woensdag 31 augustus 2016


What I find so heart melting cute is to observe animals. Specially when they are occupied with their own shadow, their own tail, their own image in a mirror. As if they are not really sure who it is. Is this me?

Little children can have this same exploration of things we as adults became to find boring.
But is it boring? Why don't we keep examining the world surrounding us. Not only the big new things, but also the little things we think we know by now.

And maybe even more examining and appreciate the things about ourself we normally take for granted. Things we are, we do, or things we see, without real attention.

Let's start today with inviting ourself for a cup of tea or coffee and telling ourself one single thing we really find awesome about ourself. When we really feel 'o wow yes' that is pretty special, we can give a heartfelt compliment to the next person we meet. And if you are alone today you get either two compliments, or you go out and greet the first person you see in the supermarket with something positive. Or you call or write somebody.

 'Intriged By The Shadow Of Her Batcat Ears'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

dinsdag 30 augustus 2016


Today's guest is Rapunzel. A cat from the siamese breed I've introduced you to yesterday.

She has this frail body, white furry coat, two stripes on each leg and the most dazzling blue eyes. I never saw her in real life but I was told she had this strong loud voice, deep and dark.  Though this appears to be typical and normal of the siamese species, it still feels weird coming from such a tiny delicate creature. 

In the older days, siamese cats were also used as a sort of guard dogs. Specially in important places like temples. They could meow so loud, that unwanted guests were scared away or at least got detected before they could do any harm.

We as humans sometimes here our little voices inside, also referred to as our intuition. It tells us things we know are right deep down, but we are not always used to follow them up. Stuff like, 'this does not feel right' or the opposite 'this is something I would really want to do but I don't dare to go for it'. Can you relate to this?

Maybe today is a good day to use Rapunzel's loud voice to wake up to our inner voice. Listen to it with an attentive ear and let it out in the open to scare away our fears and doubts.

'Blue Eyed Rapunzel'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

maandag 29 augustus 2016

no. 1049

When I first met my hairdresser she told me she was from Persia. To me Persia sounds so rich and abundant, and I instantly see fairytale palaces and beautifully colored carpets.

If she tells me she is from Iran I see different pictures.
The same goes for 'The Kingdom of Siam'. I see wealth in my mind's eye compared to 'Thailand' which gives me more images of modest means. 

It's not perfectly clear where the history of the siamese cats started. It could be Egypt because they resemble an Egyptian cat goddess. But most probably they originate from the old kingdom of Siam, now Thailand, and that's where they got their name.

That might also be where the siamese found their kingly behavior, because only royalty were allowed to own such a very highly priced pet. But more than solely a pet they were chosen to be spirit guardians.

When someone important died, a siamese cat was chosen to receive and hold their soul. Of course these cats were treated with big respect and lived their lives in care and luxury. This would bring the crossed-over loved ones good luck in afterlife.

So if you like to spoil yourself today don't feel guilty at all, just enjoy it all the way. Think of yourself as a keeper of a very important person's soul (You are!:-) And remember, treating this soul-keeper with much care serves a higher goal.

'Little Tigerlike Siamese With Persian Pillow'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

vrijdag 19 augustus 2016


'Bokkie' was a wedding gift. Personally I am not fond of the idea of giving animals as a gift because they are living souls and need to be taken care for. So seems to me you better choose for this responsibility yourself. But in this case it was a happy choice.

Bokkie the he-goat was treated like a king, he soon got his own meadow and furry friends too. There were some big french rocks for him, because a goat loves climbing of course.

In fact a goat like this is well known for its surefootedness on high rocks. He is therefore able to move strategically through difficult terrain and go where others can not follow him.

If there is something today you are wishing for, remember Bokkie. First find your solid foundation, and then move up to higher grounds. Maybe you learn something new and discover another way to get there.

acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)

maandag 8 augustus 2016


To start your day in a good mood just simply think of all the colors of the sea. It's not only the water or the sky that changes color so often but also the path that leads you to the sea creates a wonderful changing palette every time again. This path is really gentle and relaxed. Wish you an easy going day today!

'Softgrey Dunepath'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

maandag 1 augustus 2016


I remember eating a fig for the first time. I did not like it a bit. It was a dried fig, in a dull brown colour scheme with hard seeds inside. As a child I was very sensitive and I could be quite picky, especially with food. But what a whole different experience it was eating a fresh fig for the first time. Really fresh, plucked myself directly from a tree in France. The somewhat tougher eatable skin and its juicy interior, with it’s fresh light sweet taste. That combination of solid and soft. The beautiful outside colour from deep purple to green, and inside from purple to velvety red with little yellow seeds. Yes I admit, now I am a fan, specially when I can pick them myself from a sunlit tree. 

Do you have a fruit which you later come to appreciate?

'Fresh Fig'
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch

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