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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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
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