Thursday, 10 June 2010

Mariska Meijers











Today I am inspired by the artwork and words of Mariska Meijers. I have posted some of her lovely paintings and images of her creative space above.

In her own words...

"I collect, tower and pile stuff. I just can't help it. My house is like an over sized mood board. I hardly have room to manoeuvre. I admire people with empty houses and just can't figure out how they do it. I need my stuff, it inspires me, it is part of my life..."

I'm with you Mariska, all the way!!

44 comments:

FairyFiligree said...

Good morning and this is such a colourful post. Mariska is a new name to me, although very, very similar to mine. So this is a combination of Marisa and Marika :)But I had never ever heard it before. Thank you for bringing us this new person and her creativity. I tend to agree with Mariska - bare places are boring. I can never understand where people living in bare places manage to put the things of their life.

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Mariska is heaven - and as lovely as she is talented. A true artist.
xLouise
PS As I write this comment, my keyboard is bathed in "Anna Pink", from your blog background... gorgeous!

Debby said...

I love her colorful artwork and her quote ~ I bet her house is an interesting space! xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a great description - "collect, pile and tower" ~ It makes me smile.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love her creative space-- and enjoy hearing her quote about it and her real life view!

Peta said...

Anna, thank you for introducing me to so many great artists! You have fantastic taste!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Fantastic post, i love Mariska's work. She's also one of the loveliest girls around! jules

Flick, said...

Really beautiful, colourful paintings... They are so fresh and bright, how could they not uplift your mood... I like the idea of living with a lot of stuff, but I just can't quite do it!
:) Flick

Cláudia Murakami said...

Wow! Her art is full of energy! Our home is our temple and we feel like adorning it. I take part of this feeling! Thanks for the lovely post and for letting me know Mariska work. Bela.

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

i love the idea that her house is one giant mood board. i bet it's gorgeous.

~janet

Cara said...

Wow these are really beautiful! I love all the colors :)
The first one is my fave :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

These are gorgeous! The colors and detailing makes me think one would look lovely in my home! Janell

La Maison Fou said...

Love the senond to the last composition. The color, texture and styling is great!
L.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

These are just beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing. I love her work.

shiree segerstrom said...

Beautiful. And inspiring concept boards. Shiree Segerstrom

The Zhush said...

Love Mariska's work. So great to see it here, through your "eyes".

InspireBohemia@gmail.com said...

I love this art, thank you for sharing! I agree with Mariska as well, my things are my inspiration. Not out of materialism, but because for me they document my life. Whether it's a piece of art that my father made or whether I make it, collect it from my travels all over the world, or scavenge through various garage sales, thrift shops, antique shops and Goodwill's to find something precious! I have come to set apart the frivolous (mostly new objects) from my prized objects.

I have done many pencil drawings of my spaces, I should scan and post one day as well. Check out my blog if you have a moment: InspireBohemia.blogspot.com

Thanks again for sharing, I enjoy viewing your blog!

~Catherine
Inspire Bohemia

小妮旅遊日誌 said...

wonderful!

Rebecca Gibbs said...

Fun & Insipring pieces...Thanks for sharing! Rebecca-gibbgabb.blogspot.com

Arlene Grasman said...

I have the gift to clutter and pile stuff too!
Great to see it through the lens of art.
I love doing posts about art.

Socorrinha said...

Very beautiful your blog. Its sales are international? Moro in Brazil and I liked it much of its style.

Mandy said...

So beautiful, I really love her mood board.

Mon Alisa Design said...

I love her work too! x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love Mariska's work, and besides being so talented she is a very sweet lady too!

Kathysue said...

Anna I was just over at Mariskas blog and she referred to your blog. She and I both followed you when we first came to blog land. I think you have twin admirers!!! Love your work and I am new to her blog and I can see she is verrrry creative, Kathysue

C said...

How true, I would love to live pure scandinavian style with just washes of white & neutrals and the barest essentials but I love displays, vignettes and collections too much! The details in her artwork certainly reflect her colourful surroundings. Beautiful!

Sarah B said...

I'm a follower of Mariska - her work is wonderful!

Mariska Meijers said...

All these wonderful responses are like rocket fuel. It is Saturday morning 7 am now here in Amsterdam and I am off to my studio on my bike joyful and inspired. Thank you! xoxo

Torie Jayne said...

Such a great creative space! Have a sweet day!

佩GailBohanan1蓉 said...

keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice and relax day!........................................

Blighty said...

I love this post, I really want to get a pinboard and cover it with lovely pictures straightaway! I love all the gorgeous colours in your blog, fab! B

Tracy said...

You've inspired me to go paint today with some bright colors. Love your blog.
Tracy

Karena said...

I adore her bright fun works of art!! She is a delight!

Karena
Art by Karena

Tati Karpa said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful paintings!

Francine Gardner said...

Fun bright work. My office is the only room where i let "stuff" lying around...overwhelmed with books, magazines, samples...

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing....beautiful and inspiring!


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Renae said...

I have never heard of Mariska but her work is stunning!

Kelle Dame said...

Her blog is a daily read for me. Her story is so inspiring and I love that she works from her minds eye.

Kelle Dame said...

Her blog is a daily read for me. Her story is so inspiring and I love that she works from her minds eye.

Wall's Tale said...

Wow, very colorfull collection! Very cute! I also never heard of Marishka but all her works are nice!

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Debra Turner said...

Wonderful vivid eye candy!

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Cristin said...

Love her beautiful, cheery work!

xo,
cristin

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