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Turning Point

A spread from the vtwonen Color Book I did, when I was working as art director for the Dutch largest selling interior design magazine. The image on the right is by me. It caused me to leave my job in … Continue reading

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Boho Chic Desert Near Amsterdam

It’s a different kind of poetry: I stumbled upon the work of Anouschka Stokebrand. A Dutch lifestyle photographer – and weddings*, it said on the website of decor8, where I found her. Looking closely at vegetation. But with a lifestyle … Continue reading

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Corona Times | Rear Window

  This image caught my eye: A film poster for Hitchcock’s Rear Window, a thriller from 1954 starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. It’s the story of professional photographer Jeff, who is stuck in his apartment, recuperating from a broken … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech Tonight

Tonight our king King Willem Alexander, spoke to the nation on the occasion of our Nationale Remembrance Day. It was an unusual speech, personal almost, confessing of his discomfort with his grandmother’s way of communicating with her people during the … Continue reading

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Shelf Life

Staying in, I rearranged my shelf with inspirational stuff.   This was before: The Shelf

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Sending More Flowers

  With the social distancing laws in place the national flower business is booming. People send flowers to express their love more than ever.     Is it me wrapped up in the toilet paper mysterie or… has the toilet … Continue reading

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Adding Another Layer

Staying in, staying up late,  I worked on my father’s portrait again. I love the work of Matisse, his patterns and subjects. His parents had a fabric shop, he was born in heaven, and shared it with the world through … Continue reading

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Henny In A 36 Minute Painting

It’s a painting I did this morning, downstairs where the guest room – no longer in use during the lockdown – is now my studio. It’s a nice space and I tried to catch the view. The boat is ours, … Continue reading

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Taurus Will Reinvent Herself

In Holland we are about 3 weeks into the crisis and live under the new social distancing laws, staying in. Looking for direction I checked my horoscope at astrologyzone.com. (Could this sudden change of scenery be in the cards?!) Of … Continue reading

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Corona Pandemic Causes More Shouting

There’s shouting outside downstairs on the street. Loud young voices, men. It’s not clear if it’s an argument or amicable conversation. Maybe they are shouting simply because of the social distancing.   -> More shouting as collateral discomfort of the … Continue reading

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