Looking Back – A Review Of My Last Year

Another year has almost passed. Although we can say that about any time of the year – on 20th of May it’s been a year since it was last May 20th after all. The traditional family gathering makes the passage of time especially tangible. My godchild was a 4 month old baby last year, and […]

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Secret Santa Visited

My Gift to Martha I have already told in you some detail the story of my Secret Santa fail in Leiden, about a month ago.I think I never showed you the book that I gave to her? So here it is again. Inserting the ceramic “coin” at the top edge turned out quite a challenge. […]

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Paste Paper Tutorial Part I: A Walkthrough

Making paste paper is a fun, easy, and messy way to create your own patterned paper. There are many, many variants of how to make your paste, how to color it, and what paints to use to color your paste. There is so much to say about all this that I decided to split this […]

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In Motion

So much to do, so little time. I am in motion almost all of the time, most painfully and restlessly when I am sitting quite still at the computer. – I think I never waited so urgently for the “days between the years” (that’s what the days between Christmas and New Year are called in […]

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