Expectations vs Reality: Holiday Style.

Above an illustrated recap of my recent trip to Northern France. Below you can see the (very stylish and sunny) picture I had in my mind before going. Here now, is the more realistic “after” version. The weather was pretty bad (no bikini needed) and the trip certainly had some challenges (including being stranded hours away from our apartment at night, and no taxi willing to pick us up) but the bread, wine and cheeses were so delicious it made up for a lot and almost made us forget about the rain!⁠

Reality: no bikini or aftersun needed. Raincoat instead.

Reality: zero time spend in the sea.

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Throwback August Style

This is the illustration for the August page on my birthday calendar.  It’s an older one but still pretty close to my IRL beach/picnic look today.

 

Taking A Break!

Hi everyone! Tomorrow I’m closing my Etsy shop until August 14, because I’m taking a small break. So if you need anything fast, today is your last chance to order until I’m back.

New in my shop!

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New in my Etsy shop: Less stuff, more adventure postcard!

Are you inspired by the minimalism movement, dream of living in a tiny house, travelling more or obsessed with Marie Kondo? I’ve been trying to live a more minimalistic life, reduce my waste and focus more on experiences rather than on things. So less stuff and more adventures. Isn’t buying this card also buying more stuff? Well, in a way yes, but I keep it on my wall to remind myself of this goal and it helps me to stay focussed and motivated, maybe it can do the same for you 😉

Adventure Chicken

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Illustrated recap of my recent trip to Gran Canaria. I enjoyed the nature, the food and the weather, had some great “accidental” adventures, met a lot of lovely people, slept on a beach under the stars, started a mini book club and drank quite a bit of Sangria. For now it’s back to work, but I can’t wait to go back to the beautiful Canary Islands!

Ps. The mini book club had 2 members who were both reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman at the same time; A perfect holiday read, I enjoyed it very much!