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Artwork Moleskine

Life at the castle

I’ve been on a short and well deserved break last week, took the boyfriend and kids out to a castle in the beautiful French ‘Pays de Loire’ . Chateau de la Roche Hue was our destination, within range of the cities of Saumur and Angers. In the end we did’nt do much sightseeing. Swimming, reading, and enjoying the lovely French wines of the region is what we did. Especially the cremants (methode champagnoise), my favorite; a red cremant by the house of Ackerman as well a brut rose called Xnoir, of which we bought a stack to take home after visiting the caves. Of course I did some drawing as well..

 

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Artwork Moleskine

Saturday evening moleskine doodle; in front of the fireplace

Just a doodle while enjoying the fire, red wine and a fine saturday evening at home. Sometimes that’s all I need.

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Visualization

Another book Illustrated, How2talk2kids siblings without rivalry

The American series by Mazlish and Faber of how to communicate with children in a succesful way has been translated and adapted into a workable Dutch version by How2talk2kids.nl. The first book; How2talk2kids came out 2 years ago with my drawings. These drawings proved to be a big succes in how the book was received and were used in the workshops very succesfullly to provide simple understandable examples. With the second book there was no doubt; it needed another set of my drawings.

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France changing landscapes

On the way home through France just below Lyon, our next stop. Mountains fading in the distance.. Smell of fresh summer rain washed away by the strong sun.

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After summer rain

Quick drawing of the Dutch polder after a good summer rain storm on my way to my parents. Love the simple dark but bright colours, so I kept it simple.