corner view ≈ once upon a time

once upon a time there was a girl who was picked up from school on a saturday morning. her dad hesitantly stepped inside the school hall and looked for his girl. there she was, clutching a thin fairy-tale book the size of her belly. the girl ran to him, grabbed his huge hand.

drawing | grass

my son could tell a story or two on grass... ☻ while i'm glad the green is shooting upwards again. goodbye moss! as it is for me, the grass is greener on another side this weekend, stopping me from participating with anything more than a déjeuner-sur-l'herbe. this is my old brussels' 'hood, aw. veronica's grass meeting this weekend. more sunny brussels here.

corner view ≈ hunger

a stroke of luck! not having prepared a corner view post, my book jumped to my rescue. this is LET THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ERASE YOUR NAME by VENDELA VIDA {p. 94}. hunger in the middle ☺. jane's corner view, francesca's hosting, kelleyn's theme. 

drawing | key is ...

key is to grab the moment. one night i lay down underneath the skylight and let myself get bewildered by daunting moonlight and the wavy douglas above my skylight window. on my closed eyelids, i caught the flickering movements of the fir, filtering the moonlight in my bedroom. i usually get agitated by this. not this time. i wanted to cease the moment, carpe noctem, so to speak ... and fell asleep. 

corner view ≈ bloomin' practice

i am in two minds about april 1st. while i can appreciate a good gimmick, i do not consider april fishes to be that humourous. every april 1st however, i see many people thinking differently. in our country called 'send-away-day', i remember dad sending me over to my aunt (living next door back then) on one or other errand. the first few years this happened to me i stood there blinking, trying to make sense of my aunt's chuckle. 'you've been fooled, girl! your dad did it again.'

drawing | pollinator

i am now well over halfway year one of cartoon classes. i'll admit my enthusiasm has been somewhat clouded by my laidback attitude. at the best of times i'm a buyer for deadlines, so i keep on thinking all-the-time-in-the-world, and i spend another three blissful hours in the kitchen. i'm beginning to understand that if i don't get the work done, i'll sweat for it on short notice. and i find the latter no option.

corner view ≈ imagine

consider the viewfinder. as in using both hands, mimicking a frame and there it is, your view. or use the camera's viewfinder. no camera at hand, squint your eyes to suppress surrounding rubble which helps to find the view you're looking for. it does work. finally, on paper, use a proper little {handmade} finder. any twist or turn brings up new angles, obviously. i do not use it often enough.

corner view ≈ looking up

with this abundant sunshine at spring season kickoff, how can one not gaze up at wavering buildings and the kingfisher blue sky? i cannot resist its call. work days, you'll find me longing for 5pm. on days off i'll lazily hang on steps in back, brimming.

bus 14, possibly

if not, walkies. and talkies. meeting sargent at the national portrait gallery. tuesday. tomorrow!