Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Kreativ Blogger award

Ily presented me with this beautiful award, and only she knows why as I am such an irregular blogger but I really appreciate it.

But, like so many things in live, there are strings attached by accepting the award:
I have to list seven interesting things about myself and then pass on the trophy...
So here are 7 interesting things about me

1. Being born and raised in The Netherlands, I - contrary to popular believes - never wore wooden shoes,never lived in a windmill nor did I ever put my finger in a dike to save the country.

2. I don't like it when people put a label on me as it is about their expectations of me and not about who I really am.

3. I have a pretty sarcastic sense of humor.

4. I am a good girl.

5. I was asked to leave the academy of art after k.o-ed a teacher (long story and worth another blog). Still point 4 applies.

6. You can wake me up for a LARGE plate of mussels prepared in either the Dutch way or the Italian way. Really just hold it under my nose....

7. Once I was in a museum in Dublin, Ireland looking for a painting by Vermeer when I saw my first Caravaggio (the taking of Christ) and I totally fell in love with it. Almost forgot about the little painting by Vermeer, almost... but found it later on. One of my best visits ever to a museum.

Now I will pass on the award to Rosie.

She is creative, very active in the arts and only started blogging a few months ago.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Circus is fun!

Circus is an inspiring theme to paint and I had a lot of fun working on my painting.

Last night the opening of the "Circus Circus" group show at the Windisch-Hunt was also fun.
A large number of people came to the show which was filled with creations of more than 20 artists, each with their own interpretation of the theme.

And the evening was fun because...

There were acrobats...

And Acrobats...

And more Acrobats...

And good friends to see your latest work!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The Gallery Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts in Coconut Grove had another great idea for a show: "Circus Circus".

And this is my entry for this show: "Hoops".

The show will start on February 6, 2010 at 7 pm and will continue throughout the month of February.

Come down to the Gallery to see my painting and many more Circus related work at the
2911 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133