal that I am painting over the pages. Warecolour, acrylic, book pages and watercolour paper.

Suzhou

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Christmas in Suzhou and New Years celebration still to come!

Happy New Year to everyone, even if we actually have not been celebrating New Year yet here in China. That will happen the 9th of next month, and then we will be celebrating for 2 whole weeks... and we will be entering the year of the snake! So everybody who was born in the years 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 or this year: It is your year thats coming up!!


This year we celebrated christmas south in Suzhou. Sam and yours truly were the only ones left in Rizhao for the holidays. The plan was to stay in Rizhao as Sam had to work on christmas day, but luckily they got everything done before christmas. And when our friends heard this we got invited to Suzhou to celebrate christmas there! We also had an invitation from earlier to celebrate christmas with our other friends Pim and Yandie in Shanghai, so it meant double fun for us! First we stayed a night in Shanghai and spent one and a half day eating and chatting …