Glastonbury – Day 1

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Hello everyone!

I am sorry I have been absent for the past few days. I just got back from Glastonbury. Yes that Glastonbury! One of the biggest music festivals in the world! It was everything you would imagine it to be, and everything everyone has ever said about it. The mud, the good old Peace and Love vibe, the sun, and then the rain, and then sun again, and then more rain, amazing music, crazy people, the list goes on. I absolutely LOVED it. I can honestly say that it was one of the coolest things I have ever done.

But why talk about it? Words won’t do it any justice anyway. Let me show you what I saw.

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I could see the Pyramid Stage from my “house”.

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Lots and lots of people.

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Cool art and sculptures everywhere.

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This parrot & shark duo.

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A bride-to-be and her bridesmaids.

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Pirates! – And some tall dude walking past, thinking that this is the most normal thing in the world.

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This view…

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And the music, of course. Always the music… Here is De la Soul on the Pyramid Stage.

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Foster the People

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Interpol

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Elbow

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And Arcade Fire!

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I also saw Blondie (Yes, Blondie! Debbie Harry!) and Gaz Coombes (as in Supergrass Gaz Coombes).

Glastonbury is absolutely huge. There are more than 100 stages which means that you are constantly hearing a band or a DJ playing something somewhere (and the crowds cheering). On the other hand, this also means that it is not physically possible to see everything. I had my favorite artists in mind (Hello, Jack White! Hello, Black Keys!), so I planned accordingly, but due to certain inevitable clashes, I missed a few sets that I really wanted to see (Manic Street Preachers, for example, and Kaiser Chiefs). Oh well… there is always next year! :0)

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Stay tuned for Day 2. I’ll show you more madness, more art, more people, Lana Del Rey, Robert Plant and of course, Jack White.

Lots of love.

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In my sketchbook

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And in my feet

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Once every four years I get excited about football. I don’t come from a traditional family of football lovers (though I have a distant cousin who is a professional player. Go figure!). BUT, starting tomorrow, it’s that time again. So… GO BRAZIL!

New business cards

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I love it when it’s time to print new business cards. My new batch just got delivered this morning and I’m very pleased with the quality. The colors are great!

All illustrators must have colourful business cards, of course. It’s a must. ;0)

This week’s specials

Here is a little list of the things I loved this week:

These two films

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One French, one Italian. One is a “coming of age” story. The other is about the chaos and emptiness of life. They could not be more different. I loved them both.

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This book

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I originally bought this book to give away as a birthday present, but I loved it so much that I shamelessly decided to keep it for myself. (To be honest, this book is not even new. I should have bought it years ago!)

The images show Mario Testino‘s vision so obviously, everybody in the book is absolutely stunning. Not all Brazilians look like that, I’m afraid. Then again, I don’t think that’s really the point… the photographs are able to capture the spirit of Rio, which is this unique way of looking at life and being in the world, and a certain sensuality ingrained in the culture. Anyone who’s been there knows what I am talking about. The images are grainy, steamy and magical. You can almost taste the salty air. It’s a gorgeous book!

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This airplane

This is the airplane that will carry the Brazilian team during the WorldCup. Painted by Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos (meaning: the twins). I adore it. Go Brazil! :0)

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And speaking of twins, it was my brother’s birthday this week. We are officially the same age! Just for a few days, then it will be MY birthday. Last year I was in Hamburg. The year before I was in Switzerland and the year before that, I was in Lisbon. This year I’m in England, which should be a lot of fun. I just hope it doesn’t rain (too much)! :0)

Have a great weekend.