Dansend – Dancing

Dansend – Dancing

door de laatste
elegante twijgjes
broze blaadjes
losjes vast.


through the last
copper golden
winter cold
elegant twigs
hold on
loosely to their
brittle leaves.


In Memoriam Mada Jaquet – Rol
Alkmaar, 13 februari 1945 – Alkmaar, 22 januari 2019

© Maartje Jaquet 2019

Website Jan van der Ploeg

Website Jan van der Ploeg
My father in law, emeritus professor of orthopedagogics, just had a new book published.
Born in 1927, he never stops working.
It’s an honor to me to have designed and built his website www.jandirkvanderploeg.nl and still update it a couple of times a year!

Vallende tijd: the book

Vallende tijd: the book
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Feels good to hold it in my hands, Vallende tijd *, the tenth and final edition of the Berberbibliotheek **. With a selection of the most beautiful poems by Mohammed Chacha, Mimoun el Walid, Fadma el Ouariachi and Ahmed Ziani. Translated into Dutch. Drawings and design of the front made by me.
To be ordered from the Jurgen Maas publishing house:
ISBN 978 94 91921 57 5 | NUR 306
Falling time
** Berber Library

New Year’s Wishes

New Year’s Wishes

Wishing y’all a new year filled with JOY OF LIFE! • Ich wünsche allen ein neues Jahr voller LEBENSFREUDE • Une nouvelle année remplie de JOIE DE VIVRE à tous • Iedereen een nieuw jaar vol LEVENSVREUGDE gewenst!

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Z! 2018

Z! 2018
This year, in which I have been working on a new section in Z!, the Amsterdam Street Paper, with drawings with a short text about a place in Amsterdam is almost finished.
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Z! 2018, #1

I really liked it and I am happy to be able to continue this work. The last issue of 2018 is still for sale at the vendors. The new one, number 1 of 2019, is already at the printer’s.

Z! 2018, #18

All sellers, employees, buyers, readers and of course the people who appear in my drawings and texts, whether or not anonymously: a beautiful evening and a good new year to you all!
If you like, you can view and read all drawings and texts from the past year here.

Three Lace Ladies

Three Lace Ladies

A friend of us came to our house. She bought three collages of my ‘Lace Ladies’ series, for her new apartment in Brussels. ‘Portrait de Femme 1 & 2 (the cactus ones) and ‘Couronne’ (the one with the red background). Very happy they found a home!



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A Portrait for Warda El Ajjouri

A Portrait for Warda El Ajjouri

Yesterday December 22nd, it was a beautiful and successful evening.
SOR had organized a benefit concert for the families of political prisoners from the Rif (Northern) region in Morocco. These families have to travel hundreds of miles to see their loved ones in the prisons, not to mention that the missing breadwinners in already hard living conditions in this part of the country. It was an honor for me to make the portrait of the volunteer of the year 2018 elected by Stichting Ontwikkeling Rif, Warda El Ajjouri.

Arti Salon 2018: New Work

Arti Salon 2018: New Work

Opening: Friday 21 December 19:00
21:00 grand Salon party in the club with DJ Stuka
The Salon can be seen until January 22, 2019

Artist members of Arti show a recent work: indulge yourself in the versatility and individuality of the works: paintings, sculptures, video, installation, photography, graphic art, and more. The Salon shows a wide range of contemporary art and thus offers a fantastic overview of the artists Arti is rich in. The Salon is a sales exhibition and can also be visited in the evenings. From Tuesday until Friday the exhibition desk is staffed by artists.

My contribution is a big art print of a new series of collages I have recently started working on, called Lebensfreude.

Lebensfreude, C-print of scanned collage, 70x100cm, mounted on dibond.

Opening times:
Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 21:00
Saterday & Sunday 12:00 – 18:00
The entrance fee is € 3,-
You are also welcome in the club for lunch and / or drinks, Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 17:00

Closed on:
December 24 – 26
December 31
January 1st

Winter One Minutes

Winter One Minutes
My two compilations of Winter One Minutes, made fore and screened at Club Fantasma Winter Edition, can be viewed on youtube:

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Saturday’s portraits

Saturday’s portraits
Last Saturday, december 15th, I have been making portraits of visitors of the POP UP KERST MARKT NEW STYLE at CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam:

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