Packing my bags for the trip to Los Angeles! Follow me this week on the website of The

Packing my bags for the trip to Los Angeles! Follow me this week on the website of The Jaunt.

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk - Los Angeles

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.

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Sneak preview

A little sneak preview. Work in progress for my 3 colour silkscreen print based on my visit to Stockholm.

Going to the printer soon!

Day 04 



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!

Day 03 

Drawing Swedish houses in the train, I love them. Very typical, simple almost symmetric wooden houses, all slightly different in beautiful colours.

Like this.

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…

…and Léger.

Beautiful drawing by George Grosz.

Jacques Villon

And a great exhibition by Gabriel Orozco.

..and a very funny piece by Jonas Dahlberg in the toilets.

Day 02: Göteborg

Today I made a trip to Göteborg to visit Ekta and see a different part of Sweden…

imageStarting off in the early morning funky Stockholm subway tunnels.

imageI love these tiles at the central station..

image…and these!

imageSweden; lakes and even more lakes.

imageTime for some sketching, not to forget I am actually here for a reason! ;-)


image…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.

image…ending the day in the studio doing a collage ping pong…thanks Ekta, thanks Göteborg, thanks The Jaunt!

Stockholm day 01

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;

imageI packed my bag with a sketchbook and equipment, ready to go!

imageMy 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 :-)

imageMy 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.

imageArrived 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.

imageA typical tobacco shop on the Södermalm island.

imageThe more funky part of town where you can actually see quite some graffiti in the streets of zero tolerance Stockholm…

imageGreat sculpture / slide / hide out.

imageThere is a lot of nice, clean functionalist architecture in Stockholm, this is the Luma factory from the 30’s/40’s.

imageOff to the old town Gamla Stan.

imageThat kind of sums it up!

imageFirst and probably last snow for me this winter…

imageWith 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…


day 4

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.

Nouvelle Ville

Today was a bit of a slow day. I only planned to go to Nouvelle Ville, the newest and most ‘fashionable’ part of town. I went to the place where all the horse carriages are, near the big square Djemaa el Fna and bargained with a driver for at trip to Jardin Marjorelle, the house that Yves Saint Laurent used to own.
I told him "just a trip to Jardin Marjorelle" but he insisted about 5 times for me to on a longer trip round the city, even though I told him I already went those places. I eventually convinced him and got on board. Felt sorry for those horses - imagine the working hours they have, and the traffic here is really chaotic and noisy!!! The driver let me off at the Jardin, and tried again to convince me to go on a trip again after I visited the Jardin. 
The garden there was amazing and very exotic looking. Big cactus plants and even banana palms, which I’ve never seen in real life. 
There was also a little Berber museum there, which was the best museum I’ve seen so far. Really well explained and beautifully set up. The other museums here in town are bit shabby. But they are all interesting though, because of the tile patterns and decorations.
Wasn’t allowed to take pictures in this museums, so sadly nothing to show you!
After the Jardin, I had lunch at a pretty spiffy Nouvelle Ville café. Very modern and with no charm whatsoever. I went back to my hotel after a little walk in Nouvelle Ville. I found it the least interesting part of town, apart from the Jardin of course. Had a nap a the hotel, before having a couscous dinner at a local place around the corner. 
For tomorrow I booked a full Hammam ritual at Hammam de la Rose. Really looking forward to that! 

Day 2 in Marrakesh

Started the day with breakfast at the hotel and acquainted with the hotels residential cats at the terrace. One thing I noticed quickly, is the amount of stray cats everywhere. Some are more friendly and tame than others, some will shake your hand with their claws !!
Something you can’t say about the locals here. As a Scandinavian you are not used to people addressing you on the streets. And that really happens a lot here! Furthermore, I met and talked to friendly shopkeepers today, when I was looking at some of the lovely scarves hanging everywhere. I was invited inside for a The de Menthe, which is obligatory here and very tasty, and I had a nice chat about the differences of Morocco and Denmark.
I was then pointed to a nearby pharmacy where I was shown how they produce the famous Argan oil. The oil is made from the seeds of the Argan tree, which are eaten and passed through a goats intestines and then they pick up the dung and pick out the seeds, which are then pressed into oil!!! The stuff is supposed to be the best for both internal and external use. I bought some and was offered a complimentary neck massage by a woman. I floated out of the shop :-)
Visited the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said museum. very beautiful and tranquil places. Had dinner at food stall #1 at Djemaa el fna square which is already my favourite one there. A wonderful and inspirational day indeed!