Hybrid Thinking: Sketchnotes from Ray Kurzweil’s Ted Talk

Camping caravan with birds and flowers

I painted  a caravan for a children culture project in Lejre commune. A group of children hat started, and I finished the painting.          

Workshop with Kimberley Hare

                     

Sketchnotes from a workshop with Barb Patterson

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The myth of self-confidence

In my classes I meet lots of  wonderful creative people who don’t express what they have to say because they lack self confidence. I know what this feels like, I have been there for decades. And in a way I’m still there. But since I decided to not wait any longer, things started moving. Here…

Key elements of my illustration style

While working on my new online drawing course, I have identified the two key elements of my drawing style. Here is a sneak peek from the first lesson.

Live Sketches from Ekko music festival

Sketches from Ollerup music shool’s festival

 

Do you want a life purpose? Create one!

Arbejdsweekend på Næstved Fri Skole

 

Wonder 1

Speak!

I have to speak. I am not used to speak. I have asked Dorthe to help me. Derfor er der stimmeworkshop i mit atelier, den 7. juni! Læs mere her:

Making of…

I worked two days with Dorthe Eggertsen and Rasmus Kajhøj from arthotel on a stop motion music video. Here is more info about the project. Dorthe: Still beautiful even after I threw paint and stuff on her. Dorthe looks beautiful, in spite of my painting!

Generalforsamling på verdens bedste skole

Sketchnotes fra generalforsamlingen.  

artAlive – stop motion music video production

Last week’s drawing class

My mission: Denmark learns to draw!

A drawing a day keeps the therapist away.

3P Nordic Network Conference

 

Creative Collage Class

The three stages of a drawing

Maybe three stages of anything? I don’t know if stage 2 is superflous or necessary.

A touch of digital magic

Michelle had attended a drawing class in my studio last week. (You can see her portrait in the last post). Today she asked for help with a drawing of herself holding a rose and a whip (don’t ask me….) and a cat with a big bushy tail. The drawing is nice and lively, but the…

Drawing class

Yesterday’s drawing class was fun. I really enjoy to see how participants soak up the instructions and make really nice drawings – all different. And I wonder why this is not taught in every school! Why is drawing considered “fine art” and not “communication skill”, like writing? We worked hard and concentrated, but there was…

Image streaming

I found a website called “Project Renaissance ” by Win Wenger. He is proposing to use a technique he calls “image streaming”, to enhance intelligence and creativity. It is basically letting images come to your mind and describing them while they show up. Interestingly, this is is exactly what I did constantly when I was a…

Webinar sketchnotes Amir Karkouti

   The other day on the train I watched a lovely webinar that Amir Karkouti held about how to run a Facebook group, and made some messy sketches. Thank you DSB Danish Railway for free internet on the train!

Jammed head versus clear head

This drawing is inspired by a little text by success and resilience coach Sara Priestley: “Jammed” head is likely to be looking “outside” for reasons and fixes. “Clear” head is likely to feel happier and have more confidence. Big generalisations. The key thing is, both are normal. We move between them as naturally as breathing…

Your life purpose in three easy steps?

I did this drawing a few years ago, after YouTube showed me the Ted Talk by a guy called Adam Leipzig. I guess it was in one of the phases

World canvas

This is my new really big, really ugly chair for my studio. But, transformation has begun.

Ordinary evening

Practice non-attachment

I couldn’t draw for a few days. Then I caved in and bought a new pencil. In my next newsletter I’m going to tell you the brand I’m using.

Two ways

I have been working on my soon-to-come online drawing class – and for some reason it just didn’t happen. I couldn’t get myself to concentrate, I was facing technical problems, it just didn’t click.

Summer memories

Sketching a scenery connects you in a deep way.  While you’re sketching, and later when you look at the drawing. I hope Ibster, Hunhans and the others are having a great time  hunting worms in chicken heaven.

Drawing classes are FUN!

After yesterday’s drawing class in my studio I think I am about to get passionate about teaching to draw. Everybody can draw, given the permission, the right tools and a few hints. (Don’t turn feet upwards!)  

Focus

I really want to finish my little online-drawing class. I also want to do more graphic recording.  I DON’T need more ideas for t-shirts. On the other hand – it is FUN to play with these blobs…

Don’t overdose

I have kind of a love-hate relationship with Pinterest, Instagram and other sites that lead to picture-binging. A little dose might be fine, but  most of the time it makes me less productive.

A sad day.

Work-life balance

I really have to get back to work now.

Manifest your reality

i Love painting.

Two wings

Thoughts – and the associated  feelings –  go up and down. There seems to be a natural fluctuation, and no way to control them. But that doesn’t have to keep you from doing your thing. Maybe you even need the “bad stuff” in order to fly?

Bad art day today

  Yesterday I sent out an uplifting and inspiring newsletter. Today it didn’t go so well.

Automatic writing

I don’t know yet what to do with these glyphs… I guess they will show up on a painting sooner or later.

Listen to your hands, not your thoughts

If I would always listen to my thoughts, I would never get anything done. All I get from thought is: 1) Fantasies how great everything is going to be, and then 2) a devastating critique how what I am doing is not meeting the standard from point 1) The funny thing is that my hands…

The truth about limiting beliefs.

Click to see how to get rid of those beliefs… <— back to blog

Sketchbook morning

My idea generator

Artist statement: Smile

I wonder if this is enough for an artist statement…

Lill webshop is live!

I have worked hard on getting some Lill products out in the world. Check out my shop on Redbubble.

Ask your hands

What is your why? What is your life purpose? What is it you want to give to the world? These questions show up time and again, and seem to be important. And I haven’t found a satisfying answer in decades. Everything I write sounds contrived and somehow wrong. On the other hand (!) it looks…

My webshop is ready!

Take a look! And here is the wall calendar with Lill creatures.

Happy new year!

Drawing is magic!

What if  you can simply draw what you want into your life? Wouldn’t that be a fun experiment? Make a wish-list while using the creative part of the brain, instead of the boring old language center. I don’t know if it works, but I can guarantee you’ll have fun, improve your drawing skills, and train…

Make a webshop

I’m exploring different platforms. Haven’t decided yet which is best for me. Here is my preliminary Redbubble shop.

Danish Christmas

This was lots of food! But I’m looking towards the new year full of energy. This will be a fun year. If I manage to get up from the sofa, that is.

Social media presence

Happy Birthday!

Thank you!

Listen to your Muse

Art & Astrology workshop I

You can read about this event and see photos here.

Art & Astrology workshop II

I have just finished the experimental astrology-and-art workshop in my studio, together with astrologer Jeannie Hermina.  We had eight adventurous participants who came from all over the country. (The country isn’t that big). We started with having tea, and an introduction by Jeannie about the planet constellation about in the coming year. Then everybody got…

Graphic recording

Don’t make these 4 common mistakes

New TV day 2

Today the big TV made more sense.

New TV

Explore! Viking imagery.

No work

Giv’ en tegnekurs som julegave!

Angel project

Advent calendar angel ready for download.

  Download here  

Moebius strip

Inspiration

Lill Advent Calendar

  Give love instead of chocolate! Or, give both. There are going to be 24 Lill angels who want to bring a message to your loved ones – or to yourself! The advent calendar is here. You also find it in the sidebar. Click on today’s angel, print the paper slip, fill out, fold or…

Waiting for the kiss

Voice lesson

Daydream

Closed for the weekend

Today’s drawing class.

IIt was actually very nice, and my wonderful participants were brave and talented. I’ll post the results soon! Hvis du er interesseret at deltage i en kursus, så klik her!

Communications skills, part 2

Celebrate!

Sauerkraut Ninja

Workshop: Nytårsmeditation og maleri i Jupiters tegn

Kom til en inspirerende aften i godt selskab, hvor vi sætter fokus på det nye år med planeter, papir, farver og tegnestift. Der er en af de ”12 magiske nætter” op til julen, hvor energien er ekstra høj og den anden verden tættere på end normalt. Vi er i Skyttens tegn og i Jupiters måned.…

Hygge.

Mailing list

Communication skills, part 1

Monkey Mind

   

Share your secrets

Russian queen

Draw anyway.

Storytelling workshop

Money webinar

Planeternes energi – en kreativ udforskning

Michael Neill 3p webinar sketchbook

 

Drawing lesson test

Use your pencil. Every day.

World Creativity Forum Overload.

Take a break. Or not.

Illustration workshop

 

When stuck, make a gift.

Wanija Spirit Love List

This is a silent messenger, inspired by australian rock paintings. These silent messengers have an aura around their head, but never a mouth. Today one of them  found its way on to a “love list” you can print out and give to someone. Read more about Love lists here Click on picture to download a…

My first webinar

2 tools everybody in the Happiness-Industry should be using

Come and draw with me – online

We meet online in a group-videconference (Zoom) and I show you how I draw… something useful, or something fun, or something that was requested.  Usually I prepare a theme like faces, figures, useful images – but you can come with input if you have a wish or a challenge. We are still a small group,…

Hands!

2 Comments

  1. gabi on November 20, 2017 at 22:04

    hellole from southern-germany – just looked at your last drawings and laughed out loud! Non digital-dogs in Hyggeland and tasty brain-slices for cold winterdays – your so funny! like to see, what comes next… lovely greetings from the wooden gabi (yes, i tried to write in english; little exercise couldn’t be so bad 🙂 ) to super-sauerkrautninja



  2. LiLL on November 21, 2017 at 09:48

    Oooh thank you! Greetings back!



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