Jul 25, 2014

herbs pattern

I join  the Spoonflower contest again this week. Theme: herb garden.

I made this pattern. It could be nice for an apron... If you like it, you can bring out your vote. My design can be found between many other herb designs. Find them here 

I really appreciate your help! Thanks in advance :-)

Jul 22, 2014

let it bubble

Here's the result of the final Bootcamp assignment:

Subject for the July assignment was your favorite beverage. I'm a fan of latte machiato (koffie verkeerd), I like orange juice, drink a lot of water, sometimes a glass of red wine... But the drink I love the most is Prosecco (campagne is also good, as long as it bubbles) We were asked to create a personal piece about it.

That was my inspiration for 'let it bubble'  I like the bubbles in the drink, but I also love it when bubbles of inspiration sparkling in my head. It's available as a giclee print in my Etsy shop

If you like to see what my classmates have made, you can view it in the
July Bootcamp Gallery.

Besides the July assignment, there was an extra 'just for fun' assignment of painting your nails or painting on rocks. Painting nails is absolutely not my thing, so I chose to make this little man.

It's a pity Bootcamp is over now. I started late in May, but it was a very nice experience and I'm glad I've joined. Great to meet all these fellow artists and share our proces and progress!

Next thing is the Global Talent Search: A competition organized by Top Illustration agent Lilla Rogers. First prize is a two years representation by the Lilla Rogers Studio. I can always try... ;-)

If you like, you can still enter. It starts the 5th of August.

Jul 18, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you all very much for your votes on my dancing rhinos design!

Unfortunately I didn't win, but I hope you will support me the next time again :-)
 If you are curious who did win: here are the winning designs. Happy weekend!

One of my facebook friends was so kind to tell me they published the voting results on the Spoonflower blog. My dancing rhinos are on the 22th place 0f 251 designs.
Not bad for a first time :)

Jul 17, 2014

personalized kids wall art

I recently made these prints for a kids room:

This little sailorman sailing on the sea. I can customize it with the name of your child, Ahoy... If you want, you can purchase this print here

And I made another one for girls. Hello Princess, dancing in the garden in her special princess dress. You can also ask if I add your childs name: Hello... so it makes it more personal. You can purchase it here

Jul 14, 2014

Make Monotypes 3

The monotype class has come to an end.The first weeks I experimented a lot. The last week I was too busy making patterns and opning an account on Spoonflower, so I didn't had time anymore. (You can still vote for my rhinoceros pattern here)

Above and below are two prints with the same stencils. I experimented coloring the stencils with a brush and a brayer. One shape print and a detail (ghost) print. I like the effcect of both. They have their own quality. I was surprised by the detail print.

And here an experiment with fruit. I made lots of them, this one I liked the most:

Another detail (ghost) print of a cat and several circles. I like these textures.
You can't get it like this only on the computer.

During the course I made a lot of monoprint Photoshop brushes and patterns. I scanned backgrounds and changed them into pencils. i'm happy with that, so I can use them to make my work more lifely.

It was fun to experiment and to play. This morning I cleaned up my workspace, because after six weeks of printing it was quite a mess :-)

Jul 11, 2014

I love Amsterdam

TodayI was a day in Amsterdam to get some work back from an exhibition. I went with my brother and we made a long walk through the city. I love being there. We went to the Museum square, such a great atmosphere. They have whole walls with advertisements for the van Gogh museum and tis gives funny photographs in combination with the real buildings:

We walked through the Vondelpark and had a nice lunch on a seat outside and watched the people passing by. I also saw this beautiful tree. I always see faces in trees ;-)

And here's another van Gogh painting with the Rijksmuseum on the background:

In the Vondelpark there's a sculpture exhiibition. Designs made by children and artists, because the park celebrates 150 years of existance. You can hear about the project here (in dutch)

They want to build a connection between the youth and the Vondelpark, so the Parc will be cared for in the future too. It's one of my favorites Parcs in Holland and some of the sculptures were really nice and fun! A lot of bright colors between the trees.

The whole day I saw beautiful, funny, colorful patterns and textures. On clothes, in nature, everywhere. So inspiring!

Here's another sculpture I liked a lot. I love this combination of culture and nature.
We also went to a photography exhibition in Huis Marseille. Also inspiring!

My work is back from the exhibition and I had a really nice, relaxed  and inspiring day in a beautiful city! Have a very nice weekend! i'm gonna work and draw, which i love so much!

Jul 9, 2014

Red Cheeks Factory patterns

This week I'm busy with patterns. Since the Make Art That Sells course, I'm interested in making them.and this week I opened an account on Spoonflower, a huge community where you can sell and buy all kind of fabrics, giftwraps, wallpapers etc.

Aboves design: 'jelly party' I've made some time ago,. It was the March-assignment for Bootcamp. Since I started in May, I wanted to do the assignment, because it was such a fun theme.

Below a dancing rhinos pattern. On Spoonflower they have a weekly contest and the theme was rhinoseroses. I never drew one, but I liked that too. You can vote on your favorite designs, maybe my dancing rhinos? If you want to vote, you are invited, click and scroll . Thanks in advance ;-)

And below a 'nerdie' design. I made this some time ago. I like to present the designs on a person and this fabric would be great for a pyama, don't you think?

Thiese days I worked very hard, because I heard there was free shipping on Spoonflower. Before you can sell your designs there, you need to order some samples, to see if the quality and the colors are right. So I've put a collection of 12 designs in my shop. Within two weeks I will receive the samples and then it's ready to purchase. I will let you know.

If you are interested you can find these patterns in my Spoonflower shop.
I'm very curious what you think of it.

Jul 1, 2014

winner of the giveaway


...who is the winner of the Red Cheeks Factory party postcardset ...?

No, it's no joke ;-) It's number 20 on the comment list, Joke Feddema.
The lucky number, blind picked by my friend. Congratulations, Joke!

Thank you all very much for joining the party. For your support and kind words.
Ofcourse you are always welcome in the Red Cheeks Factory shop, where you can find partycards, but also lots of other Red Cheeks Factory products.

(Joke, can you send me your adress, then I can send you the cards)
Have a nice day everyone :-)