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An invitation to the opening of my exhibition in Leiden Netherlands


I am delighted to announce to all my faithful followers and visitors of the WordPress community the opening of my solo exhibition in Leiden Netherlands at the gallery Zône. Nieuwestraat 17b.
Come along with family and friends and discover my works for the first time, the entrance is free and there will be beverages and snacks for the occasion.
The opening will be on the 2nd of July from 2pm to 4pm and the paintings will be exposed during the whole month of July.
Leiden is a charming Dutch touristic city that you can put on your list for this summer.
To quote the first two paragraphs of Wikipedia…
Leiden (/ˈlaɪdən/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛi̯.də(n)] (About this sound listen); in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. The municipality of Leiden has a population of 122,915, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude with 206,647 inhabitants. The Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) further includes Katwijk in the agglomeration which makes the total population of the Leiden urban agglomeration 270,879, and in the larger Leiden urban area also Teylingen, Noordwijk, and Noordwijkerhout are included with in total 348,868 inhabitants. Leiden is located on the Oude Rijn, at a distance of some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from The Hague to its south and some 40 km (25 mi) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden.
A university city since 1575, Leiden houses Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, and Leiden University Medical Center. Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage, not only in science, but also in the arts. One of the world’s most famous painters, Rembrandt, was born and educated in Leiden. Other famous Leiden painters include Lucas van Leyden, Jan van Goyen and Jan van Steen. The city has been one of Europe’s most prominent scientific centres for more than four centuries. Modern scientific medical research and teaching started in the early 18th century in Leiden with Boerhaave. Many important scientific discoveries have been made here, giving rise to Leiden’s motto: ‘City of Discoveries’.
Leiden University is one of Europe’s top universities, it boasts thirteen Nobel Prize winners, it is a member of the League of European Research Universities and positioned highly in all international academic rankings. It is twinned with Oxford, the location of the United Kingdom’s oldest university. Leiden University and Leiden University of Applied Sciences (Leidse Hogeschool) together have around 35,000 students. Leiden is a typical university city, university buildings are scattered throughout the city and the many students from all over the world give the city a bustling, vivid and international atmosphere.

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A labour of love


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Today I took the afternoon off.
Painting set aside I dedicated it to the updating of my sidebar.
My bloggers had that professional & polished look to theirs. I used to wonder how they managed it so beautifully.
As a firm believer of “there’s a right time for everything” I took the plunge & discovered a whole range of widget facilities that were relatively easy to work out. With luck I managed to insert in a few hours, the ones that were a priority to me.
Among them, inserting the links of my followers.
At the end of it I felt as if I had climbed Mount Everest & was ready to shout at the top of my lungs, Eureka!
Check it out, I am curious to know your opinion.
Do you think it adds a lot to the quality of a blog as I did?

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Seeking quietude & thank you’s!


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Seeking Nirvana 🙂
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Just to give a sign of presence after a small pause between posts!
I have tried to like & comment as much as possible but find it hard to get on WordPress every day as I did previously.
It has been hectic lately here & feel in dire need of quietude.
Winter is usually a time where one slows down a bit, keeping more indoors, weather being the major cause but apparently this year was a bit of an exception.
I wanted to express my deepest gratitude again & always for the constant faithfulness of my followers, likes & comments throughout my rather inadequate ubeity 🙂

Trying to practice patience with laptop trouble :(


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It loves me… it loves me not 😉
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I regret to have to let you know that my laptop is not yet fixed & will have to be taken back in tomorrow for a second more thorough check up so, I’m asking you to try & be patient with me until I will be able to come back with a fully functioning one.
I got an ACER Windows8 not even two years ago & it worked perfectly until now so you can understand my disappointment… I thought I could go on with it for at least three years plus, it is an expensive item & yet it’s manufactured to last less than toys do.
I’ll try & borrow one but it’ll only be useful for following & liking.
Wishing all of you the very best 🙂

Holidays have stretched out for technological reasons


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Hi everyone! Please forgive my longer absence. I have computer problems which I hope will quickly get resolved. You might remember this photo… I have already used it as I cannot bring my photos into my Media.
Meanwhile one of my closest opened up Instagram for me as an advertising facility for my photography & paintings. All you have to do is go on “search” on Instagram, type LIFE_PAINTINGS to get on it.
If you have a moment to spare I’d greatly appreciate the effort! It is still at its beginning so persevere with me while I’m buildings a solid portfolio…
Thanks again for your patience, all the likes & follows. I am always amazed at the fidelity of my viewers especially in my inactive holiday periods or as now, when trouble arises 🙂

Thank you’s & taking a small break!


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I’ll be taking a break from posting for two weeks to come back with the oomph for more!
My appreciation goes to all my followers, for the time they take to like & comment,
without you this blog wouldn’t have been possible.
When I think of the moment I published my first post & got my first like shortly after…
the feeling was indescribable, I couldn’t believe that someone was out there seeing my
first painting “The lioness” in my “Hello world” first page.
See…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/hello-world/

Thank you!

Life back to its folds…


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Life back to its folds…
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Life has settled back to raining 🙂
We slowly find ourselves getting back to our routine with new decision-making in order to improve, advance and grow. So my apologies for making myself scarce of late but I need time to study, paint and the only time I’ve got to liking & commenting are the posts I find in my mailbox (I don’t understand why they do while others don’t).
I have not forgotten any of my followers and go on appreciating your concern throughout my blogging experience which I hope will pick up once things get more settled & I get more accustomed to the pattern of the days.
I know it’s classical to want new goals after a good break but hard to follow up so I have to play it moment by moment & see if I can keep up to that determination, the one that gave me strength to decide in the first place.

My thanks goes toward your constant support!