• Art journal “Academy” 2016 – Cover + Flip through

    Music by The Fur – Expanding Universe
    Used with permission. Find them here: www.thefur.be

    I graduated my second year in Fine Arts Academy. (Field: Painting) For my studies, ideas and more, I altered a children’s book. All photographs in the book are mine aside from page 1-2, 7, 18 and 23-24.

    Progress
    First I painted the cover with gel medium and paper scraps. The second layer is gouache. I wrapped the book in fabric and left it outdoors in my garden for a week. Then I unwrapped it, covered it with bistre pigments, acrylics and metallic paint. Once finished, I used a gloss varnish. (not in the video)

    If you have questions, let me know!

  • Art journal peek

    Have a peek in my art journal 🙂 Click on the video below.

    Why I actually wanted to show this is for the following reason: You will probably see I’m shaking a bit. Although I’m recovered from a muscle disease flare-up, there are still traces visible.
    I have pain, on a daily base. Some days I’m shaky or have myoclonic seizures… But what’s the point in staying home? Most people will judge. (I had more criticism than I could handle really) What’s the point of taking meds if they turn you into a zombie? What’s the point in going to the hospital if they send you from one doctor to the other, not knowing what to do next?
    My painting techniques aren’t perfect. My body isn’t perfect. But that doesn’t stop me. I’ve learned to ignore the pain and keep on doing what I love.
    (And maybe my work will be a little wonky because of that but… who cares!)

     

  • Time lapse video Art journal 2015

    This is my art journal from 2015. 🙂 And my friend Dubion made a song for it! Check out his other music here. Watch the full video below:

     

    Some pages are inspired by Lifebook 2015 and other classes by Tamara Laporte. Read more about her classes here.

    Join Lifebook 2016 here.

    Which spread is your favorite? I would love to know!

  • Time lapse video: Art journal 2011-2012 (+ 2015 preview!)

    I decided to reupload the video of my art journal from 2011-2012. The previous one was kinda dark and the music didn’t fit very well. That’s why I agreed with some friends to start a collaboration for these video’s and here’s the first one!

     

    Music by my wonderful friend Jacqueline with her project Helisir. Isn’t she wonderful?

    About the preview: this art journal is not finished yet, I just wanted to give you a sneak peek for now ^^. Some pages are inspired by tutorials…and it’s very much possible you have seen a few of them before, since I share most (but not all) of my spreads at social media.
    – One spread is inspired by Miss Petra
    – Other spreads are inspired by Lifebook.

    Thanks for watching and let me know what you think! 🙂