Don’t-do-it-yourself Utrecht is growing!

Have been cutting till late yesterday night. I made nametags with an Utrecht silhouette for a group of 30 people that came to my Don’t-do-it-yourself night today!


doe het niet zelf don't do it yourself


doe het niet zelf don't do it yourself


Update training Voor de Kunstenaar: Exhibition and auction this weekend!

A 5.3 on my economics exam.


I was sure I would never have another look at stuff that would remind me in the slightest of this terrible subject. Nothing could be further from the truth. The past six months hardly a day passed that wasn’t dominated by business planning, financial planning, marketing, communication etc etc. All this time I participated in the intensive training program of Voor de Kunstenaar and I had fun too!


And now I’m Super Entrepreneur.


Or is this only the beginning?


In any case, this weekend me and my nine colleagues will party big time, celebrating finishing our studyprogram. The group of Voor de Kunstenaar will occupy gallery RudolfV in the heart of Amsterdam for a weekend with a beautiful exhibition. The art ranges from graphic work, oil painting, jewelry, sculptural work and glass painting to music production.


This Friday night, you are very welcome at our opening party. On Sunday you can visit the gallery to bid on various works of the participants and pick up a nice artwork for an affordable price.




And then what?

I have great plans for 2012. In 2011 I met many wonderful people with whom I am drawing up some interesting ideas.

In December 2011 I just managed to organize the first Don’t-do-it-yourself Open-Studio-night in Utrecht (should be wicked to use this in wordfeud). It was a great success and I’ve decided to make it a monthly evening (if you want to join in, email me).

With some colleagues from Voor de Kunstenaar we will fill a huge container in the center of Zaandam (a city with close ties to the sea), where we will participate in the LEFestival. We will build a genuine Zaan-beast out of waste ( I’ve never been to Zaandam, but this festival sounds very promising. The design of the website alone is a real treat.


Talking about websites … in 2012, I will finish my promised new website! (according to my training it should express my style more, so it should be a cleaner, more minimal look with elements of humor ;))


Website Voor de Kunstenaar:


Don’t-do-it-yourself Open Studio

Do you remember when I was talking about having discovered this great Dutch initiative, called DDIY: don’t-do-it-yourself (in Dutch: DHNZ, doe-het-niet-zelf)?

Well… I am thinking about being their representative in my city. To begin with I will have a try out of the ‘Open Studio night’. I always used to go to Amsterdam for these lovely nights. Now I can join my own in Utrecht! (the organization already gave me the official t-shirt, as a sign of confidence, hence my cheesy happy face ;-))


doe het niet zelf don't do it yourself


The concept:

DHNZ Open Studios are held regularly. Nothing can be traded for cash. The heart of the evening is to do something for each other. People arrive with a question that they themselves don’t hold the answer to.

Open Studios start around dinner time. Everyone will take their own food/ drinks and it is eaten together. Next there’s explored who needs what. Tasks are divided and then it’s ready to go! (in the end it is all about the action).


Do you have a question you need help with?


Do you need a website, an illustration, a logo, a good letter of application, or any questions about the meaning of existence?


Then do come to the try-out this Thursday the 22nd of December, 18:00-23:00.


E-mail me for more information!