maandag 30 november 2009

Winterfair 6-9 December!


From the 6th until the 9th of December I am presenting my paintings and gifts at the Winterfair at gardencentre "Vaarderhoogt" in Soest. In some small picturesque houses, in Anton Pieck style, they have created several shops. So please be welcome! Find more information on

dinsdag 24 november 2009

Some reflection on my way of painting

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I have always been creative, I think what I enjoy most about the process of creativity is developing new ideas, creating something new. I have a couple of notebooks in which I write down my ideas; a colour of a dress, a colour combination or a pattern can already make me start thinking about ideas. Often one idea leads to 5 other possibilities, it is endless. They just pop up in my head. It is sometimes tiring though…
When I paint I often start with a colour combination or a movement. I think I would describe my technique as intuitive painting, I start and then make movements, use different techniques and take a step back to look at the result, at the balance, the exciting parts. And then sometimes things start to happen, or have happened, and I ask myself: how did I do it??

I have learned a lot during the courses I followed (by Cinzia Bailo,, by just doing it, by looking at other people’s choices of colour. You never stop learning and the ideas are endless…

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donderdag 19 november 2009

A while ago I was in France, peeping through one of the windows in the street... and this is what I saw: a small studio where they were working with leather. The light was real soft, so this magical photo had to be taken.
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maandag 16 november 2009

nice store: restored!

A couple of weeks ago I went to good old Amsterdam (I have lived there for almost 6 years) to make a tour in the city in the area of the Haarlemmerstraat. I read a lot about all the small shops in this area, which are often owned by artists and designers.
One of them is RESTORED,, a nice little shop where a collective of young designers sell their hand-made products, for instance bags, chairs, wallets, scarfs etc. Small shop, but unique!
Another one I really liked in the same street is Het Grote Avontuur, the interior was very creative with attention to detail and with some humor in it too.
Accidentally we ended up in a real Amsterdam-market, I don't know whether it was de Noordermarkt, or de Lindengrachtmarkt... but those people... down-to-earthhabitants of Amsterdam. They made me smile...

donderdag 5 november 2009

really cute pictures/prints from little Z

This is one of the really nice prints made by Lisette from Little Z, she can make these prints also with a name on them. You can then use these prints to make your own cards, envelopes, tags and so on. I really like them because they are simple, but cute. You can check her website

dinsdag 3 november 2009

it was great!

The exhibition was great!
There was lots to see, people were having a good time, having a sip of their drink and tasting one of the bruschetta's or fish-toasts. I really enjoyed talking with everyone and learning from all the tips, opinions and so on. Thanks for being there!
Maybe I'll post some pictures later on...