E is for Elephant

E is for Elephant 🌸. Another animal painting. I love all animals and I’m always intrigued by the expression in their eyes, which can say so much. Although elephants have very small eyes, comparing to their size, I tried to capture its expression. And maybe I’ll create an animals alphabet.

Vegan Hot Chocolate

I love hot chocolate ☕️ on a grey and cold day. And yes vegan please!! So here’s my recipe, simple but delicious. I love oats so I’m using oat milk but you can also use any other dairy-free milk alternative. The pumpkin spice is a blend of sweet spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Talking about hot chocolate, Rebecca from @plants_are_magic posted a delicious recipe using plant based ingredients.
• mix dry ingredients with a little water
•heat oat milk and add to the mix
•add a natural sweetener of your choice

ENJOY💫

Forest animals

Last prompt of the week was ‘animals’. I love woodcreatures, they’re kind of magical to me. Knowing that they’re in the woods and you almost never see one in person, makes them mystical. And I can use my own imagination when painting them.

Witches

The third prompt for #folktalesweek was witches. Of course I choose for a good witch 🙂 who is not traveling with a broom but with her lovely bird friend. See the cat on her back?

Vegan beet root salad recipe

I shared one of my favorite recipes with They Draw And Cook (TDAC) and I’m happy it was approved and being placed on their website. Check out their website for more delicious recipes and lovely illustrations.
With a vegan dressing, based on soy yoghurt with fresh herbs, it’s very healthy and I love how the color of the beet root blends with the yoghurt.
For the salad you will need:
Beetroots, 3 or 4 (cooked and diced)
For the dressing:
-1 cup soy yoghurt
-3 tbsp lemon juice
-fresh chopped cilantro
-fresh chopped Italian parsley
-a pinch of clove
-a pinch of cinnamon
-a pinch of cumin
-season with pepper and salt
Mix ingredients for the dressing, add the beetroot and spoon it through, enjoy!

TDAC Vegan beetroot salad

What I’ve been working on

The past months I’ve been working hard to contribute work for Zoejo Design
Zoejo is a young Design Studio, dynamic and full of energy. I love their vision and I’m very proud to contribute to their portfolio, see below for glimpses of work. If you will, take a look at their website to learn more about them.

I thought it was about time to do another introduction for new readers and followers on Instagram.
I’m trained as a color consultant, having made many color designs in the past. Colors are never dull to me, it is the combination of colors that makes the difference between dull and vibrant. In parallel I painted.
I’ve always loved to illustrate. Being a little girl I lived in my own world, having a great imagination. I doodled on every piece of paper.
I’m constantly inspired by the beauty of the mundane as in nature, evaluating creations, reading, looking through magazines, collecting lovely scraps of paper, doodles, a still life, flowers, animals or listening to my favorite music.
I’m a child at heart, and making visible what’s in my mind is what I love. I like musing about all sort of creative thoughts that wander my mind, my inspiration will be transformed in an idea immediately and a new creation is born.
I follow my perception and observation to represent the way I see and feel the wonders of life around me.
I see my daily painting as a visual journal. I work quick, it’s like all of the inspiration has to come out immediately. I make raw sketches, all of them lying on the floor because my worktable never is big enough. It feels like journaling, documenting my life. It’s a great outlet for my creativity.
I love making portraits and turn them into anthropomorphic animals, adorned with patterns.
My daily painting has brought me where I am today, and I don’t mean to attach any other value than just the feeling of being fortunate to be able doing what I love. It’s the passion of my life.

Collage of designs
A sneak peek of illustrations made by me

 

Collage of different designs
A glimpse of illustrations made by me

Bewaren