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.

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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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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.

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Retro Rainy Day Outfit, In Drawings.

Hand drawn watercolour illustration by Cindy Mangomini depicting playfully drawn women's fashion items to form an illustrated cold weather outfit.Vintage Vibes Fashion Drawing

My fashion mood today. Yep, it’s back to winter again. It’s cold and rainy and perfect weather to stay inside and work on my illustrations. Do you like the retro/vintage color combination of this fashion look? Wine red (bordeaux) is probably my favorite color to wear (besides black) and also my favorite color to drink at the moment.😉 Enjoy your day!

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In the Mood For More Illustrated Vintage Fashion?

Take a look here and here for other vintage inspired illustrations.

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February Favourites, Illustrated.

What I Wore Most This February, In Drawings

Because it’s #meetthemaker month here is another entry for my hand drawn illustrated fashion diary, where I draw my personal fashion, food and overall favourites.

It was hard to sum up my February favourites in one drawing because we went from freezing cold and snow, to super sunny spring weather, back to freezing cold again the whole month. I’m not complaining because I loved the snow and I definitely enjoyed the first warm days. Kayak season is open! Picnic season as well, although that’s open all year for me. I also did a few more cold water dips in the river, Wim Hof style, and plan to do many more.

For this illustration I chose my “in between weather” favourites: Levi’s ribcage jeans, a cute bohemian shirt and my Ugg boots, that are perfect for quickly getting my feet warm after being in the cold water. Plus one of my favourite vintage bags and my favourite face mask.

I could also have included my mittens, beanie hat, bikini and sandals, because I also wore all of those several times last month. You might see them in a March recap. 😉

As you can tell, despite the lockdown and evening clock, I had a lot of fun in nature. In, on and near the water and picnicking and hiking. I hope March will bring more of the same.

Wishing you a happy & healthy month as well!⁠💚

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Curious to see what my favourites were one year ago? Take a look here.

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Hello March 2021! (In Drawings)

March Illustrated Calendar Page

Hello March! A new month, as always, means a new calendar page. This is the illustration from the March page on my 2021 wall calendar. I went for cute and comfy knitwear layers, paired with my favorite blue mom jeans and red Dr. Martens boots. I also added tea, chocolate and plants for extra coziness. And since we’re still in lockdown and we have an evening clock between 21h and 4:30 there’s a lot of time for reading books, creative projects and watching Netflix.

Does this match your plans or mood for the new month? We’ve had such a sunny week that this drawing feels very wintery now, but I know in many places it’s still very cold. ⁠

Want More March Inspiration?

Take a look here and here for my March pages from previous years.

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Let’s Stay in Touch!

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Sunny February Days, Illustrated.

What I Wore In February, In Drawings.

I was working on several wintery illustrations and then it was suddenly spring! One of the things I love about freelance life is that I can be flexible with my hours. So today, to fully take advantage of the sunny weather, I took half the day off for a long hike and a sunset picnic. I do have to work late now, but since we have an evening clock at the moment, I don’t mind so much.⁠🥖🍷

The illustration above is a recap of my day, as part of my ongoing illustrated fashion diary/what I wore series. When I do these I always like to look back at the same time from the previous year. Here‘s and example from February last year.

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Hello January!

Happy New Year!

This is the first page of my 2021 calendar. A mix of cozy winter items and a positive outlook.⁠ The calendar is sold out (thank you!🙏🏻) but I have lots of other paper-goodies available in my Etsy shop.🛒 Take a look if you like what you see, and want to support a small business. Dutch shops are sadly still closed so I could really use it. Take care⁠💚

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look at two January illustrations from previous years here  and here.

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Cozy Weekend Mood, In Drawings.

Cute, Cozy And Casual Style For A Happy Weekend At Home.

This illustration, from my 2020 calendar, fitted very well to my weekend mood. I did update it a little bit. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend too. Take care 💚

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Want More Happy Weekend Vibes?

Take a look at this one from 2020 or this from 2014.

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November Faves So Far, In Drawings.

 

Things To Enjoy In November, If You Ask Me.

My November favourites, so far. The weather has been so nice here. I’m going on regular hikes with lovely sunny picnic breaks. I’m also enjoying chestnut picking (very relaxing!) and chestnut eating. I hope you are also enjoying your autumn. Take care!💚

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Want to go back in time?

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

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