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!

I’m not a full-time “artist”. I do other work for living. (see my about-page). This blog is about the creative fun and joy part of my life 🙂

Please feel free to share your story in the comments in my posts! I read all the comments and I would love to hear from you!

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You’re rejected.

You’re rejected   How many times have I heard that my work was rejected for this or that competition, … I hear “you’re rejected”, instead of “your work is not selected”. It hurts and I take it too personally: I identify myself with my work, I AM my work....

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Some great tips on How to draw better

Here I want to share with you a great article on how to draw better! The article on the website Jenreviews.com features a collection of very practical tips and exercises with interesting scientific and artistic background. I invite you to go and read it...

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The Plan is, There is no Plan

I rarely felt so happy to get home. What was I looking for, being five weeks in Italy? What was I looking for that I can't find at home? I was traveling to get out of my comfort zone. Yes I had a lot of fun sketching every day, feeling the sun on my skin felt great...

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Get out of your comfort zone

Last week I organized an urban sketching event for the local cultural center, so some students never had been urban sketching. There was a lady who hadn't been drawing since years. Actually to be more precise: since she was a child, some 30 years ago... It took her a...

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Magic creative flow !

What a strange week... Bombs were thrown in Syria and Afghanistan, and billionaire world leaders are making laws to make the rich more rich and the poor more poor... Power, brutality, starvation, miserable working poor... Depressing. But did you make some art this...

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