• How I overcame being branded ‘untalented’?

    At a certain age we all go through a period in our creative lives when we start comparing our work to real life – or worse, to others’ work. This usually stops us from continuing. In most cases adults would encourage us to stop by calling us ‘untalented’, regardless of the benefits creating art provides. […]

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  • Moodboard #06 – August

    Source of pictures: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

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  • Repeat pattern challenge

    “I don’t have time” is one of our favourite excuses for not being creative or do art. Actually I am just as guilty at this as everyone else, and as I’ve been going through a particularly lazy period I decided to do a little art challenge. For one week I sat down with my sketchbook […]

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  • What is your dream studio like?

    Who wouldn’t be enthusiastic at the thought of a private studio to create in? Not that I have even the slightest of hope of obtaining one – I currently work at a little desk in my bedroom. But still, I don’t want to take me as a surprise if I get the chance to lay […]

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  • Behind the scenes #1 – what I listen to while creating

    Honestly? Silence. Even though I like music (at least some sorts) I value silence more than anything else. However, it all depends on which phase of the creation process I am in, I am not always such a ZEN-bug :) So here it goes.

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  • Moodboard #05 – July

    Source of pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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  • Starry sleeping mask – DIY do’s and don’ts

    You might know by now that my family and I are big fans of sleeping masks. By now I have sewn several of these practical pieces, but during the making of this latest piece I had to admit that I still haven’t learned from my mistakes: it has now become a kind of tradition that […]

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  • 3 excuses that stop us creating and how to overcome them

    Creating is joy, whether we doodle while on the phone or happen to be Leonardo. We all know this, but for some reason we prefer to hide behind excuses not to take the pencil in our hand. I’ve decided to demolish the greatest ones of these excuses. 1. “I am not good enough” The world […]

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  • Moodboard #04 – June

    Source of pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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  • 3 ways of creative meditation

    When I was little, a perfect weekend looked like this: my granny read out some story while I was drawing something. Of course at that time I didn’t call it that, but it was a form of meditation. Today I still go on doing this, as I feel the very same calmness bending over the […]

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