Buraco do Inferno?

[Por Jeroen Jannsen de Bruxelas, Bélgica] O presidente dos Estados Unidos sabe sempre como magoar as pessoas com os seus tweets. Há um ano e meio atrás, ainda não sabíamos como escrever o seu nome na Bélgica, e lá estava o seu tweet sobre o buraco infernal de Bruxelas. Havia algo sobre os terroristas que [...]

À descoberta da Alma de Bruxelles

[Guest post by Elisa Gandolfo in Brussels] My adventure in Belgium has started! Studying a new language, working as an au pair, and of course sketching around. 🙂 It isn’t a secret that in this country it’s always raining, and I was looking forward for a dry day to go out with my carnet de […]

Sketchcrawl 31, Brussels

Nice day, yesterday, for my first sketchcrawl in Belgium! 15 or 16 sketchers, and I was the older… and alone to speak french!

the dark

Lately I have become fascinated with sketching, drawing, painting ‘the dark.’ That experience comes twofold. one one side, I try to draw the night, dark rooms, and so on… on the other hand, I attend alot of concerts. I have started drawing while standing in the audience. the light is constantly changing, and I hardly […]

rock and roll sketching

first of all, i’m sorry jerry. but not really. i saw one of my young students drawing with panda-chalks (after the brand of those things) and it dawned to me, those were the oil-pastels you’re always sketching with. i decided to give it a go, last night in the ancienne belgique in brussels. i kind […]

News Café, Brussels

This is my last sketch from my day in Brussels. Although I’m really glad that we now have a smoking ban in our pubs and restaurants here in the UK, it made me feel quite nostalgic to sit in a smoky bar. And in the spirit of nostalgia I ordered a kir, which when I […]

Lunch in Brussels

The quickest of quick sketches while husband looked at the guidebook on our day trip. The walls of the restaurant were covered in different collections of objects – biscuit tins, coffee grinders, long playing records, bottles, packaging. It all added up to a delightful quirky interior. My complementary raspberry beer was delicious.

Pausa em Bruxelas

Na sexta-feira fui a Bruxelas para passar o dia com o meu marido. Os bilhetes foram o prémio para uma pequena pausa para Bruxelas no blogue de Katherine Tyrrel. Foi maravilhoso ir a outro país apenas por esse dia. Apesar de, na minha juventude, ter desenhado as brochuras para a companhia de corretagem de seguros que intermediou o [...]

la vie est belge

In the freezing cold sunshine I sketched the Grand Place, heart of Brussels. My friend (who had not slept the night before) chose the warmth of the tiny P’tit Paon pub while I sketched; I rejoined him a little while after to have a beer and to finish the paint bit. and then I realized […]

lapina à bruxelas

2008/11/04 De détour à bruxelles pour le baptême d’anièce la nièce de lapinette, nous avons profité d’une journée moins “mouillée” pour nous balader dans le “coeur” de la ville. Je gardais un souvenir de grandeur et de foisonnement de détails de la grand’place, et en effet, les palais néogothique jouxtent les façades flamandes, et des […]