May 26, 2018

My first Children's Picture Book!

After illustrating several books I recently made my first children's picture book:
'Baas van iets groots'

I'm very happy with this, because it was high on my wishlist! I wrote the story and made the illustrations.

It is published by De Eenhoorn (February 2018) It's one of my favorite publishers. The book is written in Dutch. I hope it will be translated one day ....

It's about a little Mouse, who wants to become a boss of something big ...

I also did the design of the book. It was a nice challenge. I really hope to make more of them. Because it is what I love the most!

There are some reviews written about it. (in Dutch) You can read it here and here.

May 20, 2018

In Memori-Mam - Geranium Art

Today it's eight (already eight? yes eight!) years ago my Mam suddenly passed away. Each year after that day I make a special in Memori-Mam here on my blog.

I wrote before about the geranium I took with me after she died. About our growing geranium field.We just put all the geraniums out in our garden again after the winter staying inside.

I  already have a lot of geranium pictures. Never knew this plant would be such an inspiration for me. I took this photo last year in my house: Some geraniums behind our white curtains.It's almost a painting, don't you think?

When I see a geranium, I always think of my Mom. And I have them all around me :-)

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 sixth year I wrote:In Memori-Mam 6

And last year I wrote:In Memori-Mam 7