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.

Let’s Keep in Touch!

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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.

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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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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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Hello February! (In Drawings)

February Style Inspiration, Illustrated.

A new month still means a new calendar page, even though this page will probably stay pretty empty since we’re still in lockdown here. I guess I could start marking what I watched on Netflix on it…🤔

Hopefully by the end of this month things will have changed for the better and I can finally start filling up this calendar. In the meantime I will just make the best of it and enjoy a lot of chilling at home time.💚 Do you have exciting plans for February or are you also still stuck at home?⁠

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

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January Favourites, In Drawings.

My January Favourites, Illustrated Recap.

As you might be able to tell from this illustration, despite the lockdown and an evening clock here in the Netherlands, my January has been pretty OK and much better than my December.

Why? Let’s see:⁠
– Getting my Vitamin D with regular muddy hikes in good company⁠
– New music and an album coming soon from Ben Howard⁠
-‘Conan O’brien needs a friend’ makes me laugh so much every week.⁠
– I did 2 (very) cold water dives in the river and felt SO good afterwards⁠
– A lovely sunny trip to the island of Brrrrr with Andrei⁠
– A lot of chilling at home, cooking, reading, dancing, Netflix, etc with zero FOMO⁠

How was your start of 2021? ⁠💚

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Let’s Cuddle Up, Illustrated.

National Cuddle Up Day, In Drawings

It’s National Cuddle Up Day today and I’ve updated one of my Best Nine illustrations of 2020 with this day in mind.
The Dutch weather is perfect for cuddling up under a blanket at the moment, it’s so cold! So, put on something warm & comfy (2020 has been the year I embraced sweatpants!) and cuddle up. If you don’t have anyone to cuddle with, remember that plant love is also real love. I REALLY love my plants, so who’s to say that my plants don’t also really love me?? I choose to believe they do, haha. Oh, and also: real cuddles will be making a comeback soon!⁠ Have a nice day!⁠

If this drawing is giving you all sorts of happy and cozy feelings, I have a very similar illustration available on a postcard on Etsy.

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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💚

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.

Want to go back in time?

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

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If you like my illustrations and want to stay up to date on any news about my work, new products and any special offers, you can subscribe to my newsletter here. As a thank you, you will receive a 10% discount voucher for my Etsy shop, which is filled with cute and colourful hand drawn postcards, prints and other papergoods.

Week In Colours

I’m having a super creative & productive week! Wishing everyone a lovely & colourful weekend!

PS. I’m selling a few original drawings, in A4 and A5 size. I have several up in my Instagram stories, but I might add the others to my Etsy shop. I’m not sure yet.⁠

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