I Started a Digital Sketchbook

I have been using Procreate for my iPad illustrations for many years. Of course, I’ve also tried other drawing apps. But I keep coming back to Procreate. The app simply offers a lot of design possibilities. And it is updated regularly and new features are added. Now I recently read a report about David Hockney…

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Hot Summer Days

A cool bath is now very pleasant for the moose. The frogs don’t like it that such a big animal takes away their place in the water. But as you can see, dear readers, this is a very special moose. He can wag his antlers. And so the horns are perfect for chasing away annoying…

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Sweet Cherries and Books by Enid Blyton

Childhood Memories Like this year, it was a summer full of sunshine and sweet cherries. As a ten year old city kid I had been able to spend the summer holidays in my grandma’s garden. These days meant not only endless freedom, but also lots of work in the vegetable garden: Peeling peas for hours,…

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Pattern of Nature

Digital painting allows you to change images quickly without destroying the original work. It is possible to remove single motifs and then change their colour and design. This is what I did with my latest picture. First I copied some leaves and flowers and then I played with the new motive. In the process, it…

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Wildlife Underfoot

Our garden has many wild corners. These are areas where I simply observe what grows there without my intervention. A strip of wild flowers and wild herbs has grown along the garden pond. I love this little spot so much that I decided to take it as a motive for a drawing. I chose a…

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Sitting under Roses

“The language of roses shifts under our feet. It blows in and out like the wind. It carries the fragrance of the flower and then it is gone…It is how we learn to speak about something that is disappearing as we say its name.”  Helen Humphreys, The Lost Garden As I write this text, I…

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