Archive for the ‘birds’ Category

birds of a feather

October 29, 2019

This summer I made a large painting of the robin that was on Lene’s birth announcement. Rose got kind of jealous and has been asking me over and over when I am finally going to make ‘her’ bird. So today, I finally made time. I’m not one 100% satisfied with the result (the eye being too big and the legs too small), but I hope she’ll like it when she gets home…

It was my first time working on such a grand scale (2m-1m) and I liked it, really relaxing (yet stressful at the same time 🙂
I did the girls’ birds in Ecoline drawing ink (my favourite for colouring) and added details in pencil and crayon (both oil & pastel)

I don’t know why, but I really like drawing birds…

And I love sketching with my red & blue pencil.

It’s been four years

December 30, 2018

Almost four years ago now my eldest daughter was born and I realised that having a fulltime job and raising a baby (keeping me awake) + doing up your house + working out + drawing would be a bit too much for me. I decided I would stop drawing for some time. Some people didn’t understand my decision but I’d rather go for a run (or BBB/yoga-class 🙂 in the spare personal time I had. Moreover, when I start drawing I tend to constantly think about a certain project and ideas spring to mind at the weirdest times, my baby brain couldn’t handle this.

In those four years we were blessed with two beautiful girls and it was such a pleasure to design the birth announcement cards (of course, raising them was a marvelous journey as well but that’s not what this blog is about). 


Now, almost four years later… we are finally able to sleep through the nights most of the time (I’m so scared typing this, I don’t want to jinx it), our house is renovated (or 2/3 of it), I’m working 4/5 and my baby brain is kicking back to life, I’ve picked up drawing again and I’m superexcited about it!  

At the moment, I’m designing a birth announcement card for a very dear friend of mine, but that’s all I can tell for the time being.



June 9, 2013

An improsketch I did with Fabienne Snellinx, although we broke the only rule there is to it. Can you tell who did what?



I’m really satisfied with the result, this bird got it all started.

Back to school…

September 6, 2011

Results of my first assignment…


in print

February 6, 2011

birds and nests

January 13, 2011

De ware toedracht van de vogel

December 19, 2010

Mijn kinderboekje De ware toedracht van de vogel is eindelijk klaar…

Om te weten wat de ware toedracht van de vogel is, zal je het boekje moeten lezen…
Maar ik zal het enige exemplaar nog moeten afdrukken en inbinden…

vogels en patronen

November 1, 2010



November 1, 2010

Still working on birds. This is my first idea for my booklet. I’m thinking of birds flying out of the hair, a pale forest getting coloured. More hairdo’s, more birds. I haven’t figured out what I’m going to do with it just yet, I hope I’ll find the time to work out some of my ideas.

Does time fly?

October 28, 2010

Or does it slip past? Rush past?  Or wing its way?