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I just submitted this picture for a competition, the theme is growth.
Last Friday I froze the moment where my son (12) was sitting on top of the car, along a country road in the south of Holland, in awe of the view. He is an avid Farming Simulator player, and is in fact a wannabe farmboy 😉 He tried to capture the view, but was disappointed with the results, ” I can’t photograph what I see.”
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Apparently most of us have been living with the wrong idea of the actual sizes of the continents, as we know our planet from the standard maps of earth which are badly wrong, due to Mercator Projection – a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569 – the common way to draw land, stuck to a sphere, as a 2-dimensional map. In reality the United States are no bigger that the Sahara desert.
In this video the actual size of countries is explained. Amazing.
A page I made for a client, to go in the store magazine, illustrating the art on sale.
The wall of a church in Bergen, Norway. Something I noticed.
Exactly a year ago I wrote about how the color pink had assembled on my desktop in Note To Self | Pink
From the virtual shopwindow of Vlisco’s Boutique, here’s a selection of designs from the top 25 best selling fabrics.
Knowing, the women buying this African wax cloth often decide on a fabric because of the symbolic design; the pattern tells a story they relate to.