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The Urban Hike: Where Were We??

Good morning you all, everywhere (but mostly in The USA - nice to see you checking in!), A friend suggested that it would be fun to let yo...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Can art emulate nature?

If this was a genuine question, I'd answer: "no, of course not". Especially now, with a severe storm raging around our house. Wind speeds up to 135 km/h, and flood warnings. There are always the flood warnings, where I live. With a full moon, it's a high spring tide tonight.

So I expect that those last leaves on my ghost birch will have been blown off tomorrow morning...
We've put the geraniums and herbs in the greenhouse, wouldn't want them blowing around the garden, now would we?


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Photography Buffs take note!

Once in a while I'll use this space to let you get acquainted with the first steps of my children into the exciting but treacherous world of art and design.

Shrimpers

Not so far from my hometown there is a fishing community called Stellendam. It is on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee, and its inhabitants have made a living from the seas around their island for generations. They lived on, by, and in awe of the sea.

In this day and age, fishing has largely lost its appeal and economic value. But there are still some hardy types hanging on in Stellendam, and its shrimp industry is famous throughout the Netherlands and beyond. Due to the sandy sea bottom, the shrimp are tiny but delicious. Restaurants value them.

Shrimping
Shrimping is extremely hard work, 24/7 for days on end. I'll publish three photographs by Wibe Koopman which show how tough it is to live and work on a Goeree shrimper. And I'll let those images speak for themselves. After all, one picture tells a thousand words.  





Wibe Koopman Photography and Wibe at Wordpress

Book by Gerard Korver almost in the shops...Guess who took the photographs?

Hi, extremely proud Mum here!
Wibe, by Wibe Koopman- 2013.


Gerard Korver

 In a short while there's a book coming to the shops. So what? you think. Well, this isn't just any book.

It's a book by psychologist/coach Gerard Korver, about how to keep your relationship/marriage successful. (Right! No need to seek further help, you've found the solution!) 
It will initially be published in Dutch, but an English translation is being produced as I'm writing this, so you'll be able to read it as well. Now isn't this COOL?

No?

Ready? Wibe has done the photography.

This is the cover photo-in-progress.



He has also taken the portrait of Gerard Korver. You'll have to visit my FB sister page of Rays of Light  for the promo. When you do visit, you can see the cover photo and portrait and read the blurb on Gerard.

Proud!!!!!

Voor die paar Nederlanders die geen Engelse posts volgen...Ik schrijf deze voor jou! Nieuwsgierig?

Ja okay, ik post voornamelijk in het Engels. Dat komt omdat mijn schrijfsels door voornamelijk Engelstalige kennissen/vrienden gelezen worden. Maar het Engels van de meeste Nederlanders die geïnteresseerd zijn in 'mijn' dingetjes (nl. kunst, design, fotografie, muziek) is best wel goed, of in elk geval goed genoeg.
Dit was in 1976.... (fotobewerking Wibe Koopman)


Ik hoop dat je vaker langskomt. 

ZENZA

In Rotterdam, op de Karel Doormanstraat, zit een prachtige winkel waar ik helemaal enthousiast over ben. Eerst dacht ik dat het een indy was, maar het blijkt toch een keten te zijn. Maar gelukkig wel een bescheiden keten, met maar een paar vestigingen.
Zenza verkoopt werkelijk sprookjesachtig mooie lampen, meubels, glaswerk, sieraden, en nog veel meer. 
 Dit is een van de lampen die ik dolgraag zou neerzetten in mijn slaapkamer. Hun website is www.zenza.nl

ZELF MAKEN?!

Vandaag kwam ik onderstaande foto tegen op één van de internetsites die ik met enige regelmaat bezoek. Ik moest er eerst om lachen, maar meteen daarna dacht ik aan Zenza en die dure prachtige lampen. Als je heel weinig geld hebt, en je wilt tóch zo'n gaatjeslamp, dan is dit natuurlijk een super oplossing, en nog met een knipoog ook. Leuk voor in de keuken!


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