Saturday, 30 October 2010

Animals Against Geert

This Polar Bear is not a fan of our right wing politician Geert Wilders. Wilders is opposed the islam, has very weird blond hair (fake = the man is half indonesian, I guess he does not want to make that too clear since he's quite racist). He is opposed art as well by the way. Or at least the art that 'left' people like. Don't want to trouble you too much with politics. Just hope this Polar Bear makes you laugh.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Digital Paranoia

Years ago when i moved houses i got an long piece of paper from the city-council. It said where I had lived, when I had left the country and all sorts of other things. These days my digital footprints are everywhere. The railway-company wants me to use a discountcard/chipknip-card that tells them exactly where I have been, when, and how often i make that trip. My supermarket wants me to use a discount-card so they know exactly what I buy. If i buy something on-line for my sister in Canada the online-store knows I have sister in Canada. A lot of people don't care and maybe Im a little digital paranoia. But it does freak me out sometimes. I saw a documentary about this subject that shows very well how much information is stored in places. I think its not the best documentary, 'Erasing David' But it does show how much information is kept in places and institutes that i don't even know about.
This documentary and an article in the newspaper inspired me to make this drawing. I will do it again, it's just the first draft. Decided to show it already though.


Case Mayfield made an intense, honest EP. I made de drawings for the cd-booklet. Im really happy with the result, his music and lyrics and my drawings. It just works well together. The drawing you see here is for the song: Our Mom. Here you can listen to two songs. And this saturday there is a CD presentation in Pakhuis Wilhelmina. For more information about Case and the things he is up to.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


For years my friends send me letters from all over the world. This is my small collection. With stamps from Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, India, New Zealand. The internet is amazing, but I do miss the slow words brought to me on paper. The stamps, the dates, the handwriting. Would you like to receive a letter from the Netherlands. Send me an e-mail and I will send you something. Marike

Monday, 18 October 2010

Saturday, 16 October 2010


I've mentioned the musician Case Mayfield before in this blog. I liked his music a lot, I told him this, he liked my drawings and now on the 30th of this month he will have a CD presetation of the EP he recorded. IM proud to announce I made the artwork of the CD sleeve (except for the cover)
Here you can read everything about the evening, cool bands, nice cd, warm outside and already a bit chilly outside on the streets of Amsterdam. So please come by for good tunes!

Get it!

What a nice candy-wrapper!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Little envelops, big letters

Fox II

This song is written and performed by Pete Seeger.

The fox went out to the chase one night
Prayed to the moon to give him light
He had many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o, town-o town-o,
Many a mile to go that night before he reached the town
Many a mile to go that night before he reached the town

I have three songs in my Itunes library about foxes and 2 bands with 'fox' in their name. The Uppercase number 5 edition of this year devoted 10 pages to fox drawings. I have tried to draw a fox several times but failed miserably.