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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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 weight...

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You’re an artist ! *

Hello my dear! You're an artist!* *But perhaps you don't know it yet. You just need to be curious about something, and that "something" can be anything, according to art critic Will Gompertz in his last book "Think like an artist". Creativity isn't a privilege of the...

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How to watercolor a baby elephant

Hello there! Thank you for popping by to read! I just made my second tutorial video : a watercolor painting of a baby elephant 🙂 This fantastic animal, Kai-Mook was born in Antwerp zoo in 2009. This painting I make is a remake of a painting I made at that time....

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