... ou comment vivre une vie créative

Friday, December 9, 2011

Queen of GREY

Tammy is having another week of colors at Daisy Yellow's!
Since I'm working on the theme "grey side of life" in my sketchbook, I'm queen of GREY!
This week, I made spread 4 :
Did you know that 'gray' is how the color is spelled in the US and 'grey' is how it's spelled in England? I didn't. I just found out recently.
In french, we say 'gris' and in dutch, we say 'grijs'.
I've made a bunch of pieces of art with shadings of grey :
I love grey. It's the color of stone.
I have a great file with pictures to get inspired from :
Now, go outside to photograph and make your own stack of grey.
I grey you :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I had fun with yellow yesterday. But all my pages are incomplete.
I think I'm going to draw some television antennas on the second page...
... when I'll find time.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

RED again!

Tammy invited us to build a rainbow this beginning of december!
I'm the queen of RED!
With my fellowship program at the hospital, I don't have much time to paint. Still, I've managed to make a very simple painting :
Don't know why I like to work with that color so much...
Red is the symbol of passion, anger, courage and sacrifice.
It's also the color of blood. I love to insert central lines, dialysis lines and arterial lines!
Though 'brown' is what I see most at the hospital those last couple of weeks...
If you know what I mean :) :) :)

If you want more red, I've showed my addiction for it before : here, here and here.
Next week-end, I'll try to make time for the rest of the rainbow.

Friday, November 18, 2011

sketchbook project : spread 2

I'm not sure I'll be able to fill my sketchbook before deadline.
Life is so busy right now. I work at least ten hours straight everyday at the hospital. Sometimes twelve.
Plus night shifts.
That fellowship program is hard.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've joined Julie's online class this month.
This is the first spread I've made.
"COMMENT" means "HOW" in french.
This spread is all about my current struggle at work. I'm learning. Learning how to use an endoscope.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ICU night shift

No time to draw.
Hey! It's the 1st november 2011 (11-1-11)
Did you make a wish at 1.11?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

intimate post. about work.

at six. maybe seven.

After high school graduation, I had to figure out what I wanted out of life. I was 18 years old. I thought about medical school. Nope. Too long. I thought about becoming an engineer. I liked mathematics. But... no. Too technical. Wanted to study people more than machines, structures or materials.

I made this compromise : a little bit of medicine and a little bit of biomechanics. Yes, I was going to become a physical therapist. A "PT".
I went to university in Brussels to study physical therapy. Four years.

I hated it.
I hated to study physical agents, vestibular balance rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics, goniometry, muscle testing, motion analysis, biofeedback, proprioceptive facilitation... Arggghh!
But, I liked every class related to medicine. Anatomy. Histology. Cardiology...
I realized that I had made a huge mistake when I was in my third year. I should have gone to medical school.

After graduation, I was 22 years old.
I wanted to become a physician.

Friends and family told me to get a job. I would earn money and I would forget about going to med school.
And, that's what I did. I worked as a PT in a hospital. A whole year. Cardio-vascular rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation.
Hated. Hated. Hated it.
Wanted to make diagnoses.

Finally, I decided to go to med school. Seven years. Three bachelors and 4 masters.
I was 29 when I graduated.
In the mean time I got married.

After those 7 years, you have to choose a medical speciality.
Surgery? Internal medicine? Pediatrics? Gynecology? six more years.
Ophthalmology? Dermatology? five more years.

I choose to become a gastroenterologist. It's a subspecialty of internal medicine.
I've finished the three first years of residency last september.
I'm now beginning the fellowship program. Three more years to go.
Then, I'll be an attending physician.
Hope you'll all be there to celebrate with me.

now. 32 years old.

 first polyp I took out of a large bowel.
last week.
didn't expect endoscopy to be so difficult.

Monday, October 17, 2011

baby book

Some pages in my baby book :
 june 2010 : delivery room
 first prints
 first haircut
As you can see, I'm a red head.
She's not.
Oh and, I was really fat there. And still breast feeding. Since then, I've lost 10 kg (22 pounds).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ladybird on my car

Is someone trying to tell me something?
Am I going to be lucky?
But I already am.
What a week!