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!💚

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Want to go back in time?

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

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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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Happy Plant A Flower Day!

Flower Power Drawer 😉

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’m drawing more and more plants and flowers. It’s because I’ve turned into to a real plant lady 😉. I have soooo many plants now and I’m constantly propagating more. And since my illustrations reflect my interests, it shows in my work.

Today happens to be Plant A Flower Day, and it’s the perfect day to plant some (more) flowers as we wait for spring to start.  I always choose a bee-friendly seed mix, because it means I will not only have colourful flowers to enjoy, but I’m also helping to save the bees! What will you be planting?

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.  You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates.

Let’s Keep in Touch!

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Sunny February Days, Illustrated.

What I Wore In February, In Drawings.

I was working on several wintery illustrations and then it was suddenly spring! One of the things I love about freelance life is that I can be flexible with my hours. So today, to fully take advantage of the sunny weather, I took half the day off for a long hike and a sunset picnic. I do have to work late now, but since we have an evening clock at the moment, I don’t mind so much.⁠🥖🍷

The illustration above is a recap of my day, as part of my ongoing illustrated fashion diary/what I wore series. When I do these I always like to look back at the same time from the previous year. Here‘s and example from February last year.

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December Sadness

When your self care routine is not enough and you just feel sad.
I had quite a horrible week but at least I managed to do some drawing again so things are going in the right direction. For those also feeling the December/2020 blues: take care!💚⁠

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Second Hand September

It’s #secondhandseptember , something I can totally get behind. My home and closet is filled with second hand items. I love it because it’s eco-friendly, budget-friendly and a way to find unique one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else. I will probably draw some of my personal favourites later this month. But here’s an older one, that I also have available on a postcard in my Etsy shop.

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Happy Thrift Shop Day!

Happy Thrift Shop Day! Thrift store shopping is sooo much fun because you never know what kind of unique treasures you will find. Buying used items instead of new ones is also good for the environment ánd your wallet; a real win-win-win situation!⁠ If you’re not able to visit your favorite vintage store in person right now, see if they sell online. Happy thrifting! ♻️💚⁠

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Self Care Sunday, In Drawings.

Sunday is for Self Care!

Sundays are for self care!💚⁠ This quick little drawing gives you some self care ideas for your Sundays. I do all of these things myself, and not only on Sunday.

I try to start my day with a little at home yoga session. I love Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, and also try to meditate or do breathing exercises every day. While I work I listen to music of podcasts and drink lots of tea. I go hiking almost every week and always make sure that I have some evenings to myself, to enjoy my favourite Netflix show or read a book. This illustration sums it all up. I hope you find it useful!

More Illustrated Positive Inspiration

If you like this one you will probably also like this other self care drawing and my illustrated mental health plan. You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates or shop my illustrated papergoods on Etsy.

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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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July Mood

Some of the things I’ve been enjoying most this July. I finished Little Fires Everywhere in just a few days. Any tips on what to read next?⁠

PS. I still have many items with 25% off in my ETSY SUMMER SALE until the end of this month. 

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