25 February 2010


Visited friends in Poland last weekend. We had a lovely time skiing, eating, drinking, and playing Dupa Biskupa! There will be some sunny pics of Krakow as well.

23 February 2010

sneaky whale

A little preview of what could become something new. It is a collaboration... I'll keep you posted!

Artist of the week

When I came back from Poland yesterday I found out that I was selected as 'artist of the week' on Shownd, the portfolio site. You can see it here
Back in the south of Poland I'd visited some friends and went skying with them, which was not easy according to the fact that it had been ten years since I've done that... : ) My friends were pretty good at it though. And we spend some time in Krakow as well, a great city! You should visit it once if you haven't been there already.

12 February 2010

la hirondelle

Ceramic "Hirondelle" (swallow), we meet a lot of swallow's every year in france. I am already looking forward to spring vacation! Once my sister saved a little swallow, that fell out of it's nest. We named him 'Koekwaus' And managed to feed him (he preferred those nasty fishing worms ; ) and then, one day - after some of our improvised flying lessons - he flew away! It was great, and I'm sure it was him that came around the next year to greet my parents.

as a child

My old Polish 'Meccano' set. I have two sisters and my father used to love Meccano as a child, so of course he wanted us to have it too. They took this set back from a trip to Poland. Me and my sisters were quite boyish as children, playing with Lego or outside, running around in the sheep meadow or climbing trees at the forest.

10 February 2010

lullaby #1

Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
Mama's going to buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird don't sing,

Mama's going to buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns brass,

Mama's going to buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,

Mama's going to buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat won't pull,

Mama's going to buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,

Mama's going to buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won't bark,

Mama's going to buy you a horse and cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,

You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

You probably know this song from American movies, that's how I know it anyway. I always thought the melody was rather scary, so I decided to look up the lyrics. That doesn't change the way I feel about it... Or is it just me?

05 February 2010

an old drawing


I know it is, but I have been wanting to do this for a while. Most of the time I hate digital photo enhancements... Took the picture last week, on a sunny day. It is in Amsterdam, the Ij, at the back of central station. So strange that colour changes everything!

02 February 2010

A ring I've painted in white and blue. I bought the owl (coloured 'Delfts blauw') last week in Delft, when I was visiting the Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles factory with my friend Aniek. She has made her tea set over there. On the background you see a copy of a Rembrandt etch.