Tag Archives: childhood

The royal cats of old

Here is one of my cat pieces from a very long time ago, a formal cat dinner I painted for my mormor (grandmother). It was probably my most ambitious project at the time, into which I poured serious efforts to portray … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Everything.

  (EVERYTHING.) This is a childhood memory that I treasure and every now and again gleefully recount to my very generous, sensible, grown up sister and cousin. Oh the shock and awe at Henri’s rebellion, her casual casting aside of so beautiful … Continue reading

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A Tiny Jurassic Park Portrait Wall

Jurassic Park is still one of my favourite movies. When I was about six years old, my parents bought the video and we all watched it together. Then my parents went to bed and, having assured them we didn’t find … Continue reading

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Sinterklaas

Happy St Nicholas day (for yesterday really)! This is one of the best festivals, if you’re a Dutch child. You get to put your shoe in front of the fireplace/central heating several nights in a row (leading up to prezzie-night … Continue reading

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Sparkling sister special

After I put up my previous post, I had this conversation with my sis: I tend to make comics about her when she does or says something outrageous because I find it hilarious. But today is her birthday, so I … Continue reading

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Dierendag (Animal Day) 16 years ago

October 4 is World Animal Day, a day I always looked forward to in primary school, as we’d each get to take a toy animal into class with us. I remember the difficulties of choosing a representative, the guilt towards … Continue reading

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