Marcia Broekarts (MarciaB)
I was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, after that I lived in Amsterdam and Groningen where I studied interior design and architecture. I worked for a long time in several art and
design galleries where I organized exhibitions and yearly group exhibitions for the academy of fine arts graduates (design). Later I was part of a team that organized the twice-yearly Atelier Route Groningen.
For 6 years, my husband and I had a market stall where we sold wooden furniture and small stuff made by Jan Peter www.jplangkamp.nl and old country furniture from France.
Then we bought a house in France and we moved there. At first I didn't know how else to occupy my time, aside from restoring the house and starting a vegetable garden (we are big
fans of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, a great British gardener and cook. www.rivercottage.net)
After a year or so I had a big idea! I bought a computer (a PC) and a digital camera. I set about learning how to use these tools and I am continuing to learn. I currently work
for a British writer who owns a Macintosh, which he lets me work on, and I like that very much! At home on my PC, I design websites, posters, logo's, flyers and other publicity materials. And I create
publicity for an art centre here in France, where again, I organize exhibitions. www.2a2b.fr
First I worked with Illustrator, but since I discovered Xara I create all my graphics with Xara, because it gives me a lot of inspiration!