14.9.09

Holy Chair

With Autumn slowly sneaking in into our weather system, it's time to clean up the garden. Sadly enough that also means our relax chairs are going into their wintersleep in our little shed. These chairs are my favourites, I call them my Holy Chair. It's so nice to sit and relax in them after a hard days work. Enjoying the evening sun and reading a book or listen to some music.
With Autumn knocking on our door it's about time to do some paintwork outside and inside our house. So I guess I won't be posting a while, or on a very low pace, due to other urgent matters during my spare time.

9.9.09

Illustration Friday Strong

During the past summer we've spend a lot of time in our garden. There we can sit on our bench or, which I prefer, our relaxing garden chairs. They're quite strong. We're let them standing outside during the summermonths and although we are using them now for about seven years, the fabric still looks good. The only thing we have to renew every other year are the rubber bands. Strangely enough the bands useally break when we're having visitors. A bit abarrassing, I'm not pointing any finger, but let's just say that the chairs are used to our load...
Ink and watercolor on a summer's day in the garden.

4.9.09

Holy Mother

There are many ways in which Maria as Holy Mother makes her appearances. Some are painted, others are sculpted and some are a combination of both. There are also different types of clothing possible, but I prefer the basic version as you can see on the drawing above. It's a sculpted and handpainted version, glued on a piece of painted wood. Probably made in China.
This one was a birthday gift by close friends of ours, one out of a set of three: Maria, Joseph and the happy couple with the Holy Child. These three pieces also found their way to our toilet's Wall of Fame and Other Religious Artifacts. According to some people it's becoming a real must-see when visiting our house.