Simply Draw & Paint it

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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Sketch with your emotions :)

Sketch with your emotions 🙂

“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.” And : "What does the picture need?" Choose your colours according to your mood and according to what the picture needs. This is the...

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How about drawing with a twig ?

How about drawing with a twig ?

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...

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It’s all about playing

It’s all about playing

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 !

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How to get the most out of art workshops

How to get the most out of art workshops

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...

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Talent vs work

Talent vs work

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...

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