Everything that moves me

maandag 21 september 2015

Berlin Wall

The last two month I was busy making the Berlin Wall out of textile. 6 Month ago my friends and fellow artist from KC61 desided to organize an exhibition around "Vrijheid" Freedom.
The left part I made out of silk and painted it red white and blue
the right part was made bij Joep van Kerkom and was printed
Not knowing that now each day, thousands of people leaving there country because of war and are looking for freedom.
Freedom, the most important feeling for anyone in this world.
So here we are at the city hall in Echt. The opening was at the 18th. of september, and I had the honor to welcome the people and to open the exhibition.
People from Syriaë were invited too to present paintings and poetry's
Mohammad Garout played beautiful the flute and the ut (an arabic lute)  Even poetry in the arabic language was performed and althought we did not understand the words,  we felt his feelings and people were quiet and impressed

Berlin Wall Textileart Coby Lange
Evelien Wink
Lei Hannen and Jeanne van Hest
Joep van Kerkom
Marion Baaten
Raymonde Sampers
Leo Kornip

dinsdag 18 augustus 2015

Working a lot on "FREEDOM"

Since the opening of our Galery I have been very busy. After Raymonde Sampers paintings were gone back to her, we filled the room with textile art from myself. The small pieces on the walls with nice lightning and my large "Stadhuis" piece in the window. The little pond here is now sold to a nice lady from Germany
"Vijver" made with handpainted silks and tread
In the mean time I finished a lovely babyquilt for a little girl and it is now in the USA

babyquilt for kayleeanne
But the most important work I am doing is preparing for an exhibition in September with my friends from KC61 The theme is "Vrijheid" and I will make 2 large pieces for this show. One is finished but I have not made a picture from it yet, just the working progess

This is the start of my first piece called Vrijheid and is made from silk stuffed with fiberfill 
After that I wrote the name vrijheid and sew it on a large frame from the back,
not easy I must say. I painted the letters red white and blue. Then I will hang it on silk tread.
To say:Freedom hangs by a thread.
OMG I started the Berlin Wall That is a very difficult task, but I love it. The word peace I made first with a computer program, then painted in on silk cut it out and sew it down. Names, dates and faces followed. A white dove not to be missed. The picture here just shows the start and I am now almost finished with it . I put a large hole on the side to look through at East Berlin. At the end of August it must be finished and I will surely put it here on my blog. At the moment it gets a lot of attention from people walking in the galery and they come back to see the progress, so that is nice.

zondag 17 mei 2015

Brand new atelier

What to write, so many things happened since last time. Everytime I think,"oh that's what I need to write about, but life goes so fast, the next thing is happened. So now I hope to find some easy time and start working in my brand new atelier.
After renting away our space, for many years, our studio is ours again. We did a lot of cleaning painting the walls and now since one week we are open three days a week to the public.

We had a nice opening day and three of my friends from KC61 are here in the gallery showing art until end of May.
There is Raymonde Sampers with paintings
Evelien Wink with paintings on wood and Resin Art.
Liliane Rempakis Art Papier-maché with her lovely Lounge Ladies
Dieter Lange my hubby with paintings and wood sculptures.

Me, myself just show some necklages, recycled handbags and textile art, like my small pictures from our city Roermond and Landscapes.
I'm also painting on silk and sewing in the shop as I am working on large textile art pieces for a show in September. Our citygarden is sooo very beautiful, all the rhodondendrons and azalea's are in full bloom and the roses spread their enchanting fragance. This is a wonderful spring!!

maandag 12 januari 2015

What will be next?

I brought in some leaves in november. This beautiful colors which only autumn can give. I read about dyeing with leaves fallen from the trees and I like to give it a try. I have put them in a book to flatten them a little. Next I will put them into some silks I still have in my stash and steam them for one hour. I can't wait to see if I am lucky and get some results.
Than in the week of Xmas I had together with 6 artist an exhibition in the Gallery Trividha, that is in a Dutch Windmill, so very special and the show was opened by the Mayor. The participants of the expo:

Hugo Nelissen with Glasart 

Huub Rouschen with Paintings

Arjen Bakermans with Sculptures

Toni Bauer with Marbel sculptures 

Clementine Houben with Airbruch

Marleen Hansen with Paintings  Marleen is also the owner of the gallery.

Coby Lange, that is me, with Textile Art

Here some pictures
Mayor of Roerdalen at the opening
Marleen left and myself right.

maandag 17 november 2014

Yes, my birth month

Yes, november again, my birth month. I love autumn, the beautiful colors that nature makes, how long will that last.

 I remember when I was a child (and that is a very long time ago) November was cold and freezing. My memory is not so good, but I know that the last years november was much nicer. I like that a lot, all thought it might not be so good for mother nature, that global warming. There always has been a change in weather so who knows, maybe it is just normal. Darkness creeps in very early now and I have to get use to it, but as soon as the weather is not so grey, I am fine.
I have fun with my piano and made a very nice necklage again,because next Year we wil probably have back our gallery and I need to make more art for the shop.

At the beginning of this month we had a meeting with KC61 , that was a good one. Everybody was eager to have some input and came with new ideas. Me for my part told them about our gallery and the future possibilities. Wendy made a very good powerpoint presentatien about social media, which I alraidy use. well most of them like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Etsy. I will have a look at Instagram,but I am not sure if I will use all.

I just started an new art piece as I will have an exhibiton at TriVidha gallery in December.

zaterdag 20 september 2014

KC61 and ME

 Together with my art friends from KC61 we had an exibition in Sittard at the Dominikaner omgang. A beautiful building, but unfortually it needed some paint on the walls. Also a good lightning was missing, so our art did not get the full shine it shoud have. Anyway my textile art got a lot of attention and the people were very surprized that my work was not a painting, but stitched.

But it was very pleasant to meet so many good artist I will put their names and website adresses here and hope You will take time to make a visit.

                                           There was HIL van Neer with visual paper art.

                                                    Lounge ladies by LILIANE Rempakis

She thinks colors that's so true WENDY bij de ley love colors
 Fine Art by MARION op het Veld 
LOES Knoben Her Bronzes are very elegant


Paintings byLEO Kornips

Paintings by JOEP van Kerkom


GODFRIED Dols at work
on a new sculpter

RAYMONDE Sampers Art with strong feelings


And last but not least LEI Hannen Ceramics 

Further more I want to thank Norbert Kabekaussen
from NDK galeries. For more information about
all this artist please check our site KC61

donderdag 21 augustus 2014

Time flies by.

Wow time flies by so quickly, I almost forgot to write on my blog. But You know, You want to start, but something seems to be more important and off I go away from my intentions. I'm quiet busy with sport and after one hour of Nordic Walking or 2 till 4 hours golf I'm lazy. The only thing I can do than, is making some textile art. That makes me very happy and I am glad that I still find time to make my small quilt pieces.
small dragon off to see the world. 
Dieter my hubby was also very busy, he had an exhibition with his large figures at the Golf Club Herkenbosch and was very successful.
Art Dieter Lange
One month ago I joined a Online class about weaving with Jude Hill. It is a great way to get contact with same minded people. I never did weaving before, only some beadwork. But this time I tried many new features, like basket weave  or cloth to cloth weaving and I can use many of that in my work.
Feather keeper
Basket weave

zondag 13 juli 2014

So much has happened

I hardly know where to start. So much has happened in the last 2 month. So here I go. First there was this "Proef de Lente, what means somthing like Taste the Spring, that was in Mai in the cardens of the Castle Aerwinkel. We had a very good time there. About 12 Artist showed their work and on top of that we had many stands, with interesting artifacts to sell.
Faces in between trees.
collection of fearthers in a tree
Me myself was walking through the garden in a handpainted outfit, wearing a big blue wig and carying my handpainted balloon. I was successful, especially the kids loved it, and I was surprized how careful and softly they touched the silk and played with the balloon in the wind. Lovely.
I had pickt out a very old tree to show off my other art work. Like a large quilted bird and a Canvas tree which I had made from 16 prints printed on canvas and bind them together. I was lucky that Dieter helped me on a large ladder,  to fix this work strongly in the tree.
Me with my Quiltbird and Canvas Tree
Dieter himself showed two of his large wooden sculptures, one at the entrance and an other one near a pond, and flowering scrubs, which looked great.
Wooden sculpture by Dieter Lange (Marlene Dietrich)
The weather was fine not too cold just a little windy. Many visiters came to this event.
This is it for today. I will surely write more this upcoming week. Because I am busy with some interesting stuff.

dinsdag 29 april 2014

I'am very satisfied

Not writing much lately, but whow I was working a lot last month. First I did some silkpainting to make a large kind of balloon, which is working very nice in the wind and for the next weekend Dieter my hubby and I will be showing our art at the castle Aerwinkel not far from here. Dieter will show 3 of his Faces made from wood. 
One of Dieters Art pieces.

And I made one on canvas printed tree designed from my textile art and that will hang in a very interesting large tree in the park.
Silk Art by Coby Lange

Then I got a nice letter from KC61 a group of very good artist and I am accepted in the group which is great. They too will have an exhibition  soon, but this time not yet with work from me, so I hope to be invited next time. I wil write about the artist from this group after their exhibition.
Yesterday I finished my latest artwork contemporary textile. I started in februar and did a lot of stitching. First I made a pattern from a landscape and than I worked small pieces all hand made and stitched them from top (sky) to bottom together. I am very pleased with it, as mostly I work very secure and precise. This time I wanted to work more freely. I took a workshop from Jude Hill, she workes a lot with raw edges and I tried to put this work a little into my piece.
Handmade and stitched contemporary textile art by Coby Lange

maandag 31 maart 2014

Van de hak op de tak

Dit gedichtje vond ik zojuist, er is in al die jaren nog niets veranderd. Ik dacht altijd aldoende leert men, maar dat blijkt toch niet waar te zijn. Hier is het nog een keer voor de liefhebbers van gedichtjes. 

ik doe dit ik doe dat
spring van de hak op de tak
ben in de kamer 
dan in het bad
wat was ik aan het doen
ik weet niet meer wat
was het belangrijk 
of toch niet
gedachten springen rond
van vreugde naar verdriet
ouder worden
is zo gemakkelijk
nog niet

jacoba b.lange 
27 febr. 2010

Okay I give it a try in english

I do this I do that
I'm in the room
then in the bath
what was I doing
I don't know what
was it important
or maybe not
thoughts jump around
from joy to sadness
no to get old
is not so easy at all

Well that is not a correct translation But You will understand what I mean by this.