Halfway between the gutter and the stars- Yeah!

Tools & textures: - V-shapes gouge. - pencils, I prefer the soft and expressive ones - etching pen - palette knife - printmaking ink: water-soluble at the moment so I can work from home and not ruin the kitchen and/or bathroom. - brushes- I mostly use old or cheap brushes because...

Diefstal van de eeuw, Jan Walraven

Currently reading: about our lost privacy

*This book by Jan Walraven is written in Dutch and although it's probably not translated, I found it interesting enough to share here on the blog. The title could be translated as "The theft of the century, how we lost our privacy and how we...

Kunst Academie Kontich, Gask, Antwerp Belgium, Screen printing workshop, www.Fenne.be

Alles in Wonderland (Kontich)

a place that is all about creation about inspiration and pancakes and ink mixed with decades of memories. www.academiekontich.be ...

Polaroid image Antwerpen, www.Fenne.be

Traveling with a Polaroid camera

I remember standing still in the middle of the enormous exhibition space in Brussels, probably turning a bit pale. Turned around. Mumbled: "I just realize that I forgot to take out my Polaroid camera when going through security...

Artist traveling Iceland, Explore to create, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (26)

Can you see the millions of flies circling around us? Never before did I see such buzzing clouds rising from the grasses. When we arrived at the farm we saw a few flies, the first of our trip. We got hats with nets, thinking it...

Starting new Lino cut, printmaking, printmaker, Sweden. www.Fenne.be

That first mark

There is this specific tension, joy, and excitement when starting something new like a lino piece. While I often work without sketches and just start painting and working through the material, with lino it works differently. A sketch is transferred to the linoleum and thoughtfully...

Iceland, road trip Iceland, Jökulsárlón, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (25)

It's been a few years but I've always knew that we'd go back. There is something about the landscapes of Iceland that I haven't found anywhere else. The first day of our stay, I wandered around on my own, got some polaroid film and started drawing...

Fenne Kustermans illustration, making buttons, handmade pins, drawings, printmaking, www.Fenne.be

Magic Machine

  One of the fun things of being a maker is that exciting moment when the final product is ready. When sketches become a real drawing or painting in a frame, a book that is ready to fly out. On these pictures, it's the little drawing...