Mijn foto
Every friday a new word, a new challenge: It keeps me illustrating.

28 december 2014

30 november 2014

four funny cards

Four funny cards, made of leftovers: scraps of papercuts and pimped up sketches.

Dream on

Be grateful

You carry me, I carry you

Leave a trail of love

26 november 2014

IF-slow

                                        Snails are slow, but the snails in my garden 
                                        let lettuce sprouts disappear very quickly!

 
                                          

                                             And now, let's do a slow turtle tango!



12 november 2014

IF- paper

Saterday morning we read the paper. Everything is chill, till... we notice a letter eater! Grrrrr





3 november 2014

IF-smooth

When I walk with my nose in the air, pretending I am a queen, my dog threads calmly beside me. 
We operate as a team. Such a smooth walk gives me a triumphant feeling.



I think the sketch is better. Smoother!
 




30 oktober 2014

IF-puppet

Years ago I made a story about a boy who is recovering from an illness. He is weak and bored, doesn't want to play, doesn't want to smile, but his mom pulls him out of that sulky attitude by engaging him in an adventure with self made sock puppets.














21 oktober 2014

IF-trouble

 




breathe in, breathe out
let go of
troubles, worries, fears,
dark thoughts, old voices
that form clouded knots
in my head
hum a mantra
mo me mamo


15 oktober 2014

IF-octopus

 





I find it hard to focus
on my work
but!!!!!!!
I met an octupus
he protects me
he takes care of everything
he makes it easy
and I am happy
creating
 

8 oktober 2014

1 oktober 2014

IF-wish

a little homemade book about 'wish'
this is the cover



page 1 - 2
page 3 - 4
 
page 5 - 6

page 7 - 8


page 9 -10
 
cover again, back and front

25 september 2014

IF novelty

We humans, we are so ingenious
we make machines
to produce products we think we need
But our inventions are no novelty's 
Nature turns her wheels
for ages and ages
This for example 
is a wormfactory
 

31 augustus 2014

IF- metamorphosis

                                               What an unpleasant surprise! 
       The fragile, fluffy cabbage white butterfly metamorphosed into a fat, greedy, 
                                              green caterpillar!

29 augustus 2014

IF-skull

And now: Leave us alone! We want to draw!






17 juli 2014

IF- invisble

Little Louisa is never lonely
she feels safe in dark 
and speedy circumstances
She has a friend 
a hairy beary soulmate sort of type
He is always there
as a reflection on the water
His name is Ralf the Shark!






11 juli 2014

IF-fragile



                                                           

27 juni 2014

IF-beard

Some beards are pricky
Some beards are sticky
Some beards are white and grey

They harbour an ocean
that invites you to make a voyage
You encounter a storm and can get lost

But you are safed 
You find a deserted island
where you party in Hawaian skirts
You learn that it is best to go with the flow
because this beard is so soft
that you can float without end.




22 juni 2014

IF-summer



The midsummer shout,
the witch and wolf howl,
to celebrate life!
 

19 juni 2014

11 juni 2014

IF-contraption

                                       My father had a twin sister. 
                                       She was nice and he was naughty. 
                                       He made a contraption to steal food from her plate!
 

5 juni 2014

No limits

Love has no limits
It can be felt close by



It can be felt over a distance

It can be felt for someone very small
or for someone very big
or for someone of another species

It goes beyond rich and poor
It goes beyond age and time

15 mei 2014

IF-voyage (for R&R)

To fullfill a dream I had to make a long long voyage.............
                                                       
Take off in good spirts
Flying into the sunset
Is it day or night? So tired

We made it to the pink casita!

We leave again together with friend R

We arrive at the Black Sea! So lonely out there!

Me and the two R's, one of them still dreaming

  
But that was not the end: 
The fair maiden Rossi and Hedwig the witch 
kissed and kissed 
till Roberto The Bard was totally awake. 
And then they had a party and sang and danced 
till they didn't know anymore 
if the sun was rising or setting.