Welcome to my blog

Hello !

Welcome to my blog!

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!

You can also e-mail me directly here: info @ barbaraluel.com

Know your enemy

Hello my dear! I'm packing my bags to go on a sketching holiday in Japan. Packing my bags and leaving home always brings up tons of questions as well as fear and a feeling of guilt. My inner critic cries out loud that I should stay at home, work a bit more. Did I work...

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How about some vulnerability? What do you REALLY want?

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brené Brown

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The ideal urban sketching tool

  Hello my lovely sketchers! Ready to go urban sketching at the international Urban Sketchers symposium in Manchester this July 2016? Do you also find your handbag always too heavy? Walking around all day with sketching material can become quite a hassle, the...

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