Throwback August Style

This is the illustration for the August page on my birthday calendar.  It’s an older one but still pretty close to my IRL beach/picnic look today.

 

Summer Plans

The last 2 months have been so busy that I almost forgot to make summer plans! Most days I happily spend behind my drawing desk. I also don’t have much new clothes to draw because I’m still trying to buy less and only what I really, REALLY love, preferably vintage, like some of the “old” favorites on here. If I buy something new, I have to get rid of 2 similar items, which is not always easy, but still makes me feel good about minimizing my stuff. I did get some new art supplies, which always makes me very happy! ☺️

Stay cool!

Trying to stay cool and productive during this heatwave is a real challenge! These are some of my “heatproof” favorites at the moment.

Spring Style (I Wish!)

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May calender page from 2 years ago, slightly updated, but I still like this look (and still wear/use most of these things).⁣ Unfortunately, the Dutch weather today is not suited for anything on here, except maybe an indoor picnic.

PS. The birthday calendar where this page is from is available in my Etsy Shop.

Embracing Neutrals

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I’m not much of a trend follower but I am totally embracing the neutral colour trend at the moment (yes, leopard print is a neutral!) Any trend that makes beige seem fresh and not boring is impressive, if you ask me ;)⁣
I’m also still reading ánd working on my own little Happiness Project and my 19 goals for 2019, yay!⁣

When life gives you lemons..

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When life gives you lemons, you better find a good way to use those lemons! Like in your illustrations or in a nice cocktail (or both!) These are some of my 2019 favourites, so far.

January Cold

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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.)

Adventure Chicken Holiday Style, Illustrated.

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My Solo Hiking Trip To The Canary Islands.

This is the illustrated recap of my recent solo trip to Gran Canaria. I took a small break from winter and visited the beautiful and sunny island of Gran Canaria. As you can tell from this drawing I enjoyed nature, the food and the lovely weather. I was so happy to be back in shorts and sandals. I also had some great “accidental” adventures (hence the #adventurechicken), 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. It was quite perfect! 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!

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November favourites!

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November is almost over, so time for an illustrated recap of what I wore most a.k.a. my November favourites. The last part of this month has been cold, so I’ve been keeping warm in some new (coat) but mostly old favourites.

October favorites

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I don’t have time to do many of these “what I wore” drawings any more. But here’s one with my personal October favourites. I especially love my new faux-suede skirt. ♥