Sunday, February 17, 2013


A little canvas I painted for my friend Tineke last Friday.

Have a wonderful week ;)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 8, 2013

My last MD 11 flight

Did I tell you I was going to Quito?
Yes? Well that was what I thought until they called me at 20.00 the night before I left.............
They called me to say they were sorry I had a change of schedule. I had to go to San Francisco instead. Well I wasn't sorry!
I called my friend Marja and in no time we ordered a ticket and next morning we flew to SF!!!!
 It was my last MD11 flight as I will be trained for the Airbus 330 Monday. I will miss the MD11......
 breakfast at the Marriott 
 croissants at Boudin
 On our way to the Waterbar
 All pictures are in random order..........The Cookie factory, we found it the second day in China town
 In Sausolito we met a colleague and we got a lift so we experienced the golden gate bridge
 Boudin's bakery at the Fisherman's wharf.
 Pier 39
 The sea lions 
 Of course we met Robin and had a great time
 Lombard street (in the distance)
 China town
 a mural
 Sr. Francis Drake seen from Macy's terrace
 Union Square
 Having cocktails :)
 Mandala's downstairs (click to enlarge)
 Looking for the temple........
 We passed this sign and had to think of the working girl
 found the temple but it was closed.........
The Fortune Cookie Factory 
 Fly me to the moon..........
 Friends meeting :)
 A city you will fall in love with :)
 Marja having fun!
 View from the Waterbar
 Robin taking our picture
 new lights at the Bay Bridge

 SF skyline
 Marja taking pictures
 Robin and Marja at the ferry to Sausolito
 The famous dog Diamond
 taking a shot
Wine from Monterey ;)
The cookie factory

One moment you are packed to go  to Quito, the next I had to re-pack and call Marja. She said yes in an instant and next morning we were on our way to SF for 3 days packed with site seeing meeting Robin and fun!

I am having internet problems here.
Most internet pages won't load. Visiting blogs is nearly impossible. It has been like that for weeks here. Ever since we got a new modem the signal here in my studio is too weak.
 I ordered a WiFi repeater I hope that will do the job.
I have a few busy days ahead of me. But will try to visit you all again ASAP.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

A present and a present for a present

 Yesterday my friend Tineke payed me a visit and she gave me this gift of Spring on a rainy day.
Isn't this cute? Like a little Spring garden
 While we were having coffee Beau's (see my previous post) Mom dropped by to bring me flowers!

 A gorgeous bouquet
 to thank me for the birth mandala I made for the birth of her son.
 I was so surprised to get a present for a present. It made me blush.
But I was happy she was so enthusiastic about the mandala. She told me Beau's room had a lot of deer in it. A deer lamp and hangers. I didn't know that. I am always happy to find out that the animal I picked for someone's mandala is  the right choice ;)

Tonight I will go to Mantra singing and tomorrow we will visit Lars' school they have an open day.
He will drive home with us. Unfortunately I will leave the next day for Quito for 6 days.
Today I updated my site  Added my 11 latest mandalas and found out Farah's mandala was number 100 (of the painted birth mandalas in acrylic) Together with the others I think I have created 184 by now. And still I enjoy creating them just as much as in the beginning.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.