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Artist vlog August

Summer is over and Halloween is coming (hurray). As promised I will show you guys more ‘behind the scenes stuff’. I made a vlog about the month August. It feels kind of weird to talk to a camera, but I also enjoy it to show you guys more about my life and work :).Lees verder/continue reading

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A mermaid and her friend

Although I am far behind with my daily sketches, I still try to sketch when I have some time left. It’s good practice. Last Sunday I had a ‘lazy Sunday’ so I had a whole day for myself. For some time now I wanted to work out a mermaid sketch I did for one of my daily sketches. And because I had a lazy Sunday, I had the time to do so. This mermaid sketch is the one I wanted to color:Lees verder/continue reading

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Mystic Flowers jewelry set

An jewelry set idea I had in my mind for a while. Inspired by Spring I wanted to make something with flowers. I didn’t used the color purple for a while, so I tought it would be nice to use that color again. For this set I combined several materials I like working with. I searched for pretty silver plated leaf and flower charms and I started sketching ideas. I also wanted to use clay en handmade marble glass-stones.

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5 reasons to buy gifts on Etsy

There is a party or an event and people expect you to bring a gift. Can be a relative's birthday, a housewarming party at a friends, or a colleague who recently got a baby. Time to search for gifts! Of course you can go to a general big store, but why not Etsy?

This article gives 5 reasons why it's a goof idea to shop for gifts on Etsy. 

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‘Pumpkin Land’ pattern design

A personal interest of mine is designing patterns. It’s a nice way of expressing creativity and I find it important to extend my portfolio with some pattern designs. When I create patterns just for my portfolio, I can chose the subjects myself. I love Halloween, so I decided to design a pattern with a Halloween/Autumn genre.Lees verder/continue reading

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March Meet The Maker challenge

I saw more and more people use the #marchmeetthemaker hashtag on Instagram. I didn’t know what it was, so I googled it… March-Meet-The-Maker is a challenge for small business to show some ‘behind the scene’ pictures. Who are they, what do they make, why do they do it, etc. A nice opportunity to show a little bit more of yourself and your brand identity.

I was a little bit late when I discovered this challenge, but I just really wanted to join! This challenge is quite new, 2016 was the first year of this challenge. The founder of this challenge is Joanne Hawker (insta: @joannehawker).

The challenge for 2017 (© rights of the image: Joanne Hawker):Lees verder/continue reading