Status update: What’s next?

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

You haven’t heard from me for a while and I haven’t posted a video in the last few weeks (although I have video material for 3). I want to write about why that is and what I plan for the future.
The important things first: I stopped my correspondence course because it stopped me from making art.
I always had to draw or paint things that I didn’t want to for the course and I had time pressure. That frustrated me and blocked my mind. I had art blocks all the time. That’s why I stopped doing the course. Now I draw/paint what I want and when I want.

Next thing: My videos. I posted a few Scrawlrbox review videos in the last months, but I stopped in December even though I wanted to make one. I even started to record it but then there is this problem. The problem is my cats. They are very noisy when I try to record something and they run across my table like crazy. Thatย frustrated me so much, that I didn’t want to make videos anymore in which I am talking. I haven’t record or cut a video since I made that decision, but I’ll continue soon (without my voice in them).

Last thing: I haven’t posted on this blog for a while. I always post my art on Instagram and I try to make a video for YouTube, but I somehow ignore this blog when it’s about creating content. I want to change that. I want that my Instagram Account, my YouTube Account and this blog work together as a unit and that they complement and enrich each other. I hope I can do that. I want to put more effort into this.

Okay, thats everything for this status update. I hope it wasn’t too boring for you and I hope that I can improve this blog in the future.

See you soon,
Fabienne ๐Ÿ™‚


Correspondence Course Assignment 5

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

I had finished workbook five of my correspondence course and had sent my finished drawing/painting to them. The workbook was about colours and I had to draw two apples (one red and one green) at the end.
I got the drawing/painting back yesterday with my grade.
I got a 1.3 and the criticism was that I should paint more translucent with my watercolours. I’ll now start with workbook six, which is about plants and flowers.


Watercolour Apples by Fabienne Blumberg

Art Block

I don’t know if I have mentioned this is my last entries, but I have a huge art block. I try to overcome it by drawing anyway, but it is so difficult. I don’t know what happend, but I’m impatient, I can’t get propotions right and I don’t try hard enough. I just scribble and everything looks terrible.

I want to overcome this art block by drawing easy things, taking time and trying to do my best. I Hope this will help.

Do you have any tips and tricks to overcome art block?


Hello everyone,

I haven’t blogged much lately.ย On the one hand, I did not paint or draw much; on the other hand, I do not know how to run such a blog and English is not my native language. I feel a bit uncomfortable writing in English, but I want to do my best. I hope I can improve the quality of this blog.

I want to write more on this blog in the future. I’ll start with informing you, that I can’t make and upload videos to my YouTube vlog in the next time, because I reseted my computer a few weeks ago and I can’t install my video editing programm again, because I can’t find it on my external hard drive… I think I have to get a new programm soon.

My current status at ILS (where I do the art course):
I skipped workbook four and I’m working with workook five now. The book is about colour theory. My grades for sketchbook one to three where: 1, 1.3 and 1.3

Also important news: I’m going to include a section especially for Zentangle on this blog soon.

I think this was everything. I hope that I’ll write soon again.

Lots of Love,
Fabienne โ™ฅ

Mixโ€™n Match Challenge Result

Hey guys, ๐Ÿ™‚

I just came back from my vacations and saw theย Mixโ€™n Match Challenge Result by Jazza.ย Unfortunately, I did not win anything. ๐Ÿ˜€
But my entry appearedย in the entries video:ย

One thing that bothers me is that I saw an image someone else made in the “Winner and Showcase” video by Jazzaย that has kind of the same concept as mine. Here is a link to it:
The professor in the foreground, painting on an altar and on the left a maze in the background… I don’t know but I see very many similarities, but I will not write anything to the person or Jazzaย or so, because I feel like I am not better, because I took a character and an environmentย from Adventure Time… I don’t know how I should feel about it, though.