I love to be creative with many different kinds of mediums, from the moment I was born. I love drawing, painting, sculpturing, cross stitching, sewing and much more. Photography is another passion of mine and I take this with me when I explore the richness of culture the world has to offer. Because I love to travel and made many photos along my journeys, I looked for a creative way to journal all the gained impressions and memories.
About ten years ago I started to fall in love with paper scrapping. I collected a lot of scrapbooking material and made quite a collection of pages. After a while I found myself having less and less time to spend on my hobbies and a few years ago I discovered the ease of use of digital scrapbooking. By making scrapbook pages on my computer, I can scrapbook whenever I have a spare moment, wherever I am.
I recently graduated from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and I've started my own product design agency called Studio Gekko.
Pictures of the Dutch version of Halloween, called "Sint Maarten", made with elements of the Boo! Halloween kit.
I live in the Netherlands, where we don’t quite know the American Halloween traditions, but we do have a similar holiday. It’s called Sint Maarten and it is celebrated on the 11th of November, so it will be celebrated soon. The tradition is meant for children from the age of 4 till 12 years, who will make their own “lampion” at school. In the evening all the children will go door to door with their lampions around their neighbourhood to sing Sint Maarten songs and collect candy for them.
When I was little I was always very, very shy. So you can imagine that it was quit hard for me to sing songs for strangers all night long. I still remember the first time that I went door to door by myself, together with my little brother. I was 6 years old at the time and because I was so shy I kept singing the entire time with my hand stuck in my mouth, because of which people couldn’t hear me that well. A year later I went through the streets again with a self-made lampion, but this time I was surrounded by more friends, so it became less scary. I got more courage from their courage, and so I finally discovered the fun of singing for Sint Maarten!
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