Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Nrc.Next van vandaag

Een illustratie over bezuinigingen en hoe dat vrjheid en geluk van sommigen mensen inperkt.

Friday, 22 July 2011


More of my postcards online! In case you need to apologize to any-one, a few Im sorry cards. Ofcourse the 'Snorrie' one is my favorite........ To see my cards, choose a foundation, then go to 'Sorry', Nieuwe Woning etc and scroll through the menu. There are a few more then the ones I've showed here, do you recognize them?
Thanks and have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 18 July 2011


Monday-morning cheer-up! My friend Kathy Ziegler writes amazing songs, and has a beautiful voice.
This is a video of her in Prague!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

I had forgotten how much I like Blogetheques Take it Away sessions. An oldie by Jason Mraz and a more recent one from Iron and Wine, and yeah that last band is coming the Netherlands soon! Now Im off in my wellies and raincoat, into the rain, to see some live music.

Plant VI

What a beautiful forms and shapes. I've made loads of pictures in the garden last week. This weekend IM planning on printing some of them and turn them into drawings. Have a good weekend!

Monday, 11 July 2011


Zwangere vrouw, heeft u er wel eens aan gedacht om Mevrouw Stadsgiraffe uw geboortekaartje te laten ontwerpen?

Saturday, 9 July 2011


I love writing mail. Real mail, written by me with a fountain-pen, on a piece of paper. I've written letters to my loved ones from Australia, Guatamala, Mexico, Indonesia and Rwanda. But I also love writing letters when im at home. The quiet of my kitchen-table and me organizing my thoughts by writing. Years ago I would write my sister during her travels in India and Nepal. I would send the letters post-restante to the bigger post-offices and she would pick them up at arrival. Ofcourse she wrote me back about her adventures, the people she met, the mountains she climbed. Somewhere in a box I still have all of those letters and I hope she still has mine. We live far away from eachother so once in a while we still write eachother, but we have skype and e-mail these days, and busy lives.

These week I received a very nice postcard from a very dear friend. The stamp! And the postmark! That's why I love mail. And because of the handwriting, and because you can stick them to a wall, or read it again in 15 years time.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

No illustration this time, but I've wrote an article about the time I spent in Kigali, Rwanda. (Im so happy we have good editors who know how to spell.....)
The photography is from Marieke Wijntjes, she did a great job! Look at the other amazing Rwanda-pics at her website!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


For Sale

My postcard is for sale on This one is mine. 50 cents of every postcard sold goes to the charity foundation of your choice. Im quite excited to see if people will order mine!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Plant III& IV

Beautiful yellow flowers from my courgette-plants. Instead of going to the supermarket if I need a courgette for my pasta I open the door to my balcony and cut the biggest courgette. Every day I see the plants grow, flowers blossom and I get regular visits from bees and other flying insects. Such a delight!
And I guess my weekend will be filled with making courgette-soup, carrot/courgette-muffins, grilled courgette etc. Cause they grow like crazy! Some good music from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou while im in the kitchen grating the courgette.... have a good weekend!