Artist of the month January 2022



That is me in five words:

A miracle of pure love.

What role does being creative play in your everyday life? Are you creative in other ways besides watercolor and lettering?

Creativity defines and guides my life. It starts with me finding creative solutions to everyday challenges, to my other great passion: cooking and gardening, and of course creativity plays a very important role in my professional life. Not only in terms of brushes and paint, but also in developing workshop concepts for my clients. Offering added value and making an experience out of it. These processes also have a lot to do with creativity. I also love to write and always try to pick up my column readers with touching stories. Here, too, a strong, creative process takes place. I just love it.

Do you sometimes have a "crea-low" and if so - what do you do about it?

Yes, I do and I just don't do anything about it. What I learned, I share with you today.

The more I try to fight something and put energy into something where it's just not meant to be, the more I get into the vortex of the low. So I let it be. Go with the flow, I always say. I trust that after every low comes a high and after every high, a low is allowed to come again. Our creative mind needs this rest and so we can devote ourselves to other things during this time. Perhaps to sort his pictures times, to deal with the mixing of colors and further educate or just to be.

Do you have role models - if so, which ones?

Role models for me are people who follow a passion from pure heart. That is something that not only touches me, I admire. That's how everything in life should feel, like passion. Doing things with love and devotion. Anyone who dares to do that is a true role model for me.

Creativity and social media - what are your thoughts on this?

Light and shadow. How wonderful that in this day and age you have the opportunity to show your creations, get feedback, share and reach people with it. How sad it is that at some point you can only be defined and motivated by it.