30 April 2012
Today we celebrate our queen's birthday but I've spend the whole day packing my
backpack... I'm going to Tel Aviv for a week to visite a friend (with some other
I did celebrate a bit last night though ('queen's night'), dancing in my orange dress
(our royal family's color) and before going to the party, making braids in my
See you next week!
Posted by Kim Welling at 19:07
27 April 2012
free yoga and meditation classes all day long! For the full program and
information, see here and here. For more information about the yoga school
'Studio Vandaan', see here.
I'll be joining the 16:15 class, hope to see you there!
(illustration by Gemma Correll)
Posted by Kim Welling at 08:53
26 April 2012
The veggie garden is almost ready (for growing). I worked hard to fight the
weeds and planted all my seedlings and figured out the planting scedule/ design.
The only thing left to do was to plant some marigolds (they keep away
unwanted bugs and animals). When returning from the garden center this is
what my bicycle looked like, a mini garden in itself!
25 April 2012
Apart from the Vlisco exhibition, the Museum for modern Art in Arnhem has a inspiring
portrait/ painting show going on too. With work form my favorites Marlene Dumas and
Klaas Gubbels (3rd and 4th picture from above) it couldn't have been better!
24 April 2012
There's a interesting exhibition going on at the Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem about
Vlisco. Vlisco is a dutch fabric company, specialized in african prints and known for
their high quality fabrics. The exhibition is a wonderful combination of Vlisco fabrics,
the history of the pattern designs (and company) and modern (south africa-related) art.
23 April 2012
20 April 2012
I didn't tell before but with the 101-woonideeen interview comes a DIY-city-in-a-box I
designed. You can see and download the tutorial (in dutch but the pictures speak for
themselves) and design sheets here and make this 3D artwork yourself for free.
18 April 2012
There're still a few places in the upcoming Stamp & Fabric print-workshop this
what: make your own stamps (which you can keep using at home) and create your own
when: 21 april from 12-15
where: Verlengde Hoogravense weg 150b Utrecht (Netherlands)
price: 40,- euro all material included
how: send an email to email@example.com to subscribe
17 April 2012
It's finally there... the magazine with my interview I've been bragging about for
weeks (months even), the may edition of 101 Woonideeen.
The only thing I can say now is big big big thanks to the very kind and lovely
people at 101 for having me, I feel very honored!
16 April 2012
13 April 2012
12 April 2012
10 April 2012
Gallery Tydeman did it again! An easter exhibition with this time: very interesting
bunnies by Alisa Osinga and the poetic work of Choi Wong. (And they served
wine with chocolate easter eggs!)
Missed it? No worries, you can visite the exhibition in Eindhoven soon. (Keep an
eye on the Tydeman website)
Interesting and funny photography projects on bettyblogt.punt.nl, here.
06 April 2012
05 April 2012
Every now and then I'm asked to make a flyer or poster for the Utrechts Centrum voor
de Kunsten (Utrecht Center for the Arts). The left one is the first one I made
(remember the faces I made last week), the right one the second one, which the UCK
04 April 2012
03 April 2012
Before all the 'etsy-showroom-madness', me and friend (and business-partner-to-be)
Ellen Vesters went to Breda to get a bit wiser about owning your own shop and
hopefully to get inspired by Feito Com Amor's Pamela. She was so very kind to
share some tips and tricks and showed us a glimpse into her business.
What a lovely shop Feito Com Amor is! I've know it for a while, cause they stock
my work, but have never been there 'live', until now. Owner Pamela (who's
originally from Brasil) decorated it like a cosy living room/ snooping-adventure,
you just want to keep looking (and buying)!
She took the time to answer all our questions with a charming honesty and we
left happy, enthused and inspired. Thanks so much Pamela for welcoming us in
such a lovely way and for all your great advise, you're the best!
Update: Me and Ellen have applied for a space in (yes Carly!) Utrecht that'll be
a studio/shop. We're still waiting (with anticipation) for the 'you're in!' as there
are more people who applied and hope to know more around june.
I'll keep you posted, fingers crossed!
02 April 2012
Oooh, I enjoyed myself so much this weekend! The Etsy showroom was happening and
it was so much fun. Not only cause of the experience of meeting my buyers in 'real life'
but also for the lovely other Etsy sellers I met during the whole event.
My stall neighbours were:
+ Made By MO: the lovely Marieke and her helpful boyfriend handed out
chocolate easter eggs in between business, yum!
+ Broesj: Babette makes cute little brooches of vintage plastic figures and
during the showroom we found out that her sister was my sister's
best friend in primary school, such a small world!
+ Twinklebird: Christine covered my back at the Etsy Showroom, literaly but also
by bringing me tea and entertaining me with occasional chitchat and
her cute (and fashionable!) three (or four?) year old who payed a
visit with her dad.
I was totally mesmerized by her lovely stall-decor and of course her
jewelry, so delicate and pretty, I had to get myself some and bought
a 'big dipper' necklace and got a 'confetti' ring (thanks Christine!).
The lovely twins Dinah and Sarah from Studio LileSadi came strolling by my stall and
both bought a breakfast plate and cup&saucer. I've seen so many other sellers and
lovely people, I could write a week of blogposts about it!
Last but not least, Monique van der Vlist of 101 Woonideeen came chatting and told
me I was one of her favorite dutch illustrators of the moment, WOW blush!
This weekend couldn't have been better!
Thanks to everyone for coming by, all the 'gezelligheid' (cozyness/ good times, a dutch
word that's a bit hard to translate, there's no word for it in english) and the people
from Etsy NL and In De Ruimte for making this market such a succes!
We want more!
Photo 2 and 3 were made by In De Ruimte.