• information overload

    Notes

    Drinking tea across from “Het Sterretje”; a shop with so much information on the window you can’t grasp it all at once.

    Thinking about how we can say more by saying less. Or, how we can just say less, sometimes.

    December 2023

  • cow

    Note

    “Artists are like cows with 7 stomachs, who continuously ruminate familiar things until they created something new from it.”

    (I later discovered that cows don’t have 7 stomachs, but only 4).

    October 2022

  • baas boss

    Note

    In October I started a program for entrepreneurs.


    At Baas Antwerp I follow sessions about marketing and finances to start my own éénmanszaak éénmenszaak (business led by one person) in Belgium.

    October 2022

  • read the world

    Note

    Brainstorming with colleagues about a promotional text for our library.


    The library holds a special place in our society, and gives many people access to this society.

    September 2022

  • listening to nothing

    Note

    In my search for empty space, I discovered the podcast De Weg Naar Waar Het Stil Is about silence.


    It discusses silence with people on the street, and one of them makes a surprising remark: ” I love to listen to nothing.”

    September 2022

  • how to be less productive

    Notes & experiments

    Reading, writing and thinking about how to be less productive and decisive.


    Googling how to be less productive, without success. Apparently it’s not common to search for ways how to be less productive.

    September 2022

  • this post-it is empty

    Notes

    Creativity demands space, in our head and our environment.

    That’s why I’ve been experimenting with creating empty space, in my agenda, on my screen, and at the office with these post-its.

    September 2022

  • observations

    Notes

    Observations about daily life.

    September 2022

  • wiggle room

    Note

    “There has to be “wiggle room” in life.”

    This is the best translation I could think of translating this Dutch sentence.

    It means that there has to be room, space to be not productive, to not do anything or to wander around sometimes.

    September 2022

  • connect & create

    Notes

    Connect & Create (with) the (digital) world.

    August 2022

  • (on)gezellig

    Note

    Listening to the the episode about racism of the Rudi & Freddy Show podcast, and learning about how you sometimes must be “ongezellig” to start discussions and change systems.

    August 2022

  • the importance of the notebook

    Notes

    Writing about the importance of carrying a notebook with you, as the creative process can never be predicted or planned.

    And about how documentation enables us to unravel the “red thread” in our work.

    July 2022

  • creating creates independence

    Notes

    Reading the books My Dark Vanessa and The Body Lies.


    In both books women are taking back control after being controlled.

    Thinking about how creating and shaping the world (by writing, making or imagining), gives you the power to take control.

    July 2022

  • n̵͕̰̣̭̣͔͍͌ô̶͓̩̝̱̈́̓́̓̂̏͂í̵̛͖̣̹̝̫̏͌̍̅̂́̂̕s̵͉͔̭̮͍̪̞̰̩͌̌͗̉͂̐̆̎̕e̴͚̲̭̠͉̭͉̻̱͍͒̇̐̄́͒͛̔͊͝ ̶̨͕͖̝͜͝à̷̡̧̺̮̑̃͐͊̎͌̏͐͌n̴̗̺͎̰̙͔̒̇̂d̸̛̪̭̰͇͐̑͆͐ ̶̢͈͔͙̳̲̉͊̒̓̔̓̀͜ͅf̴̲̜̥̹̬̝̖̽͊̀̃́̃͝͝r̵̖̥̠̽̎̉͛̋̐́ḯ̴̠͚͖͓͚̳̫͜ͅc̴̠͕͔̈̕t̶̨̲̞̝͔̐̑i̷̧̧̻̖̗͍̤̗̟̝͠ơ̸̛̭͉͐̌͋́͝͝ņ̶̦̟͓̘͎́̆̈̎͑͠

    Note

    Unlike influencers and designers try to show a creative process, it can never be clean, slick and perfect.


    We need noise and friction to create.

    June 2022

  • corona 2.0

    Notes

    I got corona for the second time
    .

    Or actually, corona got me, pretty hard.

    June 2022

  • time + space

    Notes

    Thinking about how we create, fill and are time and space.

    After asking permission to work part-time, I immediately felt more time and space.

    But I also experienced that if we don’t decide how to fill our time and space (or decide to keep it empty), it gets decided for you.

    July 2022

  • media wise(r)

    Notes

    Doing research to the possibilities and dangers of the virtual world.


    Digital and social media are more and more portrayed as merely negative: they’re commercial, energy consuming and superficial.

    The question is: can they still be or become a places for experiment and expression?

    May 2022

  • not to do

    Notes

    Thinking about how to create space.


    For example, by creating a Not To Do list for every To Do list you make, or by creating a piece of emptiness in the digital and analog world.

    April 2022

  • making is building a bridge

    Note

    I went to the Maker Faire Gent and came back with a lot of inspiration and insights.

    April 2022

  • ego

    Notes

    “It’s fine, to be no-one sometime.”

    Writing and thinking about how our ego is fragile and scattered by its focus on others.


    While it can be satisfying to be no one for a moment.

    April 2022

  • connect [with] & create [the world]

    Notes

    Writing my new artistic statement:

    Connect with
    and create
    the world

    April 2022

  • flowing notes

    Notes

    Random thoughts written on and between the flowing lines of the notebook I (re)designed and printed on recycled paper by a local printer.

    March 2022

  • spring writings

    Notes

    Writing about spring in my Flowing Lines Notebook.

    Experimenting with weaving texts together using the flowing lines and the space around them.

    March 2022

  • expression vs communication

    Notes

    Writing about how communication is different from expression.


    Where communication brings a message clear and direct towards another person, expression is more about bringing an inner process towards the outside world.

    I believe both are very important to survive in our modern age.

    February 2022

  • movement / rhythm / dimension

    Note

    Thinking again about how life seems an endless cycle of circles.


    The head and the hands are part of the body. Me and others are part of the world. And time and space are part of… Movement? Rhythm? Dimension?

    February 2022

  • idea upon idea

    Note

    Realizing how ideas always build upon each other.


    Instead of replacing the previous idea, a new idea always enhances, enfolds the previous idea.

    January 2022

  • deepening

    Note

    Writing about how life, or time, doesn’t seem to pass by horizontally, but more vertically.


    Instead of moving you in a linear movement and staying on the surface, time takes you deeper and deeper, through the layers of life and yourself…

    January 2022

  • cycle of circles

    Notes

    Describing how life just seems an endless cycle of circles. Circles that contain smaller circles, and at the same time are part of bigger circles.

    January 2022