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Life’s palette

Of other things in my life that complement my palette

Losing my eyesight…

or the story of my Retina who decided to emancipate herself - essentially take a hike - and my post-op survival strategies.   Funny thing is, if there is such a thing as funny in eye surgery, is that it... Continue Reading →

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BathIron – Among blacksmiths

The first sentence, the opening phrase is always the most important one. So help me out here! How does one start to describe that for which there are no words? OK, I have words. But what I struggle with is... Continue Reading →

Meeting the Devil’s Blacksmith

I've bee involved in the Devil's Blacksmith documentary only in its post-production phase until now. I have translated and narrated for my friend the filmmaker. However, I have never met either of the blacksmiths involved in this project. To be... Continue Reading →

The barefoot narrator

I've share with you some time ago (in this blogpost) my involvement in my friend's documentary film on forge welding. I am really happy to report that the project was quite successful, and many professional and amateur blacksmiths and enthusiast... Continue Reading →

Update – Caverna player aid

Mr.AP suggested we try and see if the player aid gets accepted by BoardGameGeek, and lo and behold it did! What's more, it received likes and many people already downloaded it for their personal use. Wow! I feel over the... Continue Reading →

Board game aid for Caverna

The weather's been pretty awful lately, at least by my standards. It has gone from - 10 °C to 15 °C and back down to the minuses in a matter of days. We went from winter to late spring and... Continue Reading →

Things that make me happy

Today I woke up to a beautiful, all encompassing sunshine. I have not looked at the thermometer to see what the temperature is like outside, but for me, for all intents and purposes it is Spring. Yes, with a capital... Continue Reading →

Porto on my mind

As I look out the window dark clouds are gathering over the pristine sky. The weatherman says fall is here and heavy rains are imminent. And yet I don't want to let go of the bright sun, the long, warm... Continue Reading →

Plein air drawing, a kit and my plain simple verdict

The idea of plein air painting and drawing... all right, plein air anything has fascinated me for a long time. I have seen (and envied) painters who just go out and face the elements, take in the real experience and... Continue Reading →

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