Category Archives: painting-sketching

The Starlist or the Blackwars?

My staying home for 8 weeks now in lock-down justifies some geeky behaviour right? Binge watching series, pondering their content, discussing theories with my husband dreaming up (and sketching!) parallels with other films and series. So here’s a thought for

The Starlist or the Blackwars?

My staying home for 8 weeks now in lock-down justifies some geeky behaviour right? Binge watching series, pondering their content, discussing theories with my husband dreaming up (and sketching!) parallels with other films and series. So here’s a thought for

Scandinavian / Japanese ceramics

I love drawing and painting, and often, whatever new hobby I start such as sewing or ceramic, I still somehow end up drawing or painting. The difficulty is then often increased, for example a fabric will absorb paint very differently

Scandinavian / Japanese ceramics

I love drawing and painting, and often, whatever new hobby I start such as sewing or ceramic, I still somehow end up drawing or painting. The difficulty is then often increased, for example a fabric will absorb paint very differently

(Not so) Formal Painted Pants

I’m very excited to see street styles popping up with trousers with prints, lines or checks. Often happily matched with other prints. [One day in the metro in Brussels I noticed 80% of the people wore blue jeans with a

(Not so) Formal Painted Pants

I’m very excited to see street styles popping up with trousers with prints, lines or checks. Often happily matched with other prints. [One day in the metro in Brussels I noticed 80% of the people wore blue jeans with a

Ceramics opening – the pots and dishes!

Still a bit chunky, I need to practice throwing thinner, but here they are, the pots and dishes which are spending the summer at the Quatro Exhibit in Tervuren this summer. I hand-painted the wildlife with a brush using cobalt

Ceramics opening – the pots and dishes!

Still a bit chunky, I need to practice throwing thinner, but here they are, the pots and dishes which are spending the summer at the Quatro Exhibit in Tervuren this summer. I hand-painted the wildlife with a brush using cobalt

Stamped robot T-shirt

This post is a quickie before the wedding bells ring! In 10 days my mad wedding sewothon will end, and this sweatshop-in-the-attic returns to being an atelier. And I can show the wedding collection 2016: bride : the 4 prototypes

Stamped robot T-shirt

This post is a quickie before the wedding bells ring! In 10 days my mad wedding sewothon will end, and this sweatshop-in-the-attic returns to being an atelier. And I can show the wedding collection 2016: bride : the 4 prototypes

Renders of Dan Simmons’s sci-fi world

The books by Dan Simmons are mind blowing (if you enjoy science-fiction that is). The scope of the stories are epic, there’s an array of complex characters, and a meticulous render of future worlds. While reading them, images kept popping up in my mind,

Renders of Dan Simmons’s sci-fi world

The books by Dan Simmons are mind blowing (if you enjoy science-fiction that is). The scope of the stories are epic, there’s an array of complex characters, and a meticulous render of future worlds. While reading them, images kept popping up in my mind,

Art-work dress

Firstly, I’m thrilled (!!!) my ‘Scarlet’ shorts, made it into print in the fab La Maison Victor magazine! Enough boasting, but to celebrate I made the ‘Lora’ dress, by La Maison Victor, a lovely cut, modern yet with a retro touch. I celebrated

Art-work dress

Firstly, I’m thrilled (!!!) my ‘Scarlet’ shorts, made it into print in the fab La Maison Victor magazine! Enough boasting, but to celebrate I made the ‘Lora’ dress, by La Maison Victor, a lovely cut, modern yet with a retro touch. I celebrated

Elegant shorts, using selfpainted fabric

Shorts. Not my favourite, also after 40 a certain age, I feel a bit self-conscious wearing shorts (or mini’s). Enter the elegant shorts: Scarlet from  La Maison Victor May-June 2015. They look so stylish I don’t feel bad showing so much (pale) leg. I painted the

Elegant shorts, using selfpainted fabric

Shorts. Not my favourite, also after 40 a certain age, I feel a bit self-conscious wearing shorts (or mini’s). Enter the elegant shorts: Scarlet from  La Maison Victor May-June 2015. They look so stylish I don’t feel bad showing so much (pale) leg. I painted the

personalized thank you bags -transfer-

Here’s another version of the personalized thank you bag. This time using iron-on transfer. The teacher in question was running the “Nijntje” class (original Dutch name of global Miffy). In honour of the legendary Dick Bruna , I had made

personalized thank you bags -transfer-

Here’s another version of the personalized thank you bag. This time using iron-on transfer. The teacher in question was running the “Nijntje” class (original Dutch name of global Miffy). In honour of the legendary Dick Bruna , I had made

Fantasy oil painting – the Shrike

Inspired by the fantastic Dan Simmons book : Hyperion, it depicts the evil Shrike. It’s not the kind painting I’d hang up in our living room, like my landscape painting (see here) but the product designer in me really enjoyed painting the

Fantasy oil painting – the Shrike

Inspired by the fantastic Dan Simmons book : Hyperion, it depicts the evil Shrike. It’s not the kind painting I’d hang up in our living room, like my landscape painting (see here) but the product designer in me really enjoyed painting the