maandag 19 juni 2017


YES, WE CAN TALK
Having loved enough and lost enough,
I’m no longer searching
just opening,
no longer trying to make sense of pain
but trying to be a soft and sturdy home
in which real things can land.
These are the irritations
that rub into a pearl.
So we can talk for a while
but then we must listen,
the way rocks listen to the sea.
And we can churn at all that goes wrong
but then we must lay all distractions
down and water every living seed.
And yes, on nights like tonight
I too feel alone. But seldom do I
face it squarely enough
to see that it’s a door
into the endless breath
that has no breather,
into the surf that human
shells call God(dess)
~ Mark Nepo

zondag 18 juni 2017

Weer een kruidenmiddag in Arcen


Deze projekt-zevenblad samenkomst begon met een wandeling door de tuin van Jeanne. We plukten allerlei maar er was ook al groente gekocht en met z'n allen maakten we daarvan een kruidenbouillonpasta. Gemengd met zeezout gaat het fermenteren en is daardoor houdbaar. We had a lovely afternoon in...again, Arcen. Love that little village............ We made a bouillon paste from lots of different veggies and wild weeds. With Celtic salt its going to ferment and its useble for monts. Sorry for my English..........
De tuin is zo mooi, ik zou daar wel een tentje willen opslaan om in te wonen, hier zie je de salie.  This is such a lovely garden. Wish i could live there ..........
en hier..........misschien was ik wel die enige die de verfplanten zag............   But not only vegetables and flowers, also dyeplants.........

vrijdag 9 juni 2017

Earth Matters.............

The coat was given, she was happy with it. We had long talks and a lovely dinner. Then i visited today Earth Matters, a very interesting and beautiful exposition. I met new friends and old friends and enjoyed the wonderful works of India Flint. She was there,  beautiful as always.......... I want everybody to see this expo.......
important for people to see there are artists that work with natural fibers, organic ingredients. This show gave me hope. Because i saw how hard people work to make a better world. The bad guys "as i call them" scream so hard, but these artists make beauty,  very quietly. And beauty lasts longer then screams. Dont you think?

zondag 4 juni 2017

Avalon trough the elements............

Eigenlijk zou ik nu wel een blogje willen schrijven over mijn reis; Avalon trough the elements, voordat dat magische gevoel oplost. Maar ik heb geen tijd, daarom maar een foto. De afgelopen weken heb ik hard gewerkt aan een jas voor een inwijding die over enkele dagen af moet zijn. Ik kan jammer genoeg nog geen foto's laten zien maar dat komt nog wel. De foto die je hierboven ziet geeft heel goed de sfeer weer waarin ik me bevond. Steeds dat gevoel tussen heden en verleden, anders kan ik het niet uitdrukken.
Avalon trough the elements our trip was called and i would like to write about it before that magic feeling slips away but alas.  In two days i must bring in the coat i made for that beautiful Priestess of Avalon to be, before she flies back to England, to London where luckily she wasnt when that terror happened yesterday.
See the photo........its how i felt that week and sometimes still do. Between now and then...............feeling very strange these days.........

dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Sunshine in Avalon.............

Dit is een blik vanaf de Tor. Wij reisden met 15 mensen naar Glastonbury waar voor een keer de zon scheen. Deze keer geen mist in Avalon........
This is what you see when you're up at the Tor, a beautiful view. We travelled to Glastonbury, 15 of us and there was no mist in Avalon but sunshine.........
De Tor............ik ben naar boven geklommen maar moet toegeven dat het me moeite gekost heeft. Gelukkig is alle pijn vergeten als je eenmaal boven bent op die prachtige plek met dat geweldige uitzicht. Climbing  up to the Tor was not easy for me (to be honest) but pain is forgotten once you're  up there.

                             
 Stonehenge............een magische plek. Rondlopend door deze oeroude stenen voelde ik de eeuwen, anders kan ik het niet uitdrukken. I had this dream about walking trough Stonehenge and now i did. I felt the ages..........

Woodhenge

Avebury..............hier werd ik helemaal betoverd door deze twee prachtige, oude bomen. The most wonderful two very old trees.........

en onderweg bezochten we nog White Horse waar kortgeleden een nieuwe cropcirkel ontstaan is.
Je zou bijna zeggen dat die week hiermee wel vol zat maar nee. Heel veel tijd hebben we besteed aan ceremonies, meditaties, gesprekken en.................heel veel lekker eten...... Some time ago there came a new cropcirkel near the White Horse.......amazing....... And if you think it was all culture, lots of it but also ceremonies, meditations and delicious food.....


donderdag 18 mei 2017

My tiny garden...................

Because i love my tiny garden so much...............
those old white walls............
the roses
and Venus.....always there with me, since 8 years now.



Sunshine and stitching................



dinsdag 9 mei 2017

The coat and the cat.............

A few minutes ago i finished the stitching on this coat. It has taken all my time for the last few weeks. I cannot show a better picture because this is very secret, my beautiful friend who lives in London will weare it at her initiation as Priestess of Avalon this summer. So i can only show it afterwards.....August......
Now after finishing the stitching i'm gonna use (with a pincet) a lot of time pulling out a mass of Venusses white hairs. She loves textile as much as i do, especially felted wool, and i could'nt keep her from helping me.............................
But before i go, let me tell you about all the beauties that made me happy those last weeks:
First: this wonderful silkyarn Glennis send me. She must have heard my scream of joy all the way over the ocean.


Second: the illustrated guide of flora in the Netherlands, first printed 1899. A book i have been searching for years, found for 10,-- at a flea market for kings day.........It was his birthday and i got the presents. May he live long..................

Last: the bee Marion gave me because she knows how i love bees and what they mean to me.
This was like christmas in May..............so wonderful!