Bonaire garden drawingsJust came back from a family visit in the Caribbean. I spend 3 weeks on the beautiful small island of Bonaire, and apart from swimming, looking at fish and finding the most beautiful coralstones, I sat down in the garden and tried to catch what I saw in simple line drawings. My niece joined me and showed me how to draw a proper cactus.
Garden drawing, Provence, FranceIn Mornas, a small town in beautiful Provence, we stayed in the most beautiful house.
Apart from swimming, boule, eating, talking, playing games, there was an amazing garden, the perfect outdoor studio. When we left I felt I had only just started... I'll just have to return some time soon.
Prinsjesdag HatsIn the Netherlands every third Tuesday in September is 'Prinsjesdag' ( Prince's day ) the opening of the Dutch parlaiment. It's also called 'Hoedjesdag' ( Hat's day ) as it's a tradition to wear a hat while attending the festivities. People go out of their way, including Queen Maxima, to score the 'Best hat of the year'. All eyes might be on her and the politicians, though winners are found on the heads of those guarding the festivities.
For Fraulein nr. 3. I got to collaborate with lovely Holly Wales from London. The result is loads of very colorful illustrations through out the magazine. Check out Holly: www.hollywales.com