Category Archives: DESTINATION HAPPINESS

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View From The Only Window

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Time To Protest

Every thing of beauty is worth protesting for, is what I thought when I saw the unhappy face of the snowman, in my archive. Yes we did have winters and it is a thing of beauty, one of the exhilarating  … Continue reading

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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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Sketchbook

There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … 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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A Tycoon Who’s Not A Philistine

  A quote from ‘(…) a man of great succes, a tycoon who’s not a philistine – according to Christie’s – Eli Broad. His worth valued at $7.4 billion [in 2016]. Interesting to read people’s life stories, to know what … Continue reading

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Now’s The Time To Explore

Leading influencer and global trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort was questioned on the influences of the Corona crisis on national tv last night. I watched it this morning after breakfast – staying in. She has been happy for the first time … Continue reading

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Timely Indoor Fashion | PS – MASK 19

I love the work of René Gruau, the late French fashion illustrator. Studying his work is pure escapism.   PS | It reminds me of the disturbing news of less victims of domestic violence now calling in for help. The … Continue reading

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