Creativity stories and struggles

Hi !

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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Love your mistakes

Hi everybody ! I hope you have a great summer and that your inner artist is having a great time as well! I'm fully boosted from the Urbansketchers symposium in Porto in july! I had 4 great workshops from which I want to share some "takeaways". To warm up,...

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Remember rule number 6

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”  - Oscar Wilde Last week was mental health awareness week. The theme was stress. In a world where everything in appearance has to be perfect, we're quickly under a lot of stress... Have you read The Art of...

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Embrace uncertainty

"Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later" [Bob Goff, writer] Restlessness is invading me: I'm leaving again for Japan. This time to see the cherry blossoms. I'll make some new sketching tutorials there...

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Why didn’t I read this earlier?

I'm wondering now why I didn't read this great book about "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" written by Betty Edwards earlier? It's sooooooooooo much of an eye opener. I've heard about this book several times, and finally bought it, bumping in it by...

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Drawing from the beauty inside

"Cheer cheer cheer" ! ThriveGlobal.com published an article by Sara Lettieri about my artwork workshop with people with dementia 🙂 You can read it here: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/20608-drawing-from-the-beauty-inside But I want to share it with...

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You’re rejected.

You’re rejected   How many times have I heard that my work was rejected for this or that competition, … I hear “you’re rejected”, instead of “your work is not selected”. It hurts and I take it too personally: I identify myself with my work, I AM my work....

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