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Paula Kool: Nature Art

Paula Kool: Nature Art

By Paula Kool (translated by: Yvonne de Jonge. Original Dutch text at bottom of article)   My name is Paula Kool, I live and work in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, and I make objects using natural materials. Nature has always been a great source of inspiration,...
Kelsey Oseid: Daily Animal Project

Kelsey Oseid: Daily Animal Project

Kelsey Oseid is an amazing illustrator and artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I came across her work on Instagram and was completely hooked. So of course I had to ask if she wanted to share something here on visual strands. She did. And then some. Thanks so much,...
Does it spark my joy?

Does it spark my joy?

I was the child picking up stones and twigs and broken shells. This was my favorite, all holes and polished by time. I didn’t find it myself, but bought it for one Guilder (yes before the Euro) from some kid in my neighbourhood. Lacking pocket money, I sold a...
So what’s happening in your life?

So what’s happening in your life?

It’s been such a long time since I wrote a personal blogpost. After almost 8 months since starting visual strands and not having skipped a single month (yay), I just wanted to share a little something with you.   Yvonne, your Mouseblossom is showing (okay, that...
Heritage & Moving On – in the Interior World

Heritage & Moving On – in the Interior World

I have a love of vintage objects and furniture, I also dream of a big old character house that I’ll buy one day. For this perfect home I will bring in the best architects to combine an element of contemporary to the old structure, to the highest detail. I realised...