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[caption id="attachment_580" align="alignnone" width="210"] Rabbitgirl. Pins will be removed when finished[/caption] 29-12-2019 My studio is behind our gallery. I like to tell visitors about the art in our gallery and listen to the stories that they have when seeing the work. Often they reveal personal little memories about their lives. Yesterday, when working on the rabbitgirl, the visitor told me about the landscape of his youth. He lived nearby a field covered with sundew, now a rare plant. He didn’t dare to go back, to see what is left over from this lovely place. Probably some residential area. He had good questions about the...

[caption id="attachment_461" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rabbit[/caption] 27 -12-2019 Two friends, hand-in-hand. Gerard gave me three just-born babyrabbits, eyes still shut. Sadly enough they haven’ lived long, I don’t know why. My first intention was to make three baby-Jezus-girls out of them, hanging around Maria’s legs. However, Maria never came out as Maria-the-mother that I intended her to be. I couldn’t get her fur coat blue and the urgency of making an Maria evanesced. Instead I made a proud Hare-girl. One of the baby-rabbits had already changed into a sausage-shaped Jezus, spotted by one of our cats. Don’t know where she is now. Now the two other vulnerable...