Although I always have every intention to go outside, no matter what the weather is like, in reality I find the cold winter temperatures to be a perfect excuse to chill inside and not leave my house. Luckily I have a lot of nice things to draw there as well. (Illustration available as prints and greeting cards in my Etsy shop!)
This is an illustration from my perpetual/birthday calendar that fits very well to the Dutch weather at the moment… it’s so cold…brrrr! (Calendar available on Etsy, here.)
Illustrated recap of my recent trip to Gran Canaria. I enjoyed the nature, the food and the weather, had some great “accidental” adventures, met a lot of lovely people, slept on a beach under the stars, started a mini book club and drank quite a bit of Sangria. For now it’s back to work, but I can’t wait to go back to the beautiful Canary Islands!
Ps. The mini book club had 2 members who were both reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman at the same time; A perfect holiday read, I enjoyed it very much!
2019 goals! This year I want to continue to try to live a more minimalistic life, reduce my waste and focus more on experiences rather than on things. So less stuff, more adventures! (I do still like to draw ‘things’ and I will keep on doing that.) What are your goals or plans for 2019?
Happy New Year!! I love the new year because it means a fresh start full of new ideas, adventures, plans and goals. In 2019 I want to continue to live a more minimalistic life with less stuff and less waste. I want to stay creative and productive, learn some new skills, travel, read more books and stay healthy. And I want to enjoy myself while doing all these things of course! What are your plans/ goals for the new year?
Today is the first day of winter (if you’re in the Northern hemisphere like me). And these are some of the things I like about winter. I love that there are pretty lights and Christmas ornaments everywhere. I love game nights with mulled wine. I love staying in and keeping warm with a hot water bottle, tea and candles to read a book or have a Netflix night. I also love to go outside to go ice skating or have a nice winter walk, preferably in a snow covered landscape, with more mulled wine afterwards.
What are things that you love about winter?
I’m going on a small break to get some winter sun, yay! Today is the last day my Etsy shop will be open until I’m back after Christmas. So, last chance if you want something fast! 😉