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It's like the No. 6 bus...

...none for ages, and then they all come at once!

First off, I have been called up for another interview at PB next Thursday. This time, I will meet with the gentleman who, if they decide to take me on, I will be reporting to directly.

Secondly, no fewer than 3 different recruitment agencies called today explaining how they'd come across my cv on the Internet (which has been there for months!) and thought they might have the job for me. I will be meeting with one of them tomorrow afternoon, and the other two early next week.

As to what I did today: I spent the majority of it in het Gemeentemuseum with my friend K. Neither of us had been there in years, so a visit was long overdue. Although as it turned out one of my favourite collections (that of medieval musical instruments) was no longer on permanent display -a change that had been effected some 20 years ago according to museum staff-, I wasn't disappointed in the current exhibitions...and the glass and ceramics collections were particularly impressive, with a great many stunningly beautiful modern pieces added to what I remembered had already been there in my youth. Those forms, those colours, those textures...Perhaps, if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I could come back as a glassmaker in my next life.


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Jan. 6th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the second interview!
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I've got a week to prepare myself for it, so I should be able to make a good impression.
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'm glad your options seem to be expanding!
Jan. 6th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
So am I! It may just be a temporary peak, but I'm hoping the year is starting as it means to finish ;-)
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)

I haven't really kept up with recreational Internet use lately (er, longer than that, really), but I have been worrying about you. So, this sounds great! :-)

Ahh, glass and ceramics! One of my parents' closest friends is an artist who sometimes makes ceramics, and I've always been delighted by her stuff. Glassmaker would be an ace occupation, I think.

Though, that medieval muscial instrument collection would have been amazing to see...
Jan. 6th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
I've got a friend who, although an installation artist originally, has recently diversified into throwing pots and the like. I really should ask her how that's coming along...last I heard, she was having some trouble with the glazes.

Beginning of last year, I was looking into following a course in ceramics myself; but then I lost my job and couldn't afford the tuition fee...Hopefully, I'll soon be able to sign up for it again.
Jan. 6th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's the way to start the new year! Best wishes for being showered with desirable offers very soon.

The Mondrians at the Gemeentemuseum were the first thing I wanted to see when I first visited the Netherlands. I'll never quite get over seeing them for the first time - so the rest of the collections were a little bit overshadowed for me. But I do love good glass and modern ceramics too.
Jan. 6th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
The Mondria(a)ns are still very much the museum's biggest draw, and rightly so, I think. Even though most visitors tend to make a beeline for his later works, personally I'm much taken with his earlier paintings of ca. 1918-20, and as you know, the museum houses a fair number of those as well.

Edited at 2011-01-06 08:41 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
I love some of the really early stuff - I had Evolutie on my wall for years after visiting. Also the later, very stripped down versions of his most famous style - black, white and one colour only, very serene and cool. The really typical middle period feels a little busy to me in comparison. But seeing them all together and how he evolved his work was magical.
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