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...

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...

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 to do in the few hours of light. And it's too cold to paint or draw outside, especially since I'm...

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 was just not into ink. After all the inky frustration, there was only one thing to do: painting in thick,...

Inside my sketchbook

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson ...

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 previous figure drawing session in...

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 keep us from traveling, there...