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Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Posted in Blog on January 14, 2014

Best wishes for 2014!

I would like to wish my family, friends, and visitors to my website all the best for the new year 2014! Akemashite omedeto gozaimashita! I grew some beautiful Amaryllis flowers during the Holiday time and would like to share. Enjoy this gorgeous flower with the Kamakura-Red color ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 30, 2012

Super trees in Singapore’s ‘Gardens by ...

On my way to Japan I am visiting Singapore and Jakarta. In Singapore I did go to “The Gardens by the Bay”. This is a forest made of concrete and steel like an urban jungle. Eighteen man-made trees can create their own energy and try to recreate green. The trees have ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 19, 2012

Back in Japan

I am back in Japan for 3 weeks and it has been a while that I wrote a blog. It is wonderful to be back and we walk a lot on the Zaimokuza beach, where we live in Kamakura. It is quite hot and muggy and I find that difficult. But luckily in our little house we have air conditioni ... 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 February 2, 2012

Taking of my hat! :) :)

Thanks to all my family and friends for their help and support during the last couple of months! I am taking off my hat for you all! 🙂  My hair is growing back all curly! We had a wonderful time in Israel. Really an incredible country with so much ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 14, 2011

Beautiful autumn colors!

This morning I received my next Herceptin treatment. The nurse Denise helped me very well and I was quickly done(2 hours). Otherwise, I start to heal from the radiation and my hair is growing back: a very short bold hairstyle!!! During my drive home I photographed some trees with ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 28, 2011


Last week, Adriaan, our son Maarten and I went to Yosemite National Park, which is south of Lake Tahoe and about a 4 hour drive from the Bay Area, where we live. Maarten and Adriaan went up the Vernon Falls and the Neveda Falls, which took them about 5 hours. It was a great ex ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 6, 2011

Koyasan and losing my hair

This week, I would have had an exposition during the “Happymaker” Festival at Koyasan, a sacred center of the Shingon Buddhism. Mount Koya is a 900 meter high plateau surrounded by eight peaks. The eight peaks are thought to represent the eight petals of a lotus in ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 28, 2011

Research and Support Groups

At the moment, I read quite a lot about breast cancer. They have quite some support groups at Stanford Hospital and also in the Bay Area. It is just wonderful to see how much support there is. Last Wednesday, I went to the Breast Awareness group guided by the nurse of my surgeon. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 15, 2011


Flowers  from my sons Roland, Maarten and Arjan and their better halves Cameryn, Mindy and Katie. Thank you so much! Love you all!!!!! . Continue Reading

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