Thursday, January 14

I Met Marjolein!

Marjolein Bastin
Artist signing in Atlanta...
I was 5th in line...
Goosebumps...
Choking back tears...
This is the treasured gift she signed for guests!

It was amazing to finally meet Marjolein~
I have collected her books, cards, Vera Mouse...
magazine pages from Libelle (Netherlands)
...even though I don't know what it says~
for over 25 years.

Such a gracious, sweet person.

Wishing you dreams that come true!!!





15 comments:

marie said...

How exciting for you!
It's so wonderful when a dream comes true!

Sweet William Primitives said...

What fun Michelle! So-exciting! I love Marjolein too, most always choosing her stationary or cards to send to friends. Your art is very simialar to hers and just as beautiful!

Wish on a Whisker said...

I am so excited for you! (I always loved Vera the mouse.) *Smile* ~Mandy

In the Light of the Moon said...

How wonderful to meet someone you admire so and to put the face/heart/soul behind the art.Warmest Regards,Cat

Gillian L. said...

How exciting that must have been to meet Marjolien! I have been a huge fan for years and have many cards of hers as well as mugs, calendars, paperweights and canisters. I think she is a truly wonderful artist who chooses such beautiful subjects and can illustrate with such amazing detail. I saw pictures of her home and garden which looked like a paradise.

Gillian

Anna said...

oooh, what exciting!
she is dutch and so am I...and I never met her....
I always loved her drawings too!

Jayne said...

Hi Michelle! I would be just as giddy to meet her. I adore her work. And, yours is just as lovely!
Thanks for your kind comments on my Journey Through Grace.

Marcia said...

Michelle, what a wonderful moment that must have been for you. To finally meet someone that their work means so much to you. I have several decorative painting teachers I hold in awe. I talked with the one I adore while setting up at a convention a few years back, at the time I didn't have a clue who she was. I was speechless when I realized just who I was talking too. I had picture of my work using her designs and she was pleased that I got her dry brush method. We turn into giggly kids again and our brains turn to mush we are so excited to meet them. We go through life with meeting people who leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds.

Doreen said...

Oh my goodness..what an honor..I love her...I have some of her work :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Doreen

Debra said...

You know-I will feel like that when I meet you...
Love, Debra

Bruce Michael said...

Hope the Gift Show was a great success.

All kinds of everything said...

Thank you for this wish...
For years I dream of meeting Marjolein Bastin!She's so talented
and modest.But second best an halfway this dream:I'm going to
a great exposition.There is a videoclip on this site:
www.noordbrabantsmuseum.nl
thought you like to know.
I think that you're art is also ver good!!
best regards from the Netherlands
Suzanne

BumbleVee said...

I've bought her cards for years.... how exciting for you....

Luzia said...

Such a wonderful meeting! I love her beautiful paintings of flowers an little birds. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your friendly comment. Best regards, Luzia from Germany.

Holly Knott said...

I love her work, too, and can see the influence in your amazing work. How cool to be able to get to meet her!