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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Summer Glimpses

When I looked up at a night-sky and happened to see a meteor soaring past, it made me feel both lucky as well as curious as to how many other meteors might have flown by when I was looking down. … Continue reading

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Train conversations

I went to Amsterdam last weekend and saw some great people while on the platform and on the train. In original Dutch, English translation underneath or above :> Also: I suppose really the last-but-one line should’ve been ‘respect for one’s … Continue reading

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Football card fever

The collection of football cards featuring stadiums and players is in full swing in Holland. Fences have been set up outside the supermarkets, with banners announcing ‘ask for football cards here’ . Behind these the local kids wait with eyes like hawks’, … Continue reading

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