January 10, 2002
Sorry, I wasn't able sooner to contact and thank you for the expo you created on Hawaii. I was real happy and honored with it. Normally I am more attend, but first my PC was infected with a mean bug and then it looked like it also infected my eyes. Theyhappen to have become cyber eyes after all those long hours behind the PC. That's why I had to be off-line for a while. Anyway I adored the pages with the pictures of the expo and being able to see how you arranged everything. The plan of having the expo traveling to other countries is also such a good idea of you. A couple of years ago I could have managed to help you as I had a gallery aside my antique shop, but the last years I live far away from the public eye.
Here in Holland digital- or cyber art, as you call it, (what's the difference?) is still something not taken serious enough. Last year I founded The Dutch Digital Art Association. It's an attempt to bring Dutch digi's together and make them somewhat more visible on the web then they still are now. But it's real hard to achieve something. That's another reason why I really love all the work you are doing... and that's where the award comes in. It's my way to give you the credit you deserve. Off course you don't have to put it up. It's just a token of my appreciation.
If you want to see how I arranged it and see the other winner, then take a look here and have a glorious moment.
Still a big new years hug from The Netherlands
The Dolce Vita's of The Netherlands are proud to present
The Golden Panda 2001 - Award of the Heart
This Award is only offered once a year around New Year to webmasters who really touched my heart. During the past year I often visit their sites to observe and enjoy their amazing creativity. The two winners of 2001 are chosen for their outstanding work to promote cyber art as well on the web as in real life. Their work as pioneers in this field is so inspiring and warming my heart, because they understand it isn't the materialistic eager for making money that makes the heart tick. It's the enthusiasm, love and respect for the work of the cyber artists of the web.