As already mentioned my name is Els. I am happily
married to Tom. I live in the western part of the Netherlands
(Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam). I am working as a part-time
Executive Secretary with an international trade firm.
Next to my employment there is still time for hobbies:
modeling, gardening, writing and reading (and making
used to draw animals and plants. Now I use polymer clay
(Fimo and Creall-therm) to shape my fantasies. I started
in April 2000 with some left-overs and was hooked
immediately. I have read lots of books about this new
hobby of mine. At first I was copying the pictures in
those books, now I have my own experience and imagination
to work with. Sometimes, I am asked to make special
creations (Dutch version of this site, see page: "Creaties").
of my hobbies is gardening. I am even a member of a
garden society. My husband and I enjoy our little garden
and I get some of my inspiration from it.
a board member of the local garden society my tasks
are to write their newsletter, to organise lectures
and workshops. I am also taking French lessons and
because of this I am writing with 3 people, in
French, all over the world.
enjoy reading enormously (on the subway on my way to/from
work or at home). The books I read are mostly in foreign
languages, like French, English and German. I even read
Harry Potter in English and French!
When I wrote the Dutch version I mentioned I would
try to make (amongst others) an English version. I have
succeeded (with some help, thanks to Mrs. Karin Boer).