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 the air was suddenly softer....

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 bed with my computer on...

#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 about yourself and/or your work....

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 Joeri (at least one person...

#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 to life. Enough reasons for a...

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 sun is shining, happy birds...

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 thing is that it has...

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 know. A place of energy...

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 whole day. Normally I wouldn't be...

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 :-)  -- don't say I didn't warn...

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 of pink! We made some raisin...

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 softer than the one I...

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 makes me happy but in...

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 fit everything that I want...

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 more snow than we can...

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. At the same time, I...

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 good health. The past week we've...

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 of course saffron buns! Last...

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 well, but this year I...

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 and I have to drive...

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 hints of cardamom and cinnamon....

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 for visiting!!...

Road trip Norway with a Volkswagen California campervan, www.fenne.be

La vache qui rit. Joeri qui ne rit pas.

I remember us looking at all the cars climbing the Trollstigen, a scenic road in Norway, and laughing at each other saying: "No, we're not crazy, we are not going...

Picking berries and mushrooms

Berry-picking is probably the opposite of a normal hike in many ways. While hiking, our gaze seeks for the horizon, for far away sights and a calm blue relief from...

Flatruet, Jämtland (Sweden), Road trip Sweden with dogs, nature photography, drone photography, www.Fenne.be

Flatruet, Jämtland (Sweden)

Warning: Pictures overload possible :-) After a few weeks with friend visiting our new home, we got itchy. Itchy for the road, for freedom and travel. We packed our bags (and dog...

Finishing the ceramics

Do you remember the super cool birthday gift I got? In May we didn't only eat way too much delicious Belgian pie, more importantly we also attended a workshop ceramics in...

Art & Antwerp: Antwerp Masters 2017

The opening of the Master exhibition by Sint Lucas school of arts and the Royal Academy of Antwerp was something I was looking forward to for months!  As an alumni...

In the land of the midnight sun.

The longest day has passed and the shortest season, summer, introduced itself with a glowing sun just behind the horizon.  Some people say that from now on it all goes...

How to find your creative muse.

What is it that keeps your inspiration going? What topic can you always write or blog about? Or who inspires your paintings or makes you grab your camera? Or do...

Secret hiding spot & loppis treasures

Now the ice has melted and winter is chased away by the midnight sun, my secret hiding spot by the lake is back. A little dock surrounded by singing reed...

Spring road trip video

We packed our bags and drove south on the new energy of early spring. While up here the snow just started to melt and showing the very first cautious signs...

From sketch to linocut print

Do you recognize the sketchbook page from a while ago? This quick watercolor image is now transformed into another medium: linocut. At the time of sketching I wasn't sure what it...

Why I don't ask (much) travel advice.

So many people plan all details of their trip. Looking online, reading blogs and countless travel magazines and ask others for the hidden gems. Every minute of the day has...

Traveling to Alpbach in Austria

After a rather short visit to our home country Belgium and wandering the streets of Antwerp, we packed our bags again an drove through Germany to Austria. For our rescue...

Beauty in Simplicity

We stand on the tips of our toes, reaching for the sun, climbing the highest mountains, spreading as far as we can. But suddenly we stumble looking in wonder at those strange feet at the bottom...

MultiModel Expo

[caption id="attachment_1619" align="alignnone" width="2928"] Photo by Serge Baeken[/caption] I planned on taking some more picture, I really did, but then I arrived at the expo, saw a friend from school again...

Inside my sketchbook

On May 1st, artist Serge Baeken organized an exhibition and book presentation (Ladies first) in Antwerp and he invited not only fellow artists to join this exhibition of model drawings...

Be inspired, stay inspired

1. The bright side. Inspiration is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? That moment when you feel the energy rushing through your body and there is no way but giving in to...

Inside my sketchbook

Just like the weather my paint and pencils aren't sure. Should we go for cold blue or some itchy orange? What these wandering lines do know is that something is...

In my bag (on the road)

It’s a lovely sunny day, one of the first where I really get a spring feeling- even found the first flower in my garden! (But no pictures as my dog…...

How to live a creative life.

First of all, there is not One Perfect Creative life. As there are many ways creativity can manifest itself, there are at as many ways to live and be creative....

Inside my sketchbook

A sudden longing for summer took over although I would love winter to stay a bit longer. I'm dreaming about road trips and campfires under a starry night but in...

Aerial abstract

The beauty of winter is coming to an end - for now- as spring slowly takes over. The melting snow runs through little singing creeks towards the lakes where the...

Famous five adventure trigger

I love ice and stones and have a thing with caves, islands and exploring the woods. I might have to thank (or blame) Enid Blytons 'Famous Five' series for that. I...

Winter road trip in Sweden

On unguarded moments, the sun tickles the dark shadows of winter. Just playful and gentle. Just enough to get the earth ready for spring. Days are already warmer and a...

Inside my sketchbook

The sand shifts under my feet but I stand strong as the water creeps up your chest. ...

Happy Birthday Zigje

Today would have been the 15th birthday of my best furry friend Ziggy. For the first time since I had to say goodbye in January, I was able to write ...

North always north

North is to me what west must have been for Jack Kerouac. Pulled back and forth. Attracted and rejected. The compass turns and turns, but will always point out the...

62 days north, a solitude experiment

I drove 1600 kilometers North and for 62 days an unknown place would be my home. Born in a crowded country, I wanted to find out what it would feel...

Sketching challenge: one week, 100 people

The website of Liz Steel announced an inspiring challenge, and the goal is rather simple but not easy: sketching 100 people in one week. Starting today, March 6th until Friday...

Road trip to Mora/Vasaloppet

Do you know that irresistible itchy feeling where you just have to pack some stuff and go? There are still so many things that we want to explore, but this...

Updating the guestroom & friends visiting

[caption id="attachment_1404" align="alignnone" width="640"] The room before (picture by the previous owner)[/caption] The past few months we've been working hard in the house to make it fit our needs and taste....

The Rooftop

  The rooftop is a zine and a letter about love and freedom. Thinking out loud in color and shapes. Searching and wandering rather than looking for a final conclusion. It...

2 new book-treasures from Belgium

'Wolven' by Ward Zwart and Enzo Smits publisher: Bries 204 pages on thin paper. "It's easy to get lost as a teenager, especially when there is nowhere to go." Wolven tells a story in magical...

Turning a sketch into a screen print

For a long time I had the idea that screen printing was only for artists with a certain style. Clean lines and big shapes, I thought, but I was wrong....

Like a kid in a candy shop

Paper, pencils, paint. Colors and brushes and the smell of wandering inspiration. If only I would find the gold at the end of the rainbow :-) Save Save ...

After the evening of sketching model Trixie, my head felt like it was exploding. Ideas rushing around, screaming for attention. And there is no way ignoring the call of creating...

How to photograph the Northern Lights

For years I've been chasing the northern lights. It was my number one on my bucket list. Hours I've spent outside staring into the darkness or in a car, trying...

An evening of sketching

It's been a long time since I went sketching a model, too long that's for sure, but this single evening turned into a project in different steps, materials and outcomes. Our...

What to pack for winter in Sweden

"Aren't you freezing up there?" "Is it going to be cold?" and "How do you keep warm?" are some of the most asked questions since we located ourselves in the middle of beautiful Sweden....

The magic of winter (part 2)

Wandering around daily, I make a lot of images so here is already part 2 of the winter magic. (You can find part 1 here) Days are short, so we turned...

The many faces of the night.

Looking at the sky, that's something I mostly remember from holidays in other countries than the one where I grew up. Mountain tops and far out places are mixed with...

The magic of winter

Cold magic color play. Beauty in the purest form. Out there. Out here.   The light tells stories I've heard before. Swift thoughts displaced by time. I walk and wander not to find but to be...

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