Category: Create with Joy

  • Silent Sunday: First Helleborus: Lenten Rose.

  • Doodling

    I did a lot of doodling while not online. It relaxes the body and mind.

  • Food for caterpillar.

    Beatrix decided to at first pick some green leaves as food for her imaginary caterpillars. After a while, she wasn’t happy with the idea. She made the following arrangement for the caterpillars instead.

  • Silent Sunday: Latest projects

  • Wordless Wednesday: Watercolour florals

  • Watercolour: Fruits & Florals in with a Modern Twist

    I started with the watermelon on a small watercolour paper It felt all cramped in and I tried it on a A4 paper. What do you think, does it look better?

  • Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – / Two Ways

    Amanda hosts this weeks Friendly Friday Photo Challenge She says: For the photo challenge this Friday, I am asking you to show the Friendly Friday community one or two photographs presented “Two Ways.” That is the same photo or the same environment presented in two different ways, or at two different times. In the […]


  • Use all your senses!

    I belong to a lovely group of kid-lit writers. Today, Saturday, they play a Today Game. Use the following: Today I saw… Today I felt(touch)… Today I heard… Today I smelled(olfactor.).. Today I tasted… Walking my walk this morning I used all the senses! Here is what I experienced: Today I saw some strange feathers […]

  • Special present for Ouma.

    Bea painted and made them both (three and a half years)

  • Bouquet to say farewell-poroporoaki.

    My work as before and after school carer ended when New Zealand opened the school again while moving back at the beginning of phase two of isolation. The school (principal) presented me with this lovely bouquet and kind words. I feel sad about not seeing everybody anymore but I feel at ease because I know […]

  • From my doorstep.

    There is always something going on in my street. My slide door opens on my deck which is higher than the street. From my doorstep I can see the sheep grazing and the farmers dog chasing the sheep on his own(this dog is very naughty, he isn’t supposed to run after the sheep. He also […]

  • High Tea

    I am not English and never had the experience to go to an English High Tea. Two weeks ago I received an invitation: Today was the day for the High Tea, I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.