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Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Posted in Blog on October 20, 2012

My youngest son’s wedding

My youngest son Arjan married his high school sweet heart Katie on September the 22nd. They are very happy and were ready to take this next important step. The newly-wed couple Katie and Arjan and the parents. Our little family: Swanica, Maarten an ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 19, 2012

Sakura in Kyoto

I am back in the US after 51/2 weeks in Japan. I had a great exhibition. A lot of friends and people came all interested in my Kamakura-Red ceramic art. I had some good talks. Also, the Mashiko charity display got quite some attention and had some good results in donations for th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 16, 2011

A wonderful surprise

Last weekend, all my three boys were there. I knew that my middle son Maarten would come from Stockholm on Sunday night, because of his travel, but then my oldest son Roland arrived from San Diego last Friday night and suddenly, my youngest son Arjan and his fiancee Katie from C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 4, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

My family and I wishes all my family and friends a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2011!!  Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! Arjan, Swanica, Adriaan, Roland and Maarten. . Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 5, 2010

Family celebrations

I am still in the US or returned to the US from Holland after all the family celebrations. We had a wonderful time being together with our small family and big family especially to celebrate the MSc  graduation of my son Maarten in Holland. (from left to right: Arjan, Maarten, R ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 15, 2010

Beautiful Lotus Pond

It has been a while I wrote a blog. I am already preparing  my next show in November in the Toko Gallery in Mashiko. I had a show there also in 2007 and they show continually work from me. My theme for the show is: “Wings: Love is a bird, it needs to fly”. So, I am d ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 9, 2010

Goldsmith family exhibition in Holland

On April the 3rd in The Netherlands, I attended and participated in the exposition of “Rudie Arens” (a brother of my mother): “A family of artists and goldsmiths”. The exposition is open until June the 6th, 2010. My uncle is 91 years old, still working (f ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 2, 2010

Rediscovery of my heritage: my grandfather Rudolph ...

I celebrated Christmas 2009 and the New Years in the Netherlands with some of my family. While there I visited an aunt, sister of my Mom, I had never met before. Family quarrels happen in a lot of families and we are one of them. I have no idea what all happened. My grandfather ( ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 10, 2010

To Stockholm with my son Maarten

After New Years I went to Stockholm with my son Maarten to see where he lives. He does cancer research at the Karolinska Institutet for his Masters for 8 months. He lives again in one room after living in a bigger apartment, but it is still quite big. It also snowed in Stockholm ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 1, 2010

New Years Celebration in The Netherlands

New Years Eve celebrations in Holland are as divers as the people, but with the recent economical situation a lot of people go back to old traditions like having the party at home, watching TV or playing boardgames together. My sister-in-law Inge, my son Roland and niece Esmee. ... Continue Reading

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