inspiration exclusive…
Posted in amsterdam, artists May 30th, 2008 by piablog


One of my favourite blogs that got me inspired to enter this blogging world was that of Irene Hoofs who created the very chic and sophisticated Bloesem and Bloesem Kids. And if you’ve been a fan of her blogs too, you will have noticed she has been taking us all on a world tour with her blogging friends. Today, on her last day of the world tour , she invited me along to join this gorgeous gang to share with her readers about where I live now, and who my favourite artist is that has inspired me the most. So click here to read about my favourite wander through Amsterdam, and click here to read about this very special artist who I am thrilled to introduce to you.


I will be revealing more about him in the coming posts too, taking you on a full tour of his magical property in Bathurst, NSW, and talk to you about his work and why it inspires me so. I will also let you in on a little secret now…


…it was a wander through his mudbrick home a few years ago that I spotted the above wandering heart, which begun the whole My Heart Wanders journey we are all on now. So make yourself a cup of tea or pour yourself a glass of vin rouge and go and read all about it at Bloesem. Pour yourself another glass and catch up on the other posts from the world tour which include bloggers like Jo in New York, Madhiti in Germany, and Julie and Kathyrn from Perfect Bound reporting from Winnipeg. Have fun! And drop by here again soon to see more of this inspirational artist and his magical home.

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  1. Aran says

    beautiful, beautiful photos… so serene..

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  2. Design for Mankind says

    Eek! I love your heart in the above picture! :) So subtle!!

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  3. nadia says

    I love your tour of Amsterdam, Bloesom world tour is very enjoyable. That last photograph is very special, it has a bittersweet to it- you could almost write a whole story around it….something like “she waited for him every morning, believing that today would be the day, it was as she had forgotten the many days, months before it, like they never existed, her hand gently played with the curtain as her eyes opened wide at every passing car…” Oh got Pia i do ramble…

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  4. marie says

    i loved your tour too! (i loved it even more reading it again!)
    i wonder if you have any favorite wanders in paris?

    May 31st, 2008 | #

  5. pia says

    thanks aran, i love your site by the way, i’ll be stopping by often now that i know you are out there!

    Erin, thank you – i have the original photograph in a frame back in sydney, in storage, and am missing it so.

    Nadia, thank you so much, i’m glad you liked it, perhaps we’ll see you here one day? and I love your “ramblings” – you are ALWAYS welcome to ramble here in the (blog)house! That was a beautiful interpretation of the image.

    Marie, thanks again! So you recognised it huh ;-), i do have some favourite wanders in Paris which I will be revealing in time. how long you think you will be there?

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  6. lynne says

    such sweet and soulful shots! i’ve been missing and i’ve missed!

    June 3rd, 2008 | #

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