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Steam engine

Steam engine

How did these old steam engines work? A drawing for a history lesson. Hoe werkten die oude stoomtreinen? Een tekening voor een methode geschiedenis.

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Paleis Het Loo

Paleis Het Loo

A bird’s view of Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn (Netherlands). I made it for a history method. If you click on the image, you will see a larger version. Een vogelvlucht van Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn. Ik maakte hem voor een geschiedenismethode. Als je…

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Google glass… back to the old days?

Google glass… back to the old days?

I read about Google Glass. Apparently, it will put a layer of information over all we see – ‘augmented reality’. On the picture above, you see a little Paris square, with pretty anonymous white buildings. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could know what is…

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7 beste tuinboeken van 2012

7 beste tuinboeken van 2012

Our ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ (Time travel in your own garden) was chosen to be one of the 7 best gardening books of the year! And we have some other good news: our second gardening book ‘Mijn eerste moestuin’ (My first vegetable garden) is…

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Batavia

Batavia

A drawing of the dutch vessel Batavia. A legendary ship, because it crashed on some small islands on its first voyage to the East and what followed were stories of mutiny and cruel murder. Anyway, I had to make a cut-away drawing of it –…

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Garden

Garden

This is one of the gardens we describe in ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’. These gardens are small plots (1 – 2 meters) that can be made and maintained by children. This garden has plants that came to Europe only after the discovery of America…

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Castle

Castle

One of my favourite drawings for ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’. It was based on a painting of the castle of Egmond. Today, only the foundations of the castle still exist. Eén van mijn favoriete tekeningen uit ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’. De tekening is…

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Bram’s favourite

Bram’s favourite

A spread from ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ with Bram Wolthoorn’s favourite drawing. The photo was taken by Sylvia Wevers, who cooperated with Bram and me for the third time. Twee pagina’s uit ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ met Brams favoriete tekening. De foto is…

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

When Bram Wolthoorn and I started working on ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ (‘Time travel in your own garden’), on one thing we immediately agreed: we wanted dinosaurs in our book. We used them in a chapter on very, very old plants (and their almost…

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First readers

First readers

The first readers of  ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’! De eerste lezeressen van ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’! Het boek is nu al te koop via de webshop van KNNV Uitgeverij, over een paar dagen ook bij de online boekhandels en in de winkel.

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Tijdreis in je eigen tuin (4)

Tijdreis in je eigen tuin (4)

The last drawing I made for ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ (Time travel in your own garden).  This drawing will be on the endpages of the book, and it shows the content of the book in one picture – from the origin of life to…

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Mr. Mayor

Mr. Mayor

A dutch mayor from the 17th century. Een burgemeester uit de 17e eeuw.

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Tijdreis in je eigen tuin (3)

Tijdreis in je eigen tuin (3)

A drawing for ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’, in a chapter about the human influence on life on our planet, such as genetic manipulation. Een tekening uit ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’, in een hoofdstuk over de menselijke invloed op het leven op onze planeet,…

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Culemborg

Culemborg

In january, I posted a message about a drawing I made of Elisabeth van Culemborg. A few weeks ago, I made this ‘twin’ drawing of her husband, Anthonie van Lalaing. I made it for the Culemborg historical society ‘Genootschap Voet van Oudheusden’, that celebrates its…

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Dutch merchants

Dutch merchants

Dutch merchants in our Golden Age (17th century), probably the richest men of the world in a time when income tax did not exist… Hollandse kooplieden uit de Gouden Eeuw, waarschijnlijk de rijkste mannen ter wereld in een tijd waarin inkomstenbelasting nog niet bestond…

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Tijdreis in je eigen tuin

Tijdreis in je eigen tuin

I haven’t posted a message for almost two weeks now… The reason is that I have started an enormous project: the third gardening book for children, written by Bram Wolthoorn. After ‘Mijn eerste tuinboek’ (‘My first gardening book’) and ‘Mijn eerste moestuin’ (‘My first vegetable…

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Lost

Lost

On this drawing you see two explorers in biblical times, looking for a way out of the desert. Op deze tekening zie je twee verkenners uit Bijbelse tijden, op zoek naar een uitweg uit de woestijn.

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Binnenhof

Binnenhof

This is the Binnenhof in The Hague around 1300, drawn for a history lesson. It still is the seat of our government. Of course a lot of buildings have been added to the court since 1300 (or taken down, like the wall) – and it…

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The drawing lesson

The drawing lesson

A sketch I made of ‘The Drawing Lesson’, painted by Jan Steen in the 1660s. I drew it from the cover of the book ‘Artists’ Techniques and Materials’ by Antonella Fuga. A really nice book for everyone who wants to know the difference between secco…

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Max Havelaar

Max Havelaar

These drawings have been made for a history lesson about Max Havelaar. The lesson starts with the ‘Max Havelaar’-trademark on a package of coffee, and then the history behind one of the most famous dutch books is told. I must say that it is one…

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