Creativity stories and struggles
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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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
My head is empty and my hand is not doing what I want. And I don't know what I want. The result is not OK. I lost it, it seems...I make drawing after drawing since last week and an empty feeling invades me and a warm shame washes over me: I hate what I...read more
For those interested : here we go again with the "Simply Draw it" workshop, springtime version :-DAUSSI EN FRANCAISOOK IN HET NEDERLANDSAn introduction for those who don't know the workshop:Being a child I always wanted to become an artist, but my parents...read more
♥ A very happy new year to you all ! ♥ I wish you a lot of creative challenges, and time for what’s important in your life! Personally I try to disconnect from my phone and computer even more, to be able to draw and paint more. I’m working on a book with...read more
It's that time of the year again...The year is stumbling across the finishing line, which is always a great time to reflect on how things are going, and planning for the year ahead. How was your year 2018?It has been a quite violent year again: terrible...read more
"To make art you need your eyes, your hands and your HEART. It's your heart that makes you choose your colours. Your emotional side."This is the most important thing I remember from the workshop in Den Haag with Ian Fennelly on 27th october. It was a great...read more
Simply Draw it: Urbansketching on the right side of the brainAre you feeling uncomfortable drawing, or you think you can't draw enough to do urbansketching, or you don't know where to start ? Then this workshop is for you!Workshop descriptionIn this...read more
"Create before you consume" "Create before you consume", I repeat myself every morning to push myself to make a drawing before going to work, ànd especially before grabbing my phone and browsing to social media or email. It's a phrase I heard Marie Forleo...read more