dinsdag 29 november 2016

no. 1071

If all is well you know by now that today it is that special new moon. This is the moment to sway your heart’s desire into the world.
Just say it straight, simple and with a smile. And most importantly thank in advance that it will be brought  to you.


I know it can be pretty scary to share your souls desire aloud, but be sure it’s enormously more powerful if you do it anyway.
For those brave ones who dare to share their desire with all of us i like to raffle today’s miniature. Because this beautiful Indian lady reinforces our moon-power even more!


Oh and I will start sharing mine here and on my facebookpage as well, sure hope you join me and all our wishes will be heard.

"Thank You! That I am invited all over the world and have beautiful solo-exhibitions of my exquisite large canvases I’ve painted home and on location.
Exhibitions that are well attended, valued and well sold, and which inspire so many people. I can travel, paint, inspire, be inspired and live in abundance. 
Wow thank you, this is wat fully suits me!"

'Soul Saver'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch


you can win this one today-just go HERE


maandag 28 november 2016

no.1070-ook no.575

As I told you with no. 1068 last saturday, there is a special day coming up. Tuesday November 29, we are entering a new moon, and it is going to help, to reveal our hearts desire. If you are not quite sure what it is you desire, it could be that you have not yet allowed the unicorn of no. 1068 to assist you.

If that still does not help I have got a tip for you.
Tonight, before you go to sleep, you clearly express the desire to find your soul wish.
To find the thing you came here for. And you ask to see and experience it in your dream.
Because maybe you already know what it is, but you do not know how it will feel.
And say thanks already in advance that you are going to get it into the light.
Gratitude is a strong energy.

Good Luck!

The miniature of today is a small clue to the miniature of tomorrow.
And as you know, you could win the miniature of tomorrow, if you participate and are a subscriber... (HERE)
More on that tomorrow. I’m so curious what your wishes are

Ps This might look like a game, and playfulness is key. 
But at the same time it’s energy work and it’s best to be taken serious...
'Into The Light'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"

zondag 27 november 2016

no. 1069

Chico sits on the floor and looks up at me, he is trying to figure out, will she offer me a treat? Attentive ears, intense concentration... Oh no, disappointment, she is only taking a picture...
He looks at his own lady Erika, whom he trusts totally. Ah seems she is having fun. When she is feeling fine, he is feeling great too. Where ever she goes, he will follow. Loyal for always. A real friend.

You will be missed Chico, but true friends stay forever! Maybe not in real life, but surely in the heart.

Today remember to cherish
your true friend(s)


'Chico'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



zaterdag 26 november 2016

no.1068



Maybe you noticed that last November 14 was a very special full moon? On that day we did a ceremony to let go of what we no longer wanted or needed in our lives.I had painted a symbolic miniature and those who participated could win it.

It was so good to hear from you, how it felt afterwards when things were released.


Now upcoming November 29 is again a very special day, a new moon.
This new moon stands in the sign of passion and heart desires. What is really important to you? What desire or dream you cherish for so long now, that finally wants to meet the light? Think about it before it’s the 29th. And also think of which steps could bring you closer?

On the 29th we are going to perform a new ceremony, 
(and win a miniature maybe?) 

It’s for all subscribers of the happy-mini-mail only 
if you want to, please subscribe HERE



Today’s unicorn will help you find your dream-wish. 
She guides you into fantasizing.
What would you be seeing, feeling, hearing, thinking, smelling even, if you were living your dream.
And don’t be to modest, really feel what your soul wishes for. 
The 29th will be a magical day and doors could easily open up to get you closer to your goal!

'Unicorn'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"


vrijdag 25 november 2016

no.1067

How far can we Sea

The sky is blue or grey or me
If you look close by
you see the drops of salt left on the rocks.
Looking up for distant views
lingers promise
& things not seen
How far can we see...


 'How Far Can We Sea'

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

you can BUY this little landscape HERE



donderdag 24 november 2016

no.1066

Some people say: 'A dog's eyes can tell a thousand tales', and I agree. So today I'm a bit curious, what story do you read in the eyes of Flo?

If you like to tell me what you see, even if it's just in one short word, just tell me down below in the commentsarea

Did you know things can change for the good if you take the time to really look somebody in the eye. With an open mind. No judgement?  If you experienced any of that today I would also love to hear about it...

no.1066  'Flo'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch


woensdag 23 november 2016

no. 1065


Take a deep breath, let go of everything you think you need. Let go of the things that look as if they shine, but keep you mesmerized for nothing. Don’t take but give. Open your shutters and shine your light.

Go little darling, go little starling.
Go and fly



'Starling Anna'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



dinsdag 22 november 2016

no.1064


My head is playing tricks with me,
I worry about something that might happen in the future,
by someone I don’t trust.

Walking outside by the water, in the early falling evening, hello moon, boats gently rock the sidewalls, a big tree hangs over to mirror his own view, across the water, lights go on, people come home. Nearby I see the greylike yellow of leaves and unknown plants

It’s all there, for me to enjoy,


and I realize...
There is great freedom in simplicity of living.
If I can just trust that I am exactly where I need to be.
Keep doing the things I love, sharing my colours.


Don’t you think that simple living and simple thinking, 
is the key to an inspirational life?

I guess simple things become complicated 
when we expect to much, 
good or bad…


'Moonlight Water View'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

You can BUY this miniature HERE

maandag 21 november 2016

no. 1063

One of the things I love about being a painter is that I can be like a god in my own universe. I feel completely free to create a place where I want to be. 

If I’m outside, painting en plein air, then I catch my sense of that place in paint and color. 
Anything that does not appeal to me, I leave out or simply place it somewhere else. And also when I paint in my atelier by memory or with help of pictures, I can make it as beautiful and special as I want it to be remembered. 

And for instance on a day like today, when the rain pours down on us. I can simply take a walk on this beach with a sun setting as long as I like. I love that feeling. And I also love to share the things that make me happy.

So please, feel free 
to visit here today,
and stay as long as you need.


'Everlasting Sunset'

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch


zondag 20 november 2016

no. 1062

Three vases on a painted treasure chest. If you are equipped with enough imagination you could have spotted this in the corner of the first painting in this series.
The light enters the room in a gentle way, the colors are evident, what more do you need to experience a sense of beauty.

Make it a nice
effortless day today.


(This is no. 03 in a series of three interiors)


 -3- 'Arrangement Of Three Vases'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

You can BUY this miniature-interior-painting HERE





Here you see the full serie together



zaterdag 19 november 2016

no. 1061

As you might see I took the fussy pale pink carnation home with me. Together with some favorite other flowers I painted an impressionistic composition. It’s not about reality it’s making my own reality.
Something I can highly recommend especially if you add lot’s of colour.


Create your own reality,
and make sure it is one 
that you like.



(This is no. 02 in a series of three interiors)


-2- 'Impression Of A Flowersetting'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

you can BUY this miniaturepainting HERE

vrijdag 18 november 2016

no. 1060

Carnations, personally I’m not that fond of them. I find it a bit of a fussy type flower. But amazingly enough I loved this combination seen at Antoesa Flowers in Amsterdam.
This strangely kind of pale pink carnation, put in a semi-transparent pale pink French vase. This is in a way double out-dated and therefore rather fresh again.
So you see, the best combinations are the ones that make three out of two


something to look for in today
it takes teamwork to tango

1-'Pale-Pink Carnation'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

(This is no. 1 by a series of 3)

you can buy this miniaturepainting HERE

donderdag 17 november 2016

no.1059

When the days are getting darker, 
shorter and colder, 
be sure to wear a warm and light heart...


and if you can't wear it, 
just throw some extra woodblocks on the fire;-)


'Plantation View-3-'Woodblocks For The Winter'

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch
(This is no. 3 by a series of 3)








Here you see all three of them together




woensdag 16 november 2016

no. 1058


I love nature, it brings me my greatest inspiration. Although, I am pretty ignorant on knowledge about her. Hardly know any species by name, do not own a garden, and I often find weed equally beautiful as the cultivated species.
But I do like to be informed on features by an expert. Or learn new things. Whether names and numbers stay with me is a whole different story.


For example I have no clue on how these large spherical trees, I painted here in the middle, are called. It is a majestic long row of trees which stand with full pride till the distant horizon. It’s a delight in itself that there are still places in the Netherlands where you can see far without meeting people, buildings or lampposts.

The lovable residents with this beautiful view do have a lot of knowledge on nature, and they pointed me to the existence of the feeding line. If animals eat leaves from the trees, they can only reach a certain distance with their mouths. Below it is bald, and above the tree remains full. seen from a distance its ’s a neat straight line.
Now that I know this, I see the line everywhere, and I always depict those animals with their necks fully stretched maybe you notice it too, when the trees are full leaf again.


And remember, don't be afraid to have little knowledge, 
the things you are interested in will find you.

Or think of Albert Einstein, who said:
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."





'Plantation View-2 - 'A Whole Line Of Round Trees'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch
(This is no. 02 by a series of 03)

You can BUY this miniaturelandscape HERE

dinsdag 15 november 2016

no. 1057


Wow I'm still impressed on your openness and courage. Thank you! 
All the things we released yesterday, magnificent!
You confirm your wish if you pronounce it consciously and loudly, throw it out in the open. Acting on it together increases the impact.

Even if you did not respond publicly, I hope you allowed yourself to give something to the moon, anything that makes your life harder than necessary...

Lovely, now we created new space, for new dreams and moments to cherish. A new way of looking at your world. Figuratively but also literally. I am amazed again and again by the beauty of our own little country.

For example, did you know that we used to have tobacco plantations in the Netherlands? Here's a part from the area where it previously was full of tobacco, it is still a beautiful piece of nature. 
This is no.1 of a series of 3
With Love-Lies





'Plantation View-1-Love-My-Backyard'

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch




maandag 14 november 2016

no.1056

perfect day for a gift - november 14 - 2016

Today she is here, the super moon. full and round and big! Well the moon does not change size of course but the way we perceive her, does. Today she is relatively closer to Earth. The last time was in 1948 and it takes up to 2034 to see her this big again.
The moon symbolizes the unconscious and fullmoons-day is a perfect time to shake off what we do not want to lug around from our past. Limiting beliefs, bad habits, fears, friendships or family-ties that pinch and we may loosen.
Anything you do not want anymore, make it conscious and wave goodbye. Let the moon take it with her and start your days with a fresh mind.

To put some extra power on this releasing stuff, I specially painted this miniature for you and I would love to give it away for free. Do you like that? All you need to do is to be a subscriber of the happy mini-mail and tell me on my facebook page under mini-No.1056 what you're going to let go of, or why you would want to win this miniature.

I hope that we can ritually release an entire list. Tonight I will tell on Facebook who became the lucky-one.

Oh and yes I will start with what I'm going to let go of:
I let go of my eternal lack of confidence
and I wave goodbye my fear that I am not good enough!


So and now, I will no longer be afraid that no one responds ;-)

With Love,
Lies



'Waving At The Big Moon'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"

go to my facebookpage and get lucky HERE

it was a gift so technically it's not true but to show you it's no longer available I will call it...



zondag 13 november 2016

no.1055

When I started to paint this dog-lady, I immediately felt sad. Don't know why, just came over me. And then when I tried to paint her eyes, the paint would not stick, litterally! It might sound weird, but I asked her in my head, what do you want to say? "I dare not let me see," I got back in response. "People get me wrong, they think I'm bad and agressive but I am not. Ok I said, let me paint you as you really are. Then her eyes emerged and suddenly I felt some relief and I even saw a little smile appearing in her face.

This left me with the feeling that how angry or clumsy we can express ourselves sometimes, deep inside is usually a delicate little soul that wants to be seen. Ultimately, it is our actions and not our intentions that count, but let's try to give each other the benefit of the doubt.


'Yuna'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



zaterdag 12 november 2016

no.1054


If clouds are falling down on you,
imagine sinking in a sea of love

let it wash away your worry

wallows you in newfound vigor
bringing you a renewed day.




 'Clouds Falling Down'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



donderdag 10 november 2016

no.1053


Yesterday I asked you what makes you still, what can quiet your mind, what makes you feel more at peace. Well I believe it is exactly what we need giving this new turmoil worldwide. 
I forgot about one thing that helps release unnecessary thoughts.

The sea.

And even if you look at the sea you realize it’s not always at ease and friendly. It can turn into a tsunami, it can flood half a country. Before it returns to foam on the sand.
It is not that we should close our eyes or don’t do anything. But panic or anger does not give the best ideas either.

I believe the best way to start change is always to start in your own small close world. That’s the place where you have the most influence. 
Look at yourself, look at your neighbor. If there is something to improve in how you see things or act on things. Do it. Help each-other on a small scale. Of course the ‘big things’ need to be taken care of too, but since everything is energy, at least try to stop feeding the world more venom and anxiety.

Feed it with positivity and love. 
That’s why I paint these miniatures in the first place.
Love you!


 'Foamy Beach'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



woensdag 9 november 2016

no.1052

Sometimes I’m asked to paint a miniature commissioned. This time it was a question coming via a church in France. This church stands in the place St Simeon and they liked me to paint their name giver.

It is said Saint Simeon started his life being an ordinary shepherd’s son. Though when he grew up he choose a new and strange form of asceticism. He wanted to devote his life to praying. 
And while he did not manage to escape the world 'horizontally' because he was constantly disturbed by people who came to him for prayers and advice. He tried to ease up his world by leaving it vertically. He found a very high pillar and decided to live on top of it on a very small platform to have enough time for quieting his mind with meditation. But still people came to him from far away to receive his useful advice and compassion. 

Well I would never want to live alone on a high pillar away from the lively world, but I do like to quiet my mind. 
Painting and especially the miniatures, is my best and easiest form of meditation. But it can also be writing without thinking to empty up. Or walking outside preferably with a dog:-). And of course just close my eyes and be still. 

Do you have a way to silence your thoughts? I would like to hear about it.

 'St Simeon'

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



woensdag 31 augustus 2016

no.1051

What I find so heart melting cute is to observe animals. Specially when they are occupied with their own shadow, their own tail, their own image in a mirror. As if they are not really sure who it is. Is this me?

Little children can have this same exploration of things we as adults became to find boring.
But is it boring? Why don't we keep examining the world surrounding us. Not only the big new things, but also the little things we think we know by now.

And maybe even more examining and appreciate the things about ourself we normally take for granted. Things we are, we do, or things we see, without real attention.

Let's start today with inviting ourself for a cup of tea or coffee and telling ourself one single thing we really find awesome about ourself. When we really feel 'o wow yes' that is pretty special, we can give a heartfelt compliment to the next person we meet. And if you are alone today you get either two compliments, or you go out and greet the first person you see in the supermarket with something positive. Or you call or write somebody.


 'Intriged By The Shadow Of Her Batcat Ears'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



dinsdag 30 augustus 2016

no.1050

Today's guest is Rapunzel. A cat from the siamese breed I've introduced you to yesterday.

She has this frail body, white furry coat, two stripes on each leg and the most dazzling blue eyes. I never saw her in real life but I was told she had this strong loud voice, deep and dark.  Though this appears to be typical and normal of the siamese species, it still feels weird coming from such a tiny delicate creature. 

In the older days, siamese cats were also used as a sort of guard dogs. Specially in important places like temples. They could meow so loud, that unwanted guests were scared away or at least got detected before they could do any harm.

We as humans sometimes here our little voices inside, also referred to as our intuition. It tells us things we know are right deep down, but we are not always used to follow them up. Stuff like, 'this does not feel right' or the opposite 'this is something I would really want to do but I don't dare to go for it'. Can you relate to this?

Maybe today is a good day to use Rapunzel's loud voice to wake up to our inner voice. Listen to it with an attentive ear and let it out in the open to scare away our fears and doubts.

'Blue Eyed Rapunzel'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch



maandag 29 augustus 2016

no. 1049

When I first met my hairdresser she told me she was from Persia. To me Persia sounds so rich and abundant, and I instantly see fairytale palaces and beautifully colored carpets.

If she tells me she is from Iran I see different pictures.
The same goes for 'The Kingdom of Siam'. I see wealth in my mind's eye compared to 'Thailand' which gives me more images of modest means. 

It's not perfectly clear where the history of the siamese cats started. It could be Egypt because they resemble an Egyptian cat goddess. But most probably they originate from the old kingdom of Siam, now Thailand, and that's where they got their name.

That might also be where the siamese found their kingly behavior, because only royalty were allowed to own such a very highly priced pet. But more than solely a pet they were chosen to be spirit guardians.

When someone important died, a siamese cat was chosen to receive and hold their soul. Of course these cats were treated with big respect and lived their lives in care and luxury. This would bring the crossed-over loved ones good luck in afterlife.

So if you like to spoil yourself today don't feel guilty at all, just enjoy it all the way. Think of yourself as a keeper of a very important person's soul (You are!:-) And remember, treating this soul-keeper with much care serves a higher goal.


'Little Tigerlike Siamese With Persian Pillow'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch


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