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Monthly Archives: April 2020
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
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
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
Easy links: 2019 JAN INDEX Staying indoors I found the time to perform some maintenance on this blog. I started editing. There are almost 1.000 posts, they need better access. Kill your darlings.
The cover of a back issue of Essence magazine I kept. It’s a special collector’s issue on the Obama legacy and their life after the White House. Highly rated. Would love to read this now, a fantazine. Magazines are a … Continue reading
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
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
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
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