Bernard Handick

I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. I had a busy week and that somehow got the better of me. I’m feeling quite exhausted. The thing with a small child is that you simply never get a moment to yourself, well at least not a moment that lasts more than a small hour. I remember the days before I was  a mother, devoted to just organizing my kitchen cupboards or something. I have to confess I have no idea what’s in there now. Somehow everything seems dirty and in constant disarray and since I’m quite the control freak this weighs upon me. I have to remind myself there is a world of inspiration out there! With people like Bernard Handick who makes beautiful photographs and mixed media works. You can see more of his work here.

Painter: Ryan Pickart

I have to admit I’m slowly getting used to our home life after our holiday. My calendar is slowly filling up with all sort of fun appointments and work appointments, but I’m trying to just think ahead one week at a time. I love these paintings by Ryan Pickart. I’m still searching for the ultimate painting-above-couch.

In memoriam: Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

This week the colorful Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht died at the respectable age of 100. She led a fascinating, creative life and she reminded me a little of my grandmother. Like my grandmother she was an artist and like my grandmother she was an eccentric person who never fell ill and was youthful and playful up to the end. On one of my favorite sites Freunde von Freunden she was interviewed in november of 2012 when she just turned 100, it’s really a nice interview with beautiful photo’s by Jordi Huisman. Cees van Ede made a documentary about her some years ago that you can find here. I don’t think she had any children or any next of kin and since I heard the news of her death I keep wondering what will happen with her legacy, her beautiful house and work. I somehow miss her although I never knew her. {All photo’s by Jordi Huisman except the first found on Pinterest }