‘In my opinion half the people who spend their lives avoiding being run over by buses had much better be run over and put safely out of the way. They’re no good.’
Agatha Christie – The Seven Dials Mystery
Here are some of the in-between moments of the past winter (I say past, because I wish that the days would grow warmer and nicer now).
Things that feel good are, finishing a book & going upstairs to pick a new one, earning a small amount of money with illustration, getting up before the sun does, having breakfast on the balcony (I don’t mind the cold, as long as the sun shines), not loosing myself online as much, having the weekends off, getting up without snoozing, finding a spanish-learning book on the street, watching films from my to-watch-list, buying a new planner and writing in it for the first time, willow weaving, getting some developed photos back.
‘The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.’
Here is a collection of all the mixtapes of 2020 (and one of 2019), that I wanted to have in one place on my website. I haven’t really been feeling like making a mixtape in the last months, but I hopefully will make a new one soon! You can find them all in one place in my Spotify too.
This February was all about being kind (to yourself, to others). @mandaloouise started this lovely drawing challenge and asked me (and some other very talented artists) to host this challenge. Here are my four illustrations (we posted one drawing per week):
Check out #bekindpandemicedition on Instagram to see all the other lovely drawings!
Here are some inspirational videos I gathered in the last days and weeks. I want to do some things differently this year, I’m focusing on my mind more & also trying to not use social media. Maybe you’ll find some of these interesting & helpful. If not, well, that’s okay too.
Day 2 of the challenge was inspired by the Bulgarian Kukeri.
And the third illustration I did was inspired by nordic folktales in general and the day of the winter solstice.
I chose to draw colourful frames around every illustration – that were inspired by old Russian art.
I had a lot of fun doing the challenge though I only had time to fit in three illustrations before the folktale week started and then I hurt my right wrist so I couldn’t draw anymore (still can’t). Maybe after it heals I will continue with the other prompts and finish folktale week because I had already searched for so many more cool themes to draw!
I decided to participate in an illustration challenge filled with seven prompts. It took place on the 21st to 27th of September and you can find all the beautiful art with the hashtag #helloautumnweek or #helloautumnweek2020 on Instagram 🙂 I had a lot of fun drawing all these cosy things & coming up with new ideas for each prompt. Which one of them do you like best?
A map commission I made for a lovely customer last week. He wanted me to draw him a map for Castle Rocks (where some of Stephen King’s books take place). I had a lot of fun drawing it & if you know someone who’d like a custom made map – write me an email PuTTY , I’d love to draw one for you.
Here’s how the commission process would look like: