Simply Draw & Paint it
Here I share my thoughts about living a creative life, about how I found more and more fun and joy in making art and looking for creativity by getting rid of my demons like fear, perfectionism, what-might-other-people-think, ugliness (what’s that anyway?), Art with a big A, dogma’s …. Everybody is an artist and everybody is creative!
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The great Malaysian artist Ch’ng Kiah Kiean came sketching in Belgium before heading to the urbansketchers symposium in Amsterdam in July and guess what? Serge, my darling husband, made a video of him sketching and I'm going to share it with you so you can admire the...read more
As Paul Wang was in Europe for the symposium I hosted a workshop for him in Antwerp and a sketchcrawl in Ghent.
We were all very excited to learn from him.
Paul is a very generous teacher. I share a video from the workshop and some takeaways, but if you have the chance to take one of his workshops please go for it, because you’ll learn so much !read more
workshop with Paul Wang Hi everybody! I just came home from the 10th Urbansketchers symposium in Amsterdam, full of creative energy! I’m fully boosted from these over 1000 happy creatives from 47 different countries!! I had some great workshops from which I want to...read more
Summer started! Well, at least if you're in the same hemisphere as me in Brussels. :)With the summer comes an air of liberty, excitement and restlessness of Fomo (fear of missing out) : I’m having already a lot on my todo-list for this summer- again...read more
Hello ! This is going to be exceptionnally a french post, for my urbansketching workshop in France, at Ile-de-Ré on 22nd august! I have to great opportunity to visit a dear friend there, and so give this workshop... It will mainly be in french, but of...read more
It's summer ! I love that time of the year because it's a time where people get some sunshine and are more smiling 🙂 The light gives me energy! It's also time to slow down for a lot of people, because it's hot, and the schools are closed, so the cities are more...read more
It all started with some frustrating bad-looking lines ... How do you make your hand put a "good-looking" drawing on the paper when there's too much to look at ?As I was learning Yukiko, the japanese violin player I talked about in my previous blogpost, to...read more
I had an interesting experience, giving my "Simply Draw it" urbansketching workshops for beginners this spring. I teach what I myself most need to learn, and learn much from the participants as well. I also learn a lot from the questions you ask me!After...read more
They were in full bloom last sunday, the big light pink cherry blossom balls on the old japanese trees in the garden town Le Logis Floréal in Brussels. In the 1920's these trees were send over straight from Japan, when the garden town was finished.They're...read more
It's that time of the year again: cherry blossoms are blooming.In Brussels we're lucky to have several varieties of blossom trees: some blooming earlier then others. So we have a large time lapse to go sketching.I went sketching last weekend and my darling...read more