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Hope: spread it

Hope: 'Spread it'

Yeah well... I suddenly thought of it and decided to draw it. Some drawings are difficult to translate into English, this one is trickier to translate into Dutch!

But that aside: spread hope!

Schilderij

Schilderij'

This one is difficult if you don't understand Dutch.

But if you know that 'schil' means 'peel' and 'schilderij' means 'painting', then erm.. I suppose you understand it.

Muizenissen

Muizenissen

Yeah, another tricky one.

'Muizen' means mice.
'Nissen' are niches, alcoves.

So 'muizenissen' are alcoves with mice in them. Yeah...

Maandag

Maandag'

You've got to be Dutch to understand, but as usual, I translate.

Maan = moon
Dag = day, but also goodbye

Goodbye, moon!

Pannekoek

pannekoek

Seems obvious if you speak Dutch.

Panne = problem with the car, but also means 'from the pan'
Koek = cookie

So, car trouble made from cookies.

Plakband

Plakband, he

This one?

Plak = repair, but also: stick
Band = tyre, but also tape
Plakband = sticky tape but also

Sticky tyre, right?

Vraagteken

vraagteken'

Here it goes.

Vraag = ask
Teken = sign, but also the plural 'ticks'

So, asking ticks, okay?

Schijn-heiligen

Schijn Heiligen

Yeah.

Schijn = shine, but also: fake
Heiligen = saints

So erm, shining saints. Fakes, right?

Ceci n'est pas de l'art

Ceci n'est pas de l'art

Well, I don't think I have to translate this one! It's based on a painting by the Belgian artist René Magritte, Andy Warhol's banana and the Whole Thing about an artist sticking a banana on a wall and another artist eating that banana. Sigh.

Potlood

potlood, een pot met lood'

Explanation time again!

Pot = pot
Lood = lead
But potlood means 'pencil'

So...

Painting

Painting, a, well, a painting, right?'

I think it's clear.

Retyred

A retyred car'

I know, I know...

But oh well.