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Roughly a year ago a very good friend of mine,
was organising an event for
from all over the world. He invited them to come over to our shared
office space and have a couple of drinks. I can't remember who came up
with the idea, but we finally bought a bunch of paint tubes and asked
the painters to try and somehow return to real painting, with real paint
and a real canvas. And since all of them should do it together, the canvas
simply had to be one of our office walls.
Over the next couple of hours, these guys really went into something, and
so the painting on our wall grew and grew.
And it grew even further.
We really had good fun watching the work in progress. Everybody, even guests without prior
painting experience, was giving it a try. Everybody was invited to fill the wall up and
paint what they were feeling like.
Everybody was in a flow. Even when waiting outside, it was a nice and warm night, the
people couldn't stop painting, this time using crayons, and they went on painting little
pictures on the street.
After having painted for almost 5 hours, everybody was happy with the result and
proud of being part of this happening. The final picture is about 5 meters wide and
almost 3 meters high, and it does not fit in full size on the following image.
But feel invited to come over and take a look yourself! The painting is still there
and will be around until we leave the office to the next residents. When coming
back to the office the next morning, we were glad it haven't rained yet and the chalk
paintings outside were still visible.
When taking a closer look at the big painting inside, I noticed a number of
It was just a wonderful evening. Thanks to everyone who was taking part in this, and even
more thanks to the guy who created this living and one-of-a-kind experience, Benjamin Rabe!
This picture represents the Wellington style pretty much. Old and new in once place, with lots
of very steep hills and roads.
Last weekend we stayed in Castlepoint on east coast of the north island of New Zealand. Words
cannot describe how beautiful this spot is. If you haven't been there yet, do so as soon as
possible! No excuses accepted!
This is the Karori tunnel which connects the suburb Karori with the Wellington city centre.
Most people take their car to drive through it. But that day we decided to do the walk of
about 4 kilometers.
Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and go on all
fours all day long and grunt like pigs. That would surely be more appropriate than noble oratory and
shows of flags and well-oiled guns.
from “Cat's Cradle”, published in 1963
02 May 2012 Fame
I have to admit that Fame was one of my
the TV show
one of my must-see things, when I was young (yes, that was in the Eighties).
“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”
“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”
“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.
“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”
“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”
A lecture on creativity,
This is Mount Ngauruhoe in the
Tongariro National Park,
New Zealand, most likely known as Mount Doom of Mordor from the
Lord of the Rings
trilogy. And yes, we did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, together with our little 5 year old kiddo Kester, who walked the
whole distance of 19.4 km!
I could stay here forever
Wood on a black beach
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