Not important…

That strange feeling that everything I write has to be somehow important, that every image I take has to be ‘special’, that every painting I make needs to convey a deeper meaning…the same trap I had fallen into once before – it got me again. Yes, you can call me stupid, I deserve it 😉

It kept me from just enjoying myself and this has to change. My absence from this blog and Social Media over the last few months gave me time to focus on what I really want to do. But I also realized that while I only create for myself now I miss sharing what I learn and do with those of you who are interested. Not because I need the likes or followers but because I have this undying hope that maybe an image or a poem or a blog post of mine might make a difference for someone and because I want to document my journey and this blog will be as good or maybe even better than any other place to do this. Oh, and I always love reading your thoughts and comments 😊

I will always be an idealist, striving to create something that might make a difference…maybe I will never know if it does but I cannot deny myself the hope.

I have not figured out exactly how I am going to use this blog and if it will be more like a real journal or rather like ‘snapshots’ or essays with images so you will see me trying different things over the next weeks to see what works best for me. Let me know what you think. 😉

I am definitely going to update my portfolio and also include more of my recent paintings.

Here a little selection from a series of imaginary landscapes that will most likely be called ‘The Stillness Beyond”

These are the kinds of images I love to paint when I need some time alone to reflect.


  1. joe on May 22, 2019 at 06:50

    Ahh but the middle one is a cityscape at least in my mind.

    • Isabel on May 22, 2019 at 16:34

      The difference of living in a city or in the countryside? πŸ˜‰ I like that it can be so many things, our mind just fills in the ‘gaps’.
      Big hug! Isabel

  2. Richard on May 22, 2019 at 08:38

    You very rarely say anything that I don’t take to be important and wise so very happy to read your words here. I really like these pieces, particularly the middle one

    • Isabel on May 22, 2019 at 16:36

      Awww….now I am blushing – at least you did not say never πŸ˜€
      I am really excited about your next images with the Petzval…so curious…can’t wait πŸ™‚

  3. joe on June 4, 2019 at 07:16

    And BTW did you get my email?

  4. Stephen Charlton on July 6, 2019 at 11:06

    brought back memories of many visits to Iceland, thank you

    • Isabel on July 7, 2019 at 10:31

      I have been to Iceland once for 3 days in the winter but as you can see it also left a big impression on me πŸ™‚

  5. John on July 8, 2019 at 01:06

    I feel that your express from your heart with your art…and that connects with so many people and in so many ways…even if we never become aware of it.
    It is beautiful what you do.

    • Isabel on July 9, 2019 at 18:54

      Thank you, John. I am happy that it connects with you πŸ™‚

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