Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Sky awesome!

31/07/2017

When I was climbing the mount in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, the sky was awesome! It reminded me of the song Jacob’s Ladder by Rush.

‘The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence
Bruised and sullen storm clouds
Have the light of day obscured…’

 

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Sunset

24/06/2017

Bushwalk

31/05/2017

Secondhand Shop in Prague

24/03/2017

Rising in Sydney

26/02/2017

Rising in Sydney

Delightful Second Hand Shop

26/01/2017

Delightful Second Hand Shop

Found some great treasures here during a stroll around Amsterdam one afternoon.

Happy New Year!

21/12/2016

Happy New Year

I came across this image in a store window on one of my wanderings through Holland, and think it is encouraging and good advice. After some research I found out that this picture was drawn by Mary Engelbreit, an American graphic artist and children’s book illustrator, and that this is actually a cover from a book.

With this I would like to wish all my blog visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your visits and comments, I appreciate it a lot. I enjoy visiting your blogs as well, please keep your blogging work going!

 

 

Window shopping

21/07/2016

Window Shopping

This window display made my day. It’s so wonderfully soft, light and feminine. Sometimes that is just what you need.

Taken with smartphone.

Kröller-Müller Museum Sculpture Park

20/07/2013

Famous for its extensive collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works, the Kröller-Müller Museum also has an impressive Sculpture Park. I was amazed and inspired by it and this and following posts show some of my favourite works.

Aristide Maillol, L'Air, 1939/1962

Aristide Maillol, L’Air, 1939/1962

I can look at this stunning sculpture again and again, it stays fascinating from whichever angle you look at it. Maillol’s muse Dina Vierny was his model and a woman with an interesting history, as you can read in this article by William Grimes in the New York Times, dated 26 January 2009: Dina Vierny, Artist’s Muse, dies at 89

George Minne, Havenarbeider, 1911

George Minne, Havenarbeider, 1911

A Havenarbeider is a Docker. The remarkable face would have been enough, but would have resulted in a less striking sculpture. The half cut-off body adds to the strenght of this piece. George Minne was a Belgian artist and you can find more information about him on
The J. Paul Getty Museum site:
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=3627.

Windows of Amsterdam – part 2

20/06/2013

 

Windows of Amsterdam - part 2

Windows of Amsterdam - part 2, 2

Windows of Amsterdam - part 2, 3

“Vroeg of laat komt het goed” means: “Sooner or later, it will be alright”. It is about a couple in their seventies, Gerarda and Otto Holzhaus, who travel a lot around the world, and Otto writes short stories about their adventures. I have not read the book yet, but it sounds interesting and inspiring!


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