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 and birds that stop by. This winter I tried to remove some of the reed to...

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 of the new season, the south and our home country Belgium was already flooded by...

Super coolt birthday gift: a workshop ceramics!

I was teased for a whole week about a surprise for my birthday.  The only hint I got was that it would be in Västerås, a city close by but one that we don't know very well yet. (so tips on Västerås are always welcome) The...

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 would become, but that doesn't really matter. Although watercolor isn't the easiest to translate into...

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 but also some models for live figure drawing! You might recognize model Trixie Divine from my...

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 the feeling of creating and bringing that idea to life. Inspiration might suddenly pop up...

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… well she pooped on it, sorry) Although I adore winter and some cold surely doesn’t...

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. Creativity isn’t something mystical reserved only for artists. You can be creative as a painter,...

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 the meantime I chase the ice and go out searching for caves: ...

7 Lessons from my solitude- experiment

When I packed my bags and drove North to spent 62 days in a cabin by a lake it was not just for fun nor was it some kind of long lazy holiday but an experiment to see how I would react on being alone,...