Jun 13, 2017

Winner Worldwide Picturebook Illustration Competition!

Good news! I am one of the three Dutch winners of the Worldwide Picturebook Illustration Competition! I am happily surprised by it! You can read more about this competition here

I've send in three illustrations that goes along with a selfmade story calling: No time!

And they were chosen! In Octiober there will be a travelling exhibition including work of the in total 12 winners; 3 from Germany, 3 from the United Kingdom, 3 from South Africa and 3 from the Netherlands.

The exhibition starts in my hometown Rotterdam the 4th of October and travels then to the Bilderbuch Museum in Troisdorf  in Germany and The Hive in Worcester in the United Kingdom. And maybe even to Shanghai!

They also will print a catalogue, which will be shown on the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Bologna Childrens's Bookfair.

I have a reason to have red cheeks right now, don't you think? ;-)

May 20, 2017

In Memori-Mam (7)

Today it's already seven years ago my Mam suddenly passed away. Each year after that day on the 20th of May I make a special in memori-mam here on my blog.

When she died I took her last geranium and every year we multiply them. We place them in the garden next to our holiday home on our island in de Bergsche Plas in Rotterdam. In autumn we take them with us to our home.

Not all, because that would be too much... And we make new ones of them. Last Wednesday we planted them again. The photo above was taken last year in August.
I wish my Mam could see it....

If you like to see the other blogposts I made  to honour her, click the links:

The first year  I posted this blogpost: to honour my mom
(including some funny animations my mother made)

The second year I wrote another blogpost about her: far away, but still near 

The third year I wrote about her geranium

And the fourth year I wrote:  In memori-mam, thinking of you...

The fifth year I posted 85 geraniums

And last year I wrote:In Memori-Mam 6