Tales on Creativity

I am a doctor and an artist. In this blog I write about art and being an artist from a doctors point of view.
First of all it is a personal exploration of why and how I make art. Of what making art means to for me?
Secondly I wonder how that is for others, artists and public?

I will try to find answers on questions like: Can art, looking at it or making art, heal? Can it help us with problems the world is dealing with right now? What is creativity anyway? Are we ignoring creativity in our children, co-workers etc?

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27 July 2020
can we mix styles or not?
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The (almost) daily art sparkles

2 February 2020
The (Almost) Daily Sparkle Today I renamed the blog part of my site as 'The (Almost) Daily Art Sparkle', in short TADA's. Instead of the…
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doodle along

30 November 2019
doodle along, kids and wake your creative soul!
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On black

12 August 2019
Today I accidentally threw over a bottle of Indian ink, spilling right over a painting I was making (not this one by the way). This…
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on writing

7 July 2019
finding the words is like finding the colors you were looking for all day in your studio you almost gave up... but, thank God, you…
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the girl with the pink glasses

7 June 2019
Isn't she cute, my girl with pink glasses and earrings straight from the eighties? I remember having a buckets full of them, all plastic with…
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redecorating in pink and red

30 May 2019
Yesterday morning I made this little painting and in the evening we rearranged the furniture in our sitting room. It wasn't exactly planned that way.…
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feeling like sh…?

29 May 2019
'Feeling like sh...? Make art out of it!' This is one of my favourite motto's. It usually works great for me. Whenever I'm feeling down,…
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refound treasures

28 May 2019
This piece of art started way back in the year 2000. I remember that at the time I was obsessed with the idea that you…
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doodle & nonsense page of today

23 May 2019
For some reason I love ink very much at this moment. Indian ink in black and sometime other colors. This morning I couldn't stop doodling…
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the perfect couple

22 May 2019
At this moment I am following the e-course of Lila Rogers for drawing faces. I love it! And I am learning so much. This drawing…
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Kyle’s brushes

3 May 2019
Today I downloaded some new brushes (called Kyle's brushes) for Photoshop. This image is the result of my first try out with this new set.…
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little lady

30 April 2019
This is a very small drawing (ca 10x10 cm). I love to make these to keep my hands busy and my head empty. Just a…
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100.000 ways to live our lives

24 April 2019
This morning I sketched the carpet on the upper left side of the image above. Then I thought about trying to figure out many different…
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studio view on Tuesday morning

9 April 2019
This is what my working table looks like this morning. I am working on a lot of pieces of art at the same time. All…
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Princess Carmine

8 April 2019
Lately I find myself very easily distracted by all kind of thoughts, smartphoneshit and whatever comes around. What I miss because of that is time…
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bird walking in the sun

3 April 2019
Looking at this image I guess it is a reflection of me thinking a lot about going on vacation to sunny Spain. I will do…
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experiment with acrylagouache

2 April 2019
I bought a (small) box of acrylagouache paint by Holbein and some beautiful paintbrushes. O my God, how great is that paint. The colors are…
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28 March 2019
Collage made of remnants of experiments with symbols of The Netherlands. I found them this morning on my drawing table.
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20 February 2010
Hundertwasser When I was making this one, I had to think about the artist Hundertwasser. I googled the man and the day I started making…