Corona quarantine, week 1

It's been a week since my home country, Belgium, went in lockdown. Highways are empty, schools and bars closed and people collected toilet paper for 25 years of loose motions (must be from all the canned beans). It's also a little over a week since we packed our bags in a...

33artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton

Reading in March

- Ons creatieve brein, hoe mens en wereld elkaar maken. By Dick Swaab. (it wasn't finished yet) - Wat is een Kunstenaar/ 33 artists in 3 acts by Sarah Thornton ...

Watchlist March

-Matthias Steiner's emotional weightlifting gold in the 2008 Beijing. -Ludovico Einaudi - "Elegy for the Arctic" - The movies that made us (Home Alone) ...

Belgian artist in Sweden, model drawing at Tekentuig in Antwerp, www.Fenne.be

Inside my sketchbook- model drawing in Antwerp

Recently I joined an evening of model drawing at DOP platform vzw / Tekentuig - and with all chaos in the world, it feels so long ago, so far away. But I took home the joy of sharing an evening of drawing, meeting some new people and, of course,...

Fenne Kustermans, moleskine sketchbook, Sweden, konstnär, illustrator, www.Fenne.be

Inside my sketchbook

Drawing out loud, doodling and getting ideas quickly onto paper before they disappear (and maybe never return!) This one above is a page with sketches for 'The Happiness Factory' a series in risograph and etching. More on this project here. ...

Fenne Kustermans, art blog, mental mastery practice, staying focused at creative work, www.Fenne.be

Popping sugar brain

I love chocolate. All chocolate, I thought, until one day I took a bite of an easter egg only to discover a horrendous feeling on my tongue, going all the way up to my ears and there is no escape but waiting until it's over. I had no clue what...

The Old + the New, scanning negatives to use as overlays for digital photography, creative photography, www.Fenne.be

The old + the new

All the things I've learned to avoid as a photographer: dusty negatives, scratches, light leaks or grain,...

The Happiness Factory, artwork by Fenne Kustermans. Risography, etching, printmaker Sweden, Society 6 artist. www.Fenne.be

The happiness factory

One concept, one sketch, 3 different end results- this is the process behind the Happiness Factory. While my dogs were quietly sleeping in the sun, the loose sketching, the thinking scribbles, found their way to a details A3 sketch. Normally, I don't put all the details in the sketch but this...

Frozen. Ice photography, nature photography, Sweden, Dalarna, artist Fenne Kustermans. www.Fenne.be

Blue ice

We drove home after a sunny hike, looking for cabins in the woods. As we had finished the last sandwiches and tea, Joeri decided to take a little nap before driving home. After all, the sun was getting tired too and we had a long drive ahead of us. We...

Watchlist February

1. The L-word, generation Q 2. Wallander- Brandvägg (2006) 3. The mind, explained. (Netflix) ...