the girl in the red dress


Somewhere this spring there was a girl in a red dress. I have not seen her personally. At least not physically. It was Janneke who needed to see her. To find her at the most unexpected place. To give her a sign that this is the road she needs to be on. Janneke made a video about this beautiful moment and the impact it had on her being. I was touched by her story. By what she said and the way she said it.
Back in my atelier the next day I started a fresh work. All paintings for my upcoming exhibition were ready. It was a great feeling to just paint freely without any pressure or restriction. And there she came again. This girl in the red dress. Dancy, happy, open to embrace the world. I didn`t force her to come, it was basically her energy that inspired me subconsciously. This weird and wonderful energy that we can`t see but what`s everywhere inside and around us. 

A week later Janneke launched her first online course. I loved the idea of attending, only money wise I could not directly free the cash to do so. I made a deal with myself: the first painting I would sell at my exhibition would not only be used for daily costs, but fund for the course as well. And so I told Janneke. I wrote her an email. In the post scriptum I thanked her for her beautiful story about the girl in the red dress and how she had inspired me as well. I added a picture of the painting.
Soon Janneke wrote me back. She was touched by the picture. Maybe she would be my first buyer. We planned a Skype date so I could show her the picture in more detail. Her little watery eye told me this painting belonged to her. We agreed on the price. And now it was her telling me cash for a painting could not be freed up yet. This is how the magical story caries on. We manifest the money during our call. And another two weeks later Janneke confirmed she got the exact amount for a freelance job. Beautifully bizar, we couldn`t stop smiling about it.

One hurdle: how to get the painting safe to Janneke`s home? When it turned out that on my next trip to Holland I needed to be just around the corner from Janneke`s house I rolled my eyes. This seems to be all orchestrated. Even now, whilst writing this, all of a sudden my music jumps to a song called: keep rolling, followed by keep the faith… The girl in the red dress found her way home and is now brightly cheering Janneke`s living. The energetic strings between Janneke and myself keep being present which is funny and works on our consciousness. Janneke thank you for who you are, keep up the good work!


  1. Wauw amazing, such a beautiful creation of 2 powerwomen

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