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My first time for money

… This local bar was run by a couple and their adult son. With that son, one afternoon I went to his apartment. He would give me 250 euro in advance of the job.

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Clay girl

Sometimes I feel the need to do something different than being in front of my easel.
Inspired on my acrylic painting/illustration ‘Fourteen’ I created this figure.

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Good customer

One of the first serious favorite hairdressers I had in my adult life, was an old, small, ugly and skinny fellow, but he had a great ascendancy over his customers. Exactly what I was searching for.

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Easel

One of the best things I recently bought is this new easel. Well…. it’s not really an easel and it’s not new either.
In the last couple of weeks my old easel slowly but surely started falling apart.

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Demotivating

WHY did we drive to Auckland then??? But the customs officer was gone and has assigned us with a shy young assistant. Arguing with the wrong person doesn’t make sense, isn’t it?

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Customs

Did you know you physically can feel despondency?! Then your neck and arms slowly got filled with heavy lead, your voice gets weak and your eyes are stinging. And suddenly you want to sleep. For a long time. For a few years.

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Money in the wrong place

Gradually there is occurring some movement in the case ‘gallery O’. Occasionally they replied a whole sentence (after having sent my questions at least 2 times). The day after tomorrow the 2 boxes finally will be picked up by the courier to get back to New Zealand

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Ranting

Why are these things never handled like adults, such as a normal transaction in ordinary business life? Why are artists treated like whining kids. Or like an annoying mosquito? We are talking about $ 42,000 worth of trade.

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Exhibition Perth

Last Sunday, my friend Wilma who lives in Perth, went to ‘Gallery O’ to check if the gallery actually exists. To check if my paintings really were hung. To check if they didn’t hang them upside down. And to check if the bronze sculpture really is shown too.

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Bird flu

This year the ‘bird flu’ is often in the news, so probably the customs go crazy and we will be hang on the gallows if they find out we sent feathers from China to New Zealand …

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A classic mistake

14 October 2007 Do you remember I had shipped some artworks to Hong Kong? And that the shipment kindly was paid by the gallery owners;

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Mossel Bay

6 October 2007 (South Africa) Last week we planned to make a little road trip and started driving from Wilderness to the west side. Our first

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Guardianship

4 October 2007 (South Africa) Yesterday we did a hike (between Hoekwil and Wilderness, South-Africa) and right at the beginning of the track, we were approached

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