What a week it was! started with my work featured at Design sponge(with wonderful works by Kate Pruitt), later in “Things Organized Neatly” and ended at “collectif textile“. And at the very end of the week- my birthday. (on that, on the coming post…:-). -thank you all very much! and a bit of autumn also arrived this week in full glory …
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (less than 10 minutes walk from my house..so nice) is reopened after almost 8 years (!) of renovations. Beautiful building, exciting exhibitions. In the ground floor I got completely excited from the exhibition and the display about Dutch design. In one of the rooms were lots of hidden articles in big drawers full of wonderful, inspiring objects – jewellery, toys, graphic,furniture, textile, … In the Second floor, contemporary art- again- great exhibitions. All together it was worth waiting for. Take your time there -its big! and one warning: stay away from the restaurant/cafe (over priced,bad service).
So happy to be mentioned (again) at the wonderful and amazingthe jealous curator – thank you dear Danielle! My new work series: “lonley-houses” : threads on paper (canvas paper 220 gm archival fine art).
I’m happy and proud that my new series of work “new glory” is features in Designboom. Very happy. Very proud.
My knitted boyfriend” a film made by Noortje de keijzer as graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Full with humor and style…Make you think that sometimes in life this a knitted boyfriends is not a bad option…;-) via: dutch delights
Today I visited the Graduation Show of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Two buildings, together 10 floors of the the final work from all departments. A lot of video, installation and performances. Very little painting. The design lab’s exhibition was excellent. The work of the architecture department was very impressive. The fashion design was particularly good. All together great pleasure.
As I mentioned before, I have a (light..?) addiction to Pinterest, so here are a few beautiful pics from my Pinterest pin board. A bit design and a bit art, all together lovely things…:-) Beside this, coming Sunday there will be a meeting between 14:00- 15:00 at Atelier-Oosterbosch with David Smidt (architect and philosopher) and myself…. Participation is free, offered by Kunst Eilanden Amsterdam. From the top: 1. Yellow birds 2. a beautiful quilt 3. Laundry powder 4. Still Life IPad Case 5. Workplace 6. JFK 7. Dutch girl 8. Flowers
Last Friday I had a textile workshop at the Atelier-Oosterbosch. It was a wonderful gathering of very creative women. The atmosphere was great and the work which was created was very divers and full of imagination. I had a wonderful time!
I’m very excited to have a workshop inspired by my art-work at Atelier Oosterbosch. The idea and initiation was all in the hands of the amazing Anita Oosterbosch. We are going to make a collage and then translate it to a beautiful textile-art-work. looking forward…:-) Two last things: Check this great “the art cake“ art site runs by very lovely Christi! and this amazing summer days here make me so damn happy… Some pictures I’ve took at the last workshop
My dears, I thought it is an appropriate date on the 1st of May to pop-up and say hello. It is a very busy time in my life at this moment and sometimes I feel that all is going to fast. I’m creating (or more honest to say- trying to create). I participated in a workshop inspired by my own work (was great!!!), got myself completely addicted to Pinterest and I had a shitty shitty shitty bicycle accident while riding with my daughter on the back of my bike…:-( That, I must admit shuck me down and took me away for quite some time. We are OK- the BIGGEST LUCK of all is that nothing happened to my daughter Romi. I got pretty badly bruised, but further we are fine… So, happy 1th of may to everyone. I cant say that I feel like a worker (although sometimes more like a slave..;-) But as an artist, creative women and a mother many times worker is the most accurate description … Soviet postcards are from Flickr …