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  • Memorybook – Part 10

    The paperclip doll If you’re being held back from doing something similar because you think you barely have any memories, I can tell you they are, those memories. As soon as you start working with them, they slowly surface. While I was working on the doll, the word ‘friekele’ came to mind. (Freely translated, I’d […]

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  • Memorybook – Part 9

    It took a while, but now an extra long contribution. I have now arrived at page 17. This text is also a handwritten text by Mom. She called us her cloverleaf.Could ‘t blumche van de mam’ (‘mothers little flower’) (wood sorrel) have been given this name because of this? But first back to where we […]

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  • Memorybook – Part 8

    If Mom was still alive, she would have turned 90 today.What she would have been like at that age is almost as hard to imagine as what she would have been like as a child. I’m still working on the textile page, but in honor of her birthday I want to send her a greeting […]

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  • Memorybook – Part 7

    Page 8 is finished. I started with the felt textile page.I’m trying to imagine Mom as a 10-year-old. It is war.The people are poor.Where did she find the things she used to make and dress her paperclip doll? And what did that look like? I can only guess and give my interpretation. It remains exciting […]

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  • Memorybook – Part 6

    The first 7 pages are finished. It took quite some time to finalize the pages. I write the texts on a separate paper and stick them in. I first write the colored texts in thin pencil and then go over them with colored pencil when I am satisfied. Now I am preparing for the next […]

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