Fiep Westendorp Stimuleringsprijs / award ceremony / Pakhuis de Zwijger / Amsterdam

By an incredibly happy coïncidence, I participated in the biennial Fiep Westendorp Stimuleringsprijs-competition last summer. It’s a prize that three people win every two years, with a concept for an illustration-related project they would like to do. The winners get a very generous sum of money to realize their project.

And…. I won!! The two other winners of 2011 are Iris Deppe and Anika Franke.

I would like to endlessly thank the Fiep Westendorp Foundation, the jury, and Fiep Westendorp herself (although she can’t hear it), THANK YOU ENDLESSLY!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Also: thank you Adinda, Bouke and Hilde for all the pushing and all the advice.

My project is going to be about my fear that my father will die. It is a fear that has been taking extravagant shapes, and it is my ambition to make a book out of it that will be both a souvenir of him, for me, for when he dies, and a journey through the emotions that go with this angst. You will be hearing more about it.

First, here are some pictures of me at the ceremony.


Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos / Café de Flater / Utrecht / launch with live painting

Pony People + Menah = Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos! (The Same Tattoos As Jorgos)

We launched our new brand with a live painting session at Café de Flater, Utrecht. We worked two big canvases and we also tattooed the audience. They could choose from the various tattoos we knew Jorgos has. Sven made a seamine, not a sevenmine.

See more on the Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos facebook page













28/10/2012 Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos, blog