I recently participated in my first ever online course which was destined to teach me about monetising my designs. It was one of the courses offered by the renowned design school, Make It In Design: ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design‘.
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!
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 […]
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’.
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 […]
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 […]
I haven’t written in a while and this will be something very personal. My grandmother would be 86 years old today. She died about three years ago. I was very close to her and the last few days I kept reminiscing about the times we spent together.
This summer I made a travel journal for the first time. Although I love taking photos, this year I felt more inspired to draw and write about our adventures. It was a good way to take a moment for myself, to digest the different stages of our journey and to document what we were doing. It also provided a fun way […]
Summer has arrived and hair removal is back on the agenda. Companies providing various options for women to become hairless are buying prime time on television and bombarding us with their products and dubious messages.
Last week I participated in a workshop organised by Urban Sketchers in Tuscany to practice watercolour, drawing with ink and sketching on location. (I’ve mentioned them already in an earlier blogpost). It was the first time I signed up for “creative holidays” like this and it was certainly a memorable experience.