Yesterday, Monday 28 Januari, our Queen Beatrix announced abdication and will hand over reign to her son Prince Willem-Alexander on 30 April.
Half the country's inhabitants (about 7 miljon people) saw her abdication speech.
She was a popular Queen and inspiring to illustrate, because of her hairdress and hats.
Here's a drawing I published last September
Over two days she will be 75 years old. I have made a special birthday illustration,
which I will post on her birthday, the 31th :-)
Look what the postman brought:.
This illustrated calender/diary with work from 52 various illustrators!
These photo's I borrowed from Ofra Amit, the upper left illustration is hers.
The goat illustration is from Laura Luenenbuerger. The horses are from Pia Eisentraeger,
unfortunately I can't find a good link to her work.
Tip 2: Watch this inspiring blog Felicidário 365 practical definitions of happiness illustrated. Each day an illustration, they started the 1st of January.
Today it's the birthday of one of my most favorite illustrators Carll Cneut
I've made a blogpost about him before and it was still in my planning to make another one.
So what could be a better day for this, then on his birthday :-)
On the photo you can see four of the many books he illustrated
These are in Dutch and from my collection, but his work is published in many countries.
He also has a facebookpage
Wouldn't it be a nice birthday present if you go there and click the like button?
(if you like it ofcourse, but I almost can't imagine someone not liking his work
yes, here's a real fan speaking :-))
Happy birthday, Carll!
Maybe you have noticed it:
I put a Red Cheeks Factory copyright sign over my drawings.
I never wanted it, because I don't like it, but...
Lately I see my work more often shared on the web,
without even mentioning my name or company...
Therefore I decided to mark them.
I'm always a bit shocked and surprised when I see people displaying
my work without any reference. I really don't understand...
Maybe a lot of people honestly do not know,
it is appropriate to respect the artist and make a link to their work.
Of course I like it when people enjoy and share my work.
but it would be honest to get the credits for it.
So that's why I decided to put a clear Red Cheeks Factory mark over my work.
I felt the need to share this with you. Thanks for your attention :-)
(special thanks to Diana Toledano for sharing the link to LINKwithlove)
The more we talk about how to make the internet a safer place to share - the better it will become. Then we'll keep it joyful, because that's what it is :-))