Stories from the in between finding their material as they find their narrative. Voices from both sides scratched in paper or print, layers of paint or photographs capturing time.
Creative calling, book by Chase Jarvis, book review, book inspiration, www.Fenne.be

Book: Creative calling by Chase Jarvis

  Life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success – it’s about creating it.   Chase Jarvis is a photographer, co-founder of Creative Live, podcast host and much more....

Wednesday Wanderings (29), Swedish nature photography, dog photography Dalarna, Fenne Kustermans Illustration, artist in Sweden, outdoor lifestyle, art and photography blog www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (29)

  We wander, driven by a curious fire inside of us hunted by the musts and do's, escaping in a moment of oblivion. The sun was flickering playing hide...

Wednesday Wanderings (28)

days roll by in summer heat with blue bubbles dancing towards the surface dusty clouds of conclusions evaporate as every cell is liberated   ...

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...

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

Wednesday Wanderings (26)- Iceland

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sketchbook Falun model drawing, www.Fenne.be

Inside my sketchbook

I was ecstatic when Joeri found a model drawing session at the museum in Falun which is about 1h drive but so far the only...

Kitty Crowther lecture + exhibition, Uppsala, Sweden, 2019, www.Fenne.be

Kitty Crowther, Uppsala

With sleepy eyes, I checked my phone that morning. Just before getting out of bed and getting started with the day. We already had plans,...

Grief, loss of dogs, www.Fenne.be

Grief didn’t swallow me

Even when you expect it in some way, having to say goodbye always comes as a shock. Suddenly any later, any plans or dreams get...

Cold winters & skincare

By no means am I a beauty/make-up blogger or expert. On the contrary. Although I like to put on some eyeliner or eyeshadow, most days...

Textures of Gotland, nature photography Sweden, Visby, traveling, artist, Europe, www.Fenne.be

Textures of Gotland

They say that spring is the nicest moment to visit Gotland, when there are flowers everywhere. My curiosity couldn't wait several months and it has...

I don't like Mondays, Brenda Spencer graphic novel, true crime story, visual art, www.Fenne.be

I don’t like Mondays

Forty years ago, on Monday, January 29, 1979, a 16-year-old girl took a rifle and fired thirty times at the elementary school across her house....

Wednesday Wanderings 22, wanderlust, nature photography, hiking in Sweden, life with dogs in Sweden, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (22)

Wandering around I wonder what would these colors taste like? It looks like strawberry and peach flavored marshmallows exploded because of the vibrant winter sun. The dogs have...

Winter in Sweden, wednesday wanderings in the forest and around the lakes, slow living, nature lover, artist, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (21)

Winter finds its reflection in melting snow becoming ice, disappearing, low sun bursts through blue air, lighting the bubbles that are caught in the frozen lake,...

Countryside living in Dalarna Sweden, photographer artist Sweden, nordic nature photography, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (20)

A bit sooner than I expected, a brand new year stumbled upon my horizon and entering my life and mind like the bright sun on...

Antwerp Polaroids, street photography, travel Europe, Belgium, www.Fenne.be

Antwerp in Polaroids

Walking the long road home. Drifting the ever changing streets where the soul remains. Wandering around years of memories. In Antwerp.  ...

The Curious Wanderer Collection

Can you hear the early birds singing their song, can you see the ants quickly crossing the narrow path through the forest? Perhaps you can...

Early morning swim in the lake, Sweden, Dalarna, freedom, gopro, www.Fenne.be

Early morning swim in the lake

A jump into refreshing freedom. A bubbling world out of this world. Far from everything, detached, and yet ultimately connected. ...

Summer evenings

I stopped counting the mosquito bites a few sunsets ago and instead scratch them without thinking. But you know when I think about the mossies the...

Inside my sketchbook

It's been a while since I posted my sketches. Some days I forget, but now it's also been a while since new ones found their...

Wednesday Wanderings (18)

While I'm typing on my laptop, thinking back about the past week, grey drops of rain fall from the sky and do their very best...

Wednesday Wanderings (17)

Under a blue sky, the water levels are rising everywhere around us. Snow and ice from a long and cold winter melts into creeks and...

Wednesday Wanderings (16)

Most of the time there is no need to travel far away to be able to get lost. It only takes some boots, a camera...

Wednesday Wanderings (15)

There is no way to deny it, Spring is taking over from Winter. And I must admit, I'm not entirely ready for this bright white...

Vegan fika cookies

Here in Sweden, the fika-break almost seems like a holy moment of the day where people stop working, make some coffee (or tea) and have something...

Wednesday Wanderings (14)

  So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life...

Wednesday Wanderings (13)

One morning after waking up (that takes some time you know), I felt something had changed. The sun was out, the light was different and...

Wednesday Wanderings (12)

I can't move. An extremely tired dog is sleeping on my feet. And interrupting that would be a crime against cuteness.  I sit on my...

#MarchMeetTheMaker the unlimited where.

MMTM, aka the no-secrets-month! It's been one week into the #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge where every day you get a prompt that will ask you to share something...

Wednesday Wanderings (11)

Last week was a bit of a quiet week without much wandering around in the woods. Instead, I did everything to not get sick like...

#MarchMeetTheMaker

Because I feel like I never know enough makers, because I love to find new creators and because I love to see what others bring...

Wednesday Wanderings (10)

It's this strange and tricky weather where, from inside, you get the feeling that there is a hint of spring weather in the air. The...

Living abroad: lost in word soup

Have you ever heard of Neder-Swengelska? No? It's what I currently speak fluently. It's an interesting and creative mix of Dutch, Swedish and English and the cool...

Wednesday Wanderings (09)

When we drive from our little village in the woods to Stockholm, it's like entering another world. Perhaps, in a way, a world that we...

The stories are in the scratches

It's almost midnight and I am staring at my glowing screen, being painfully aware of a headache that has been following my every move the...

Wednesday Wanderings (08)

I'll admit, I am obsessed with ice and its textures, so I just post all the photographs I took at this little waterfall :-)  --...

Wednesday Wanderings (07)

After weeks without sunlight, our black and white world was suddenly an attractive explosion of the most beautiful colors. Hellow blues and oranges and hints...

Linocut experiments

When I was in Belgium a few months ago, I bought a few different types of lino to experiment with. Since this type was much...

Wednesday Wanderings (06)

What comes first, the weather or your mood? Or is it the mood that decides your interpretation of the light? Most days, foggy and dark weather...

Inside my sketchbook

We don't meet as often as I would like, the sketchbook and I. The cold winter days are short and dark and I'm struggling to...

Wednesday Wanderings (05)

Snow and more snow, gently smothering all sounds, covering all the colors. What remains is an almost black an white world. Until, perhaps, the sun comes out. Surrounded by...

Wednesday Wanderings (04)

I wonder sometimes if I take too many photographs. I try to leave my camera at home when it's raining or really (but really) dark....

Wednesday Wanderings (03)

Ice, snow and a lost dog under a bright glowing sky, [caption id="attachment_2066" align="alignnone" width="720"] I hope you find your way back, doggo![/caption] ...

Wednesday Wanderings

I am a bit late but never too late to wish you a very happy new year with lots of adventures, friendship, love and a...

Santa Lucia & Lussekatter

The 13th of December, there is a bit of extra light on these dark Swedish days when Saint Lucy's day is celebrated. Sparkling candles and...

Inside my sketchbook

  During October, I've been experimenting a bit with ink for Inktober- an inky challenge for one month. Last year it worked out rather...

Ceramics workshop | Borlänge

I started something new and exciting! When a friend told me about a course in ceramics, I was sold right away. ok, it's all in Swedish...

Inside my sketchbook

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson ...

Sundays are for pancakes :-)

... and trying something new! Still prefer my coconut sugar but interesting to try this Norwegian thing called Namdalsgomma. It's some kind of soft cheese with...

How to make a human ice lolly?

 Step 1: invite some friends up north Step 2: go out on a brisk day and give them a paddle Step 3: wait until frozen. Just kidding. Thanks...

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