December 23, 2013

During a whole month I drew (apart from a few exceptions) nothing but orchids. I was getting
more and more into the details. Disappearing into the flower or drawing(?) reaching a very
comfortable almost meditative state of being.

My sketchbook was starting to fill up with these wonderful creatures.

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December 19th, 2013

Do you know that moment where you want to start drawing but you just can’t? I was at that
moment March 2013. To overcome this problem I decided to draw what was close to
me or what was literally near to me.

The orchids on my windowsill were about to bloom so I tried drawing these. I love flowers
but never took the time to draw them, I thought it would bore me. From the moment I
started those first lines I was hooked, I couldn’t stop!

The idea to draw the orchids throughout their blooming period came to mind. Orchids tend to
bloom for very long periods of time so next to orchids I started to draw tulips, sunflowers,
hollyhocks…

Doing this I noticed that I enjoyed one moment most: when a flower starts to dry out,
becomes translucent in a way and takes on a whole different persona.
 

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