vrijdag 19 juli 2013


Stel dat je iedere dag een miniatuur hebt geschildert met een klein blij moment, om anderen en jezelf op te vrolijken. Stel het is de dag dat je de 1000ste mini schildert, en je vraagt iedereen wat zijn of haar gelukkigste moment van de afgelopen 1000 dagen was. Wat nou als je net op die feestelijke dag een ongelofelijk vervelend bericht krijgt. Een bericht over een, voor mij, erg belangrijke levensgezel Raf. Mijn lieve leuke superhond Raf voelt zich letterlijk hondsberoerd en blijkt opeens twee enorme tumoren in zijn buik te hebben en we weten de verdere uitslag nog niet. Wat nou als je dat bericht krijgt? Ik had persoonlijk geen enkele behoefte om nog een nummer 1001 te schilderen. Totaal en helemaal niet. En eigenlijk nog steeds niet. Maar ja wat stelt dit project dan nog voor als je dat waarvoor je het iedere dag schildert zelf niet kan toepassen. Ik ga me gewoon een hele gezonde en blije Raf voorstellen, een beetje zoals de dappere vos van no.1000. Dus hier is dan toch, een dag later dan eigenlijk de bedoeling is nr 1001

'1001 Nights'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

Suppose you have painted small happy moments, to cheer up others and yourself. Suppose it's is the day that you paint your 1000th mini, and you ask everyone what was your happiest moment of the last 1000 days. What if you just get an incredibly unpleasant message yourself on this supposed day of celebration. A message about a very important one for me, Raf. My dear super cute dog Raf feels terribly sick and the vet suddenly discovered two huge tumors in his stomach and we have to wait for further results. What if you get that message? I personally did not feel any need to paint a number 1001. And still do not. But what use and justification would this project have. If the reason for which I paint these miniatures every day could'nt be implemented by myself. I'll just imagine a very healthy and happy Raf. Like the brave foxy no.1000. So that's why later than actually intended here is no 1001

woensdag 17 juli 2013


Of Foxes they say they tend to be partially rooted in the spirit world, living day to day in sort of a 'world between'. Foxes are a strong symbol of femininity, shape-shifting, illusion, and magic.
That's why I've painted a little FennecFox today and because I think they always look so brave with those huge ears in relation to their tiny bodys. 
Must say this little Fennec has come a long way. She started her journey 1000 days ago. 

Today is a day I never expected to experience when I started this project. It's the day I painted a thousand miniatures one day after another. All days had something small that caught my attention, something to bring a smile to my face and hopefully yours too. 

I'm curious, what has given you the biggest smile the last 1000 days? Or which miniature brought you a special feeling?
Tell us down here, (Mag ook in het nederlands natuurlijk) 
by e-mail or on facebook because it's so much more fun to share!

And hey, you might even win your favorite happy-mini!!!

'Little Brave Fennec'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

dinsdag 16 juli 2013


Sometimes nature gives something back. Like when a butterflyspecies that was almost extinct suddenly has new growth. This applies to the white-letter hairstreak (iepenpage). Of these beauties new ones were spotted in Gelderland, the Netherlands. That's news that truly makes me happy. This rare butterfly always sits whit it's wings closed. That's why I painted it seen from it's belly.

'White-letter Hairstreak'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

maandag 15 juli 2013


'Clematis on an Old Wall'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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zondag 14 juli 2013


This is Bugs a dog from animalinneed. Bugs has eyes that look a little bit outside, as if he sees more of the world than an average dog. Bugs is a sweet, friendly pure-bred Breton Español born around feb 2006 and 48cm tall. He is looking for a quiet family, if you like to know more about Bugs click HERE

UPDATE Bugs found a place of his own in Spain yeah!
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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25% of the sales amount will be donated to animalinnneed

zaterdag 13 juli 2013


If you are dutch, your name starts with a T and you are traveling abroad, have a safe trip and...
'Remember The Windmill'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

vrijdag 12 juli 2013


Where will it lead to...

'Hidden Path'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

donderdag 11 juli 2013


'Hollyhocks Flowers'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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woensdag 10 juli 2013


'Lilies In The Mud'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

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dinsdag 9 juli 2013


Sorry, if it looks like an advertisement for Burger's Zoo. Have to  admit I could keep on painting miniatures after my visit there. They also have a fishtank I admire, as if you walk under water in Burger's Ocean. 
'School's Out'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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maandag 8 juli 2013


What I do like, and visited several times are the tropics. Must say I also liked the fakeversion in Burgers Bush. What an exotic display of marvelous plants and birds so close to Arnhem...
'Tropical Delight'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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zondag 7 juli 2013


Never been to the desert. Never wanted to either, but lately I met a few people who were totally in love with 'the desert'. So maybe I should give it a try somewhere in the future. For now I've only seen the one in Burgers Zoo;-)
'Colors Of The Desert'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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zaterdag 6 juli 2013


It was fun looking at this little Vari, enjoying his carrot-lunch in Burgers Zoo.
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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vrijdag 5 juli 2013


'Beauty in Decay'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

donderdag 4 juli 2013


acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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woensdag 3 juli 2013


"Scouts honour, I did not found my present yet..."
'Birthday Boy'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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dinsdag 2 juli 2013


Last Sunday I was at the workshop collage making at studioVeer, it was not only lots of fun we also had a delicious lunch with fresh juices outside. If you also like to do this workshop click HERE or for more info send a message to studioVeer HERE. There are a few spots left on july 14 in Utrecht. Don't worry, you don't need special skills just let it emerge, and if you wish Veer guides you through the process.

'Strawberry-juice And Red Boots'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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maandag 1 juli 2013


Today it has exactly been two years since Lisette passed away. She is the reason why I started the project Happy-Mini-Mail. To support her with little moments of joy during her illness. Two years is a long time, but in a way, shorter for people who have to miss a loved one I guess.

Lisette loved flowers. Peonies, lilies of the valley and Lathyrus were some of her favorites. That's why on 1 July of this year it's Lathyrus to honor her. As long as I keep on painting these mini's I'd like to keep this day as a symbol for those who are currently fighting for their health...

'Sweet Pea's to Remember'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

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