Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Wave

The Wave - by Anne VisLast night the Dutch government fell.
This seems to be happening all the time, but this time I think we have a breakthrough as one party kept all original promises to the people and refused to continue a war.
This is the change we have been waiting for: no more wars!

What is so strange about the whole thing is that all CHRISTIAN parties in the government wanted war. A Christian minister of Defense (read: war)? Have they never heard of the teachings of Jesus Christ?

And something else: who is going to pay for all these wars?
Many people are screaming that the government should not be leaving as there is an economic crisis, but instead of finding solutions the late government was only aggravating the situation. A Christian party buying a Joint Strike Fighter? And that in these times? It's not like we are being attacked, this is a brutal invasion of another country under false pretenses.

So now that one party has found the courage to keep it's promises to the people, how can we make sure we keep out of trouble? It looks like only a full left wing government could keep us out of further wars, but the situation remains dire, as apparently 50% of the Dutch population is in favor of war. That is to me an incredible number, very shocking and indicative of the poor state of mind of the Dutch. The reasoning is as follows: there have been so many deaths and if we quit now all those deaths has been for nothing ... so lets continue so that more people can die for no reason.

I honestly pray we get peace not only in Afghanistan, but also in our government's headquarters at the Hague ... Wisdom and love are in high need ...

The art you see above is called "The Wave" and reflects how the under-currants can create real waves in society. Are we floating on top or are we going under?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fresh ... :-)

Gift enclosure cards by Anne VisYou haven't heard much from us lately, because we have been working around the clock to create an entirely new website for our art! :-)
The image you see here is one of our new
gift enclosure cards, also available as a free ecard.
Lots of new art all over the site.
Don't forget to check out the
tile section, almost all designs are new. We created an example of how the tiles can be used in a bathroom ... and hope you get inspired! :-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How to find the best date for Valentine's Day

Cat calendar - by Anne VisAs usual my muse Knor made me laugh again today.
I honestly wasn't aware that I should be doing something about finding a date for Valentine's Day, but apparently Knor did not agree here: in her own, inimitable way, she found THE opportunity! :-)

I was shopping for groceries in the local supermarket and after I gathered what I wanted to buy, lined up my stuff at the register.
The cashier was not really paying attention, chattering animatedly with passersby and colleagues, in other words too busy to look at what she was doing.
So before I knew it, she had also put cat litter and poached fish for the cat on my grocery bill ...
... (wonder who was responsible for that???) :-)))
Anyway, as the cashier finally noticed what she was doing, she mentioned that I probably would not want to pay for that. But of course knor food and cat litter will be for a cat, right? So I said, well, if I get a personal invitation to meet the cats ... and then turned my head to find that there was a really nice man standing in line behind me... :-) (you see where I had not been paying attention either ... :-)))

Maybe the guy was also somewhere else with his thoughts, as he did not instantly invite me (thereby losing his opportunity to get free fish for his cats!) He did tell me elaborately about his knors though, so that was nice ... :-)

I left with a big grin on my face, enjoying the playful spirit of Knor ...
Certainly way more funny than just bumping into someone with the shopping cart I would say. What do you think?