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I was listening to an old favorite, the song The Only Child by Jackson Browne. As a teenager in college I proudly wore a badge with his name, drawn with a blue pen, selfmade as a gift by a gorgeous … Continue reading
This month I visited Maison & Objet in Paris. Planned but some of it, serendipitous. 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 … Continue reading
The cards above are from a project in school about death. Close to the school is a cemetery and people from their exhibition space, came to the school to explain about the rituals of death and burial and did this project. … Continue reading
This radio advertisement was inspired by a story from my mother. When she was a young mother, she took her little sister and her toddler on a trip into town by train. On her lap my mother carried the infant, who … Continue reading
What I probably love best is browse and create content by selecting items that somehow speak to me, that create a theme, for a story. Gathering. Putting different objects together making up a story. A pound shop, wardrobe, magazines, or museums alike, they are … Continue reading
For the first time, the Netherlands will have its own Outsider Art Museum, with world-class works of art by international outsider* artists. The Hermitage in Amsterdam is the museum to welcome the prodigies of this newly recognized group of creatives. I’m excited … Continue reading
This is a collage made by the youngest children in the school, the 4 and 5 year old art monkeys. It is done by 4 different artists and they were asked to make a zoo. It interesting to see which … Continue reading
This year’s group of young children in the school were told the story of the frog called Kikker, falling in love. And they were to make a painting afterwards. (It is part of the programme.) Wonderful to see how these … Continue reading