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Bracelet....Start..

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I am still following the Goldsmith course...
During the course I came across my weakness..

I am a person who has an idea..and want to make it as fast as I can...
With the result....
No good...and most of all..No satisfaction..

After a talk with Jeannette, I decided to take all steps to make my bracelet calm and focussed..no rush...

This morning we spoke about the design...
And the steps I had to take...

I had a piece of silver which I had to roll to get it thinner...





It was 2mm and it had to become 1.1 mm.. 
Heavy work it was..

Inbetween I had to glow the piece to get all molecules back in the same direction..




Cool it down under the tap...



At the end you could see the difference in length.. The drawing is the orginal of the piece of silver..

I am going to do something with that famous quote from Elizabeth Zimmerman in my design..Knit on...etc...



Next time..
Measuring...
Saw...
Bow...

And my mantra will be....as my Facebook friend Constance Willems wrote in a post...


A Happy Peaceis a Quiet Happiness
Confuc…

Details...

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On Tuesday I had a day full of fittings in school..
Coats where the subject....
And colourblocking the theme....

Just some pictures from details...












The rest will follow after the Fashion-show in June..
On Days like this... I LOVE my Job

The Place, The Space..

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Last Sunday I did visit the exhibition in the building where I used to have the studio together with Evelien.
Only that day you could see the exhibition: The Place, The Space by curator Ronald de Ceuster.
The exhibition can be seen as an Ode to the building.

There has been a previous weekend where you could see the exhibition, but at that time it was too emotional for me to go there.

So I went, and it was beautiful to see what artists who didn't had a studio in the building did with all the rooms...

In our studio Artist Ienke Kastelein placed her work named: La Piéce

When I entered our former studio there was this music playing..



2 chairs where standing in the middle of the room..



It was as we just had left the room, and leave those chairs behind..
The right one for me and the left one for Evelien..

At the other end of room where also 2 chairs wating..


In the cupboard was a blanket..

And a Book...Species ofspaces



She made this work without knowing that the studio had belonged to an Artist Coup…

30 Years Ago...

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Today...
30 years ago...
We fell in Love...
I knew..... when I opened the door that he was the man I was looking for.

And, despite all the changes...
He is still my greatest Love..




The shirt that he worn that evening is still hanging in the wardrobe...
I have never thrown it away..



Time flies.....
We'll keep it calm today...
30 years....



Kntting...Sofar...

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Just a little post this week about:
Knitting...

I did finish off my Cabled cowl..

And it is a JOY to wear..esspecially last week, when it was really cold in the morning going to work.. 75% Soft Merino and 20% Silk and a 5% little Sparkle..Twinke DK

Next to that I did finish one of my most beautiful Items I did knit this season..
My Dots and Stripes Scarve in the most softest yarn I ever knitted with sofar.. Difficult to take a good picture of the colour..

Shilasdair yarn containing... Cashmere, Baby Camel, Merino and Angora.... and a matching Silk yarn...all dyed with Natural Dyes...
And to make it even more luxury I added a lining from Liberty fabric to it.. I so love the range from Liberty fabrics.. Bram has some tie's I bought for him at the shop In London some years ago..

The pattern is the "Peacock Feathers" by William Morris..designed in 1880 and still a Stunning Beauty..

Handstitched it to the back.. And now the plan is to make some more scarves..
In 2 weeks time I am going to bu…

Update....January Sofar..

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Some days are difficult...some days go a little better...
I sometimes feel we are living in an inbetween period in our life. Difficult sometimes to deal with, but there is also awareness of how special life is.
Often memories turn up...

Today while I took Bram in his wheelchair to the market I suddenly saw us -29 years ago- walking there. Buying vegetables and flowers on a Saturday in spring. Everything taken home in a natural canvas bag from Marimekko. A warm day it was, and we both felt good together.
He must have looked like this picture.



I always feel good with him..very good, even now when he is ill and I push the wheelchair. We both cross borders to make the most of it.

But he is tired, his eyesight get's worse and walking is very difficult. Every day he has to pick himself up to start the day. I admire him for that, but I also understand it when he says that life is getting hard for him, and that he doesn't like to live in this way...

From the beginning I have felt that we b…