Sweet lesson on life

  • – ARTIS loves all forms of life. But how should we see life? –

Stumbled upon through the WePresent Lucky Dip, where creative stories are chosen at random. 

A nice surprise while waiting for your files to flash through the WeTransfer portal.

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The Optimism of Breakfast

Maira Kalman Optimism

Publication: New Yorker
Image Type: Illustration
Date: July 22nd, 2013
Description: The Optimism of Breakfast
Available: Condé Nast

 

I just found this image for sale on Condé Nast’s online print shop.

I  l o v e the work of Maira Kalman, and to me it’s a direct line to New York City, the situation described above even more so.

It made me look up The Cup and Saucer Café, and see, this is the feeling, exactly this shot. Looking at the women in the picture, it could be a study/snapshot by Kalman herself, just before she immortalizes them in gouache 🙂

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The Cup and Saucer on the Lower East Side-Chinatown, just before closing down on Canal Street last July. They were looking for a more affordable address for the old-school diner, they tell the NY Eater (.com) Photo Robert Sietsema

Looking forward to my breakfast in NYC later this year!

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Mimosa means Spring

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Note to self

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Motto

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Start of Britt fandom

Ave t-shirt

Start of Britt Fandom | Britt | 17022018 | AVE t-shirt

My Sunday Ave t-shirt this week is dedicated to Britt Dekker. An angel.

Last week she appeared in DWDD, a daily talkshow on Dutch tv, her typical candid banter making an impression:

She shared her admiration for her childhood heroes, a love that made her realize a dentist was a greater hero than a talkshow host. Hilarious. Refreshing.

She touched a sensitive subject from the national headlines by relating the story of her father, who was deadly injured, and gave up his organs for transplantation and saved six lives already by his brave act. Made people think.

And while most people know her from Take Me Out, a blind dating show on national tv, it turns out she is a runner up for best amazone in dressage. She has always been a horse girl, she knows love involves hard work.

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An inspiration for a series of –join the movement– t-shirs, and my feeling is, there will be more. I feel love 🙂

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Some Sort Of Magic

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Holding On In The Plastic Soup

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Definitely something Bloow.

SomethingBloow.Amsterdam specializes in bitter sweet, wonderfully revolting, mesmerizing and raw art, showing unconditioned expressions of the human kind.

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PAGES | 31012018 | The Sea That Giveth | wilmatichelaar for somethingbloow.amsterdam

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Visual Diary

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You Too Are Magnificent Like The Universe

This month I visited Maison & Objet in Paris. Planned but some of it, serendipitous.

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HappyCalypse | Anne Sophie Gruwez at Maison & Objet Paris January 2018

I was confronted with the work of Anne Sophie Gruwez. And instantly felt a connection.

The joy RADIATING like a force of nature, I studied one after the other, closely. I love it, what is it?! The fun use of materials and sophisticated color combinations were like visual magnets, pulling positivity.

 

For a moment I had been alone in the booth, when a woman putting down a packet of cigarettes caught my eye;

Anne Sophie, a vivacious thirty something sporting the wide Parisian smile and twinkly eyes under a short fringed bob Brunette, told me she never had an art education, gave up her busy full-time day job in finance, to do something that would really make her happy.

She loved it I loved it so much 🙂

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You Too Are Magnificent Like The Universe – Anne Sophie Gruwez

Adult unconditioned expression. Chapeau!new wave

You Too Are Magnificent Like The Universe – Anne Sophie Gruwez

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