A few weeks ago I went to “Unseen”. This photo fair was a four days celebration of inspiration and talent at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Galleries from all around the world presented their work. I was overwhelmed by the diversity of ideas, techniques and subjects of photographers. Close to my heart was were the collages with different materials integrated such as paper and threads. Till next year! The thread works are by the amazing Julie Cockburn. The tower in the photo is a real tower (!) in Hong Kong. The big portraits on the floor and walls are a part of this.
Week(s) of happy celebrations. I celebrated my birthday on Monday with lots of love, family, good friends, laughter and sun…:-) Later on the day we took a long walk at one of our favorite places outside of Amsterdam. There we saw a huge group of Swans floating on the water. Never saw it before. It was a pure magic. Thank you FRANKIE Magazine for publishing my work on the next day- great timing..;-)
In the last two days I went to “Meet the Bloggers” event in Amsterdam. The first day was interesting. Listening to and meeting with the key note speaker, the one and only Victoria Smith from SF Girl by Bay followed by a very inspiring workshop done by Kirsten Jassies. I met nice bloggers from different places and it was nice to finally connect some names and faces together…:-) The second day was all about visiting the Woonbeurs. Nice designs, trends, shops. For me it was a to-long day there, a few more workshops would have been a better option…;-) All together, beside some hiccups (that I hope will be improve in the future) the whole event was a good experience. Hand embroider rings by Corina Ritveld Beautiful designs by Ulrike Jurklies from momantai-design