Fenne Kustermans artist, Belgian artist in Sweden, printmaker, printmaking, illustration artist, www.Fenne.be

The ultimate summer feeling, 3 color lino

Summer, that's swimming in the lakes, eating fruit from the garden, lots of sunshine and marshmallows evenings by the fire. Of that last one, I wanted to create a quick but fun print and some cards to send out. Feeling very inspired by a book that I was reading called...

Tetra pack printing, printing at home, re-using, lockdown, art blog, www.Fenne.be

Tetra pack printing

It's fun, easy, cheaper than printing with plastic or copper and I really like the dirty effect + I won't be able to get new art materials any time soon so I started a new project with Tetra etching just like explained in this video. I do have a small...

The Happiness Factory, artwork by Fenne Kustermans. Risography, etching, printmaker Sweden, Society 6 artist. www.Fenne.be

The happiness factory

One concept, one sketch, 3 different end results- this is the process behind the Happiness Factory. While my dogs were quietly sleeping in the sun, the loose sketching, the thinking scribbles, found their way to a details A3 sketch. Normally, I don't put all the details in the sketch but this...

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...

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,...

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 way to the good old sketchbook. With the light returning to Sweden since hm...

Not all there is to know, we can see.

There is an emptiness, a void, that has to be filled with the wild air that wanders from the mountains back to the sea. We watch but don't see what we don't know. We watch the objects but fail to see time floating by. We can't see what we're not...

#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. Since it's mostly focussed on Instagram, you can connect with other makers by following the hashtag (it's a rather new...