Hi there, day-trippers, Stuart here again! Steven is around somewhere, too. I think he might be around trying to buy a souvenir fridge magnet. That’s his thing – collecting fridge magnets from all over the world. Neat, huh?!
Anyway, we’re about to set off for the Netherlands, today. So, while we wait for Steven to choose his fridge magnet, let’s take a look at some of the marvelous artwork that was sent in from Africa. There are some great colours in there, but I have to say, I find the black and white drawings particularly striking! Thanks to everyone who sent artwork in.
Please do keep those designs coming in. If you email your doodles from the Netherlands to firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll pick those up and be sure to post them in tomorrow’s blog to show off 🙂
Right, looks like Steven has finally turned up. Don’t worry we’re still on time for a nice full day in the Netherlands.
I’m particularly keen to see the sights and hear the sounds, as I wasn’t around for the original trip there with Barbara. Why don’t you let me know what was your favourite thing from Barb’s SHAC lessons there? I’d love to know specific doodling techniques you learned from Barbara that you didn’t know before. Why not leave me a comment on this post below?
You can use the links below to re-live the Netherlands, from either Facebook or YouTube.
As always, there is a free template to download to help you with the doodling, if you’d like it. I’ll be honest, that windmill does look tricky, I’d be going for this template myself.
And don’t forget to pick yourself up a little souvenir to remind you of your stay. We don’t sell fridge magnets, but we do have a fine selection of Groovi, Dies, and stamps with a distinctly Dutch theme. Check them out below!
Ok! We’ll leave you to explore the Netherlands for a little while and we’ll catch up with you a bit later on. Do leave comments on Facebook or on this blog post. We’d love to know what you think of the Netherlands.
I don’t know much about the Netherlands, but I do know that I love Dutch art. In fact, my favourite artist is Dutch. Hmmm, sounds like another competition to me… I’ll give you some clues and, if you can guess his name, leave a comment below. I’ll choose a winner at random and announce who won in tomorrow’s blog. And yes, there is a nice little prize I’ve picked out for the winner.
Clue 1: He is best known for his involvement with the De Stijl art movement.
Clue 2: Many of his paintings only use two or three colours, with black and white.
Clue 3: His work was the inspiration behind a very famous collection of dresses by Yves Saint Laurent in 1965.
Do you know who he is? Fun fact – I have a tattoo of one of his paintings on my arm!
Good look. And have fun in the Netherlands.
Stuart and Steven.