This month due to deadlines and having the flue at the same time I wondered if I could manage this assignment at all. But then I remembered that at the beginning of the course you should write down what will keep you going. One of those things is my love of colors : ). Also I learned, from a documentary I watched last month, that it’s important to ‘move the product ‘. This means that once you made something, it’s really smart to sell it somewhere else. Since this has been my mantra in the last couple of weeks. I decided to see what I have ‘in stock’, for myself, and look at what I could make with that! Not much drawing, just recycling other, older material from illustrations. The basis was this beauty-make up face I once did for Red magazine (they used it to fill it in with make-up). Hope to make a new meditation one, from scratch, something really simple and cute, another day. For now, this is what I can do!
The fabulous Amsterdam designshop Friday Next had a lovely article about their weekendhouse in the Financieel Dagblad (Dutch financial times). AND…..Check out my giclée prints they got hanging there! Two of the drawings I made earlier for The third issue of UPPERCASES work/life are now for sell at my etsy shop. And the Dandelion drawing is for sale in my Big Cartel shop.
Behind the scenes I’m working on my new website, valescavanwaveren.com. The logo is already out there though, in my newly transformed etsy shop. From now on, I will sell my prints there, as well as my ceramics.
This weekend I donated The Simple Things print to be part of the Coffee Art Project during the Coffee Festival Amsterdam. The project raised money to support much-needed clean water and sanitation initiatives in coffee producing countries.
CD cover for CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Someone lost his or her mind with this brilliant design. I love it. Can’t seem to find who made it..
Last tuesday I was teaching illustration on the Barbaraschool. The children of the Barbarashool made poems and illustrations. I loved this poem and drawing by Paul Anthony:
Loop steeds rondjes
Ik zoek naar de uitgang
I’m getting lost
keep walking round and round
I look for a way out