Hey June! Hello New Month!

2021 June Calendar Mangomini blog

My Sunny Plans For June, In Drawings.

It’s June, and a new month, as always, means a new calendar page. I filled the June page illustration with sunny, spring-in-the-city vibes. A cool but comfy outfit to stroll around the city, have a drink outside or a picnic in the park. The last few days the rain has finally stopped here in the Netherlands, so I can actually act out my illustration in real life😎

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy month!💚

PS. If you like this you can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates. I also just added a SPRING SALE on Etsy, with 15% discount on many items.

Want to go back in time?

Take a look at my June pages from 2020 and 2019.

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Enjoy Rainy Days

2021 Things To Do On A Rainy Day Mangomini

Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Rainy days are not so bad! They are a perfect excuse for taking some time to care for your introvert self. This illustration gives you a few ideas on how to make the most of rainy days.

We’ve been having a lot of rain. I like use the extra time spend inside to give my houseplants extra attention. I also take more time to read, stream a show or movie while giving myself an at home pedicure. Rainy days are also perfect for creative projects, home baking or trying out new recipes. You can also use them to write postcards to your friends (my Etsy shop happens to be filled with cute hand drawn greeting cards!), discover new music or finally do some of the tasks on your to-do list (selling old clothes online is on my list).

What do you like to do on bad weather days? I hope this drawing inspired you to make the most of them!

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Want More Stay Inside Weather Inspiration?

You might also like this Stormy Weekend drawing. I also have this Stay Home card available in my shop.

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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.

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

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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?

If you like this maybe you’re also interested to see my favorite things in general or follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates.

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April Favourites, Illustrated.

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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!

PS. If you like my illustrations and want to stay up to date on any news about my work 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, that’s filled with cute hand drawn postcards, wall prints and other paper-goodies.

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! ⁠💚

If you like this you can follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates or shop my illustrated papergoods on Etsy.

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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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?

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 from my April illustrations from previous years here and here.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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.