Skipper & Sailmaker’s portrait Hans van Wijk, skipper & traditional sailmaker at work. Had a great chat and was allowed to make some photographs, thank you Hans. Learned another way of “canvassing” and the use of a Sail palm!

The Sailmaker’s Palm by Denim Muse:

The shoreline rolls in canvas gray nibbled by the sea.
Foam fingers tease, tempting pipers with salted morsels.
Their footprints sealing sand to surf, too soon their stitching pulled undone by jealous tides begging for attention.
Gifts of shell and tumbled glass swirl at my feet. Charms set free from watered chains.
Gathering the sail of salt and sea into folds around my hands, the sailmaker’s palm and awl held ready for the misted cloth from Neptune’s loom.
The threads now lost beyond my reach, snatched back by a green-eyed seamstress.

  • Sail palm, an oversized thimble used to drive needles through heavy canvas;

Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D


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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    Great in mono patjila.

  • Thank you lots happy you like the portrait!

    – patjila

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 1 year ago

    Great portrait !

  • Hi Steven great thanks!

    – patjila

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 1 year ago

    Most wonderful image, all goodness

  • So happy you like it Norma! Hope you are well?

    – patjila

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous !

  • Hello Berns thank you lots!

    – patjila

  • Stuart Mcguire
    Stuart Mcguireabout 1 year ago

    very cool love the b&w final effect

  • Thank you Stuart I choose for that option because the “wintery” light on that frosty day was pretty “hard” :)

    – patjila

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Dawn!

    – patjila

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 1 year ago

    magnific work !

  • Hi Guen thank you lots!

    – patjila

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Good looking guy Annet!!
    (new boyfriend?) (^_^)
    Any more pictures of the blacksmith ??

  • Thank you John yes one of my many boy friends ^^
    Later on I hope there will be more pics from blacksmithing all sorts :) x

    – patjila

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very wonderful portrait!!

  • Hi Gina thank you so much!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 1 year ago

    Hey pin sharp portrait WTG Princess :o) xx

  • Hi Robin hope you ’re well? Ta very glad you like the Sailmaker :) xx

    – patjila

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