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At my kitchen table (week 46)

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Last week I didn’t sit at my kitchen table. I strained my back, and when that got better I did the same with my shoulder. So sitting at a table, didn’t feel very comfortable. Unfortunately it also wasn’t possible to attend the philosophical book club evening or to pose for a friend’s photo project I wrote about last time.

Meanwhile my back and shoulder are better, and I’m sitting at my kitchen table now, looking back at the week.

A week in which Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States of America and I couldn’t believe it (and to be honest: I still don’t).

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The neighbours went on a vacation. We drove them to the airport and took care of their cat. To thank us, they took us for lunch at the Gastrobar of Ron Blaauw in Amsterdam. It was delicious. As a dessert I got a surprise egg in an eatable nest with flowers. I was a happy woman.
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My 2017 planner was delivered. Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map Planner. This year I had the same planner, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that the planner was such an important tool in starting up my business this year. It helped me set goals with my desires as a starting point, and helped me review these goals at the end of each week. I strongly recommend it (and this is an ad-free blog, so this is the sincere enthusiasm).
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Instagram is one of my favourite online hang outs. Besides posting my own pictures, I love looking at pictures others are posting. In these week reviews I’d like to celebrate the account of photographers I love and admire. This week it’s the account of Narelle Carter-Quinlan. I met Narelle in an online photography course, and she’s one of the loveliest people I met on the www. And not only is she lovely, she creates these beautiful images in which she links body, emotions and landscape.
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On the turntable in Studio Polle.
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I kept working on my e-course ‘Create Creativity’. I so enjoyed the writing of it, and all things that come with launching the course, such as making videos and writing my love letter. I created the course with all my heart and I’m so happy how it turned out and with all the enrollments. We begin this Monday. If you want to join us, you can still sign up today or tomorrow. After that the doors close and you’ll have to wait for the next round.

At my kitchen table (week 44)

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I’m sitting at my kitchen table, looking back at the week.

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While his owners went away on a weekend trip, Vince came to stay with us. Since Pip passed away last year, our house is without a dog. Sometimes the house is too quiet and empty (and very tidy), so Vince couldn’t be more welkome. Compared to Pip, Vince is a giant. The sweetest and most adorable giant. After two days of walking, cuddling, eating, sleeping and playing the BFG went home again. And now the house is too quiet and empty (and very tidy) again.
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I read ‘Art Journal Your Archetypes’ from Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli. In this book you’ll find out your archetypes and how to use these archetypes as an inspiration in your mixed media work. I was inspired and enthusiastic.
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I started promoting my new e-course ‘Create Creativity’. After all the preparations and working alone, it is so wonderful to finally be able to share this with you all. Wonderful, and exciting. We’re starting November 14. You can enroll now!
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On the turntable in Studio Polle. (I guess it’s women’s week)
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Instagram is one of my favourite online hang outs. Besides posting my own pictures, I love looking at pictures others are posting. In these week reviews I’d like to celebrate the account of photographers I love and admire. This week it’s the account of Elizabeth Bailey. Elizabeth’s photographs are emotional and conceptual self portraits. To me they are the perfect example of how to use self portraiture as visual storytelling. I love her work so much.
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This Friday I was invited to attend the book launch of the debut novel ‘Voorland’ of Octavie Wolters. Octavie and me share a blog history, and I like her writings very much, so I cannot wait to read her novel. I’m afraid, for now, the novel is only available in Dutch.

The coming week I will be recording audio and video for ‘Create Creativity’. I also will be going to a philosophical book club meeting and pose for a photo project of a friend. To be continued.

Enjoy the weekend and have a beautiful week!