Hello May!

Hello May Mangomini

Hello May! A new month means time to turn to a new calendar page. This is my May illustration from my 2019 wall calendar.⁣

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Happy King’s Day!

Nederland Mangomini low

Happy King’s day! Today we Dutchies celebrate our King’s birthday. That means: celebrating all day, preferably outside, and everything (including ourselves) in orange!
This is my “Nederland” postcard, with typical Dutch things on it. We may be a small country but there’s still a lot to love here and it’s usually very ‘gezellig’, especially on a day like today!

For my non-Dutch followers, some of the typical Dutch foods on here are (from top to bottom):Β 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 available in my Etsy shop, here.

Enjoying spring!

2019 spring look Mangomini

I finally had a bit of free time to enjoy the sunny spring weather this week, with long hikes, picnics in the park and a lot of white wine πŸ˜‰ I hope you are also having a good week!⁣

Opening Galerie Charcuterie

gal char

Tomorrow is the opening of Galerie Charcuterie, where for almost 2 months, you can shop my work and the work of an number of other super talented artists. This pop-up gallery is located in an old butcher shop in Berchem, Antwerp, hence the name Galerie Charcuterie πŸ˜‰ The gallery will be open Wednesday to Saturday until June 15th and you can shop the work of about 25 artists. So make sure not to miss it if you find yourself near Antwerp!

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Pajamas to work!

2019 pajamas to work Mangomini

Today is National Pajamas To Work Day, which for me is really just a regular work day.Β  Because I work mostly from home, wearing pajames to work is never a problem πŸ˜‰ In this illustration you can see some of the things that can usually be found in my work space. While working I like to listen to music or podcasts, although sometimes I like silence too. My favorite podcasts at the moment are Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, By The Book and Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness.

Plant Appreciation Day

Mangomini plants hi2

Today is International Plant Appreciation Day; a perfect day to give your plants some extra love! It’s also a perfect day to finally treat yourself to one of the plant prints or cards that I have available in my Etsy shop πŸ˜‰

Festival fever!

2019 festival season Mangomini

Are you ready for festival season? For the last 5 years or so I’ve been making these festival style illustrations. It’s fun to see how much my own style has changed over the years. For me, music festivals will always be all about the music, but there’s no harm in having a little fun with your outfit as well, is there? πŸ˜‰
What festivals are you going to this summer? And who do you want to see perform most?⁣