Belgium

I’ve lived in Belgium for nearly 15 years of my life now, so thought I would do a gallery retrospective of all my paintings and watercolour postcards of Belgium: Acrylic paintings: Brussels watercolour and ink postcards 10x15cm: Before we had kids my husband and I lived in Ixelles near the Flagey ponds, so I didContinue reading “Belgium”

Heatwave

On June 18th 2022 there was a heatwave in Brussels and temperatures reached 34 degrees Celsius (they over 40 degrees in parts of France and Spain). This is our families version of the typical fun in the sun* front page news photograph VS the unphotographable night time heat stress made worse by plane noise: *FunContinue reading “Heatwave”

Imagine Brussels

I was going to enter this picture in Imagine Brussels’s art competition , but the competition only accepts entries that have an opensea.io nft certification link, and the prize money is in cryptocurrency, and after looking at the process of creating NFTs in a little more detail and hating the idea of having to getContinue reading “Imagine Brussels”

Signs I need as a pedestrian

Being a pedestrian in Brussels is infuriating. The combination of constantly having to dodge dog poo and dangerously driven tax free company cars makes me feel that instead of mouthing swear words at SUV drivers I need actual signs in multiple languages! And yes, it is a systemic problem that we have designed our citiesContinue reading “Signs I need as a pedestrian”

Covid and Childcare

We live in Brussels and have two daughters, one who is 6 and in her last year of ‘maternelle’ or nursery school, and one is now 2 who is normally at creche (daycare) 4 days a week. In Belgium they re-opened creches as of May 2020 and nursery school age children were allowed back toContinue reading “Covid and Childcare”

Going to the library 2025

I’ve been reading a lot of children’s stories over and over to our youngest daughter who’s now 22 months old and obsessed with books, so I’ve had a lot of time to look at the background pictures and the worlds the illustrators have created. I especially love ‘The Baby’s Catalogue’ by Janet and Allan AhlbergContinue reading “Going to the library 2025”

Leaving Presents

It’s that time of year again in Brussels when people I know or friends of friends are leaving, so I’ve been drawing leaving presents for people. This one was for a friend of a friend, who wanted to fit in as many memories as she could for them of where they lived and all theContinue reading “Leaving Presents”