Handlettering some quotes

Late-night Hozier-induced handlettering practice is fun! :)

“If I’m a pagan of the good times, my lover’s the sunlight” (Hozier’s Take me to church)
“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” (Oscar Wilde)


Preparing an exposition in the library of Nijmegen

I’m so excited! My first exposition is coming up. If you are in the neighbourhood, you can visit an exposition of my children’s book illustrations in the local library, Bibliotheek Hatert, from next week onwards. Last week I’ve been busy collecting all kinds of props (mostly stuffed animals) and getting my artwork ready for the printer.

Here’s a sneak preview:
Stuffed animals for the exposition of my children's book illustrations

Summer read for motivation: Brick by Brick by Stephen McCranie

I have a hard time finding the motivation to finish my huge list of projects during the summer break.

I survived my first year of my masters studies and the summer holidays are finally here. After the exams in June, I desperately needed some downtime so I took a week off. But now, after a week of no deadlines, no obligations, only parties and days of leisurely strolling around the city, I find that it is very hard start working again. It’s not a lack of discipline, mind you — although I think the lack of deadlines certainly doesn’t help.

But something happened to me today when I found the website Doodle-alley by Stephen McCranie. The website contains an online book, “Brick by Brick”, that contains motivational essays and comics about being a creator, based on McCranie’s experience as a cartoon artist. I can definitely relate to the feelings and pitfalls described in the book and the comics are both well-drawn and inspirational. Read the the first chapter of Brick by Brick.

Goals are scary, a panel from Brick-by-Brick by Stephen McCranie
A panel from Brick-by-Brick by Stephen McCranie

I can recommend this book as a inspirational summer read that will also (hopefully) provide some motivation. I hope you will be as inspired and motivated by Brick-by-Brick as me. Enjoy!