We are now only 9 days away from sending Jordy van den Nieuwendijk to the City of Angels for his Jaunt trip. The car has been booked, the hotels are reserved. We are ready to go!
You can still buy one of the 50 limited edition hand pulled screen prints from Jordy’s trip to LA. We are taking orders until the 23rd of April.
Order your print at www.thejaunt.net/trips
A little sneak preview. Work in progress for my 3 colour silkscreen print based on my visit to Stockholm.
Going to the printer soon!
Last day in Stockholm, last day of sightseeing and collecting material for my print.
Øl & vin
Stockholm bird’s eye view in the nice Kulturhuset.
Great view on the top floor, better to sit inside…
…compared to misty, wet and 3 degrees outside.
Sure thing I’ll use this beauty in my print!
Goodbye Stockholm, it’s been great! Thanks Jeroen/The Jaunt for this amazing opportunity, now back to work!
Drawing Swedish houses in the train, I love them. Very typical, simple almost symmetric wooden houses, all slightly different in beautiful colours.
Another typical Swedish thing is the state controlled liquor stores Systembolaget.
Bad weather unfortunately so off to the Moderna Museet..
With Pablo in the park
And a great exhibition ” Dance Machines - from Léger to Kraftwerk” with Kraftwerk…
Beautiful drawing by George Grosz.
And a great exhibition by Gabriel Orozco.
..and a very funny piece by Jonas Dahlberg in the toilets.
Today I made a trip to Göteborg to visit Ekta and see a different part of Sweden…
Starting off in the early morning funky Stockholm subway tunnels.
I love these tiles at the central station..
Sweden; lakes and even more lakes.
Time for some sketching, not to forget I am actually here for a reason! ;-)
…and in between the rain we managed to do this painting, we were very pleased with the result since it was the first time we worked together.
…ending the day in the studio doing a collage ping pong…thanks Ekta, thanks Göteborg, thanks The Jaunt!
I arrived in Stockholm yesterday evening after a pretty long bustrip from the airport through the dark Swedish woods, passing the Scania truck-factory and occasionally spotting the ” beware of crossing moose” signs, a funny detail I really liked. I’m in Sweden! Here are some highlights of the day;
I packed my bag with a sketchbook and equipment, ready to go!
My transport for the day, best way to explore a city! Well…if it would have been my own bike of course, but better to ride a women’s bike with basket than no bike at all :-)
My hotel is at the Kungsholmen part of town, and around the corner I bumped into this beautiful illustrative piece, and after some googling found out it’s by Stig Blomberg from the fifties.
Arrived on the Langholmen island, basically a beautiful park on a big piece of rock with a bridge over it. Must be fantastic in the summer.
A typical tobacco shop on the Södermalm island.
The more funky part of town where you can actually see quite some graffiti in the streets of zero tolerance Stockholm…
Great sculpture / slide / hide out.
There is a lot of nice, clean functionalist architecture in Stockholm, this is the Luma factory from the 30’s/40’s.
Off to the old town Gamla Stan.
That kind of sums it up!
First and probably last snow for me this winter…
With a little detour I ended up on Djurgården with the typical Biologiska Museet. The island is filled with beautiful wooden houses, well castles even and all the way in the east a very nice coastline view, just before dark…
So, today was my last day in the Red City. And I really must admit it has totally blewn my mind i so many ways. My eyes have seen so many colors, patterns and faces, that I need to rest them for a long time!
I started the day with a full Hammam ritual at Hammam de la Rose in the Mouassine area, which I found to be my favourite part of town so far. Too bad I only spent one day here… The Hammam was really, really nice, allthough also a bit intimidating for a pale scandinavian as myself. The ritual consisted of a wash with black eucalyptus soap, followed by a (really rough) scrub. At the end a nice long massage. I floated out of the door, completely newborn!
Had lunch at a nearby rooftop café, and headed out for some final gift shopping. Got some real good bargains here and ended up having tea with a young berber from Sahara, named Ridwan at a little shop. I bought some stuff at his shop and he dressed me up like a proper berber woman and I aquired the name Fatima. Although his english was very sparse, we managed to have some conversation and he learned me a few berber phrases.
The Jaunt has been a truly grand experience for me. So inspiring, that I barely know where to start. I will be no problem though, for me to create an artwork now - so much to draw from in this amazing and overwhelming city. I fly back tomorrow with a lighter heart and a full mind!
I can really recommend Marrakech to everyone, who wants to step out of their comfort zone! I most certainly did in a very positive way.