maandag 23 september 2013

Old pictures

Sunday was a grey day, a good day to look in the box with old pictures.
My parents married in september 1947, two years after WW II.
Moms dress was made from an old parachute.

In city hall to sign the official papers.

The houses in the back were a gift from the Swedish government
because there were many houses destroyed in the war.  

maandag 16 september 2013

The river De Waal

Sunday, after a visit at a postcard fair, we drove home.
Instead of taking the highway we drove among the river.

A lot of geese

Sculpture by Jan Vos, 2003

A former brickfactory, that's now used as houses.

A small church

vrijdag 13 september 2013

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)

On Friday I like to blog about an artist I admire.

This week the Dutch graphic designer M.C. Escher.
He is famous for his mathematically inspired woodcuts, linographs and mezzotints.
Hand with reflecting globe
source: Wikipedia
In the Hague, in a former Palace of Queen Emma, there is an permanent exhibition of his work.
It's named the Escher museum, more information can be found here
The museum features a permanent display of a large number of his works

Ascending and descending

In his work is so much to discover.
Day and night

He travelled a lot as you can see in his work.
High and low

Concave and convex

Self portrait

Images are taken from the book M.C. Escher Grafiek en Tekeningen
Koninklijke Uitgeverij J. J. Tijl NV Zwolle

woensdag 11 september 2013

A walk in the forrest

 This weekend I had this lovely dog as a guest.

 She was the reason for a walk in the forrest. 

 We walked about 3 hours.

It's autumn but the trees are still full of green leaves 

We came across these sheep on an open spot in the forrest

Purple in all her beauty

vrijdag 6 september 2013


To my surprise I found in my Etsy Stats that I got views through the website of Dutch magazine 
'101 Woonideeën'. It was a blog about summer and they showed my vintage cardbooklet from Suisse.

donderdag 5 september 2013

René Magritte

One of my favorite artist is the Belgian painter René Margritte. (1898-1967)

The school teacher (1954)
Le blanc-seing (1965)

There is always something strange in his paintings
La grande  guerre (1964)

Golconde (1953)

Painting on a house, the picture was taken  in Berlin in 2012
The images are scans taken form the book Margritte by Jacques Meuris 
except for the last one, that one was taken by me.