Thursday, February 23, 2012

Illustration Friday - Fluid

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Fluid'. This is my submission for this week.

journal page

Sometimes a girl needs a long and good talk with her friend. Sometimes a girl needs a pedicure with that. Sometimes a girl and her friend decide to extend their meeting by also taking a manicure afterwards. And then a nice cappuccino for lunch.
I had a wonderful morning today.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

priceless items

This morning when I was on my way to work, my (usually very reliable) bycicle suddenly broke down. Lots of spokes got loose suddenly, and they were sticking out of the wheel and all over the place. 

This meant I needed to take public transport (tram and subway) to get to work. I don't like to use public transport during rush hour but there IS one thing about it that I DO like: watching people and make quick sketches of them.
So I was very glad I had these two life savers in my bag:

A tiny Moleskine notebook and a multi color Bic-pen.
Both are presents from friends. I've been carrying the pen (and another one too, with brighter colors) around in my bag since my friend gave it to me last june. I use it a lot. The notebook is quite new. I met an online friend in real life for the first time a few weeks ago (along with another online friend, with whom I did an art swop on the spot - and that meeting was an awesome experience by the way!) and she brought me the notebook. I loved it that she brought such a thoughtful and fitting little present, and at first I just left it on my desk, looking at it to find the right purpose for it. As I always carry a notebook with me, finally I decided to replace the rather large notebook with this one, for quick sketches and sudden ideas. 
The first pages are filled now, thanks to missing a train last week (and waiting) and taking the public transport today. Yay!

The friend who gave me the pen is a wonderful artist herself: she's an amazing photographer, have a look at her website: 

My newly made friends online and in real life (I met them through the e-course: Creative Courage) both have a blog. 
Nicole has a real nice foodblog: 
Yvonne makes beautiful paintings and drawings and is an excellent writer:

Have fun!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

An afternoon of cooking and drawing with my nephew

Yesterday my 7 year old nephew came over to bake brownies with me. It's always fun to cook with him, and baking nrownies together might become a tradition between the two of us. He loves the brownies so much, he even wrote down the recipe in his school exercise book. His mom made a photo of it. The only thing he forgot, was the butter :)

While the brownies were in the oven, and the rest of the afternoon as well, we had a real fun drawing session together. He was wearing his 'cooking pirate' apron, so I made a Drawing of him and we colored it in together. It was so much fun.

on the left you can see part of the apron
the result of our creative effort

After his mom and dad picked him up again, 
I made another drawing in my sketchbook journal

My nephew also made some drawings 
By the way, he told me that he wants to be a tram conductor or a 'painterer' when he growns up.
He made a few other drawings, and as an example for those, he used some small paintings I made a few years ago. I think his versions are way nicer!
I just love the freedom of creating that kids have.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Illustration Friday - popularity

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'popularity'
Because this week is more of a getting-things-done-kind-of-week, instead of a week full of creating (although by getting those things done I have been creating space, time and energy for creating), I'm posting this drawing I made almost 2 years ago.
You can gain quite some extra (unwanted) popularity with pets, when there's food in your hands... therefore I think this one suits the topic well.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

They Draw and Cook - illustrated recipe

This super yummy vegetarian stew is really nice for a cold winter day. I made it a few weeks ago for a small dinner party and not only teh vegetarians liked it very much!

I submitted the recipe on

happy valentine


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Millies Marvelous Monsters printed!

So that's what was in the box!! 
Because I so very much liked the results of my work in my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project, I 
decided to print copies. They were printed as booklets and you can get your own copy! You'll find it on my Etsy-shop:

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Illustration friday: this week's topic is 'suspense'. I already made an illustration on the topic, which was also a free coloring page! you'll find it right here.

You can still win a prize, did you know this?? If you go to my Facebook Page you can add your guess in the comments about what's hidden inside the box. The first perso with the right answer, will win one of the items from the box. However, even if you don't have the right answer, but your answer IS hilarious, superfunny, crazy or inventive... you can also win a prize. 
I can't wait to see what you'll come up with... so go go go -here-!

Oh! The Suspense!!

<--In case you missed all the links above: This is where you go, and while you're there... please 'like' my FBpage there  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

you can win!

Can you guess what's inside, hidden under the packaging stuff?? Go ahead, let me know what you think this is on my Facebook Page right here. The first person who'll have the right answer, will get an item out of this box. The most original answer will also win a prize! Winners will be announced later this week.


while you're at it, please click the 'like' button on my facebook page, if you haven't already done that :)

journal page - dad's birthday

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Have you already 'liked' my new facebook page? There might be some goodies over there soon!

Click the facebook item above or click here to visit my page!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Illustration Friday - Suspense

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Suspense'
I made this free coloring page of a chef whose taking chances.... If you like, click the image, and print! 
This is a little present from me to you. Just because I'm happy that you're visiting my blog, and because I appreciate every single comment I get here.

I would really like to see results of coloring by sons, daughters, nieces, nephews etc. or even yourself... and since I have a brand new Facebook Page, you can post the result on my wall. And while you're at it, please 'like' me there! 

Have a great sunday!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Illustration Friday - Forward

I sure am looking forward to feeling better again - painkillers and tea with honey are medicine of the last few days...
Illustration Friday's topic is Forward... just in time to submit.