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.  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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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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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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A Hat For Bernie, In Drawings.

Bernie Sanders Mittens, In Drawings.

This time no What I Wore drawing, but What Bernie Wore!

I loved Bernie’s cozy and comfy style yesterday (I have a thing for cute mittens!) and it’s so funny that this outfit is going viral! I actually dress like this most days during winter.. .hmmm 🤔
I did add a hat because I felt it was missing from his look. What did you think of the inauguration yesterday?⁠💙💜

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September Girl Boss Mood, In Drawings.

Girl Boss Style, Illustrated!

This is my September mood. It has been a very busy and productive month for me with little time to for myself or to update my social media or anything else really. I’m going to use what’s left of September to take it a little slower and focus more on my self care routine again.

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Want More Illustrated Fashion Inspiration?

Take a look at my French Fall Style drawing or the Job Interview Tips.

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Dutch Staycation Time!

Pieterpad Hiking Trail Forced Staycation

I’m off on a small break. Not to Norway as planned, but a few days of hiking on the Dutch long distance Pieterpad-trail. But first a day of water-sport-fun. Making the most of this forced staycation 😉

I’m keeping my Esty shop open, but won’t start shipping again until Monday. See you later!⁠

Want To See More Of My Travel Adventures?

Take a look at the illustrated recap of a holiday to France here or this one of my trip to Gran Canaria.

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Summer Days, In Drawings.

Summer Days Style, Illustrated Recap.

I made this one in 2016 and I still own and use all the items on here. I’m trying to buy less stuff and it shows even in my drawings! ☺️ I hope you’re enjoying your summer as well, in the best way possible at the moment.💚

In the mood for more Illustrated Summer Happiness?

Take a look at my 2019 Heatwave Style or this Summer In The City look from 2018. You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates

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