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Keanne•bits: artist/illustrator & proud mother of 3 • living in a town called Somero • Dutch, grew up in Belgium, moved to Finland in 1999

Friday, September 21, 2012

New and old things:

Yesterday I got sneak preview of the prints for the bus-project, soon there will be more about that...

Something new is my etsy-shop: I decided to move my web-shop from the currant place to etsy, a warm platform where many people show/sell/communicate about creations of their own hands, made with a lot of care. I recommend this site if you haven t been there yet.
In the mean time my old online-shop will stay open until the end of this year, there will be some discounts on the products present there, more about that later.
Please, welcome to visit this new place, some new items in store...

Also my website got a bit of a different outlook, it s working as a platform of collected links/gallery s. Unjoy my cups!!!

My new book project(s) start to get direction as well, I m excited !! but not telling anything yet :)

Today I was painting over 100 harts: cards for "Soriptimist", an international charity-association, in which my work will also be a part of charity. I start my weekend with a warm hart and wishing all the same 2 you!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Nothing to show for/ a process

This week was very a very productive one, but yet I have nothing to show for.
Showing things seems so important nowadays: showing you can or did , showing you won, showing you 're better, or even that you 're/have it worse...

This is what we forget so often: the process behind the showing, is the important thing that makes us present and feeling happy.
It s the actually "permanent thing. There s always the ever moving process we are in and part of.  Finished product are just finished in that particular moment, winning just lasts a second, a positive reaction is wiped away by a negative one in no time... those moments are gone before you know it  till the next one.
Yet it s often the idea of that product or achievement that keeps us moving forward.
Maybe it s a mix of knowing/excepting how to be in a process, and otherwise daring to be challenged by outside idea s and goals yet to be reached.

So therefore, today, I continue my process to get somethings finished again, and wish you all very much good luck with yours!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wens-day= "in between"

So we 're here again!
Wens-day seems to be the day for me, I m usaly the less creative and productive.
It s like I wonder around in conversations, on the phone, on the internet, and even in my own mind. It s like my head searches for silence. I even woke up this night to have a half hour of "silence", and so I slept on after that.
But soon, in an hour, the house will be full with voices again, which are not mine...:)

Maybe it s also, because so many things are again moving at the same time, somewhere,  but I can t see any destination yet.
There 's about 3-4 new projects to come. I should make plans for that, decide things...It s like they all have a fight in the back of my head: which one is getting the attention first,...well can t they find a way to work together!

This week is the "day of cards", from Paletti in Hameenlinna on Saturday.
And there s, perhaps most exciting, my bus-project, which soon will be finished, but isn 't yet completely.
Next week on the program are our new play "Inside out and the other way around" and preparing for the workshops (schools) on the program.

Yesterday I v got 2 positive feed backs in a short time, one for the cover of the new c.d. I designed for Sid Hille (http://www.satnamusic.fi/), and the other positive thing is that I got selected for the second time to "Key Colours", a illustration competition in Belgium.
I think we artist working at home, all experience this once in a while: we feel like nothing goes forward, you wonder "what am I actually doing?", and then suddenly there s a direction again that makes sense. Or I guess, it s like that for every one.
Comes to mind, In salo there s a wonderful project going on:
(Kulttuuri- ja hyvinvointikeskus Villi)
Its like a pop up cultural centre, for one month. people get moving/share/ open up. As I was talking with one fellow artist who is having a atelier there now, it s what we miss once in a while, to work in a place where people move, give idea s comments....

But... now it 's wens-day, my head is really not working. I m in between.
Today I had to use my hands some more in a practical way, to find a balance, and also prepared everything for Saturday.

Welcome to dive into the world of cards, many sellers/card-artist/collectors/exhibition will be there....! saterday from  10-16h