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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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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Where do your ideas come from?

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...

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Simply Draw & Paint it – NEW DATES

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...

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Thank you so much !

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...

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Create before you consume

"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...

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