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Small witch chest tutorial

DIY witch chest tutorial for a small wood box painted in black.

A very simple witch chest tutorial. Nothing special just how I painted this little ready made box.

There are multiple things you can put in this box;

  • hair
  • gel
  • spiders (fake)
  • shells
  • sand
  • other witchy things you can think of.
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Simple painting tutorial

Paint a Bob Ross painting on a sketchbook to make it stand out and be unique.

 

Maybe you have had the same problem as me and wanted to watch a video or a tutorial but you are already listening to music which you do not want to pause. So to help with this problem I have a really simple tutorial that does not need sound.

 

I have painted my sketchbook with the help of a Bob Ross tutorial.

 

 

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I do not like drawing I like doodling

Last week I really fell back in love with drawing. Or so I thought. I realised that I like to make a quick drawing. Or at least most of the time. I still like making a portrait once in a while. But that always take 8+ hours. Sometimes you just need a quick fix. So a doodle will do just fine. Than expectations are not so high. Than it is fine if you mess up.

 

Doodles for the weeks inktober

 

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How does Gardens by the bay improve life in Singapore?

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The park opened in October 2011.

Gardens by the Bay is a park in Singapore that helpt with the strategy to make Singapore a garden city. A city in a garden. The goals is to improve the quality of life. The want to do this with the flora and founa in the city.

This park has futuristic trees that are incredibly high and made out of metal.

Everytime I look at this it makes me want to go back. The gardens looked great during the day. But during the day it was to warm to walk in the sun.

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Amongst the high buildings, the trees are sometimes hidden. Which is incredible to do that with such a height.

Humans are also animals which we tend to forget. We started to live in high buildings amongst other high building. We forgot to implement nature into our cities. I think it is absolutely wonderful that the government in Singapore is trying to bring nature back. The city is also incredibly clean which made me feel great to be there. I live in The Netherlands and here is quite a lot of litter on the ground and next to the roads. If I am honest to myself and you, I am a bit of a germophobe. It does not affect my daily life so it is not so bad. But that is a reason I love Singapore. Even with all the cars and people, it felt really clean.

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An infographic example

Infographic are great to learn some design skills but they are a bit tricky to make.

Why an infographic

An infographic is great for SEO but google does not see the text in the image. So you need to accompany it with some. If you post this on Pinterest a lot of people will see and click on it. People will link to a relevant infographic which will draw more traffic to your website.

infographics are great to tell a story in an easy to understand way. You will need relevant data in the infographic and good, easy to understand visuals. The first thing people look at is the visuals. So make them outstanding.

 

This infographic

Holland Aviation is a company I work for.

For this company, I make al sort of designs and take care of there social media presence.

They make windsocks. A windsock is really important on an airport. They say things about the wind direction and wind speed. This is vital information if there is a danger with high wind speeds of the risk for gas leaks.

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Inktober week 1

This is going to be my first Inktober. Unfortunately, I don’t have ink at the moment. So, I am going to do this with a fountain pen and some with a normal pen. It is still ink I guess.

I am not going to do a full portrait in ink every day. Simply because I do not have the time for that right now. I am mostly going to doodle things.

Inktober is not just to learn to draw or draw with ink. It is also about creating a positive habit. I think smaller doodles still have some sort of creative process behind it.

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Rammstein concert Rotterdam (NL) 2019

Rammstein the band from Germany. Everyone started talking about them agian after their album release in 2019. They did a stadium tour in Europe that same summer. The visuals for the tour look just as good as the new album.

 

An incredibly warm day. And what do I do? I went to a Rammstein concert with a lot of pyros. In De Kuip there was a heat plan so there were drink water points and we were allowed to take a soft plastic bottle with us without the cap

We had to wait a while for the new album but it is just as good as there live show. It gives you a lot of energy even if you are just listening to the cd.

Rammstein started there show a bit earlier than the schedule said. Which is a nice change compared to the many big rock stars who always let their fans wait. They started with a big bang. Literally, everything immediately on fire and even warmer than it already was. Unfortunately, me and my friend quickly noticed that we were so far away from the speakers that the fire was half a second before the sound. It was not a major differents but just enough to notice it.

 

It was a great show everything was well arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

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Château et Jardins de Canon

Château et Jardins de Canon, a family château like no other.

During our holiday in Normandie, we went here.

It was beautiful, the house was not as big as I thought. When we walked into the house it was a lot smaller than expected. But the best thing about is the garden anyway so it did not really matter.

 

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You start the tour from the south farm. In this farm, you come across the vegetable garden, the bread oven, orangery, cider press, and a bees’ yard.

 

Then you walk to the vase grove. There are various species. The name comes from the design of its paths in the shape of a vase.

After the vase grove, you walk along a lane towards the temple of the mourner. It was built in 1783 in a neo-classical style. J.B. Élie de Beaumont designed in memory of his beloved late wife.

If you are in a wheelchair you might want to skip the wild walk. But you can walk to the ornamental pond. where you have a beautiful view of the château. The pond is the home of carps, trout, roaches, swans, eels, and ducks.

 

Into the woods

When you walk into the woods towards the grand canal you come across a beautiful little waterfall. A little walk along the canal in the shade. You will end up at the chines pavilion that was built in 1781. And underwent restoration work in 2017.

Then my personal favourite part of the garden was the chartreuses. Eleven closed gardens which were called “Fruitiers”. The purpose of these gardens was the grow various kinds of fruit.

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Back to the house

At the Rosiers’ Hall, you mind find some festivities that take place there. This was made to balance out the south farms on the other side.

Then you stand in front of the château. If you go in your mind understand what I meant with “the house was not as big as I thought.” Not that the house is small. It just looked bigger on the outside.

 

 

I do recommend this if you are in the neighborhood.

 

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Tentoonstelling Design in Het Derde Rijk

22 September ben ik naar het design museum in Den Bosch gegaan. Daar is momenteel een tentoonstelling over design in het derde rijk.
Toen we binnen kwamen moesten we eerst een film bekijken. De film vertelde kort iets over de tijdlijn en grote gebeurtenissen tijdens het derde rijk.
Na deze film gingen we de tentoonstellingshal binnen. Daar begon het met een kort verhaaltje over hoe het begon in 1919. Daarbij ook wat uitleg over nazisme. Daarna kwamen we bij een vitrine met schoolboeken. Het ging erover hoe het nazisme op school werd doorgevoerd. Maar ook hoe het in het dagelijks leven steeds meer naar voren kwam.
Het middenstuk van de tentoonstelling ging veel over Hitler in deze periode. Over de verschillende dingen die hij heeft ontworpen. Maar ook hoe ze het logo voor de partij hadden gevonden.
Het laatste stuk van de tentoonstelling ging over de 2e wereld oorlog. Maar ook hoe in het begin de Duitsers een betaalbare auto was beloofd die er niet kwam zoals ze hadden verwacht.
De tentoonstelling was heel erg gebaseerd op feiten. In dit geval is het goed dat er niet veel meningen in voor kwamen. Het is een gevoelig onderwerp bij veel mensen.
Ik was wel nog hier en daar benieuwd hoe de gewone Duitse burger het heeft ervaren. Maar ook hoe andere burgers van andere landen het zagen gebeuren. Maar ik blijf wel bij mijn standpunt dat het goed is dat er niet te veel meningen in de tentoonstelling werd verteld.
De tentoonstelling was wel netjes verzorgd. Er mochten geen foto’s gemaakt worden.
Zeker een aanrader om heen te gaan nu het er nog is.
De tentoonstelling loopt tot 19 januari 2020
Let wel op dat je van te voren tickets moet bestellen.