27 February 2011
I made Motivation-kits today for two of my more advanced illustration students.
The idea is to write down two goals for every week and also to write down the
'crap-excuses' that pop up in your head and hold you back. In that way you get more
insight in your way of thinking and working. By setting only two goals, you make
it feasable for yourself which makes you more motivated and confident to do more!
The kit includes a notebook, a tutorial and reward-stickers.
25 February 2011
24 February 2011
23 February 2011
22 February 2011
19 February 2011
I made new Free Mini Expo's, edition 09 (only 8 copies).
Two of them were put up in Arnhem. (Look for them in a very fashionable area...).
Five of them I'll hang up in Utrecht, next week. And one... is for you!
Leave a comment, I'll pick one randomly and maybe you are the lucky one...
17 February 2011
15 February 2011
14 February 2011
13 February 2011
12 February 2011
Ah baking.... (imagine me dreaming away), how relaxing after a stessfull week.
Following a recipe, adding some personal changes, stir, knead the doug, it's so calming.
The result: coconut-choco mountains, cinnamon roll scones, and pistachio chocolates.
11 February 2011
Oh how I love getting mail, especially when it's so nice as the little treasures I recieved
today (even though I ordered them myself).
A lovely book by Claire Loder (and some postcards with a handwritten message
which makes it extra special) and a lambswool comb by Donna Wilson (again with a
personal note, I love that extra touch!). So thanks to both!
10 February 2011
The illustration course I teach at the UCK started a new season yesterday. The first
lesson I always give an assignment about letting go of (self)criticism and control.
First we made blind contour drawings of jugs and jars. Then they were cut up and
made into new objects.
09 February 2011
06 February 2011
Again... more books, my latest assets:
+ A vintage atlas of the world (used to belong to my grandmother), very handy
now that one of my best friends just moved to Suriname for three months.
+ Who is sleeping on my pillow, by the artist couple Jockum Nordstrom and Karin
Mamma Andersson. Beautiful, beautiful paintings and collages, they have such
good colour sense!
+ Decorative art of the 50s, just a good desk book.