I usually only write when I have something specific to say, but it has been so long, I thought I’d check in. There are a few of you who visit regularly. Thank you so much.

At the moment I have 19 pieces being shown in a good local gallery. I am showing with my sister-in-law, Wilhelmina and a glass artist, Jakobine von Dömming. Wilhelmina has made some remarkable paper objects for the exhibition- half two dimensional, half sculptural.

work by Wilhelmina van Beek Zoutewelle

work by Wilhelmina van Beek Zoutewelle

This one is called ‘Closed Book’ (SOLD).  She has painstakingly torn old books (in this case a Bible) and meticulously bundled them into little packets.  The work is wonderful. It occupies a small side room of the gallery; the work has such a strong ritual presence that when you walk in it feels like a temple.

My work is the same series that I’ve been posting from time to time here and is in the Gallery section at the top of the menu to the right. It looks good framed, and the whole expo feels fresh and harmonious.

Gallery view

This is my favorite corner view where some red glass plays off a red painting of mine. It is called, ‘Martin Tissing’s shoes’  after a favorite Dutch artist of mine. Someone at the show was asking me about the title, and I said it was because Tissing wears red shoes. And someone listening in said, ‘Yes, I know’.  We said, ‘How do you know’, she said, ‘I buy them for him, I’m his wife’.  That was cool 🙂

Otherwise, I am still working on my series of 3 articles on Creativity and Dementia Care for the Journal of Dementia Care, UK. 
I’ve received my first rejection of my book on the same subject, but am regrouping to send it out again.
I’m working with Anjo, my favorite web designer, to get my webshop up. A LOT of work, but it is fun. And I am developing my craft kits and working on the Dutch and English versions of the instructions.