Amersfoort on 9 March 2019 ..
Below a report with photos from 9 March. The next open day will be on 14 September from 12-18 hour, with an extensive collection of music boxes to see, listen and buy. Address at the bottom of the page.
It started very quietly, I thought 'oh dear, maybe nobody will come at all ..' But that didn't last long, many came. A pleasant bustle. Sometimes very quiet, just music and tones. Then you see people listening and scanning very carefully, absorbing everything carefully.
Sometimes they suddenly come across the box that is so suitable for someone, as if it was made for him or her. (or not, then I can still make it).
If they then make me part of the story, I experience the anticipation that that indescribably wonderful feeling of someone is going to give something, just like that, or for a very special reason. The person is still unsuspecting and you already experience the moment of giving. The tension of the surprise and perhaps all the words you want to speak.
That is actually why it is, you give something of yourself, sincerely from the heart. And the intention with which you give it is the actual gift! The tangible gift that you give is its confirmation and associated with it.
Therefore, if it is a special moment, and I am actually talking about that now, people are looking for a gift that is significant and the feeling is reflected and interpreted as strikingly as possible.
Sometimes it was very quiet, and you only heard the songs, the melodies sound ..
Music and emotion
A homemade gift is the best, but not everyone has the time, so you can also have someone else make it for you. That is what I do for people every day.
Music boxes have a huge attraction for people (of all ages - even the tough guys get quiet!) Perhaps they are so lovable because they are so small and there is something hidden in them. They have something alive, there is literally movement in it, and with the sound of it you can fill an entire space (like the light of a candle in the dark) Emotion literally means 'movement'. It is therefore not surprising that sound and music can touch us so deeply and can enthrall us. Life would be boring without music! (Boxes .. :))
No anonymous wood
Wood from trees that stood in your own environment has enormous added value compared to anonymous wood from distant regions, even though it is still so beautiful. Because the link with the specific tree and the place where it stood was preserved, the wood and therefore the box made from it are also connected to it. Man's imagination does the rest.
During an open day there is room to quietly make a choice from all those different music boxes, woods and melodies. It can sometimes be busy, and then you will have to be patient, but usually I manage to help several people at the same time with an order. You can listen to the melodies very well on this website via the 'audio' menu
Next Open Door on 14 September
Address: Langegracht 11 in Amersfoort 12 - 18 hour.
10 minutes walk from Station. By car: div. parking garages within walking distance.