My daily life

Writings about what makes me happy. Mostly ordinary daily life curiosities.

Nativity Scene in Princenhage at night

post // Spending Christmas 2021 in Breda?

Since 2000 Stichting Kerststal Princenhage has built a life sized Nativity Scene every Christmas in the centre of Princenhage – a village in the city of Breda.

Great-grandmother

post // Portrait drawing challenge

I have made it my goal to create a portrait drawing every day. Therefore, I have chosen a small, early 20th century portrait of my great-grandmother.

post // Hiking in the hamlets The Rith and Lies near Breda

Thanks to the dark weather the views were amazing. The overwhelming skies reminded me of paintings of 17th century Dutch landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael.

Sketchbook daydream drawings

post // Daydreaming and drawing

From time to time I enjoy zoning out and let my mind wander freely. It is a perfect way to visualize dreams, goals, and ambitions I would like to achieve.

post // I just did my first 10k running event!

In 2016 I downloaded the app Start2Run with Evy Gruyaert. After 1,5 year running 2-3 times a week, I managed to complete the first lesson of the app :(

bouquet of flowers

post // A lovely surprise: a bouquet of flowers

Today this pretty display of nature’s abundance of colour was delivered with a card saying that I deserved flowers. It was sent by Curio.

Drawing kenzo perfume bottle

post // A drawing a day

When I attended the Academy of Arts, my art teacher wasn’t too pleased with my drawings. He told me to improve my skills by making a drawing every day.