Geertje Kapteijns (1980) is a visual artist, living in Dordrecht (NL).
When her children went to a Waldorf school, she was introduced to the
way in which the seasons and annual festivals are celebrated and how
children are able to be children during childhood. This has proved to be
a huge source of inspiration. She started making chalkboard drawings
and over time, she released them as cards. The cards are small works of
art that encourage a conscious reflection on a certain time of the year
or a certain event and the feeling that goes with that. Drawings that
make you look forward to remembering a beautiful moment.
There is something magical about a chalkboard drawing. Because of the black background, you not only apply color when you start drawing, but also light. Chalk as a material is vulnerable but also very flexible, you can make quick impressions with it, but you can also work with it in detail. The board drawings are transient, and eventually become again. However, this also creates space for a new drawing.
Geertje uses Mercurius chalkboard chalk for all her chalkboard drawings
7 assorted cards, 4.1 x 5.8 inches (10.5x14.8 cm)