Hello May

Happy First Day Of May!

Hello May! A new month means a new calendar page. This is the May illustration from my 2021 calendar. On it you find hand drawn spring fashion inspiration and things to enjoy this month. I hope your month will be as happy as this drawing is. Take care!💚

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Spring Happiness?

Take a look at my spring plan from 2020 or my favorite spring outfit from 2018.

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April Favourites, Illustrated.

2021 04 April favorite things Mangomini

Things I Enjoyed Most In April, In Drawings.

Since it’s already the last day of April, it’s a good time for a look at some of my favorite things this month, in illustrated form of course.  I did a lot of hiking & picnicking, had a sunny kayak adventure and added lots of new little plants to my growing collection. This whole outfit is from Monki. The pants took such a long time to draw, but I do love them so it had to be done 😉 I also love that the t-shirt and tote bag are made from organic cotton and the packaging was completely plastic-free.  

Other things that I still loved this month, but already included in my March favorites, are Ben Howard’s new album and live stream concert and cold water swimming.

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. Wishing you a happy & healthy month!⁠💚

Want to See More?

Take a look at my some of my favorite outfit from April 2019 or this one from 2018.

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Happy King’s Day!

On This Dutch National Holiday We All Wear Orange!

Happy King’s day! Today we Dutchies celebrate our King’s birthday. For the second year the celebrations  will be a little different, meaning a lot less. Normally we would be celebrating together all day, preferably outside, and everyone would be wearing orange and eating orange snacks. And  the celebrating would already start the night before during King’s night. Hopefully next year we will be back to ‘normal’.

My Nederland illustration above, is filled with typical Dutch things.  We may be a small country but there’s still a lot to love here and it’s usually very ‘gezellig’.

For my non-Dutch followers, some of the typical Dutch foods on here are (from top to bottom): hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles to eat on your bread, usually for breakfast), stroopwafel (waffle filled with caramel syrup), patatje met (French fries with mayonnaise), tompoes (a very sweet pastry) and drop (salty liquorice).

Card and prints available in my Etsy shop.

Want to see more?

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Pajamas To Work Day

Happy National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day!

Today, April 16th, is National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day, which this year is a “normal” day for many. As an illustrator I’m used to working from home, so I can easily wear pajames to work most days. But after more than a year of lockdown life I’m so sick of wearing pyjamas & sweatpants every day that I find myself wanting to dress up for work more and more. How about you? Do you feel the same?

This drawing shows you some of the things that can usually be found in my work space plus my pajama-outfit of course.😉

While working I like to listen to music (Ben Howard mostly) or podcasts. Podcasts I’m enjoying at the moment include: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Don’t ask Tig and SmartLess. Podcast recommendations are always welcome!💚

If you want to see the end result of what I make, you can visit my Etsy shop. It’s filled with cute & colorful hand drawn items and ships worldwide.💚 You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates.

Want To See More?

Take a look this Girl Boss style autumn inspiration drawing or my illustrated Meet the Maker portrait.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Plant Happiness!

Happy Plant Appreciation Day!

Today, April 13th, is International Plant Appreciation Day. For me every day is plant appreciation day because, well, plants just make me very happy!🌱🌿💚

That also explains why I have a growing number of plant-themed drawings, and postcards and prints available in my Etsy shop. Including this drawing on a postcard.

If you like this you can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates.

Want More Plant Illustrations?

If you like this drawing, I have a whole collection of plant-themed postcards and wall prints available on Etsy.  And if you’re also a plant-lover you might enjoy my illustrated basic plant-care guide.

Let’s Keep in Touch!

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Little Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy In The Little Things In Life, In March.

Time for my March favorites! This is a drawing of all the little things that were making me happy in March. Nothing made me happier last month (or this month!) than new music from Ben Howard! In fact, in less than 2 hours I’ll be watching his live stream concert so please do not disturb around that time.😬
Other things that I loved about March included my regular cold water dips in the river, a lot of picnicking (plus a lot @mr.moonen_wijnhandel wine) and, of course, my plants!⁠🌱
I hope you also had a good month and are having a happy & healthy April so far! Have a lovely day! ⁠💚

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Happiness?

Take a look at the small things that were bringing me joy in 2016 here or these things I liked in 2018.

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New Spring Colors!

2021 Spring Summer Pantone Trend Colors

Every new season I like to take a look at the new color trend predictions and buy a few new paints or pencils in shades that I particularly like and want to use in my work. It will save me mixing time, and I love going to the art supply store.

I made this drawing while I was looking up the spring summer 2021 color palettes. I especially like the pinks and neutrals at the moment. What do you think about these “new trend colors”?

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Want To See Color Inspiration?

Take a look at my week in colors here or this autumn inspiration drawing.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Hello April! Happy April Mood In Drawings.

2021 Hello April Calendar Illustration Mangomini

Happy Spring Plans, Illustrated.

Happy first day of April! A new month means a new calendar page, even in this crazy time. This is from my 2020 Wall Calendar. As you can see I chose a happy, casual and pizza-loving theme 😉 When I was putting together my calendar I was doing a lot of home improvement projects (lockdown had just started) and it shows in this drawing. What are your plans for April?

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look from my April illustrations from previous years here and here.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Spring Mood 2021, In Drawings.

2021 Spring Mood Mangomini

Spring Style 2021, Pinterest Inspiration Drawing

Watercolor drawing of my spring 2021 mood, inspired by my Pinterest mood boards. Every season I like to look at Pantone’s new color trend predictions and search Pinterest for spring outfit inspiration. When it comes to fashion, I’m not a trend follower any more. I mostly stick to my basics, like jeans, polka dots, comfy sneakers and bohemian style accessories. But I also like to add a few fresh elements and colors. You can follow me on Pinterest or  Instagram if you’re curious to see more things I like.

Second Lockdown Spring

This time last year, I did not expect to be going into our second lockdown spring. I really hope by the time summer starts, we’ll all be able to enjoy it together again. For now, I will just enjoy it as much as possible, close to home, and in small company.

In the mood for more Illustrated Spring Inspiration?

Take a look at last year’s illustrated spring plan or this pre-pandemic spring style drawing.

Want Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Happy First Day Of Spring, In Drawings.

Hand drawn color illustrated fashion, food and plant items celebrating the first day of spring, with a text: enjoy spring

Enjoy Spring 2021!

Happy first day of spring! (On the Northern Hemisphere that is.) This illustration is a collection of fashion, food and plant items to celebrate the start of spring and to hopefully give you some sunny spring vibes! It really sums up my personal spring mood, style and plans.

I did not expect we’d be going into our second lockdown spring. But, I’m hopeful that the end of the pandemic is near and life will start to get back to normal soon, and plan to enjoy spring as much as I can.

Want To See More Hand Drawn Spring Happiness?

Take a look at last year’s spring mood drawing. I also have the perfect springspiration postcard available on Etsy.

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