Dienstag, 8. August 2017

Story in our  travelling  or  van Gogh as an adventure

Our family holiday this year was in the Netherlands, Egmond. To get up every morning with the wonderfull view over the see, sand and gras was our first aim in this holiday. The colours of the sky with its various clouds changes rapidly and reflects on the little village of Egmond. You can see the wind in the growing of the plants. Every time going out and visit another city, we enjoyed the sightseeing while just driving there so much. The city gives you excitment, after hours of walking around and seeing known areas, we came back to Egmond and it took all the tiredness of the day away.

In every holiday we do an adventure. As we  get older our adventure was this year the museum of Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam. When we were in the queue my daughter spoke already a lot about the museum we are coming to enter. Because she studies graphic design, she already knew a lot about it. So we started to discuss about van Gogh and his life. It was sad and not funny. The only people, who didn`t put effort in was me and my nephew. Specially me, I don`t know anything about painting so I didn`t know what I should achieve from it, but I still want to go.

Often I made a lot of jokes with my nephew about why somobody comes and shows his paintings and a lot of people from allover the world line up to watch them.
We were in the queue for more than an hour. I can see excitement from my wife, she could not wait to enter this museum, including my last born, he was also so interested to enter and see. That gave me courage and I started to enjoy the queue. As we entered, the beginning of the painting didn`t give me any knowledge or feelings of interest. You watch and read and watch and read. But as we got more and more inside, floor by floor, suddendly my interest was kicked and I can see the painings so real and even see what was the reason of the paining. And if you read the text it was exactly the way I was thinking, when I watched it. I found myself discussing with my elder daughter about the paintings and she was surprised about my knowledge and interest. The art just touched me so much. The paintings have drawn me inside and told me stories.
The further we got the more the whole family talked about this art work. My nephew knew about painting from Highschool, but in Ghana they didn`t teach van Gogh.
I heared about it, but never saw the original ones. Now seeing the original paintings made you to feel real art. As a musician it immediatly draw me into my art and music.

This brings me to my motto into a bigger world: Art brings energy, energy brings happyness.

Dienstag, 1. August 2017

angel patience

Our new book, printed this year July by Paramon Verlag, Switzerland.

The story is all about patience. The characters are traditional drums from Ghana: the Ewe drum set with percussions: Adzimevu, Sogo, Boba, Esevu, Kidi, Kagan, Gakogvi and Aya.
This family is called Drum and lives in a village called patience. The love and patience they have for the people got them a lot of friends. They became famous, because of their names. Often they go to shopping and meet families and have a chat about daily life activities. As you know children like to get a lot of gifts, like toys, the main character Kagan got and demanded always a lot of toys. He always wants to get more, although he has a lot of them already. This behaviour made him to loose a lot of friends. Many families don’t want their children to visit Kagan anymore, because of his behaviour of demanding.
But one day things changed. He had a dream about an angel, who was called Patience. In his dream he was asking the angel:“ Why are you called Patience? Is it the patience like our village name?“ and the angel replied: „ yes excactly!“

 The angel was speaking to Kagan about the meaning of its name and described what you can gain from this name. You can get more than you ever wished, you can get friends and you can get happiness.

This leads me to my motto: „music brings energy, energy brings happiness!“
Buy one and enjoy this story, together with your children or grandchildren.
You can order the book directly through our website email (contact) or in various shops and online. 

This is where you can get or order the book:
Thalia Holding GmbH
Orell Füssli
And in the National Libry of Germany Frankfurt available.

This is the German version (Engelsgeduld) and the Englisch one is coming soon. We will keep you informed.