The elephant turns Greek – for a week

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There is a good and a not so good thing about looking for the right (paying) job. The not so good thing is obvious – money becomes an issue. The good thing is that time is there in abundance to … Continue reading


To be or not to be – (an artist)

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To be or not to be  (an artist) That’s the question for now. Lately my thoughts spin all day and night, trying to find a solution for my “problem”. A problem most artistic people who found their passion and calling … Continue reading


Don’t stop creating

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If it is true, that we can only live a small part of what there is in us, – what happens with the rest? This is a quote of one of my favorite books from Pascal Mercier “Night Train to … Continue reading


when time becomes precious

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it is only at theses times, when free time declines to a dangerous small rest of hours, days perhaps weeks, that we can feel the overwhelming preciousness of free time. Soon there will be a structured day replacing the great … Continue reading


another mile stone

swingit is almost the end of my creative sabbatical  – time to look back

With yesterdays opening show of my second exhibition -within less than a year- I feel blessed to have had the time and the opportunity to dedicate this time to (my) creativity.

It is something interesting to look back and to see that indeed, I did accomplished quite a lot (almost 60 paintings). Yes, it is not the Hollywood success and No I did not get discovered by some important art dealer – BUT I did stick to my idea and to my longing to become more creative and to discover that painting is my passion where I can express things which are important to me and are my expression of faith and of the pure joy of life.

As for most of us, I am only one in a million who finds her passion, expresses it and who will not be in the news or on TV.  But what I did realized and experienced is that it is a most beautiful reward to see people who you do not know start smiling when looking at your paintings and who let you know how much they like what you are doing.
Watching a song contest, where ordinary people, people like you and me go out and give their passion a permission to live, people who do risk embarrassment in order to be seen and heard, that is what counts for me. The doing out in the real world, to be seen and risking to be shamed by exposing a part of yourself, this doing is in the end the biggest accomplishment for me.

Now what is left for me, is to find a bread winning job, love what I am doing there and to not let go again of my passion for painting, caring for it as I would care for a child, looking after it, nutering it and be there for it no matter what.


things do matter

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Having spent the New Years Eve in Venice and having visited the Basilica San Marco, something important struck me. I guess it particular struck me because through art I am able to understand   things, which are important in live, a … Continue reading


new beginnings

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It has been two challenging month since I came back from France and my time in “Art heaven” there. Since than we did move to a very rural area, away from – as it seems to me civilization of curse … Continue reading


Day 10 & 11 – love what you do & do what you love

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Since my husband arrived on Sunday here in Soreze, my time is now divided in different interests. I no longer only paint in my studio, but also go and get to explore the surrounding of this beautiful area. Wednesday Carcassonne … Continue reading


Day 8 & 9 originality

Monday and Tuesday were quiet days, with a farmers market in Castelnaudery without my camera, but more important than the photos is the quote I found by Robert Henri :

“originality: Don’t worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show you up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.” 

Like it or not, you better  make friend with the way you do your art…


Day 7 – “vide grenier” the French Sunday Sport

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Sunday I participated in one of my favorite sports here in France – going to the vide grenier. A vide grenier is a flea marked held mostly Sundays, in all different villages and towns throughout the summer. The ones I … Continue reading