Friday, 19 May 2017

Terral

We have got terral since yesterday, that is a hot wind coming from the interior from north to south. At this time of the year, it is still enjoyable, while it makes temperatures increase dramatically during the summer. This year, I have been forward-looking: I have already ordered 10 books for hotter days ;-)


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Going home

May will always be a strange month, some bank holidays, but different ones in every country or parts of them... A yearning for summer but, at the same time, the wish that advantages of winter could remain as well. 


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tulips in Warmenhuizen

Reality has little to do with memories. It is colder, wetter and more colourful. Houses have been build. Fields have disappeared. But tulips are still there. Many. Wonderful tulips!











Thursday, 20 April 2017

Warmenhuizen

Some places keep attracting us irresistibly. Perhaps because they have to do with our childhood dreams or have a taste of forbidden fruit. One day, we realise life is too short to visit them all again. Yellowed pictures remain and, in our heads, a smell of perfection.

Warmenhuizen (the Netherlands)

Friday, 7 April 2017

New Animal Alphabet!

Here is my new Animal Alphabet, performed between September 2016 and April 2017 for @AnimalAlphabets on Twitter! This time, the theme was "Fairy tales", which means that we did not only draw animals, but also human characters who play a role in them.

Some reflections that accompanied my creation process:

- Figurative drawing will never be my cup of tea. Though, leaving my comfort zone gave me the opportunity to learn, and that's the important thing. I will participate again in this kind of challenge: it is fun to work individually for a common goal and to enjoy the creations of colleagues, week after week.
- I do not like fairy tales, especially the way women and men are portrayed and polarised there. As a child already, I never liked them without being able to articulate why... Although, I was forced to read a lot to understand some figures I had to draw (never heard of the Inch High Samourai, Vassilisa, Xerxes, the Young King of Easaidh Ruadh or Zoulvisia before), not a bad thing!

We were now asked to make a collage of all letters, so I made two: a random one and another one from A to Z in the right order. Enjoy!



And here are my four favourites:












Sunday, 2 April 2017

TAE17 in Stratford on Avon

From 1-19 April 2017, I will participate in the exhibition TAE 17 (#twitterartexhibit) in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshare, England, with my original postcard "Europe 2017" drawn with India ink. 
This year, the charity being supported is Molly Olly's Wishes, a charity that "supports children with terminal or life threatening illnesses and their families to help with their emotional wellbeing". 

Where? Arts House, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, England


Monday, 27 March 2017

Sunday in Benalmadena

Some beaches in Benalmadena (Andalusia, province of Malaga, Spain) has something that Torremolinos does not have: a sea ground with stones, so that the sea can be crystal clear. Also, more birds can be observed there.
I wanted to try my new camera yesterday, this is what I saw: