The Importance of Not Being Earnest

31 May 2019

There are two totally different artists who are close to my heart. One is the contemporary German painter Michael Sowa, with his quaint, charming surrealism; and the other is American Dr Suess, whose quote I paste in here below:

“Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”

I could not have said it better myself. Being light-hearted in one’s expression does not negate an underlying sincere nature—not at all. Ask any Buddhist.

That said, and having reached the glorious age where I don’t care any more about what people think, I have decided to let rip, to give way to my innate, childlike soul. This means that I am stepping away from the theme of ‘the better moments in a woman’s life’ – at least for now.

Hello, transmogrification.

Hint from the dictionary: ‘transmogrify’ – to transform in a surprising or magical manner.


















The Happy Hippo

oil on canvas, 56 cm x 70 cm


We are all interconnected, animals and plants alike. Hold onto that thought.

And may you, too, be bitten by the flea of benign madness.