Low Waste Spring Ideas, In Drawings.

2021 Low waste spring Mangomini

Simple Ways To Reduce Waste And Save Energy This Spring.

Every new season is a chance for a fresh start. In this illustration I’ve summed up some of the things that I will be doing to reduce waste and save energy this spring. Today also happens to be Global Recycling Day, thatโ€™s why I thought this would be a good day to share this drawing.

Going completely zero waste can be hard, but by making little changes reducing waste and saving energy is actually quite simple. It doesnโ€™t have to be perfect to make a difference.

Want More Zero- Or Low Waste Swap Inspiration?

I’ve been drastically trying to reduce waste for a while now, especially my plastic waste. I have a whole series of illustrations with zero- and low wast swap ideas and about sustainability in general. Take a look here and here for examples, or follow me on Instagram for more regular updates. I also have a postcard available on Etsy filled with ways to reduce waste.

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Celebrate Little Things, In Drawings.

Celebrate Whatever You Can!

The Holidays are over but there’s no reason to stop celebrating small things. It’s been a tough year and we should be kind to ourselves. You survived 2020: well done! Put on pants today? That’s awesome! Checked in on a friend? You deserve extra karma points for that! Feel like you didn’t do anything worth celebrating today? Remember you are still awesome and it’s okay and normal to feel bad sometimes!โ  ๐Ÿ’š Hopefully this drawing can serve as a little positive reminder. It was one of my best nine for 2020 on Instagram, and I updated it a little bit for 2021.โ 

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Low Waste Holiday Gift Ideas, In Drawings.

Affordable Sustainable Gift Guide.

If you’ve followed my illustration work over the last years, you may have noticed that I’m trying to reduce my waste and live a more minimalistic life.โ  My goal: less stuff, less waste, more quality, more adventure! โ 

This has totally changed the way I shop. I like to call it “consciously unshopping” haha.โ  I still shop a little bit of course, but only things that I need or know I will love and use for a long time.โ 

Buy less, but better.

Hopefully this illustration will inspire you to also “shop less, but better”, starting this Holiday season. I really hope you will choose to support small and local businesses, because we need it more than ever this year!โ  My own Etsy shop ships worldwide and is filled with cute hand drawn illustrated cards, prints and calendars.๐Ÿ’š

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World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Plan, Illustrated.

Today is World Mental Health Day, always super important, but even more so in this crazy year. This illustration shows you some of the things that are part of my mental health/self care routine. It’s something that I, like so many others, always have to be aware of, especially during the autumn months. Know that there is help available and ask for it, if you need it. Take Care.โ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

PS. Because of the many requests I now have this one available on a postcard on Etsy too. Pin in to your wall as a positive reminder or send it to someone who could use it.

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Self Care Sunday, In Drawings.

Sunday is for Self Care!

Sundays are for self care!๐Ÿ’šโ  This quick little drawing gives you some self care ideas for your Sundays. I do all of these things myself, and not only on Sunday.

I try to start my day with a little at home yoga session. I love Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, and also try to meditate or do breathing exercises every day. While I work I listen to music of podcasts and drink lots of tea. I go hiking almost every week and always make sure that I have some evenings to myself, to enjoy my favourite Netflix show or read a book. This illustration sums it all up. I hope you find it useful!

More Illustrated Positive Inspiration

If you like this one you will probably also like this other self care drawing and my illustrated mental health plan. You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates or shop my illustrated papergoods on Etsy.

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Low Waste Summer Inspiration.

Simple Ways To Reduce Your (Plastic) Waste This Summer.

I illustrated some easy ways to reduce waste, especially for summer. Enjoy the sunny weather!

If you like this you can follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates or shop my illustrated postcards and other papergoods on Etsy.

Want to see even more easy ways to reduce waste?

You can see more simple ways to reduce waste and save energy in this older hand drawn infographic. I also have a zero waste inspiration postcard available on Etsy.

Letโ€™s Stay In Touch!

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International Self Care Day, Illustrated.

Self Care Day Ideas, In Drawings.

Happy International Self Care Day! Self care has always been important, but this year I think we all can use some extra time to focus on things that make us feel more relaxed and happy. In this illustration I drew some of the things that are helpful to me. What do you like to do to give yourself some extra care?

Self Care Reminder

Update: I got a lot of requests to make my self care drawings available on Etsy. That’s why I now have Take Care and Mental Health Plan cards in my shop.

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Super Easy Zero Waste Swaps #2

Simple zero waste swap Number 2: Carry your own zero waste kit with you.โ 
I usually have mine in a little separate bag in my backpack or bag. I have a cloth napkin and handkerchief in there, a reusable straw & spork, รกnd a tiny fork because I love to get French fries. ๐ŸŸThe coffee cup and stirrer I only take when I plan to get coffee, because I’m not really a big coffee drinker.โ 
I do often get some very surprised looks (and laughs) when I take my own napkin or straw out of my bag. But I don’t mind and when I explain why I do it, usually people agree that it actually makes a lot of sense. โ 
This is just one of the many small things you can do to start reducing your waste. If everyone tries a little bit, together we can accomplish a lot! โ  โ ๐Ÿ’š

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Super Easy Zero Waste Swaps #1

Going completely zero waste can be challenging, but there are so many little things that can already make a difference. Inspired by #plasticfreejuly, I’m going to be sharing some super simple zero (or low) waste swaps on here. Like choosing an ice cream cone over a cup. It saves a single use cup and a (plastic) spoon. Extra points for bringing your own cloth napkin! Come on, you can do this! โ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฆ

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Celebrate Whatever!

Happy Today! I often use special days or fun holidays as inspiration for my drawings, but you really don’t need a special day or achievement to celebrate. At the moment even ordinary things can feel like a real challenge, like putting on pants or going to the supermarket. So today, be kind to yourself and celebrate the small things. It’s a day and you’re still awesome!โ  (Even if it sometimes doesn’t feel like that.)โ