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I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.


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Ali Edwards
Celine Navarro
Michelle LaPoint Rydell
Elise Blaha
Les ateliers de Karine
Amy Tangerine
A Beautiful Mess
Balzer Designs
Bram's tea blog

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Maarten Batenburg
Museum Meermanno
Roeland van Wely

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Everyday matters

Danny Gregory's books had been on my wishlist for a while when I encountered them in the fabulous gift/bookstore of Tate Modern in London (London being the real life place I go to with a half-empty suitcase to stock up on books.) In this book D.G. talks about how he used drawing to cope with his wife becoming a paraplegic. There's some stuff about drawing in it, which is what I was looking for, but also stuff about what he learned from the experience. Familiar stuff to me; I'm no paraplegic, fortunately, but becoming chronically ill changes your life in a sort of similar way and teaches you many of the same things as becoming handicapped does. The book might be helpful to people who are still struggling to cope with (their partner) becoming disabled. The book is a bit random, showcasing different subjects Danny draws, which is inspiring. I have been flirting with drawing for years now but can't find the patience to really get into it and practise enough to get beyond the little comic-book figures I sometimes draw. 'Everyday matters' won't become a favorite but it was nice to read/see. I've already started his 'The Creative License', that I also bought at Tate.

Geplaatst op 31-05-2012.
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