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Jorge Royan

Jorge Royan

Some two years ago, I was invited by Jorge Royan to join the ‘Sketching Workshop Group’ on Facebook. He founded the group to share sketches and to give and receive critiques. It worked out wonderful, and I have been an active contributor to the page…

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Nieuw gereedschap – a new tool

Nieuw gereedschap – a new tool

Yesterday, I used my new Sailor fountain pen in our life drawing session. It is a fountain pen with a weird, bent nib, that allows you to draw with very fine as well as very broad lines. I liked it! Gisteren gebruikte ik voor het…

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GRRRRRR!

GRRRRRR!

Last week, I gave a workshop to the youngest classes of a primary school, about drawing wild animals. I drew an elephant and a lion in the classroom, and after that the children drew their own pet toys. Today, I got this drawing of a…

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Maarten van Roozendaal

Maarten van Roozendaal

Yesterday, Maarten van Roozendaal, singer/songwriter/performer died at the age of 51. I have seen his last two shows: rough, raw, emotional, funny – two beautiful evenings. Gisteren overleed Maarten van Roozendaal, zanger/liedjesschrijver/cabaretier op de leeftijd van 51 jaar. Ik heb zijn laatste twee shows gezien:…

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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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Mother & child (12)

Mother & child (12)

    First little ducks of the year: mother and 12 children swimming near our house. Picture was taken by my oldest daughter. De eerste jonge eendje van het jaar. Moeder en 12 kinderen zwemmen bij ons in de buurt. The foto is genomen door…

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Welcome!

Welcome!

This is the first real ‘new’ blog post on my new website! It has been a long time wish to have my blog and portfolio site combined. On this new site, you can find many, many drawings, comics and cartoons I made. I hope you…

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Coming soon: my new website

Coming soon: my new website

In a few days, my new website will be online. It will include a new blog, I will not continue this blog ‘No news today’. Here you can see a very tiny part of the new site. Over een paar dagen zal mijn nieuwe website…

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New look

New look

This is one of the last posts on this blog ‘No News Today’. I am working on a new look and a new design for my website, that will combine portfolio and blog. The new blog will include all posts form this blog, so nothing…

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Work in progress

Work in progress

This is chef Paul Dekker of restaurant ‘De twee gezellen’, who helped me on some recipes for a book I am making. All I can say now: it is about eggs. Dit is chef Paul Dekker van restaurant ‘De twee gezellen‘ in Rumpt, die me…

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The warmth of other suns

The warmth of other suns

I read ‘The warmth of other suns’ of Isabel Wilkerson, about the Great Migration. This is the migration of black people from the segregated american South to the North of the USA during the greater part of the twentieth century. The book describes what made…

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Hergé

Hergé

Today 30 years ago, one of my favourite comic artists, Hergé, died in Brussels. His Tintin comics are today as fresh and vivid as ever. For me, Hergé is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Vandaag precies 30 jaar geleden overleed één…

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Exposition in Lausanne

Exposition in Lausanne

One of the comic artists I admire most, is the swiss Bernard Cosey. He is not only appreciated for his very human stories, but also for the use of colour in his comics. The Lausanne Library organised a colouring competition: participants were invited to put…

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Puzzle

Puzzle

In my family, we love the round Unicef puzzles. Yesterday, I got this one from Sinterklaas. A difficult one, I think. In ons gezin houden we van de ronde Unicef-puzzels. Ik kreeg deze gisteren van Sinterklaas. Een lastige klus!

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In the news

In the news

Today, an article about our new book in the local newspaper ‘Culemborgse Courant’. Click on the image to get a readable version. Vandaag een artikel over ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’ in de Culemborgse Courant. Klik op het plaatje voor een leesbare versie.

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Celebration

Celebration

As you might know, our gardening books, like ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’, are the results of a team effort. Author Bram Wolthoorn and I, of course, but the team consists of editor Marjon Aardema (Penta Taal), Sylvia Wevers (photography), Wilma Kluiver (for the three…

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Tamara Seur

Tamara Seur

For ‘Tijdreis in je eigen tuin’, Bram Wolthoorn and I were looking for someone to write a foreword. Known by children and parents, sympathetic, an eductational background, etcetera, etcetera… and then we found out that Tamara Seur (known by all dutch children as newsreader of…

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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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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

A great show yesterday evening at Vredenburg Utrecht – Joe Jackson and his Bigger Band. From the first song to the last it was full of energy and joy. My wife and I had a great evening! Een geweldige show van Joe Jackson en zijn…

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Emma Children’s Hospital

Emma Children’s Hospital

Yesterday, the book ‘Emma naar het ziekenhuis’ (‘Emma to the hospital’) was officially presented in the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. The book is given to every child that stays in the hospital, so they can prepare themselves for their stay. After the presentation Fleur…

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