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100.000 ways to live our lives

This morning I sketched the carpet on the upper left side of the image above. Then I thought about trying to figure out many different ways to fill a square. All this was meant to draw a carpet with much more different details than the one I made.

Drawing and filling all the squares made me think that this exercise is actually a metaphore for life. If I can make so many different squares, I can probably imagine as many different ways of living. And that is something worth to remember: there are may ways to live my life and it is up to me to choose how I want it to be. And that, my friend, is called FREEDOM, which we have here more than anywhere in the world. Let’s cherish our freedom.

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Princess Carmine

‘Princess Carmine’, mixed media on paper, printable on 60x 44 cm max

Lately I find myself very easily distracted by all kind of thoughts, smartphoneshit and whatever comes around. What I miss because of that is time to create deeply from the core. I miss ‘listening to the Muze’. The Muze, at least my muze, is a voice inside of me that wispers her instructions very softly. So I have to be quit and concentrated to be able to hear her when she says for example: ‘take the red, put a line there, now work on big paper.’

Making art becomes much more easy with her by my side. Much more fun also, because her ideas and suggestions are usually different than my ‘own’ thoughts around art. And they are better also, so I have learned.

This morning I managed to get up a little bit earlier, put out my phone and just went for the paper and paint. And then, after a while I could hear my Muze again. ‘Princess Carmine” above was created under her guidance. Thank you!