Painting picknick tables at Amsterdam based restaurant Hanneke's Boom

Just a small walk away from Amsterdam Central Station, a hotspot restaurant/bar called ‘Hanneke’s Boom’ serves great, orginal organic food, beer and snacks. They contacted me last Thursday via e-mail and invited me to join a small, 'low key’ live event this Sunday, involving the painting of picknick tables.

Together with other artists blessed with roaring names like 'Hero de Janeiro', 'Ives One’, 'Sjoco Sjon’ and a ‘Adele’, I was invited to paint on untreated picknick tables.

Arriving at Hannekes Boom on this Sunday morning, half an hour late (as a true artist fits), left me puzzled. All the shutters were still closed. But as I waited there for a few minutes, one of the shutters opened and I was shortly greeted by one of the staff. Soon after that Adele (France) and Alexandra (Poland) arrived. Followed in the early afternoon by Dutch street artist and Street Art Awards [http://www.amsterdamstreetart.com] nominee ‘Hero de Janeiro’.

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We started painting and although it was cold and rainy, the talkative girls and Hero de Janeiro, together with some music playing laptop Hero brought, coffee and beers, we had a nice afternoon.

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