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...

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 canceled and although I couldn't imagine a life without any of them, the world kept turning. The snow would fall and fade out the colors,...

#FridaysForFuture, climate action strike, Stockholm March 2019, Klimatstrejk, Greta Thunberg, www.Fenne.be

Fridays for Future, March 15, Stockholm

A long bus trip brought me from postcard Dalarna with snow on the roofs all the way to a gloomy Stockholm where the rain would accompany all day during the strike for the climate. The past few weeks, I've read so much criticism on these actions that the only decent reaction...