Above photo is of the village of Eursinge in East-Holland were our farm was situated. It was very charming and all houses and farms were clustered together making for friendly meetings of the local farmers. We all had running water, sewerage connected and electricity. The picture would have been taken 1975 or so.
Here a photo of Helvi with our three children during early times around 1973/4 when we lived in Holland and I was teaching art and creative development for adults. It was a golden age for the arts at that time.
Here some etching made when I could use all the equipment at the University of Technology including lithography presses etc. The colour I added by rubbing some blue and red on the copper plate before printing. They were of course mono prints.
This last photo of our farm and two Shetland ponies. (mother and son) the small girl standing on the wire fence is our Natasha. The sheep shed on the right is our neighbour’s. We had one of our sheep twinning but the mother only accepted just the one and head butted the other one. No matter what we did the mother sheep just wanted one. We tried blindfolding the mother, giving strong scents to the lambs. All to no avail. It was pitiful to see how she tried to butt the poor lamb relentlessly. We bottle-fed her and the lamb grew and caught up with the other one. The kids were all a bit sad with that sheep episode but always getting up early to give it the bottle. “They said; she is a very mean mother”. A nice bit of how nature is not always as kind as is made out.