Do you journal?

2022-06-30T10:32:09+02:00July 6th, 2022|

Journaling. I used to write a diary as a girl. In my teenage years I wrote and wrote and wrote: journal, stories, poems, a book even. In my twenties I still wrote but added collaging to it. In my thirties and forties I wrote less. I started painting more. A decade further I feel the need to write more again. But also dribble with paint and collage. So art journaling is ideal. ūü¶č Do you journal? ūü¶č These journals have my artwork on them and are available in my Redbubble or Society6 shops. [...]

The problem is, you think you have time.

2022-06-30T10:18:34+02:00July 4th, 2022|

The problem is, you think you have time. I have quite some time on my hand at the moment as I'm on sick leave, recovering from 2 surgeries in 1 month and resting up for what is to come in the next four weeks. Time is tricky. Sometimes it passes fast. Sometimes it slows down to a halt. I always liked to organize my time and plan. But when time and plans get thrown overboard a little, that's when time shows its real face. Time is a matter of perspective. When you're young you want it to move faste [...]

The opposite of order is not chaos. Maybe it is freedom.

2022-06-30T10:14:54+02:00July 2nd, 2022|

The opposite of order is not chaos. Maybe it is freedom. From the book The Dance Tree By @kiran_mh I've always been intrigued by opposites. It's quite a creative exercise to come up with the opposite of things. As an artist you learn the opposite of colors on the color wheel. As a human you are told the opposites of good and bad in people, emotions, actions. But are opposites really always obvious? Like what's the opposite of wood? Or rain? Or, like in the quote, of order? When I read the quote [...]


2022-06-30T10:11:49+02:00June 30th, 2022|

Accept. ‚ú®That it's too hot to do anything and stay inside to rest. ‚ú®That your kid gives you trouble and trust that he will find his way. ‚ú®That change happens and some things will never change. ‚ú®That some days you feel great and others not so much. ‚ú®That your body is constantly changing and that is okay. ‚ú®That one year you're fit as hell and the next you seem to go from one issue to the next. ‚ú®That work may not always be what you wish and that you can only do what you can with the means that you [...]

When nothing is certain, everything is possible

2022-06-02T16:41:41+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

Nothing is ever certain, is it? Things can change in the blink of an eye. ‚ú®Kids get shot in school. ‚ú®People get a diagnosis they didn't expect. ‚ú®Plans don't work out. ‚ú®Love is ended. ‚ú®Projects fail. But also: ‚ú®The project is a success and suddenly you're projected into something huge. ‚ú® You find the love of your life when you had given up hope. ‚ú® What happened after the failed plans is even better than the plan! The only constant is change. And the more we worry about it, struggle against it or [...]

Your annual personal review and preview in 3 simple questions

2022-05-31T14:00:59+02:00December 25th, 2020|

Today I would like to ask you just 3 questions. What 3 things are you proudest of accomplishing in 2020?They can be big things, small things. Things that are important just to you, that made a difference to your family or made the world a better place. What 1 new thing do you want to accomplish in 2021?This should be your number one priority, the one thing you focus on every day and that you want to have finished by the end of next year. It can of course be something intangible like being a goo [...]

What matters now

2022-06-01T11:10:16+02:00April 17th, 2020|

Seth Godin, Purple Cow guru named 'America's greatest Marketer' (by American Way magazine), writes a very atypical blog. He writes a post almost every day. And from reading them you can just see him biking to work every morning (I don't know him well enough to know whether he does this or not but he seems that kind of guy to me) thinking about something someone said last night, or about the funny kid he sees in the street or the ad he saw on tv last night. Sometimes his posts are just that, tho [...]

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