The fabulous Amsterdam designshop Friday Next had a lovely article about their weekendhouse in the Financieel Dagblad (Dutch financial times). AND…..Check out my giclée prints they got hanging there! Two of the drawings I made earlier for The third issue of UPPERCASES work/life are now for sell at my etsy shop. And the Dandelion drawing is for sale in my Big Cartel shop.
Behind the scenes I’m working on my new website, valescavanwaveren.com. The logo is already out there though, in my newly transformed etsy shop. From now on, I will sell my prints there, as well as my ceramics.
This weekend I donated The Simple Things print to be part of the Coffee Art Project during the Coffee Festival Amsterdam. The project raised money to support much-needed clean water and sanitation initiatives in coffee producing countries.
This spring there are so many outstanding pop-up events, with so much talent and beautiful heartdriven shops, that spring feels more inviting than ever to get OUT there and open your senses. The 12th and 13th of April, there was the heavenly ‘Pots and paper’ pop-up at the first floor of Hear Hear, organized together with Our strange nature.
I was with my little one, so taking pictures of all the nice things was not an option since I had to watch out for him not grasping all the beautiful ceramics. Luckily, Inspire Styling Anne van Midden wrote this great post about it.
And than there were these two great events this weekend. De leukste Campingwinkel van Amsterdam at Roest and the Local Goods Weekend Market in the Hallen, what a great location.
Earlier this year Best Wishes Magazine asked me what I was thinking about Amsterdam. I claimed that Amsterdam is getting it’s mojo back, because of all the new initiatives that arise. These events I’m popping about so wildly enthusiastic definitely support that claim.
My dad’s girlfriend Magda lives in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. Last weekend,
Jona, Levi and me were invited to stay over. I love to be there. Magda makes you feel so much
at home, and it’s really nice to talk about my dad with her. Lot’s of things from his house are there,
so he is a bit with us. We even watched some old home-movies! My dad, Magda and me,
walking the streets of Berlin. So good to see him, hearing how he makes us, and people on
the streets laugh! Mister sunshine.
I love the farmhouse where Magda lives. It’s very quiet, and the garden is very rough and
natural. Good for all ‘internal dialogues’ to become quiet.
In the photo below my love Jona is relaxing, while the sun is peeping through. Levi is doing his
afternoon nap (still napping!) In the back you see a painting my dad made. He was a way quicker
painter then I am!