Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter solstice,22 December 2013

       MERRY HOLIDAYS FOR ALL..................

           Give up all the other worlds
     except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
      confinement of your aloneness
                    to learn

            anything or anyone
      that does not bring you alive

               is too small for you.

                  David   Whyte

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winterday,10 December 2013

Fame is a fickle food (1702)

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate
Whose table once a
Guest but not
The second time is set
Whose crumbs the crows inspect
And with ironic caw
Flap past it to the
Farmer's corn
Men eat of it and die

Friday, November 29, 2013

White world ,29 novembre 2013

Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.
Ikkyu - Zen-monk poet, 1394-1481

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wind And snow,Sunday 24 November

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Native American prayer

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November night,19 November 2013

Return from Picton ( Ontario) ,grateful for two wonderful workshops for Rose haven Farmstore .

November Night

Listen. .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees
And fall.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wearable art book.7 November 2013

The world of wearable art (WOW) in New Zealand ,exist 20 years and published a beautiful book about their collection.
I've been very honoured that one of my designs was chosen  to be on cover of this book

To order

Saturday, October 26, 2013

First snow this morning,26 October 2013

Next week going to Chicago for the exhibition SOFA  with gallery Option Art from Montreal
I am giving a lecture saterday morning 9.30-10.30
See for information:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

Here is how the WOrld of wearable art show in NZ showed my costume SHIELD.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Last Colors ,10 October 2013

The spine
The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wearable art show in NZ,October 2013

The costume" shield " was awarded 3 th prize in the creative excellence section of the wearable art show
In NZ,26 September 2013

This project was sponsored by the wool company DHG  from Prato ,Italy

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Return to Quebec ,1 October 2013

Wonderful week at Saltspring island for the Canadian felting event FELT:FEUTRE

When there's a disappointment, I don't know if it's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
Pema Chödron

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday,autumn 22 September

Leaving for Saltspring island ,BC for the Canadian felting week

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday 8 September ,end of the summer

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Simple Abundance

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Life is but a dream,27 August 2013

Traveller, the road is only
your footprint, and no more;
traveller, there’s no road,
the road is your travelling.

Traveller, the road is only
your footprint, and no more;
traveller, there’s no road,
the road is your travelling.

David Whyte

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fairies in the wood

Creations: Charity  M vd Meer
Picture: Lindy Huber
Models:artists from the felting fling

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Margaret Fuller

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Returning home from Felting Fling,Williamsburg,USA. 25 August 2013

The greatest surprise is that there is anything at all -- that we are here.
David Steindl-Rast
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Creation:Charity van der Meer
Picture: Lindy Huber
23 August 2013 ,Felting Fling ,fashion parade

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rain today, 14 August 2013


I want to write about faith,
about the way the moon rises
over cold snow, night after night,

faithful even as it fades from fullness, 
slowly becoming that last curving and impossible 
sliver of light before the final darkness.

But I have no faith myself 
I refuse it even the smallest entry.

Let this then, my small poem, 
like a new moon, slender and barely open, 
be the first prayer that opens me to faith. 

-- David Whyte

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Holland,2 August 2013

Last days in Europe

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Leaving Stuttgart 28 july 2013

Week at the Feltschool in Neu (filz)hausen ,Oberrot,Germany

«là-haut tout est silence». 

There’s a great story you may have heard of Buddha talking to his students and saying, “My teachings are only fingers pointing to the moon. Don’t get hung up on my fingers, look at the moon.” The real value of any work of art is the invisible, mysterious essence of life it points to—like that moon, not itself.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

22 July 2013,Wollknoll,"filzhausen"Germany

Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism.

Bruce Mau ,incomplete manifesto for growth

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Leaving the Netherlands for Germany ,21 July 2013

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Phillpotts

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Exhibition ,Felted Works Marjolein Dallinga 12 July-August 4, 2013

Felt exhibition in Holland, some of my felted works.

Oosterwoldseweg 33
Olderberkoop ,The Netherlands.

Information at

Friday, June 28, 2013

Grey,wet Friday 28 June 2013

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing, even as it pours you a drink. The cooking parts have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last. All the birds and the creatures of the world are unutterably themselves. ,

Everything, everything, everything is waiting for you

From Paul Bateman 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sincere,without wax. 20 June 2013

To journey without being changed, is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and to be transformed by the journeying is to be a pilgrim.” Of course you know, we hear that and discover that, and I and everyone who reads that or hears that, we want to be the last one. We don’t want to be chameleon or the nomad, but the truth is, we’re all three, and we move among these things. This is part of our incarnation on earth.

Mark Nepo,
Book of awakening 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

9 June 2013,Montreal

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.
Joseph Campbell

Monday, June 3, 2013

The three tasks,3 June 2013

My piece the "the three tasks" /" les trois épreuves" , was rewarded first jury prize at the international felting days in Felletin, France .

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le carton d'invitation concernant la prochaine édition des Journées Européennes du Feutre.
Cette manifestation se déroulera du 6 au 12 mai prochain. 
Le programme complet est disponible sur le site

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wonder ,wander ,29 Mai 2013

There is a sixth sense, the natural religious sense, the sense of wonder.
D.H. Lawrence

Monday, May 27, 2013

27 Mai ,souvenir of NZ

Being open to life

In Your Company

Up early, my breath still

visible in the coffee, the stars

still conversing in their glitter

before our noise makes them

retreat. I feel the groove of my

awe. There is a comfort in this.

Up early, alone, standing on the

same shore as those before me;

staring at the same pins of light,

feeling the same ounce of wonder,

the way a small wave lapping at the

bottom of a cliff briefly feels every

small wave that has lapped

there before.


 Mark nepo.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nothing will warm you except your own walking,23 Mai

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you’re alone

As if life were a progressive and cunning crime, with no witness to the tiny, hidden transgressions.

To be abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings. ,

Surely even you at times have felt the grand array and the surrounding presence and the chorus crowding out your solo voice. ,

You must note the way the soap dish enables you or the window latch grants you courage. Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. ,

The stairs are the mentors of the things to come. The doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you. And the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream ladder to divinity. ,

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing, even as it pours you a drink. The cooking parts have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last. All the birds and the creatures of the world are unutterably themselves. ,

Everything, everything, everything is waiting for you

David Whyte

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Back home,Canada ,22mai 2013

When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration.
Jean Vanier

Monday, May 20, 2013

Arriving in L.A 20 mai 2013

Life is like a pathway all covered up wih snow,
becareful when you tred on it,
for every step will show.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Leaving New Zealand,Auckland 20 Mai,2013

All of your life is a journey and the journey itself is home...
Wherever you go ,there you are

Given to me by Cheri Mitchell

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WOW museum ,Nelson ,N.Z. 15 Mai

Visit to the "World of Wearable Art " museum in Nelson.
My SKIN my COCOON have found a home
Wherever you are
That is where you be

I  feel grateful

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

South Island,N.Z14 Mai 2013

The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Travel,10 mai2013

Traveling  south 
Land of the long white clouds

The purpose of art is the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.
Glenn Gould, pianist

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tarinaki,N.Z ,5 Mai,2013


Me here and now ,on the shore of Tarinaki.

"Sometimes when I think of life,I feel like a piece of driftwood washed up on the shore."

Haruki Murakami

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Leaving ,arriving,Porirua New. Zealand ,27 April 2013

l' exigence du lointain
porte le cadeau de la perspective
pour ceux qui partent pour ceux qui restent
temps de pause et de veille au jardin
c'est à genoux qu'on cultive la terre

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time,New Zealand ,Whanganui , April 25 ,2013

Time is like a river
We wash our bones like stones
Time is like a river
We wash our bones like stones

Time is not the answer
Time is not the quest
Time is where we journey
While we learn to rest.

Julia Cameron