Today I did have a last visiting opportunity in the beautiful light appartment in Leuven where I have done several exhibitions. I do feel grateful for every piece of work which has found a new home with new owners and for the money, (much more than I dared to hope for) which has been transferred to support reforestation projects. I did miss trees and forests in my immediate envoronment so often during the yearrs I did live in Belgium. Glad that I finally found a way to do something about it.
This exhibition was a good experience.
I am also grateful, for the life this place allowed me to live. It has given me a new conncetion to birds and opened my eyes for the constant changes in the sky. It also has changed my experience of space. I never before had so much space to live in. It changes your thinking and perspective and that renewal was a very good thing and did bring a bettter balance in the things I value.
Now looking forward to work again and create something new.
The last day of my exhibition in Leuven is approaching. It will be on the 18th of June. I am happy that till now it has been quite succesful and quite some works are gone to new owners who agreed to sponsor reforestation projects. Happy also that in this very small way I can contribute something in restoring the damage done by humanity.
The last weeks have been extremely intense and often stressful. Not easy to stay centered and balanced. I am very much looking forward to more peaceful times and to reinstalling a workspace, a qiet place where I can concentrate on creating again. There are a lot of patterns and images in my mind which ask to be worked out. But the new adress of my workspace is still unknown.
Tomorrow there will be an exam and finishing my first year of studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is like understanding in a different way the movements of natural energy, creating sickness and health among all other natural phenomena.
We are in the South of France looking for a quiet home and workspace which is reachable with public transport like trains. It is hot and humid and sometimes suddenly very chilly. You feel the fertility of the earth pushing in wave like patterns. The earth is breathing in her own particular rhythm, which is different in different locations. Those differences are fascinating.
Many bidrds are singing their beautiful songs, soothing the heart. The warm humidity creates an amazing diversity of insects. The insects make me think of human beings. They are very often in a rush on their way to something, they can get quite annoyed when obstructed in their projects, and there are so many of them. Often they come more close than is pleasant.
The trees grow very high here.
I remember what my plan was some years ago. Lying down under the trees enjoying the natural world and visualising how everything I don't enjoy that much on this planet tranfroms into something beautiful and harmonious. I strongly believe in the creative power of our minds and imagination. I imagine all plastics to fall apart and dissappear out of the waters. I imagine all diversity in life forms to return to this planet and evolve further. I imagine the air and water clean and pure, a joy to be in and breathe and feel. I imagine the people happy and healthy and kind and loving. Lots to do once you get started.