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