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Art market Leeuwarden 2016

What fun the art market in Leeuwarden was, despite heavy competition of the open day of the nearby airbase. Thanks everybody for visiting my booth en bying my creations!

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Very cold during Lammetsymet

Today I had a booth on Lammetsymet in Sint Annaparochie, where I was born. I brought my paintings, drawings and painted objects. The day started early, because we had to be there at 7.30 to decorate our booth. Unfortunately it was só cold that I wore two jackets and a scarf the entire day. If […]

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Because people ask about it…

For a while now I’ve been considering making a living as a visual artist. The past year was a difficult one for me as I lost my father to cancer and some other personal stuff. So I started thinking about what makes me happy and what I really want to do with my life. It […]

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Het oorlogsverhaal van mijn oma en opa

Today, a story in Dutch … Op deze bevrijdingsdag een persoonlijk verhaal over de oorlog van de ouders van mijn moeder. Mijn oma, Fetje Tjepkema-Dijkstra, schreef dit in de jaren zeventig voor mij op. Samen met haar man, mijn opa, Sijds Tjepkema, had zij in de Kleine Kerkstraat te Leeuwarden een meubelfabriek. Duitse inval Zaterdag […]

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Designcursus University of Pennsylvania

After finishing the MOOC ‘Introduction to Communication Science‘ at the University of Amsterdam, I was inspired to find out what other MOOC’s there were. Coursera, one of the largest providers of MOOC’s offered the course ‘Design, creation of artifacts for society‘, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. And because design is one of my personal interests, […]

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Five lessons in Facebook marketing

Yesterday was the seventh edition of the Social Media Club Leeuwarden (SMC058) in Post Plaza in Leeuwarden. During this one-year jubilee edition, Leeuwarden’s mayor Ferd Crone handed out the prize for ‘Most social brand of Friesland’ to Buiten de Lijntjes. For me, however, the presentation of Peter Minkjan, Facebook specialist, was interesting. The five most […]

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