Drawing is as old as the cave drawings of prehistoric times, was rediscovered in Roman times and is once again in the spotlight in the 21st century.
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The art of drawing is as old as the first cave drawings like this beautiful drawing in the cave of Lascaux. This cave was discovered in 1940 by four French teenagers. This world-famous Lascaux cave is located in the Vézère valley near Montignac and has a large amount of well-preserved paintings. The works of art were created between 15,000 and 10,000 years ago, as far as is known. Read on at historiek.net and see many more beautiful cave drawings there.
The discovery of the art of drawing
While searching the Internet I came across this nice article by Paul Bröker about a warthog and the discovery of drawing which shows that cave drawings took place much earlier and a nice story from Roman times about a woman in love using her lover’s shadow to make a drawing of him.
The art of drawing is more popular than ever. Drawing was not considered art in the 20th century, but as a means to make “Real Art.” In the 21st century, there are galleries showing only drawing art and a drawing by a well-known artist can easily fetch 40,000 Euros. There is also a focus on drawing like the Big Draw to raise awareness of drawing. The Big Draw is a worldwide drawing festival for everyone. At the end of May you can find the program for 2023. Read now about all the activities that have taken place before and get in the mood to participate this year!
Painting and drawing classes
With me you can take online painting and drawing classes and you can try it out for free with the challenge “Painting for a Month.” In this course you will get an assignment every week for four weeks. We will photograph, draw and paint and we will get inspiration from ourselves, art history and other contemporary artists. At the moment it is only available in Dutch, but it will be translated into English. If you want to keep posted, please assign to my newsletter.
Addicted in a good way, is it possible? Lately I’ve been all into crocheting. It is addictive to try all the different ideas I find on YouTube. There you can really find the most beautiful patterns and ideas. Here I share what I have been trying out. Later tutorials will follow, for now just the ideas.
This pouch of green thick shiny yarn has a zipper. You get the crochet pattern by wrapping the yarn, inserting and crocheting one stitch, then you will have three loops on the needle. You then pass the first loop through the other two so that you have one loop left. Then turn around again and slip into the next stitch and crochet one stitch and again pull the first loop through the two others. This creates the thick ribbing. Tutorial follows. Sign up for the newsletter if you want to be notified.
This cute rainbow scarf with fringes is crocheted using the up and down stitch. With this pattern, you crochet a solid and a half stick alternately. This creates little holes which you insert in the next row. Also very pretty with plain yarn. Tutorial will follow later.
Pink Pouch and Card Holder
The pink card holder is made with the same stitch as the green pouch. The pouch with flap is crocheted with a stitch where you always crochet a loose and then skip a stitch giving you small holes. In the next row, stitch in the hole and crochet a solid, crochet a loose and stitch in the next hole. Step by step tutorials are in the works!
Crocheted little bag with belt
This purse is crocheted with a fun and easy stitch. You crochet a chain as wide as the bag is going to be. Then you crochet a loose, skip a stitch and crochet a solid in the next stitch. Just like the pink purse above. The band is made with four stitches on the needle. There are several variations to crochet a nice sturdy sling. I can’t explain those in one sentence, tutorial follows! Or search on YouTube yourself for tutorials, there is so much to find, really great!
Hoe je kan zorgen dat de rondjes plat blijven liggen en hoe je begint door een “Magische cirkel” op te zetten, dat is de basis voor rond haken. Met het overgebleven garen van het groene tasje heb ik ronde onderzetters gehaakt om dit uit te proberen.
From toilet rolls I made little boxes to put my homemade bracelets in to sell and give away. It is very simple and here are the steps you can follow to make them too. You can also plate the rolls with paper. I chose to use only a stamp of my logo.
We start with a toilet roll 😉
We fold an edge inward about 1 cm (0,39 inch). If it will be a little more, that’s fine.
You do the same on the other side.
One side is now finished, we are going to do the same on the other side.
Now you have folded the sides inward on both sides of the roll. The box is ready. You can still press it a little bit flat.
Now I will stamp my logo on the box.
A cotton ball, the bracelet and then another cotton ball and the gift is ready. Now the box can be put into a gift bag, you make these gift bags like this.
Sometimes in the winter and around the holidays, it does happen that we get bored. There are all kinds of things to do, but you don’t feel like doing anything. That’s not good, because it makes you cranky! The solution is to get creative. By taking this free course in folding gift bags from magazines, for example.