artjournal · MY ART · on creativity · writing

to start the day

just a doodle to start the day

I always start the day just doodling around a little bit. To loosen up and to warm up the drawingmuscles. Sometimes it turns out to be a start for the piece of art of that day, sometimes it is more of a reflection of what is going on in my mind. And sometimes I want to keep on working on it for hours, putting aside all the other things I was supposed to do. Did I tell you already that artists are easily distracted by what comes up around or in them?

artjournal · MY ART · on creativity · poetry · writing


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First drawing of the day. In fact I was only warming up. I decided to share these pages with you, just as they are, to show you how a drawing sometimes starts.

I wrote a little about the rain:

tic tic, toc toc, tac tac

rain, rain, rain on my roof

I am sitting here and listen to the song of the drops

hoping the gutters don’t leak, the rooftiles are still in place

and I remember that I forgot to let the house get painted on the outside

a moment to stay in bed a little longer

but I am not going to do that, because I also love an early start of the day

hey, there is an enormous bird sitting next to my bed

some sort of ‘angel in disguise’?

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I love paint!

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I love to paint on everything (not always to everyones pleasure I must admit)… I paint on walls, on furnuture, on floors. And I also always paint the outside of my journals. I love the black background. Often I start by dumping the paint I will not be using anymore that day on these surfaces. In the end there is always a new painting! Voila!