September 29, 2011

And now for something different

So I've been trying to pick up drawing and painting again recently. Things are still moving slowly as I'm still trying to find some inspiration though. It's difficult to get back into it, so if anyone has some inspiration to share, feel free! =)

I bought some new acrylic paints recently as I had noticed I had completely run out of my old ones (most had dried up, awww). And of course I had to try them out. I couldn't really think of anything illustrative to draw, so I decided to do something a bit more realistic, something I used to do when I was younger.

So I found myself a small canvas I had laying around and decided to paint a golden eagle. It's not the most realistic or detailed painting ever (it's a bit tiny for that too), but I like the result, especially since I hadn't used acrylics in a few years. =)

Golden Eagle in acrylics

September 27, 2011

Super Llama!

I was contacted a while ago by Wim Leers, who saw my stall at a local art market. He asked if I could draw an image for his new website (
Not just any kind of image though, no. He asked if I could draw for him a Super Llama!

And of course I wanted to give it a try!

It took me quite a few sketches and some redesigns, because apparently llamas aren't as easy to draw as you would imagine. But in the end the result turned out quite nice I think. =)

Super Llama!

If anyone is ever interested in a commission (be it a logo, a drawing or something else), feel free to contact me. =)

September 22, 2011

And the winner is...

So the Give Away has come to an end! Time for me to pick a winner!

(Sorry for the bad picture quality, I had to use my phone for this.)

All the names are ready to be put in the bag.

The innocent hand (mine!) is ready to pick a name!

And this is the winner!

Congrats Karen Vandelaer! You have won in my first Give Away! =D
You can contact me at to let me know what prize you want (and of course to give your address).

For everyone else, thank you for participating!
I'm sorry if you didn't win, but I'm planning to do more give aways in the future, so maybe Lady Luck will be on your side then! =)

September 17, 2011

New Magnets + Give Away Reminder

I have uploaded some new magnets to my Etsy shop! Some of those feature Japanese patterns and flowers, but three sets feature my own drawings. =)

Cute animal magnets!

Magnets featuring my 'Whistle' illustration.

Don't forget that these magnets (and a few other items) are available in my Give Away! So if you'd like to participate, leave a comment on the blog entry about the give away: click here.

September 14, 2011

Give Away!

(Scroll naar beneden voor uitleg in het Nederlands.)

So I'm doing my first ever give away! I figured it was about time I did one really. =)

What will I be giving away?

Click on the image to see a bigger version.

As you can see, there are a few things you can pick from:
  • you can pick one pair of earrings (rose studs or the dangling earrings)
  • or you can pick one of my magnet sets (designs can be found here, more will follow!)
  • or you can pick 3 postcards (you can see the different designs here)

How can you win?

I will be randomly picking out one winner (if there is a lot of response, I might pick more than one winner!). You can earn a chance at winning by following the next steps. Each step gains you an extra chance to win!
  • To participate, leave a comment on this blog post. If you don't do this, you won't be able to win as I only pick from the names that appear here.
    If you are not yet a follower of my blog, you can do so by clicking on "Join this site" on the right. =)

    Extra chances:
  • Share this give away on Facebook
  • Become a fan of my Facebook page (if you already are, you get the extra chance already)
  • Share this give away on Twitter
  • Make a Blog post about this give away
  • If you can think of other ways to spread the news online, feel free to use those too!
Make sure to show in your comment on this blog which ways you used to let people know about this give away. Only that way you can earn your extra chances of winning! =)

When does it end?

The give away will end at Wednesday September 21, at 20:00 Belgian time. This means you have a week to participate and to tell your friends about it!

Good luck!

In het Nederlands:
Ik doe eindelijk mijn eerste give away! Ik dacht dat het wel eens tijd was om dat te doen. =)

Wat geef ik weg?

Klik op de afbeelding om een grotere versie te zien.

Er zijn een aantal dingen waar je uit kan kiezen:
  • je kan 1 paar oorbellen kiezen (roosjes of hangertjes naar keuze)
  • of je kan 1 magneet set kiezen (de verschillende sets vind je hier, er zullen er nog volgen!)
  • of je kan 3 postkaarten kiezen (de verschillende kaarten vind je hier)

Hoe kan je winnen?

Ik zal willekeurig één winnaar kiezen (als ik veel reacties krijg, ga ik misschien meer dan 1 winnaar kiezen!). Je kan een kans maken om te winnen door de volgende stappen te volgen. Elke extra stap levert je een extra kans op!
  • Om deel te nemen, laat je een reactie achter op deze blog. Als je dit niet doet, maak je geen kans om te winnen aangezien ik enkel uit de namen kies die hier verschijnen.
    Als je nog geen Volger bent van mijn blog, dan kan je dat doen door rechts te klikken op "Join this site". =)

    Extra kansen:
  • Deel deze give away op Facebook
  • Word een fan van mijn Facebook page (als je het al bent, krijg je sowieso een extra kans)
  • Deel deze give away op Twitter
  • Maak een Blog post van deze give away
  • Als je nog andere manieren kan bedenken om het nieuws online te verspreiden, voel je dan vrij om die ook te gebruiken!
Laat zeker zien in je reactie op deze blog, welke manieren je allemaal gebruikt hebt om de mensen iets te laten weten van deze give away. Alleen zo maak je extra kans om te winnen! =)

Wanneer eindigt het?

De give away eindigt op woensdag 21 september om 20:00. Dit betekent dat je een hele week hebt om deel te nemen en om het aan je vrienden te vertellen!


September 13, 2011

Anniversary Card

So last week was my third anniversary with my boyfriend and I decided I needed a card to send to him. But seeing as I usually don't like the cards you can find in shops (and I'm too lazy to go out to buy one), I decided to make my own card. I mean, I can draw, so why not eh? =P

After a few quick sketches, I came up with something I liked and I coloured it in Photoshop. And this is the result, which I printed out and sent out in the post. =)

This is the card version I made.

And this is the non-card version
called 'Loving Embrace'.

September 1, 2011

T-shirt design & Etsy shop

Hey hey!

Been a while since I was last active on here. I apologise. But then I guess if you're following me, you're already used to the long silences. =P

I have been busy this summer selling some of my stuff at a local art market. Mostly just selling jewellery, cards and magnets. It was a fun experience and I made a bit of money out of it (nothing amazing but any kind of money is welcome right now!). Too bad the summer is over now, but maybe next year I can do it again. =)

Now that I have more time again though, I decided to open up my Etsy shop again. I still have a lot of jewellery and cards left, so I'll be uploading those on there. It might take a few days as I don't want to upload it all at once.

If you're interested, you can go here: My Etsy Shop
Though you can always just contact me personally if you want to buy something! It saves me money as selling items on Etsy sadly isn't free.
Here are some of my items, but just a few!

Antique golden owl earrings

Antique silver music note earrings

'Whistle' decoration magnet

Anyway like I said, you can find more stuff in my Etsy shop, including some postcards. Soon I'll be posting my greeting cards and self-made magnets as well. =)

I also finally made a new T-shirt design this week! Again it's been ages since I did one of those, but my boyfriend was bugging me about making a howling wolf one. I know it's not a very original idea, but I do like how it turned out!
You can click on the image to go to the T-shirt page.

Howling Wolf T-shirt

And that's it for now!
I'm currently still working on a logo/image for someone, so maybe once that is done I can post it on here too (if he agrees to it of course)!