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about the life and work of merlijne marell

NEW in the shop
silkscreen ‘hare’
http://merlijnemarell.bigcartel.com/product/silkscreen-hare

I made this design as birth announcement for Warre and printed a few copies without his name and personal details. So more people can enjoy this sweet little piece of art! Suits the living room as well as the children’s, or write someones name on it for a personalized card in case of a special occasion…

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It keeps amazing me in which colors and shapes nature appears to us…

1. Rhipsalis in handmade plant hanger.
2. Dried leaf of a fern with spores.
3. The Calathea Triostar, with it’s beautiful ‘painted’ leafs.

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It’s appropriate to draw a portrait of Nattiggeit on this rainy day.Nattiggeit stonknaar een natte wollen jas, opgezwollen door de regen.Nattiggeit was permanent vochtig en opgezwollen,maar meestal kwam dat niet door de neerslag buiten.Het waren de buien in haar kopdie maar niet wilden overwaaienen haar neerslachtig maakten.(fragment uit: ‘Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten’, door Merlijne Marell)

It’s appropriate to draw a portrait of Nattiggeit on this rainy day.

Nattiggeit stonk
naar een natte wollen jas, opgezwollen door de regen.
Nattiggeit was permanent vochtig en opgezwollen,
maar meestal kwam dat niet door de neerslag buiten.
Het waren de buien in haar kop
die maar niet wilden overwaaien
en haar neerslachtig maakten.

(fragment uit: ‘Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten’, door Merlijne Marell)

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I went picking flowers again and I love the color explosion I brought home! I especially like the red panicles, leaves and stems in this bouquet. And the tiny little spots that the rain gave to some flowers.

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Only one ‘fox and raven’ silkscreen left!
If you order today, I will fill your package with a few extra foxes (on postcards)…
‘vos en raaf’ (fox and raven) silkscreen on stiff grey board 205 x 150 x 1,2 mm☛ http://merlijnemarell.bigcartel.com/product/silkscreen-vos-en-raaf

Only one ‘fox and raven’ silkscreen left!

If you order today, I will fill your package with a few extra foxes (on postcards)…

‘vos en raaf’ (fox and raven) 
silkscreen on stiff grey board 
205 x 150 x 1,2 mm

☛ http://merlijnemarell.bigcartel.com/product/silkscreen-vos-en-raaf

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Printing an illustration!

1. ink supply
2. mixing just the right color
3. inked woodcut at the right spot at the press (using a wooden template)
4. and than the paper in exactly the right place, thanks to the registration marks on the template
5. the second layer is printed!
6. cutting the third layer is a lot of work…
7. the third plate - I love the bare carved wood
8. the third plated inked - I love the inked woodcut too, it’s always a surprise!
9. the drying rack will be filled with printed pages
10. the result so far, I think I’ll add another layer in silkscreen…

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My mother wanted to celebrate her birthday with picking flowers at nursery garden Overhagen. They have a piece of land sown with flowers, which you are allowed to pick at a small fee. Picking flowers is one of my favorite summer activities, so I couldn’t wish for a better party. Thank you mom for inviting me :-)

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GRADUATION BLOG 3/3

In this last post about graduation 2014 I want to show you the work of my classmates. Please have a look at their website, or for a more detailed look at their final projects visit this site.

Thanks classmates for an inspiring couple of years!

1. Charlotte Peys
2. Joke Dieleman
3. Sander Burm
4. Esther Bleyenberg
5. Toyah De Corte
6. Franciska-Jacoba Dendooven
7. Loes De Gendt
8. Shuxian Lee
9. Heike Sofia Villavicencio Rammeloo

To get an impression of the work of the fine arts students at KASK, check this blog post at Verfhuid.

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GRADUATION BLOG 2/3

My graduation project is all about making a book: from (re)writing and illustrating a fable, to printing text and images myself. It is a long, intense, instructive and fascinating process, which hasn’t come to an end yet. During the graduation exhibition I showed a sample copy of the book Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten. This sample gives a good impression of  the final book, but still has some white pages waiting to be printed with illustrations. 

Above a little preview. I’ll keep you informed about the progress… 

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GRADUATION BLOG 1/3

Hooray! I’m graduated from the School of Arts / KASK with a master in illustration!

The pictures above give you an impression of the graduation exhibition, where I showed the process of making the book Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten and a sample copy of the book itself (more about that in the next blog post). I was happy that I could transform a beautiful little room into my own Knollenland (Turnipland), the world in which my fable about 7 goats takes place.

Thank you everyone who came by.
Thank you for your lovely comments and support.

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