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Colouring Contest

Colouring Contest

The historical society ‘Voet van Oudheusden’ in Culemborg celebrates its 75 years this year. One of the activities was a colouring contest for school children. A stunning 642 plates were returned! I was member of the jury, and it was no easy task to select…

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The Duke

The Duke

A few months ago, ‘The Duke’, an album by my favourite musician Joe Jackson was released. It is an album with songs and compositions of Duke Ellington. Although I am not a jazz fan, I do enjoy the album – maybe because the album has…

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In de marge van de beschaving

In de marge van de beschaving

I recently read this book ‘In de marge van de beschaving’ (‘In the margin of civilisation’), by Marco Mostert. It is a history of the first millennium in the Netherlands (or better: the lands that are now called the Netherlands). It is a period about…

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Ricky Koole

Ricky Koole

Since a few months, I keep playing this record ‘Wind om het huis’ van Ricky Koole. It is her first album with dutch songs, in a South USA style (two songs are translated covers). Highly recommended! Deze plaat ‘Wind om het huis’ van Ricky Koole…

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Eva de Roovere

Eva de Roovere

The belgian Eva de Roovere is one of my favourite singers. One of the reasons must be her soft flemish accent. On the image you see the cover of her most recent album, but these summerdays I prefer the beautiful song ‘Zomer in Brussel’ from…

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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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First family

First family

I love to read history books. One of my favourite subjects is the American revolution and one of my favourite characters of that period is John Adams. And when one of my favourite writers about the revolutionary generation, Joseph Ellis, writes a book about Johan…

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Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom

I have read a great history book: ‘Battle Cry of Freedom’ by James McPherson, about the American Civil War. It describes the war from its origins in the 1850s and the outbreak in 1861 till the Confederates surrender in 1865. Although the Civil War is…

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Pulse

Pulse

Julian Barnes is one of my favourite writers. A few weeks ago I read ‘Pulse’, a collection of short stories. If I have to describe Barnes’ writings, I think of: philosophical & psychological, clever & intelligent, funny (I believe ‘wit’ is the better word), touching…

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Walt Stanchfield

Walt Stanchfield

This week, I read the second volume of the Walt Stanchfield notes collected in ‘Drawn to Life’. Just as the first volume, it is a very rich source of drawing tips and inspiration. His lessons on drawing in general and gesture drawing in particular, mixed…

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Eagerness

Eagerness

The man of the cycling season so far is Tom Boonen. From his first races this year, he has shown an extraordinary eagerness to find back his shape of a few years back. And he did: winning four classic races, with a record third win…

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Huub van der Lubbe

Huub van der Lubbe

A quick sketch of Huub van der Lubbe. Yesterday, my wife and I enjoyed his show in Culemborg. One of the most beautiful voices of the Netherlands. Een snelle schets van Huub van der Lubbe. Mijn vrouw en ik genoten van zijn optreden gisteravond in…

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Guy Delisle – Chroniques de Jérusalem

Guy Delisle – Chroniques de Jérusalem

This weekend I read ‘Chroniques de Jérusalem’ by the canadian comics artist Guy Delisle. Delisle spent a year in Jerusalem with his family (his wife works for Médecins sans Frontières), and this book is a report on his life there. Just as his earlier books,…

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Jacoba van Beieren

Jacoba van Beieren

Followers of my blog will know that I love to read history books. When I was a student, I lived in a house on the ‘Jacoba van Beierenlaan’ in Delft, but who this Jacoba was: I had no idea. A few years ago, a biography…

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Batavia

Batavia

During my Christmas holidays I read Mike Dash’s ‘Batavia’s Graveyard’ about the mutiny on the dutch merchant ship Batavia in 1629. It is a story about a shipwreck, a mutiny and brutal murder. The book not only tells about this mutiny as such, but gives…

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Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes

For years I have been a fan of the writings of Julian Barnes. Yesterday I finished reading his latest novel, ‘The Sense of an Ending’, for which Barnes won the Man Booker Prize a few weeks ago. It is one of his best books: mysterious,…

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Glow

Glow

Last Saturday we went to a restaurant in Eindhoven. It was very crowded because of the Glow festival. This was one of the major show pieces. Afgelopen zaterdag gingen we iets eten in Eindhoven. Het was er vreselijk druk vanwege het Glow festival. Dit was…

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Cosey

Cosey

Today is the release date for a new album by one of my favourite comic artists: the swiss Bernard Cosey. I really love his work: his drawings are full of athmosphere, his stories are human. He made graphic novels even before the word was invented….

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Tintin – the movie

Tintin – the movie

Yesterday, I saw Spielberg’s 3D Tintin movie, and I really enjoyed it. I am not a die-hard Tintin purist, but I was a little bit concerned when I saw the first pictures of the movie on the internet. But in the cinema, I was taken…

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Tintin

Tintin

Today, the 3D animation movie ‘Tintin and the secret of the Unicorn’ will be shown in cinemas in the Netherlands. I am a huge fan of the Tintin comics of Hergé. Hergé’s drawings are full of energy and emotion, and they have a liveliness that…

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