I really love drawing frames. Quite often, I tend to draw these frames in advance - at random pages - and keep them empty until I figure out what to put inside. For this frame, I picked the swan I drew for my weekly challenge and added some leaves. The drawing came out really nice and I'm thinking of turning this one into a new necklace piece!

As for the other drawing I'm sharing today, that's from an older sketchbook. I figured I don't often share old work, despite it being an important part of my current style. The sketchbook page you're seeing is made in 2010! It seems so long ago.

> > I've also got some exciting news: I opened a society6 store! There are - at the moment - 4 illustrations available. I want to have a couple more added by the end of the week. The illustrations look so nice as different types of products. Make sure to have a look!

Field of Poppies

The camera madness continues. This is a small illustration I made a while ago and I'll have print available of this very soon. I plan on making other illustrations available as print too, so stay tuned if you're excited about this! In the meantime, please make sure to check out the webshop as I'm having a July sale! Use coupon code CHRISTMASINJULY for 20% off.

Animal Tuesday // week 10 to week 18

Yesterday I posted the drawing for week 19 of Animal Tuesday on Instagram. This also means it's time to have a small recap and share some details of the last 9 weeks. The weekly challenge is getting more and more interesting each week. There are still a lot of animals I want to draw! If there's an animal you'd like to see on a Tuesday, just let me know. Getting requests is one of the fun parts of this challenge.

Camera Madness

Those who know me, know it's been difficult breaking free from drawing plants and animals all the time. Things are slowly changing, though. A dear friend and I started having small drawing sessions recently. Drawing together has been so much fun, especially when my cousin joins for a session. I really enjoy these little moments. But, to be honest, I still ended up drawing animals each time. Just not last time! My friend has an amazing collection of (vintage) cameras - amongst other amazing objects. So for the short time we had, I sat down and did pen drawings of two of her cameras. Later that week I drew my own camera. Sadly, my own collection sort of ends here.

I really loved getting back into line work. The end result looks a bit funny because of the weird compositions and lines that aren't as straight as they should be. But I really like it this way. I started drawing the lens and build up from there. You can expect likely work more often, for sure.

Pssst. My dear friend and her boyfriend also have their own business where they sell vintage, retro and antique furniture and home decor. Check them out!!

Flowers and Dashes

· • There are two colors almost always present in whatever I draw: green and blue. I'm also a sucker for stripes, dashes and dots. I incorporate them a lot as details in my work, but they serve as background often too. That's why I came up with this dashed watercolor pattern to serve as a new design for my coin purses. I received the swatch fabric this week and it came it so, so well. I just had to sew it together as soon as I could. It's already listed in my shop! In the meantime I'm working on new prints and designs. In the near future, I'll add new postcards and I'll hopefully be able to introduce larger prints. • ·

Animal Tuesday // week 01 to week 09

It's been such a long time since I've made a post on my blog, but this doesn't mean I haven't been around! Like I said in so many other posts, I'm active on Instagram and a couple of weeks ago I started a weekly challenge in order to push my illustrative skills and to force myself to make more time for drawing. This is how Animal Tuesday was born. Each week I draw a new animal and I share it on Tuesday. In this post I want to take a moment to recap the first 9 weeks and share some details of the drawings. I'm at week 12 now and still going. I never knew how much effect this challenge would have on me, but I feel like I'm growing. I'm trying out new techniques and learning so much!


Ik weet niet hoe lang het ondertussen is geleden, maar na een periode van veel pech moest ik wachten tot mijn nieuwe camera hier was alvorens ik terug foto's kon beginnen nemen. Via mijn GSM hield ik op Instagram wel al voldoende updates. Een blog onderhouden ging daar natuurlijk niet mee. Ondertussen is mijn toestel hier en kan ik weer volop foto's nemen. Gelukkig heb ik niet stil gezeten en ben ik nog steeds druk in de weer. Stap voor stap zal ik tonen waarmee ik bezig ben. Ik kan nu al zeggen dat er veel illustratief werk op komst is! Hou je ogen maar al open!

I have no idea how long it has been since I posted something here, but we've had a time of a lot of bad luck. Therefor I had to wait for my new camera to arrive. I kept Instagram up to date with my phone, but I obviously can't blog properly with it. But my camera arrived finally and I can start taking photos again. In the last couple of weeks I've been busy and still am. I'll be showing you step by step. It'll be quite some illustrative things, so stay tuned!