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Someone is in my house – David Lynch

 

November 30th 2018 ’till April 28th 2019 – Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht NL
featuring works of David Lynch

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Morrie&Me-Instaproof

Book review : Instaproof – In 15 stappen naar insta(nt) succes op Instagram

 

written by Kirsten Jassies and Joyce Nafzger, published by Snor genre social media & educational, 151 pages READ MORE

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Birth announcement Boris

 

The first birth announcement I ever designed was for a tiny baby girl called Coco. A few years have passed, Coco has grown into a cute little lady and last month she even became a big sister. When her parents asked me to design an announcement for Coco’s little brother too, I knew exactly what it should look like!

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Book review : 51 DIY projecten / 51 rå projekter til hjemmet

 

written by Katarina Natalie Andersen, published by Terra Lannoo
genre interior & DIY, 144 pages

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Stanley Donwood at Bonnefanten Museum

 

The cupola of the Bonnefanten Museum only gets a new artwork once every couple of years, so when one of your favourite contemporary artists turns it into something new, you got to go and experience it!

 

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Lily Allen

 

illustration : pencil on paper, size 30 x 30 cm / 12 x 12 inches

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Documentary Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

 

starring Piet Oudolf, directed by Thomas Piper
launched in 2018 by Argot Pictures, 75 minutes

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Birth announcement Vieve

 

Being asked to design a birth announcement always feels like an honour, but when good friends ask you to design a card for their soon to be born baby girl, it’s even more special.

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Book review : Groen Geluk / Urban Botanics

 

written by Maaike Koster & Emma Sibley, published by Fontaine Uitgever
genre plants & Illustration, 151 pages

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Meschiya Lake

 

illustration : pencil on paper, size 30 x 30 cm / 12 x 12 inches

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Webdesign : leokornips.nl

 

After weeks of working hard on this exciting new project, I’m very happy to finally be able to share it with you. I did have the honour to design & create a brand new website for my all time favourite visual artist; Leo Kornips.

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Book review : Steal like an artist – and – Show your work!

 

written by Austin Kleon, published by Lannoo
genre nonfiction / self-help, 140 and 215 pages

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Big Magic

More Big Magic, please!

 

Although there are many great books to read, every now and then I feel like rereading one of the books I’ve read before. Sometimes I really liked the story, sometimes the book was very inspiring, sometimes for no particular reason at all. READ MORE

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Birth announcement Magnus

 

When writing the post ‘2017 in a nutshell’, in which I look back at the milestones reached last year, Magnus’ birth announcements had just been send out and I promised that it wouldn’t take long before I’d share pictures of the end result with you as well.

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Morrie&Me terugblik 2017

2017 in a nutshell

 

At this second day of 2018, I’d like to take a brief moment to look back at the past year. A year that has kept me so busy, especially the second half of it, that I barely had the time and energy to keep up with Morrie&Me.

Than what has been keeping you so busy? You might wonder… Well this year has been all about 3 big milestones for me and I can hardly believe how much has happened these past few months!

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Wonderplants

Book review : Wonderplants – planten in je interieur

 

written by Irene Schampaert & Judith Baehner, published by Lannoo
genre interior design & plants, 239 pages

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Book review : Babe, you got this.

van meisje met dromen naar vrouw met succes / how to grow up and become a successful woman

written by Martje Haverkamp & Emilie Sobers, published by Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum bv
genre life-lessons, 188 pages

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Krabbé zoekt Picasso

Krabbé zoekt Picasso / Finding Picasso

starring Jeroen Krabbé, broadcasted by AVROTROS (Dutch national TV)
launched in 2017, 8 episodes of app. 35 minutes

Two years ago the Dutch national television broadcasted the same documentary series presented by Mr. Jeroen Krabbé (a well known Dutch actor, director, presenter and painter), portraying the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh. A series I absolutely loved because Van Gogh is one of my all-time favorite painters and getting an insight look into his life, the places he lived and visited, background stories of the people he hung out with and the environments that inspired his art, was an absolute pleasure.

In this year’s series Mr. Krabbé takes us on a trip through France, Spain and Italy, following the footsteps of the richest, most famous and maybe even most talented painter that has ever lived; Pablo Picasso.

Throughout the series we get to know Picasso, the development of his art, the women that inspired his work, his homes and different lifestyles he’s led. An extraordinary man, who’s lived a fascinating life. An artist that changed the style of art as easily as he exchanged women. A man who’s had a massive impact on all who surrounded him and leaving behind the most amazing artworks man has ever made!

 

short trailer with highlights of ‘Krabbé zoekt Picasso’

The episodes

The series consists of 8 half an hour long episodes, in which we follow Picasso’s life chronologically. Starting off getting to know Pablo as a child, followed by the different stages of his life and the women he spend them with. Ending with his death that was followed by a five year long tragic fight over his enormous heritage by his many descendants, ex-lovers and family members.

episode 1 1881-1905 : De jeugd van een genie / The childhood of a genius
The Journey takes off in Malaga, where Pablo Picasso lived as a child. Pablo’s fascination for bullfighting can allready be seen in the artwork he’s made in his childhood. We follow the young painter to Paris where he moves into the artist residencies Bateau Lavoie. There he meets one of his first big loves; Fernande Olivier.

episode 2 1904-1908 : Het leven krijgt kleur / Life gets colourful
In the second episode we see Picasso’s paintings evolve from pink and optimistic, inspired by his love for Fernande, into abstract art. During their summer in the Spanish mountain village Gósol, the color Iberic orange catches his eye and he starts painting abstracted, mask-like faces, which for example to can be seen on ‘Demoiselles d’Avignon’.

 

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon | Picasso, 1907

 

episode 3 1908-1915 : Over vriendschap en concurrentie / Friendship and competition
Back in Paris Picasso’s friendship with Braque results in one of the most renewing and controversial artforms of the entire art history; Cubism. His cubistic and semi-abstract work is inspired by both his luxurious life with Fernande and his secret love affair with Eva Gouel. When Eva dies in 1915, Picasso becomes deeply depressed.

episode 4 1915-1927 : l’Epoque duchesse / The era of the duchess
It’s 1917 when poet Jean Cocteau askes Picasso to design costumes for the legendary Ballets Russes. Pablo travels to Rome and immediately falls in love with ballerina Olga Koklova. They get married and move to Paris. On his wife’s request, Picasso paints her portraits in a very classical and romantic way.

episode 5 1927-1936 : Twee vrouwen / Two women
The 17-years-old Marie-Thérèse Walter, with whom Picasso has an 8 year long secret love affair, is the inspiration for many surrealist paintings and sculptures. When Marie-Thérèse gets pregnant of their daughter Maya, both Picasso’s affair and marriage end and the painter finds himself in a deep personal crisis once more.

episode 6 1936-1940 : Dora en de burgeroorlog / Dora and the civil war
When the Spanish Republicans ask Picasso to create an anti-Franco artwork as their contribution for the World Exhibition of Paris in 1937, the bombing of Guernica becomes the theme for this massive artwork. Picasso’s new mistress Dora Maar photographs Picasso during the creation of Guernica, one of the most famous anti-war artworks.

 

Mr. Krabbé & Picasso’s Guernica, 1937

 

episode 7 1940-1953 : Het naoorlogse gelukkige gezinsleven / Pastwar happy family life
During World War II Picasso meets his new wife, the 40-years younger law student and artist Francoise Gilot. After the war they live a happy and quiet family life with their kids Claude and Paloma in the South of France. Their happiness ends in 1953 when Francoise, with their children, leaves Picasso because she can’t take his continuous cheating.

episode 8 1953-1973 : Op leven en good / On life and dead
In 1961 Picasso marries the 46-years younger Jacqueline Roque. They move to Mougins where they live a very isolated life and Picasso starts art battles with masters like Rembrandt, Velazquez and Manet in his studio. The artist works passionately until he days in 1973.

 

Why you should watch this series

Pablo Picasso was a genius artist, living a fascinating (love)life which resulted in the most amazing artwork. Mr. Krabbé’s is an excellent storyteller and his enthusiasm for the painter and the artworks is very contagiously. I’m actually pretty sure that if you wouldn’t really be that interested in the work of Picasso, you’d still have a great time watching this series. (Please note, the series is presented in Dutch).

For those of you who can’t get enough of getting an insight look into the lives and artwork of the most fascinating artists, I’ve got some really good news to share. For the next series Mr. Krabbé will follow a painter that left behind everything to be able to totally focus on his art; Mr. Paul Gauguin!

 

For more information or to watch the episodes, have a look at the npo website.

 

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Big Magic

Big Magic – Creative living beyond fear

 

written by Elizabeth Gilbert, published by Cargo
genre nonfiction / self-help, 256 pages

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