Monday, 30 June 2008

Spa, course Ceran

"Je fais des esquisses á n'importe quelle heure". Voilà, une des phrases trésor que j’ai appris dans le cours en langue français à l’institut Ceran á Spa. Grace á la patience infinitif de mes professeurs et le support de mes collègues-étudiants, j’ai maintenant des rêves en français. Probablement je vais faire les mêmes erreurs qu’avant; maintenant je sais lesquelles.

Last week I did a training in French language at the Ceran intitute at Spa. Tiring but rewarding.
Ne hesistez pas de me notifier mes erreurs!

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Nico, the trainer of our runninggroup STAP-brunssum has decided to retire. He was there for us each sunday for the last 10 years (and god knows how long before that; that's when I joined). He always made us sweat reminding us: "If I can do it, you can do it too". Yeah right. I made this painting for him.
Nico, onze trainer van mijn hardloopvereniging STAP, heeft besloten ermee op te houden. "Als ik het ken kenne jullie het ook". Een scan van de aquarel die ik voor zijn afscheid heb gemaakt.
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Thursday, 19 June 2008

Rianne geslaagd!

Rianne, my daughter passed her exams this week! Rianne is geslaagd voor het VWO!

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Tarbes, last week

Visiting the south of France again. I stayed in Tarbes, in the fantastic design hotel "Rex". Once again a picture of my (bath)room. Tarbes (near Lourdes and the Spanish border) is not very interesting, but there is always something to sketch. Like the statue of Foch near the military academy and the horrible fountain near the market place.
Zuid Frankrijk, vlakbij Lourdes. Schets van mijn kamer in het "Rex" hotel. Tarbes is niet zo interessant, maar toch... een schets van het monument van Foch, en van een gruwelijk lelijke fontein bij de markthal.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Herbert Grönemeyer

Last friday Gertie and I went to the Grönemeyer concert in the Borussia stadium in Mönchen Gladbach.
This time we had no seats, but we saw the show on the field. Fantastic music-fantastic show. Only 4 encores. In the middle of the crowd you feel more into the concert than when you are seated. From memory I made a sketch of the lighttower standing behind us.

Business lounge

Last week I made a trip to France again. I was bored in the business lounge; so I made some sketches using my brushpen.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


At last, last thursday we moved to our new house. Eindelijk verhuisd.