From the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape... We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
Pablo Picasso

Monday, February 3, 2014

a letter that's its own envelope

During the month of january, we have sent 43 greeting cards!
I have a subscription to this fantastic dutch magazine :
It is always filled with paper goodies (wrapping paper, labels, stickers, envelopes, gorgeous layouts).
We've removed every A4 paper that we found pretty to wish a good year.
There is an elegant way to fold it into an envelope.
1. Fold it in half.
2. Fold two of the corners up to the center crease you've made during step 1.
3. Fold the left end down to the edge that's folded in.
Do the same with the right end.
Now, it should look like this :
4. Fold the two corners you've just obtained and tuck them into their little pocket.
That's it :)
You can then write, draw, paint or insert some paper goodies.
Flowlukkig nieuwjaar!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

making of 'Julie'

I have received many mails about 'Julie', my latest painting.
Let me share the process with you :

Saturday, October 12, 2013

My turn!

If you ended here, it’s probably because Seth Apter sent you!
Some of you might know me already.
Most of you are certainly wondering why a tiny person like me, living in a tiny country like Belgium, having so little experience in art, was invited to be part of such a great book, alongside such amazing artists.
I don’t know. I am honored.

Let me introduce myself.

I’m 34 years old. I live in Belgium. I speak French.
I am a sixth-year fellow in gastroenterology. I’m trying to master the endoscopic skills required to diagnose and treat esophageal, stomach, duodenal and colonic diseases.
In my spare time, I paint.
Being so organized and irreproachable at the hospital gives me permission to get messy, to play and cross boundaries at my art desk.

My medium of choice is acrylic paint. I combine collage, acrylics and drawing media (crayons and markers).
Usually, I work in a journal. Sometimes on a canvas.
If you browse my work, you’ll notice my two favorite fields of work : my industrial scenes and my studies of lines, shapes and textures.
I’m not used to write long posts.
I prefer to show you what I’ve been up to.
There are phases where I paint and post everyday and phases where laundry, kids and work get in the way...
If you want to see the work of the other 29 "spotlight" artists, go buy the book :)