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 might be a bit overkill...

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 cut away. I'm still considering making...

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 for hours at different locations....

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 or print that suddenly becomes...

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 place where I found something like this. Together with a friend, we joined this session that went by so quickly that it felt like we've...

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, but suddenly I saw an Instagram post by Kitty Crowther, mentioning not only the exhibition in Uppsala but also a lecture in English! Holy morning...