Blanket of Mould

“Covering oneself with a blanket of mould to evoke transformation”

And there a journey of conscious transformation started….with a blanket of mould. Mould reminding us that where one thing ends another is being born. In 2002 I took a picture of some milk in a glass gone mouldy and turned the inspiration into a jacquard woven blanket in 2007. The mixed media drawing pictured above was made in 2010.

A Leftover Universe was born right then and there. From this, using mould as a metaphor for transformation, a bunch of works came into being such as a design for a logo, fashion and interior accessories, a painting and a (temporary) mixed media installation.

Most left: The Beginning – A digital enhanced photo made in 2012 of the milk gone mouldy in the glass. Traces of this logo design are still visible in the Leftover Universe logo now.

Left: It Is A Pancake Universe – Tuft embroidery on old tea towel made in 2013. Merino wool on cotton. Cushion cover.

Brooch. Tuft embroidery. Merino wool on linen on metal base. Made in 2013.

In The Blink Of An Eye All Be Changed – Mixed media work. Stoneware spherical jar with woollen tuft embroidered lid. 11 cm diameter. Made in August 2014.

“Our tea towel waiting hanging there for you to help me drying gone all mouldy now shaped a pillow for me to rest my head on

Cushion. Tuft embroidery. Merino wool on old cotton tea towel with eucalyptus fibre filling. Made in 2013. Inspired by own life event and the song “Could that be you?” by Room Eleven.

Going To The Mountain

(Temporary) mixed media installation. Made in 2013


Daisy in a field of flowers, a garden within

Daisy in a field of flowers
Daisy in a field of flowers, a garden within
mixed media painting on paper
57 x 40 cm
August 2018

drawing made for my children’s book “Home-In-The-Woods”.
Daisy is no longer the only flower in the field and no longer mouth capped.
The painting on the right (2018) is a sequel to the painting on the left (2005).


Elegant Company – A Bunch Of Bodhisattvas In The Hills

Elegant Company
mixed media painting on paper
30 x 42 cm
August 2017

drawing made for my children’s book “Home-In-The-Woods”.

Standing Feather is my Name and I Am a Spiritual Warrior in Tree Pose

Standing Feather Is My Name And I Am A Spiritual Warrior In Tree Pose
hand painted and hand embroidery on leftover fabric stretched on wooden panel
22 x 28 cm
February 2017
Standing Feather Is My Name And I Am A Spiritual Warrior In Tree Pose
acrylic paint on paper
31 x 40 cm
December 2016


spirit cat - along the way souls meet

handmade brooch

technique: tuft embroidery and free hand machine embroidery

material: pure lamb wool, merino wool, cotton, bamboo fabric, cornfiber filling and metal pin

size: 10 x 12 x 3 cm

production date: Januari 2015

spirit cat watches out for me


Flower of Mould

After not doing the dishes for two weeks, back in 2002, I found this beautiful blanket of mould in my kitchen.

The image I took/made of it, I used as an inspiration for a jacquard woven blanket in 2007.

Mould being a metaphor for when things ending or dying,
always something new comes alive. Transformation.

This was followed by a drawing/collage I made in 2010

– covering yourself with a Flower of Mould –

production date: January 2010
size: 30 x 30 cm
material: cutout digital print, pencil, acrylic paint on paper

jacquard woven blanket:
production date: 2007
size: queen size
material: mohair, cotton, acrylic, viscose, with embroidered edge

See also the ceramic jar IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE that I made in August 2014


HITW sees daisy dancing on the horizon


Home-In-The-Woods, still in the dark in a barren forest, but in the distance he can see Daisy dancing on the horizon with Moon’s light shining upon her.

Another drawing for the book finished!

#homeinthewoods #seeseesee #dancedancedance #listenlistenlisten #thereislightattheendofthetunnel 
#thereislighteverywhere #inalandscapeofsorrows #bethelightinthedark #shinebright #resilience #overcomingobstacles #watchandlearn #daisydurby #daisydancing #onthehorizon #dancinginthemoonlight #moonlightshining #fullmoon #childrensbookinthemaking #forchildrenofallages #storytelling #illustration #art

Daisy dancing sequel 2005 - 2018

Painting on the right is a sequel to the painting (on the left) I made in 2005. (See my former post for info about the story)
#sequel #thestorycontinues #epicstory #enfolding #sharingthestory #itisaboutthejourneynotthedestination 

BANKA MUNDI knocking down walls

dinosaur knocks down wall unintentionally

Dinosaur BANKA MUNDI can not hide her excitement and is happily and playfully running through the forest, knocking down the wall with her tail which sets Home-In-The-Woods free.

#childrensbookinthemaking #forchildrenofallages #storytelling #illustration #art #multimediadrawing #bankamundi #happydinosaur #helper #knockingdownwalls #removingobstacles #settingfree

Home-In-The-Woods behind the wall

HITW behind wall cacti Baahhh!

Another drawing ready for the children’s book.

mixed media drawing
Material: pen, paint and paper cut on paper
production date: March 2018

Puzzle pieces are falling into place.. See my works: building a fool’s paradise and Home-In-The-Woods and BAA and DON’T BE SO HARD ON ME, PLEASE


loving simple things in life at Kamogawa

Artwork I made for @routesrootscom a company in Kyoto, Japan.

Techniques: painting and paper cut
Size: 21 x 42 cm
Production date: March 2018

#artwork #mixedmediaart #illustration#workingonassignment #kamogawa#kyotolifestyle #lovingsimplethingsinlife#riverlife

When Home-In-The-Woods and Daisy d’Urby meet

Daisy meets Home In The Woods

 Another drawing for the book finished. When Home-In-The-Woods and Daisy d’Urby meet. What will their meeting (have) set in motion? Stay tuned!

Mixed media drawing
techniques: drawing, paper cut, painting
size: 29 x 42 cm
production date: January 2018