Category Archives: Artist’s Blog

How paintings help with grief

May 29, 2024 Two years ago I decided to make a painting of Mitsy’s signature move: looking at the world topsy-turvy. She still loves to do this and she is the only cat I have ever had that does that. Not long after, I also felt called to paint our other resident cat, Suzi. And of course Mitsy… Read More »

Sunday morning musings at the bay window

Sunday, April 28 Sometimes you have to make yourself take time off and just… sit and do nothing! I did just that today. A fresh cup of Tumeric Latte, a cat in my lap and letting my eyes rest on the fresh greens of the willow and maples in front of our house, the Forsythia in your little… Read More »


April 15, 2024 Hello friends! I am slowly getting back into action after our house move. The past months were very hectic, but we have made it to the other side and are hoping for a peaceful summer with lots of bikerides and other fun activities. My studio is set up, but I am not yet ready to… Read More »

Mooning… another photo chat

February 26, 2024 I have been diving into my image archives recently, to find some mentoring materials for a friend, who is getting into photography more deeply. It made me wonder about my Olympus gear from my years as a photo journalist. By now all of it is labeled ‘vintage’, but to me the 80s and 90s do… Read More »

Why has my blog been so quiet…

Have a look at this picture and see if you can answer the question in the headline… No, I did not acquire shares in UHaul, although maybe I should have considered it when I first started traveling and moving around.Yes, another housemove is dawning! I have been doing the count in my head, and this will be housemove… Read More »

Happy Holidays!

December 30, 2023 At the edge of yet another year ending I am sending you my very best wishes for 2024. I was floored with a bad cold and laryngitis in the past few weeks, but I think I am finally winning the fight against the virus. I am looking forward to it with high hopes – maybe… Read More »

Life & death: nature’s seasonal ‘sayonara’

November 1, 2023 This morning on the first of November, I woke up to a garden covered in frost. The first efforts to produce snow were thwarted by the relatively high temperatures of the past few weeks. Tiny snowflakes fell, but melted right away when the sun got up. But I am sure nature will not give up.… Read More »

My first 3D artwork: the ‘rainbow crane’!

August 20, 2023 It took many walks on our local beaches to find just the right pieces of driftwood, but here he is, mister Rainbow Crane*. My very first piece of 3D artwork. A fun project that has kept me busy for quite some time. Isn’t he handsome? He is one of the ornaments on our otherwise boring… Read More »

What would Vincent van Gogh have thought of this? :)

August 9, 2023 Today was my birthday. I received art for a present. A huge Lego box with what will be a reproduction in lego bricks of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. It includes an adorable mini-fig of the great Dutch painter and he seems to look kind of surprised by what he sees… It would be almost… Read More »