Introducing leggings. You’ll never run out of inspiration.

I was speaking with a friend about elderberries which brought back childhood memories of the time when my parents, my brother and I went elderberry picking in the forest that surrounded our home away from home, our trailer by the sea that we went to every weekend. Bags overflowing with elderberries my parents made juice out of them the following week. They sat the bottles into the kitchen onto the washing machine and we headed off again to the sea…. What a big surprise awaited us when we returned that Sunday evening and came into the kitchen: a purple red stainy mess all over the place, as the bottles had imploded during our absence with the juice splattered everywhere!! I do remember that even the ceiling got hit by it. My dad threw a fit (for once my brother and I were not to be blamed). Him and my mum never attempted making elderberry juice again. They did however try their hand at making apple juice… All I remember is the juicing machine and the sound it made, so I guess all must have gone well with that!

Oil pastels on watercolor paper, 8″ × 1o"


  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 2 years ago

    simply devine drawing!! luv the stories!! after reading your story i bought a bottle of berry juice – very strong!! I think it was blackberry…no disaster

  • Thank you Shylie!! Awesome that you like it and how brilliant that you went and bought some berry juice (ribena?)!!! Wow, I inspired you to that?? Blackberry juice is nice :)
    I could entertain you for a veeery very long time with stories ;)

    – Tine Wiggens

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 2 years ago

    Yes it was blackberry…i use to drink Ribena as a kid, but i can’t drink it now……..YUK……
    i am now eat strawberries again! i use to love them as a kid – grew them!……..
    bye for now…cheers Shylie

  • Nice! I love strawberries so much. Magic that you grew them! We grew black currants and red currants and gooseberries and tomatoes in the garden of our getaway. I remeber it like it was yesterday. I think my parents still do. It was always a battle though because there are gazillions of rabbits (and snails) and they used to eat it all!! Little buggers… I haven’t been back in 11 years. Enjoy your strawberries :)

    – Tine Wiggens

  • 1more photo
    1more photoover 2 years ago

    reminds me of my childhood as well but for some different reasons, I remember my grandparents filling bottle of wines from a barrel, writing with this such beautiful writing “étiquettes” , with the year and type of wine ……. it was like magical to me……..

  • Oh that does sound like magic magali! Such beautiful memories to have of your grandparents!

    – Tine Wiggens

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachover 2 years ago

    I so love this work of yours!

  • Thank you so much Evelyn! I’m exploring new directions and paths and it is very liberating as it is unattached to any goals or aims. It makes me happy that you like it so much, thank you!

    – Tine Wiggens

  • bobart
    bobartover 2 years ago

    Great drawing!

  • always such a pleasure to hear from you Jai! thought you might like this one. some bolder lines. I am still unsure about my entire direction with this abstract path which is somewhat unsettling.

    – Tine Wiggens

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