A Perfect Day
Yesterday was a Perfect Day is every way!
It ended with listening (3x) to the latest CD by Leonard Cohen,
the man who’s drawing I’d admired IRL that same afternoon.
I tell you all about it and there’s a lot of photos coming too,
starting with the one for Haiku my Heart Friday.
|Bogen vangen licht
Vaarwel aan een mooie dag
rails brengt me weer thuis
|Arches catch the light
Farewell to a perfect day
Train tracks lead back home
Written for ‘Haiku My Heart Friday’.
For more haiku and photos, visit Rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon.
I had an appointment yesterday with a lawyer and expert in copyright and
interviewed him for an article in FEATURING. You all know we art journalers
love to use pics from magazine, photos and quotes but are we allowed so?
What’s the risk in using those images? What are the ‘do’s and don’ts’ and what
does the law tells us about copyright? I learned all (well, not all, but a lot!)
about it after speaking 2.5 hours with him. My head spun when I stepped
out of his door and I’m glad I taped the whole interview so I can listen back
to everything he said and use it to write the article.
Nout was with me to take photos, the interview was held in Amsterdam (the
capital of the Netherlands) and since I had not been there in years, we spend
the rest of the afternoon in that city. Here’s that typical ‘Amsterdam view’
After the interview, we walked back to have lunch at the big square in the
centre of the city (‘De Dam’.) Nout thought I looked gorgeous in my long,
leather coat so he took some photos of me at the ‘monument op de dam’.
I had read about an exhibition in Amsterdam and I was anxious to see it.
Nout agreed, as it was something he would love to visit too.
There was not much time left, but we took the bus to the ‘Westergasfabriek’
to visit the exhibition.
The exhibition is called
‘A Perfect Day’ and if you
are anywhere near Amsterdam
you should AB.SO.LU.TE.LY
go see it, and you better hurry,
’cause it is only open until Sunday,
February 26th, but MAN is it
worth the trip!!!
The names of all the exhibited artists
are on the image, click to enlarge
I can only show you a small
amount of what we saw, but
you can find more images and
all the information on the site
(Click ‘English’ at the top menu
for the translated version)
This exhibition is paradise for art journalers and here’s a selection of my faves.
I think it was a linoleum print, I love how this self portrait
is made with just a few lines.
I don’t know if you can see what it is – click to enlarge. On the stage
to the left is a ‘rockband’. The singer asks ‘hebben jullie er zin in?’
(hard to translate, something like ‘Are you guys eager/feel like it?’)
This drawing was real big, and hang from the ceiling at the exhibition.
A lot of rock bands came to mind when I saw it (no, I won’t give names )
and when I told Nout, we had a good laugh! This drawing is major funny!
Small drawings on post-its… a lot of post-its on the wall and
every one of the small drawings is worth wile to look at.
Funny or pretty or ‘wise’ or philosophical – it’s all there!
Here’s one in close up.
“He made air quotes so often that eventually a pair of real quotes
materialized on either side of his head.”
I hate people who do that – make ‘airquotes’ I mean – so this yellow
post-it made me smile from ear to ear!
I don’t remember what the name of the artist was that made this big text-cloud,
but I thought it was a funny text and Nout made a photo of me ‘saying it’.
On our way back to the train station, I bought the latest CD from Leonard.
I’ve been wanting to buy it and now seemed the perfect time to actually step
into the music store, get my wallet and finally GET IT!
The light in the Amsterdam Central Station in the late afternoon was gorgeous
(see first photo) and Nout and I agreed that this was indeed A PERFECT DAY!
I wish you all a perfect weekend!
(Go see that exhibition now!)