I seem to meet people I know everywhere in the world. Even on the beach Leblon while strolling along in my thoughts, I met two friends from Stockholm: Brasilian artist Laercio Redondo and his Swedish friend Birger Lipinski. They are clever, they escape the dark winter months of Stockholm to a studio here on the beach until the end of January, the rest of the year they live in Sweden. Perfect combination. Laercio is a talented and wonderful artist I am happy to know.