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Christmas scene in February

I drew this in February, it would be a good image for a Christmas card.

Made on my iPad with the Paper53 app, drawn from life.

Lenk

Four years ago I was in Lenk (Switzerland) and I made drawings in the vacation home. The drawings I made in this house, were the first post on this blog. And I used a part of these drawings as the header of this blog. Now I am again in Lenk, in the same house, and I did drew a part of the header of this blog. Now on my iPad. And with less concentration and determination, I must say.

Portrait of Jarno

Drawn from life on iPad with Paper53 app.

WRAP information evening



This are drawings I made during an evening on which Dienke Boertien gave information about WRAP. WRAP means Wellness Recovery Action Plan and is a wellness tool developed by Mary Ellen Copeland. You can use WRAP for dealing with any kind of mental health problem, medical problems and life issues. I love all the values of WRAP, here is my choice of favorite values of WRAP:

* Insisting that you be treated as an equal, with dignity, compassion, mutual respect, and unconditional high regard; as a unique, special individual, including acceptance of diversity with relation to culture, ethnicity, language, religion, race, gender, age, disability, sexual identity, and “readiness” issues, and treat others the same way.
* Avoiding the use of clinical, medical, and diagnostic language.
* Emphasizing strategies that are simple and safe.
* Understanding that difficult feelings and behaviors are normal responses to traumatic circumstances, and that what is happening in your life need not be considered symptoms or a diagnosis.
* People get well, stay well for long periods of time, and do the things they want to do with their lives.

More information about WRAP can be found on the US website or the Dutch website.

I drew these sketches from life with my iPad and the Paper53 app.

My ferry drawings published with Storehouse app

I downloaded the Storehouse app on my iPad and made in half an hour a presentation of the drawings I made on the ferry in the spring and summer of 2013. It is a very easy to use app, and it gives a very nice result.

Here are some screenshots from my iPad in the Storehouse app.

Here you can see it how it is on Storehouse:
https://www.storehouse.co/stories/u00o-on-the-ferry

Portrait of Alef

Drawn from life with Sketches app of Tayasui.

Magician Mal Cross

I met him in Manhattan, New York. I looked rather long at his moustache, so he invited me for a cup of coffee. He showed me some of his tricks and allowed me to draw him. And he explained me the effects of marijuana, which is a rather odd thing to do to someone from Amsterdam, I think. On his business card he wrote: Mal Cross, magician to the rich and famous. Here is his website: malcross.com
I drew it on my iPad with the Sketches app of Tayasui
Image via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/j9fHVu

Janos Marton on Skype

Today I went to see a documentary about the  Living Museum. The Living Museum is a workspace for artists at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in New York. Janos Marton is leading the place and after the film we skyped with him. Rokus Loopik would like to start a Living Museum in The Netherlands.

Drawn from life on the iPad with Paper53 app, via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/jd1GjY

Christmas diner table

Drawn from life on iPad. Paper53 app, via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/j97JKj
 
I have been busy for hours to post this drawing from Flickr to this WordPress blog :-(
 
I used to post Flickr-images through the ‘embed’ feature of Flickr. I would copy the embed code given by Flickr into the ‘text’ interface of this WordPress blog. It worked fine for years, but this doesn’t work anymore. So I tried to use the “WordPress” button in Flickr, it didn’t work either. I tried this WordPress ‘how to’ guidelines, but it didn’t work either. At last I used IFTTT. That worked. But it is not really the best solution. With this IFTTT recipe I can’t post multiple images. I have to think to tag a drawing with ‘WordPress’. If I want to blog an image I already uploaded before to Flickr, this recipe doesn’t work either.
 
So if anyone can help me to embed my drawings upload on Flickr to this WordPress blog, I would be grateful.

Artis Zoo

My 11-year-old daughter has joined the Artis Ateliers, drawing lessons at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. Every time she comes home with beautiful drawings. And she is very enthusiastic herself too, about the lessons themselves and the results.

Bird at Artis Zoo, drawn by Barien (11 years)
Steenbok / ibex by Barien

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