|Occupation||Jewelry designer & qualified master goldsmith / jewelry maker.|
|Introduction||Life is about moments.|
don't wait for them.
|Interests||Lived and worked in my profession several years in the Caribbean and in Germany. Designed and made new diamond jewelry lines which are still in vogue and still produced all over Europe nowadays. In competition with Rolex in Geneva and Cartier in Paris I designed a special, unique watch for Kuwait. After two years I won the race and produced gold and platinum watches in a small, specialized watch-workshop in Geneva for Kuwait. Restored and rebuilt in The Netherlands a large medieval Dutch farmhouse in authentic style ( did all the carpentry and bricklaying with my own hands and did courses to learn ). Worked during 4 years as a final corrector of the French, German and English language for a professional translation bureau in Amsterdam. Was appraiser of houses and real estate for 2 years. And a personal assistant for a disabled pharmacist during more than 12 years, exactly like the PA in the French movie Intouchables. I almost forgot: I moved (relocated) and lived on 20 very different locations in my life up till now. -------------------------------------------------------- Hobbies and interests: music, drawings, paintings, sculptures, art history, architecture, mineralogy, foreign languages and text writing. Played as an oboist in a symphony orchestra. Was a voluntary secretary of a large town district council (city of Apeldoorn) for 4 years. Flew several years as a licensed pilot in ultralights and small single- and twin-engine airplanes preferably to air-shows in Britain. Driving my Fiat124 Spider convertible to and in Germany, France and Italy. --Love Indonesian, Thai and North-African spicy cooking and eating. Skillful with computers for more than 30 years, built several web sites among others this website for a worldwide Fiat 124 Spider community, for a Russian female piano player living in the Netherlands and the Italian car designer Tom Tjaarda asked me to build a website for him. And made about 20 YouTube movies/animations for fun.|
|Favorite Movies||Movie directors: Lars von Trier, Claude Sautet, Nicholas Ray, Milos Forman, Luchino Visconti, Stanley Kubrick, Agnes Varda, Gabriel Axel, Yimou Zhang, Sam Peckinpah, Nicolas Roeg, Ang Lee and many others. My most admired choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui especially in his composition "In Memoriam 2 Sidi Larbi" ( on YouTube ) with primary dancer Bernice Coppieters of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in their incredible and stunning performance with the Corsican singers "A Filetta" .|
|Favorite Music||Music was my first love ( in the womb of my musical mother: she had a beautiful voice, was singing all day and I still remember what she sang ) and music will be my last !|
|Favorite Books||Several bookcases filled up with art-, painting-, art-history- and cooking books.|