Art and Illustration

 

“There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”

– David Bowie

For me, it’s colour and texture

 

Latest Activities…

How waterproof are my inks?

How waterproof are my inks?

At the moment I'm completely into waterproof ink because I'm drawing and writing a lot of Tanka. It's something I like to do when I have a lot on my mind. Limiting myself to just a small number of lines, a small number of syllables, forces me to boil my thoughts down...

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“Balance”

“Balance”

Storytelling with a message Making art, to me, is visual storytelling. Sometimes it is literally a way of telling a story that already exists. And sometimes it is a way of unearthing a story that lay hidden somewhere in my subconscience, somewhere in my fingers,...

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Drawing Table Hack

Drawing Table Hack

Photos + Video Slanted worktops save the day. And the Neck! People who draw a lot know that the neck and the shoulders need to be spared. Working on a flat surface inevitably causes problems in the long run. And still all artists know the pain because many of us don't...

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And some more activity…

“Projection”

“Projection”

Philosophy and a cave Lately, I've been reading a lot of philosophy and science. Mighty interesting! And bound to find its way into my journal. One of the concepts I ran into last week was Plato's allegory of the cave. It basically says we human beings are poorly...

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Long time no journaling…

Long time no journaling…

Long time no journaling Gosh, it's been such a long time since I was here and since I'd journaled. It sounds like a boring cliché, but I was busy. Before I tell you about what's been keeping me so busy, let me start by sharing the journal page I finally got to do last...

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Leafing through Memory Lane

Leafing through Memory Lane

Have you ever reread your old diaries? A gruesomely hot and long summer is behind us. And I'm so glad. How did you get through? The Viking blood I must have in my veins was seriously uncomfortable in the heat and I did little more than read 21 books. I'm so glad we...

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End of Summer Books

End of Summer Books

Hello dear reader, Are you still there? Or did you melt this summer? Boy, was it hot, wasn't it? The area where I live is normally cool since it's close to the sea. But this summer all that once was normal, evaporated in the heat. The viking blood in me (which is by...

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When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

She barged starry-eyed into my studio, jumping and dancing around... Mr. Rochester had asked Jane Eyre to marry him after all! To the utter satisfaction of my daughter! It was nothing short from touching to see my teenage daughter swoon over a romantic novel dressed...

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Blockx Watercolor Review

Blockx Watercolor Review

Today I have another watercolor review for you! Another Belgian brand called Blockx. I heard about this brand of watercolor paint for the first time on the Handprint site. In my video review I say I read that these were one of MacEvoy's favored paints. But I...

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Isaro…what a discovery!

Isaro…what a discovery!

Do I have something exciting for you! Or at least for me it was! A few weeks ago I received a set of 'testeurs', dot samplers, of the Belgian Watercolor and Oil paint brand Isaro. I had not heard of them until a few days before then and was very excited to try out,...

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Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello dear readers, I'm back! I hopped on the back of Spring and flew back with it to the virtual lands to share new work with you, For starters I made this video review of Nila Colori watercolor paint. I received this paint months ago, to try and review. And it's...

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And we’re off!!! Keeping track of your days…

And we’re off!!! Keeping track of your days…

Do you keep track of your days? And if so, how do you do it? Should you love the idea, but have no idea how to do it or need some inspiration to do it, at the bottom of this post you will find a big bunch of videos and links to inspire you. I'm finally keeping track...

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End of year, Tanka and some neat Inspiration

End of year, Tanka and some neat Inspiration

Dear readers, we've come to the end of this year...already! Time is rushing by so fast I feel its velocity might toss me off the planet sometimes. Gosh...almost 2018 already! High time to review, look ahead and fuel our minds with a little, or no...a lot of...

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