My 3 favourite recaps so far

You’re used to the fact that I write you a recap every last friday of the month. But aside of the fact that I didn’t have the time to do so this week, I also noticed that it’s pretty quiet on this blog. Which is fine; a lot of my readers took a well-deserved vacation. But when I write a recap, I’d love for it to actually be read. So that’s why I didn’t write a new one this month, but I’m sharing my favourite ‘oldies’ of the past years. Since I’ve gathered lots of new followers the past six months, chances might just be you haven’t read them yet. Click through for more.

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My favourite Spotify playlists for working days

Those of you who read my blog frequently may already know that I’m over my ears in a summer of work. And I don’t mind that at all, as long as the work is fun (check!) and I have Spotify (double heck!). If I had to choose between not eating for a month because the life of a freelancer can be financially rough or a month of no-Spotify, I would choose the no food option. I’ve had a Spotify subscription for about three years now and I couldn’t imagine life without it anymore. If I want to explore new artists I can listen around without having to browse actual record stores and if I’ve got no inspiration to look up some music myself, I’ll just pick a playlist that suits my mood and Spotify will do the rest.

Throughout the years I have discovered several go-to playlists for my working days. I’ve got different ones for each mood and task that’s on my to do list. Today I’ll share my Playlist Top 5 with you. More after the jump!

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Inspiration Monday

Woosh! Did you see that? That was another week passing by. It seems time flies even harder during summer! Hopefully, you’re lying in the sun somewhere or making the roadtrip of your life and don’t have time for reading this post (I can’t blame you). But in case you’re a working gal like me or just spending the day around the house, here’s your weekly dose of inspiration to get you going!

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Workshop commercial communication and negotiation by Sabine Metz

In my opinion, an entrepreneur is never too old or too experienced to learn something new. And there are always parts of the business that need a little more attention than others. For me, that’s definitely the commercial part of my business. I tend to agree to agreements that are sometimes far from reasonable and, since I want (and have) to make a living out of my illustration-projects, that really needs to change. So when I heard the talented Sabine Metz hosted a workshop in commercial communication and negotiation, I subscribed without hesitation. Click through for more.

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‘Thuis bij Vera’ door Anouck Plume

A couple of months ago, the lovely Anouck came over to photograph my home. She has this lovely ‘at home with’ series on her blog and she asked me if she could photograph my home/workspace for this series as well.
I must admit I was a little hesitant at first. Since my home is really small and it’s not only my home, but my workspace as well, I happen to have LOADS of stuff. I was worried it wouldn’t be the ‘pinterest-palace’ people might think I would be living in and I didn’t want to shatter any illusions. On the other hand, I thought it would be nice to share ‘the real thing’. I simply can’t afford a villa in the woods or a mansion by the water. This is where it happens. Nothing more, nothing less.
So I decided just to go with it and I invited Anouck over. And boy, did she take photos of my home. They’re absolutely stunning, so I wanted to share them with you here on this blog as well. More after the jump!

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Inspiration Monday

Oh yeah. Now that summer vacation has officially begun in my part of the country (the south, FYI), it feels like summer has officially begun too. Although we survived the almost annual heatwave already, when the city has vacation it seems like everyone’s just more relaxed. I’ll be having everything but vacation this week, but since my job doesn’t feel like work at all I don’t really mind. Although you don’t have to be on full speed these coming weeks (that is if you have the summer off), that doesn’t mean you don’t need some inspiration. So here you are. Enjoy your week!

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Workflow: Logo design You & Me Care

Last week I shared the end result of the logo design I did for You & Me Care. But the end result of a project like that is really just the tip of the iceberg. That’s why I want to thare the process toward the final design with you today. More after the jump!

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Guest-post for Team Confetti #7: A week in the life of an illustrator

I’m always admiring people who can manage to take photos of EVERYTHING they do during the day. Although I post a monthly Photo Diary here on this blog, I wanted to try this ‘plogging thing’ myself. Click through to see what a week in the life of an illustrator looks like!

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Inspiration Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully, y’all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend and are totally ready for another week. Or maybe you’re on a vacation and have nothing to do, which is really nice at times as well. I’ve got a week full of wonderful things ahead of me, with a Team Confetti meeting as the cherry on top. But first things first; let’s start with some proper Monday inspiration.

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Logo design for ‘You & Me Care’

A little while ago I told you guys that I was working on a logo design. Today I can finally share the end result with y’all. More after the jump!

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