Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Today I am packing as we are leaving for the Alpes. I am looking forward to snowy slopes, great food and lovely company. But before I do just a few words about this year:

learned, I cried, 
I laughed, I failed, 
I was succesful, I failed some more,
I was confident, I was insecure, 
I took action, I left my path, I regained focus,  
I got many NO's and was even more ignored, 
I got YES, YES, YES, I got attention, 
I love life the way I am shaping it,
I love the way life is shaping me,
I don't regret my choice
to chase my OWN dreams
to you all

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Getting Ready!

 Christmas tree in the Meijers' residence

my loyal car!

5 hours! That is what I spend in my car last Friday. Stuck in traffic chaos caused by heavy snowfall. There was no escaping. A distance that would normally take me about 15 minutes. I completely under estimated the situation and thought I could easily make a delivery to a client...
Well there are worse things in life. I am enjoying one of the most relaxed weekends I had in ages. The tree is up and I am getting ready for Christmas. I feel blessed!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Miami Snippets

 The A Team: Bobby Berk, moi, Eric Garcia (store manager BBH Miami)
and Eva Roepers
 with blogger Catherine Michelena of Inspire Bohemia and her mum
 happy clients
 with Chef Charles Harris, Adelaide Price of DWR West Palm Beach
and interior designer Sandy Napoli Cowper
 all smiles
 Bobby Berk Home and Mariska Meijers designs make a great combo!
 more happy clients....

 with Dutch colleague artist-designer Alexander Tempel 
of Artists not Armies
Alexander Tempel, Eva Roepers, Daphne Plug and blogger-interior designer
Natasha Haastrup Huang of Northern Light
I know that it has almost been a week since I returned from Art Basel Miami so finally here are some snippets from my show. On the way in I had huge delays because of the weather conditions in Europe. Being rerouted via Boston made me miss the Vogue party at the Raleigh Hotel (boohoo), but the most important thing was that I arrived in time for my own event!
Once in Miami I received a warm welcome from handsome, energetic Bobby Berk, founder of and creative brain behind  Bobby Berk Home, who together with Eva Roepers of Interdecorations hosted the cocktail and viewing party. I had a wonderful time, meeting interior design bloggers, shop owners that carry my products and clients, but even friends and colleague artist-designers from Amsterdam!
With only 4 full days in Miami I had a packed schedule both business and pleasure. I am grateful to my US distributor/agent Eva Roepers and Bobby Berk for all their wonderful arrangements and support!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New press - GLAMOUR and Wining & Dining


Just got back from Miami on which I will do a "report" later this week but first I would like to share some new mentions in the press. The December issue of GLAMOUR (Latin America edition) features my painting Chair & Circles and Wining & Dining (Dutch edition) features the boxed note card series  I created for Camille Oostwegel Chateau Hotels & Restaurants. I big thank you to both magazines for exposing me to their readers!


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