The project Crowns marks this special year 2020, in which the Corona-virus dictates more or less our lives. Corona is the Latin word for crown. You can wear a crown on your head as a special kind of headdress. In different cultures you’ll find different crowns. There are the official crowns for dignitaries as there…Read More

Life itself gives solutions

Life presents itself with curving roads and detours, high mountains and deep ravines. Only when you arrive at a certain point and you look back you see everything before was necessary to arrive at the point where you are now. I find myself at such a point. I thought I was moving to this beautiful…Read More

One plus one is more than two

Doing things together is a real good idea. It is not a matter of one plus one is two but it adds up to much more! I have known this for some time but what happens when you combine this principle with creativity? Then you get: COMMUNITY ART! This year’s project was all about making…Read More

Finding a way ‘in’

Teaching music to primary school classes is not always easy. It demands a lot of you putting energy and drive in the lesson to get the children actively involved. You always have to do many things simultaneously (don’t teachers always do this?). And of course there is some notion in your mind how the children…Read More

Tasting Dutch spring

       Spring in Holland. What a beautiful time of the year. Cherry trees full in blossom, tulips and daffodils everywhere, trees opening their leaves with this very special ‘young’ green. Every day more flowers pop up all over the place. We were so lucky in these very first weeks of spring to have beautiful weather for…Read More

Catching my dreams

Ralph Waldo Emerson says: Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen. Paolo Coelho says it a bit more active: When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.Well, I want something. And I made a decision. I did not know at that time exactly how…Read More