First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR! to family, friends and followers from all over the world! Let’s hope for peace and prosperity and that our leaders will make wise decisions to cool down climate change.
Small recap from my studio
As we tiptoe into 2024 please allow me to share a few things with my fab followers:
This was quite an exciting year in the studio. Being an artist means taking risks in the studio. My mantra is: I wonder what happens if I do this, or maybe that?
Taking risks and going out of my comfort zone sometimes feels challenging, but I want to grow my artistic tools, so therefore I’ve put the fear of failure aside to experiment and learn. I now know a lot more about what to do and what not to do. Yep! I’ve made a lot of crazy mistakes along the road, but hopefully my share of ugly paintings is coming to an end soon.
This year I chose not to show so much of my working process on Instagram and Facebook, but I’ve been blogging every month and sending out newsletters.
This summer I participated in a group exhibit in Canada and my painting was sold.
Before x-mas I had the pleasure of sharing some of my brand new artworks with you and I’m very pleased that some of them sold!
Like last year I decided to skip local exhibitions, and at the moment I’m considering whether or not to do a pop-up exhibit next year.
One of my goals for this year was exploring creativity and seeking inspiration in the arts, so I visited many exhibitions, read loads of weird books, listened to new music and danced in my studio – while my cat was staring at me wondering what on earth was going on…
Filled with gratitude
Reflecting on the year gone by I am filled with gratitude for the support and enthusiasm so many of you have brought to my art practice.
Being an artist means a lot. As long as I have my studio and my art practice I always have something to look forward to. Thank you for showing interest in my art, for all your nice comments and for buying my artworks. I think I have the best people cheering for me!
I feel so lucky to be able to live a creative life, so lucky to have family and friends cheering for me, and so lucky to meet so many nice people from all over the world, some in real life, some over the internet.
I honestly don’t know who I’d be without my art practice…
Life is what happens
Most of my planned painting holidays didn’t go as planned this year due to different unplanned circumstances, but what the heck;
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans…
Winter is a season of recovery and preparation, but also for planning. I don’t know about you, but I sure miss the light and can’t wait for the days to start getting longer.
My studio feels a bit crowded these days as I have many paintings in different stages just waiting for daylight and more painting time…
Thanks for the ride & Happy New Year!
Let’s keep in touch…