Tag Archives: kids

Fixing things like wings

I had an incredibly sweet commission for a gift for Father’s Day recently: drawings for a story written by Anitia, the mother of these two little girls, featuring her family and a hapless little dino, unable to fly home with … Continue reading

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Stuart the Apple Tree

I had the pleasure of making this illustration for a story by Tracy Wang, creator of the lovely I am the First Bite website, filled with stories for children that are accompanied by delicious looking recipes. You can read the … Continue reading

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Canal visitors

This mermaid bookworm + parents and younger sister were drawn quite some time ago, but I still like thinking about them and what their stories could be. I might draw some more if I get the time. (Couldn’t quite decide on … Continue reading

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Show visitors & princesses

Recently I had a small and very impromptu show of some of my illustrations, cards and sketchbooks at some wonderful friends’ house, as part of an open house / studio art route in town. It was a first for me, … Continue reading

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Despite our Parents’ Best Efforts

A conversation with my sister from a while ago. Our Daddy loved us anyway. Our Mum wasn’t really a good Dutch kid herself, so that was ok.  Haha! Have a lovely Sunday and a great week.

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Griffon-climbing Law

Saw this magnificent beast with its splendidly outraged beak in Anglesey Abbey and overheard this conversation between a deadpan Dutch dad and his kids: (click for large griffon-climbing-law-lecture times)  

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Dierendag (Animal Day) 16 years ago

October 4 is World Animal Day, a day I always looked forward to in primary school, as we’d each get to take a toy animal into class with us. I remember the difficulties of choosing a representative, the guilt towards … Continue reading

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