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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♥ 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
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,...read more
Summer is here! With the summer comes an air of liberty, excitement and restlessness of Fomo (fear of missing out) : I'm finishing some deadlines in the office and planning what to do this summer, like preparing for the urban sketching symposium in Porto...read more
“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...read more
"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...read more
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...read more