I just finished a masterclass with Marenthe. Two days filled with information and inspiration, contact with fellow makers and Marenthe as our radiating teacher. But also filled with confusion that seems to belong to a happening like this. At least for me.
So today is for letting it all sink in through doodling, relaxing, making art and taking a nap.
I made this one in honour of Heather and Jan, who came to visit me the other day. We had a conversation about the friendlyness in the English language.
This is a paper collage and drawing in which I later put some of my patterns. I reworked that again digital. A whole lot of work for one image and I think there is some more work to do on this one. It is funny: the more I know about drawing, scanning and digital reworking the longer it takes to finish a piece of art.
In 1999 I wrote a small story that accompagnied a couple of sketches like the second one you see here. Over the years I have rewritten and redrawn this story time and time again. Two years ago I was sure it was finished and ready for publication.
However I am working on it again. In the 2019 version the second image is replaced with the first one.
Today I made this tower. It is almost night. You can see the sun standing low. Sometimes I dream about creating in a tower. All day long I will make one piece of art after the other. Then… when the day is almost over and the sun is turning red I will take all the art I made and climb the stairs towards the tower roof. Standing there, enjoying the view and the fresh air, I set all my art free to soar on the winds and find its proper owners…
Apart from stories about artists there are art assignments to fire the reader up. The first chapter is called ‘Play with Portraits’ and the accompagning exercises are about making selfportraits.
I almost never did a selfportrait before, so this was challenging for sure. But since Danielle stimulates us to create without fear or despite fear, I took some random photographs of myself. And I liked it!
I am going to do more with it, but for now this is my selfportrait. I like the way is turned out. I am looking forward to reading and working more with this book. Thank you, Danielle Krysa!
It’s been a while since I made a collage. I love the spontaneity of collage making. Here I used an old Happinez magazine. There are always beautiful photos in this magazine. This time I was mostly attracted by the structures and the warm colors. In that way it is a colorstudy: pink, terracotta, gold, orange, brown and white seem to glow beautiful together.