I stumbled upon this thing called blackout poetry recently and I couldn’t help but smile at the clever and beautiful poetry made this way.
A few days ago we had our very first private Italian class and we were welcomed in la casa della tortura, as the teacher joked. But it turned out she wasn’t joking at all…
It turns out that Sardegna is even prettier than I thought. While looking for ‘vendesi’ signs, we revisited some old favorites and discovered many new places. Sardegna is our number one option, for sure.
There are probably many more, but this is my personal top 5 of learning a new language. Dive right in: study, read, listen and of course speak!
I could call this the week of the quitter. I decided to quit my once a week side hustle and I quit those agonizingly slow Italian classes. And now there’s some room to explore new possibilities.
The other day I was scrolling through the beautiful illustrations of Eleni Debo’s Instagram. The short bio on top of her page read ‘Belgian illustrator living and working in the Italian Alps’. What the… I needed to speak to this lady.
There have been a couple of illustrations I made in the last 12 months I was particularly happy with. And if I put these all together, I can see there’s a similarity between them: the use of color, the texture and the shapes. I guess I found my style.
I blinked twice and it is 2019. It was about 3 years ago M and I talked about our Italy plans out loud for the first time. 2020 seemed like plenty of time…
Now it’s nearly Christmas and most of our friends and family have received our holiday wishes, I think it’s safe to show you what I made. And what went wrong…
I don’t know what it is with October and November but they just do not have enough hours in the days or days in the month. Let me show you a couple of the custom recipes I’ve been making this holiday season.
It’s kind of crazy that I had never done this before, since making a mess and making my own prints sounds like heaven to me. And now finally 10 years into my creative career I joined a workshop screen printing.
The article I illustrated for this time was about travel insurance. You know I love to send and receive postcards… so one plus one turned into a whole bunch of stamps.