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Papa’s new hat

31 October 2019 pictures
Papa's new hat My father would always wear a hat. And when I had bought a new one, he would proudly show it to us,…
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Home again!

31 August 2019 pictures
Sometimes you need a vacation to remember how to be free at home.
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On black

12 August 2019 tales on creativity
Today I accidentally threw over a bottle of Indian ink, spilling right over a painting I was making (not this one by the way). This…
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9 August 2019 other stuff
I may dream that I have the world in my hands, but in the meantime a bird landed on my head. God knows what he's…
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8 August 2019 pictures
Favourite activity in summer: doodling around, while the sun is watching and the cats are playing.
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sweet memory

24 July 2019 other stuff
Hi, six years ago on this day, my mother died. From then on we were orphans, since my father had died a couple of years…
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be brave!

23 July 2019 other stuff
Talk about what really moves you! This is a note to myself. Lately I catch myself complaining a lot. That doesn't do me or anyone…
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the lady with the hat

12 July 2019 pictures
I love to draw ladies with hats. I don’t know why. Maybe because my mother would always wear hats when I was a little girl.
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10 July 2019 other stuff
As a teenager in the late 60-s and 70-s I read this magazine called Tina. It was full of comics about girls. They were either…
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9 July 2019 painted furniture
I love to paint furniture and walls. I also painted floors (see the floor on the picture here), but I hate sitting on my knees,…
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on writing

7 July 2019 tales on creativity
finding the words is like finding the colors you were looking for all day in your studio you almost gave up... but, thank God, you…
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round and round

13 June 2019 other stuff
I was making this piece and kept hearing in my head the song 'the windmills of your mind' (I personally like this version sung by…
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8 June 2019 poetry
the wind plays wildly, the trees find their voices and sing their song out loud
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6 June 2019 pictures
I am a bit worried about Little Red Ridinghood now that the wolves are back in The Netherlands and serious about staying, so it seems.…
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I will find you

4 June 2019 poetry
Oh, darling, don't worry! I will find you, even in the middle of the night with my eyes closed wandering a pitch-dark forest...
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Put on your funny hat

3 June 2019 pictures
I was feeling a bit morose this morning. I don't know why. It's Monday, maybe that's it, although I usually like Mondays. Working for myself…
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2 June 2019 pictures
Yes, it’s summertime in The Netherlands today. It is sunny and hot. I am looking after Sacha Wendt‘s beautiful shop in Amsterdam. I wonder who…
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the art of taking a nap

31 May 2019 other stuff
I love to take naps, although I am usually dressed and in my bed, unlike in the painting. They load me with energy. A little…
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feeling like sh…?

29 May 2019 tales on creativity
'Feeling like sh...? Make art out of it!' This is one of my favourite motto's. It usually works great for me. Whenever I'm feeling down,…
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always a poem

14 May 2019 poetry
black letters wandering around on this piece of paper searching for their place floating... lingering... strolling... connecting to the colors or to the white space…


7 May 2019 pictures
'birdsong', mixed media (ink, ecoline) on paper, reworked digital
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the resting queen

4 May 2019 other stuff
you are the queen or king of your own life like it or not but even the queen has to rest from time to time…
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Kyle’s brushes

3 May 2019 tales on creativity
Today I downloaded some new brushes (called Kyle's brushes) for Photoshop. This image is the result of my first try out with this new set.…
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happy dog

2 May 2019 other stuff
Why do I draw dogs? Sometimes I wonder about this. I am not really a dog lover (or a dog hater). For a long time…
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little lady

30 April 2019 tales on creativity
This is a very small drawing (ca 10x10 cm). I love to make these to keep my hands busy and my head empty. Just a…
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Happy abstract pattern

29 April 2019 dessin
Squares, tilted ovals, round forms are the parts of this composition. I was a little bit into abstracts these last days, but I still see…
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a fruitful day

27 April 2019 dessin
Yesterday I gave myself an assignment: 'design a pattern using only the computer'. So I learned how to turn a red round shape into an…
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the dancer

25 April 2019 pictures
Life is a dance. There is tiptoeing, there is balancing, there is circling, there are smooth flying phases and extreme difficult moves. Life is a…
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Folklore for this summer?

19 April 2019 pictures
What about some folklore this season? Lots of flowers, different dessins in one piece of clothing. And bright colors of course. I still have to…
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