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!

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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the worst critic

the worst critic

How do you make that obnoxious roommate in your head shut up?
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

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How do you fit it all on the page ?

How do you fit it all on the page ?

Today I want to try to answer this great question I received from Dana: " I really love sketching buildings and architecture but struggle with getting the size of what I want to draw, right on the page I'm working on, and correct (or close to correct) scale...

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Let’s take time to see

Let’s take time to see

Do you take time to look and see carefully? Be the drawing subject, become the flower, become the house, be the sunset you want to draw... Be here, be now, be present. Drawing is an active meditation: a feeling of being, of connecting, of time stopping to wonder.  The...

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Creative challenges in difficult times

Creative challenges in difficult times

Drawing in difficult times... For some of us the confinement is finished, but for a lot of people life is still very difficult. I was mainly following the urbansketchers movement, and drawing has meant a lot to many people in recent months - to those who were stuck at...

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Looking for change

Looking for change

I want to share this beautiful text with you from Leslie Dwight:

What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?

What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?

A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw –

That it finally forces us to grow.

A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from ignorant slumber.

A year we finally accept the need for change.

Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.

A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart.

2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather

the most important year of them all.

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End of confinement

End of confinement

Confinement is coming to an end here in Belgium…. But I don’t want to ...    I had plenty of things I wanted to do, and I wanted to rest also, and plenty of things to CREATE, and I didn’t do it! I want more time of confinement… (I realize that I’m in a luxury...

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Starting the 3rd confinement sketchbook

Starting the 3rd confinement sketchbook

Day of confinement 14 is quite a bad day. I'm very restless and don't feel like sketching... OMG ! I was struggling to force myself to make this video ! If I didn't receive so many cheers from you for my videos I think I'd given up.... I was not at all in the mood!...

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