[By Jeroen Jannsen from Brussels, Belgium] The president of the United States always knows how to hurt people with his tweets. One and a half year ago, we dit even not yet know how to write his name in Belgium, and there was his tweet about the hellhole of Brussels. There was something about terrorists who […]
[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 […]
Nice day, yesterday, for my first sketchcrawl in Belgium! 15 or 16 sketchers, and I was the older… and alone to speak french!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
On Friday I went to Brussels for the day with my husband. The tickets were the prize for a Little Break to Brussels competition on Katherine Tyrrel’s blog. It was wonderful to go to another country just for the day. Despite, in my youth, designing the brochures for the insurance broking company who brokered the […]
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 […]
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 […]