Made in 2016, a small portret of ‘Radical Face’, made with water color and fineliner.
I like birds. Great tits especially. I know it sounds weird in English, but in Dutch they are called ‘Koolmeesjes’. I have always loved this bird since I was a little kid. They always stood out from the other birds, they made me smile and just happy. So I decided a couple of years ago I needed a tattoo of one. And I’m still super happy I got one! Before I got one I looked up what the represented and I found this: Truth, reality, acrobatics, cheerful, sunny and carefree. A lot of things I value a lot and some I wish I was (carefree).
I listened to Eels’ ‘I like birds’ a few days ago, that I used to listen to all the time, every day, and again, remember from our holidays with the fam. And it made me so happy again, I just had to dance to it. It’s spring, it’s sunny out (some days), the birds are singing and nature is beautiful. So once in a while, turn up the volume and dance, dance like no one is watching.
If you’re small and on a search
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on
Last Saturday me and my friend Amy went to the ‘Nordic Delight Festival’ in Amsterdam. The reason I wanted to go there was because ‘Axel Flovent’ was one of the performers that night. His music helped me through some panic attacks and helped me go to sleep at night (I don’t sleep with my phone near my bed anymore, so I can’t listen to music at night). I came across his song ‘Forest Fires’ on the YouTube channel, ‘wavering noise’. It has been one of my favorite songs ever since.
Amy was wearing this adorable denim dungarees with a checkered blouse and I loved it so much my outfit is inspired by hers. We had a lot of fun, heard some really good new music and saw some weird movies that night. And I want to thank her for being so amazing.
I can’t change your thoughts, my dear
I can’t change your fears
But if you want I’ll travel near
To make it disappear
Your dreams are incredibly loud tonight
You’re creating forest fires
You can’t even change your sight
It’s stuck in you like a virus