Hello August!

2021 08 August Calendar Page Mangomini Insta

Things To Enjoy In August, In Drawings, Of Course!

Hello August! I hope you will be a bit more sunny and less rainy than July, and a lot like this illustration from my 2021 wall calendar.⁠
Fun fact: I own every item in this drawing.🙃 August is also the time to start working on next year’s calendar. I always wait too long and then have to rush and stress to have it finished on time. This year the plan is to start on time.🤞 Anyway, wishing everyone a healthy and happy month!⁠☺️🧡

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Love/Hate Relationship.

Tuesday Two 7 Geranium Mosquito Mangomini

The Mosquito Struggle Is Real!

Tuesday Two. I’ve been sharing these on Instragram, but not here, I realised. This week it’s one thing I love and one thing I hate. ⁠
Loving: I’m in love with this pretty geranium that one of my friends gave me. It has such pretty colors ♥ ⁠
Hating: I’m being eaten alive by mosquitos at the moment. They love me. I hate them. They are winning.⁠

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Happiness?

Take a look at the small things that were bringing me joy in October of last year here or my Spring Wish-list from 2018.

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Hello July! Happy New Month!

2021 July Calendar Page NR Mangomini

July Fashion, Food & Things To Enjoy Inspiration!

Happy first day of July! As always a new month means a new calendar page. This one was inspired by classic summer music festival style: hippie and boho vibes all over (which I love!). Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and sunny July!

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Want More Illustrated Summer Fashion Inspiration?

Take a look here at my July Summer Look  2017 and this one from 2015.

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You Caught My Eye 😍

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Random Things That I’m Loving This June.

Sometimes it’s the small things that make everyday life a little happier. This is an illustration of random things that I like at the moment and felt like drawing.🖌️ The Teva sandals and C&A bikini top are made with recycled materials and that makes me love them even more.⁠💚 The Polka dot crop top is from H&M. I don’t own the fashion items in this drawing. I just find them pretty and enjoyed drawing them.

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Happiness?

Take a look at the small things that were bringing me joy at the end of 2018 here or my Spring Wish-list from the same year.

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Plant Days Are Happy Days!

2021 Happy Plant Days Mangomini

How To Celebrate Your Love Of Plants, An Illustrated Guide.

Plant days are happy days and plant people are the best people! In my home every day is plant day and my collection is growing bigger every week. I love taking care of them and looking at them. They just make me very happy! This drawing gives you some ideas on how to celebrate your (love of) plants. 😉🌱

You can also treat yourself to some pretty plant art. I happen to have an ever growing collection of plant-themed items in my Etsy shop. These postcards and prints for example, or this plant care basics postcard.

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Eat What You Want Day

2021 National Eat What You Want Day Mangomini

Happy National Eat What You Want Day!

Today, May 11th, is Eat What You Want Day, and for me that looks something like this. These are some of my favorite foods that I could eat every day, and probably would if it wasn’t so unhealthy to do so. As you can see a lot of cheese and chocolate plus of course French Fries with mayonnaise, I am Dutch and that’s the way we do it!

Want to see more?

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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.

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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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