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Illustrator on the move

I’ve been putting off restarting this blog partly because I was too busy, partly because I had no idea where to start… The most important news is: I am back! I’ll be writing on a more regular basis and posting more drawings here than over the past ten months… Ah, and by the way: we moved to Madagascar!

Personalised wedding invitations

Earlier this year I designed wedding invitations and I finally have the print-outs! I did invitations before, but that was really at the beginning of my illustration path and already a long while ago. Some of them were designed to exist only in the digital realm, so it was a real pleasure when I could recently hold in my hands the […]

Madagascar travel journal

Last year I started a travel journal and it was a great experience, you might even remember my post about it. Instead of taking photos, I was drawing the things I found interesting or memorable during our holidays. Over the past three months I continued with this habit and kept a ‘Madagascar travel journal’.

Madagascar!!!

I am in Madagascar since mid March. As I wrote in my previous blogpost, I started a sabbatical year with my husband and our first destination was a small fishing village on the west coast of Madagascar. For six weeks we worked as volunteers for a British NGO, Blue Ventures, supporting in their education programme, engaging with local communities on […]

Embark on a new journey

Exactly two years ago today I took a train to Paris and flew to Madagascar to spend two months in a remote village and embark on a new journey. The time I spent as a volunteer in Andavadoaka was absolutely fantastic (read about it in more detail here) and as we were saying goodbye to the local staff I promised […]

Thank you for having faith in me

A few months ago a couple from New York contacted me and asked me to do their ‘Save the date’ cards and wedding invitations. I was really excited to have my very first overseas clients and I liked the task a lot. They had precise ideas of what they wanted and it included buildings too- yeeeey! I started working on […]

Keep going!

This is the hardest time of the year in Belgium. There is barely any light, it rains a lot, it is cold and I spend most of my time in an office where we are not exposed to any natural light. Even though I was very enthusiastic about having an office job in December, the first two weeks after the […]

Part time job, full time artist

For the last three months I was working in an office, living the ‘part time job, full time artist’ life. Back in the summer of 2014 I applied for a very interesting position, made it to the last round of interviews and was deeply disappointed when the job was given to the other finalist. I was told that it was a […]

Bazaar Christmas Market

I have an Irish friend in Brussels (since this spring) who is working with vintage textiles and is eager to build a creative community in the European capital. For the second year in a row, she organised the Bazaar Christmas Market, gathering upcoming talents from Brussels for a day of winter fun. I was one of the people who had a […]

Sharing some secrets

We are nearing the festive season and I will participate in two different, crafty Christmas markets in the next few weeks. Having started on this freelance illustration path a little over a year ago, I still don’t have much experience with markets and art-fairs, but I really look forward to engaging with people face-to-face as opposed to over Facebook.