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a little present from Motiflow

Een klein cadeautje voor jou

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Zo'n leuke verrassing om dit kleine cadeautje in de brievenbus te vinden. Een stuk stof bedrukt met één van mijn ontwerpen uit de serie 'feathered friends'. Ik heb het  'Lady Bird' genoemd. Deze stof en andere ontwerpen zijn nu te bestellen via Motiflow.

Zou het niet ontzettend leuk zijn, om iets speciaals te maken van deze stof zodat je iemand er een enorm plezier mee doet?

Een schort voor een echte keukenprinses, een grappig tasje voor een nichtje van je, of een dekbedovertrek zoals niemand anders er een heeft?
Bij Motiflow maken ze dat mogelijk. Het is heel eenvoudig om de stof van jouw keuze via hen te bestellen. Er zijn natuurlijk nog meer leuke dessins te vinden in de shop. Ook kun je het ontwerp van jouw keuze op papier bestellen. De kwaliteiten van stof en papier vind je onderaan dit bericht en op de Motiflow site.

Klik op de knop hieronder om naar de winkel op Motiflow te gaan. Kies daar jouw favoriet, katoen of papier en de afmetingen en volg de instructies in de shop. 

 

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Een klein cadeautje voor jou

Ik kreeg een klein cadeau en nu heb ik er ook één voor jou.

Als een extra bonus is er een actiecode geldig gedurende de maand januari. Gebruik de actiecode hier onder en je zult € 5,- korting krijgen op je bestelling. 

De code is geldig tot 01-02-2017.

De actiecode is: "Motiflow-Em.surfacedesign5"

geldig to 01-02-2017

Ontwerpen die je in de shop kunt vinden

Hieronder vind je de ontwerpen die op dit moment beschikbaar zijn in de shop. Sommige zijn beschikbaar op verschillende schaalgrootte. Wanneer je andere wensen hebt voor schaal of kleur of ontwerp, schrijf me en dan komen we er samen vast uit om voor jouw project het ontwerp op maat te maken.

Er zijn nog meer ontwerpen in de maak van mijn hand voor de Motiflow shop. Wanneer je graag op de hoogte blijft, ik maak updates bekend via de sociale media, hier op het blog en via de nieuwsbrief. Onderaan dit bericht kun je je abonneren op het blog of de nieuwsbrief. 

Op katoen en papier

Bij Motiflow zal het ontwerp van je keuze geprint worden op katoen of papier. Hieronder vind je wat specificaties en op de site van Motiflow vind je nog meer.

Cotton Basic

Een natuurlijke hoge kwaliteit Katoen met een sterke en stabiel reputatie (138 gram).
Geschikt voor: quilting, kleding, interieur accessoires, voeringen en tassen.

Wasinstructies: machinewas warm (max 40℃) of koud op een fijnwasprogramma. Gebruik bij een wasdroger lage temperaturen. Strijk, zonodig, op standaardinstelling met de geprinte zijde aan de onderzijde voor de beste resultaten.

Cotton Satin

Een 100% premium Katoen met een glanzend oppervlak en dichte structuur (100 gram).

Geschikt voor: voeringen, voering van kleding, tassen, blouses, rokken, sjaals, interieur accessoires en zijde accessoires.

Wasinstructies: machinewas warm (max 40℃) of koud op een fijnwasprogramma. Gebruik bij een wasdroger lage temperaturen. Strijk, zonodig, op standaardinstelling met de geprinte zijde aan de onderzijde voor de beste resultaten.

Paper Silk

Een 150 grams eco-friendly, 100% recyclable high-end papier.

Geschikt voor: scrapbooking, creativiteit, poster, interieur ideeën en doe-het-zelf projecten

Veel plezier

Veel plezier met jouw project. En natuurlijk ben ik super nieuwsgierig naar de resultaten gemaakt van deze textiele en papierdessins. Wat zal dat leuk zijn om ze terug te zien in het reactie gedeelte hieronder. Maar je kunt het me ook op een andere manier laten weten. 

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a little present from Motiflow

A little present for you

Motiflow

Such a nice surprise to find this little present in my mailbox. A piece of fabric with one of my feathered friends designs collection on top. I called it 'Lady Bird'. This one and other designes are now available at Motiflow.

Wouldn't it be lovely to create something special with this fabric for someone dear to you?
An apron for a little kitchen prince or princess, or a cute little bag for your niece or what to think of an one of a kind bedcover?

Motiflow makes it pretty easy for you to purchase the fabric of your choice. Of course there are more designs in my shop, like the pictures show below. The design will be printed on cotton or on paper. You will find the qualifications below and at the Motiflow shop.

Follow the button below and you will hop over to the shop at Motiflow. Pick out your favorite design and follow the instructions in the shop.

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A little present from me for you

I got a little present and now I have got a present for you too.

As an extra there is a temporary discount for every purchase this month. Use the promotion-code below and you will receive € 5,- discount.
This code is available till February 1st 0:00 am CET 2017.

The promotion code "Motiflow-Em.surfacedesign5"

to exchange till February 1st 2017 0:00u CET (central Europe Time)

Designs available in shop

These designs are available in the shop right now. Some are available at more than one scale. If you have any wishes for scale color or design. Just drop me a line and together we will make it work for your project. 

I am working at more designs for the shop. If like you like to be kept updated, I will let you know on social media, on the blog and by the newsletter. You can sign up for newsletter at the bottom of this post.

On cotton and paper

At Motiflow the design of your choice will be printed on cotton or paper. Here are some specifications at Motiflow you will find all details you like to know.

 

Cotton Basic

A natural high quality 100% Cotton with a strong and stable reputation (138 gram).

Suited for: quilting, clothing, home decor, lines and bags.

Washing instructions: machine wash warm (max 40℃) or cool on a gentle/delicate setting. Machine dry using a low temperature. If required, iron using standard settings with the printed side down for best results.

Cotton Satin

A 100% premium Cotton with a shiny surface and a tight structure (100 gram).

Suited for: lines, lining apparel, bags, blouses, skirts, scarves, home decor and silky accessories.

Washing instructions: machine wash warm (max 40℃) or cool on a gentle/delicate setting. Machine dry using a low temperature. If required, iron using standard settings with the printed side down for best results.

Paper Silk

A 150 grams eco-friendly, 100% recyclable high end paper.

Suited for: scrapbooking, craft, poster, home-deco and DIY projects.

Have fun

Have fun with your project. And of course I am super curious what you made out of these fabric and paper designs. It will be a joy to see them back in the comments below or just drop me a line and let me know.

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Line drawing trees

31 things to draw

 

Making a splendid start

A great starting point to get back to my sketchbooks and be more often in the seat behind the drawing table.

With different eyes

It is interesting to realize, you look different to the common things that surround you when you take up your pencil and make those 'things, visible on paper.

First thing to draw

The first challenge to draw are trees. Yesterday I took some pictures in the neighborhood. And actually there are not so many interesting trees near our house, but I like the bare branches contrasting against the sky in its's wintery scene badly.

Interesting facts

In fact I love wintertime as no other season. Nature seems to be more simple. Landscape look more graphical. Which is one of my favorite design style is as well.

I like the light during the short days. It is not as harsh as the light in the summer for example. Oh and those long shadows that make all things look more interesting and gives more dimension to a scene.

Winter and the anatomy of a tree

In the winter the anatomy of the tree is more visible and that makes it so easy to line draw them. I think I will sketch some trees in a row as well. With entangled branches. I imagine that will be an interesting starting point for a design or texture.

Thing one and what comes next

Drawing trees, I think this is a perfect first thing to draw in this '31 things to draw project'. I am looking forward what the next thing will be in this lovely project. I'll keep you updated.

In case you want to know a little bit more

For this project I follow the guidelines given by Lisa Congdon at Creativebug in the 31 things to draw workshop.
Last week I treated myself on new ink pens. My choice this time were three Rotring tikky graphic fineliners: 0.5/ 0.8 and 1.0 filled with pigmented ink. Just in case you wanted to know.

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nordic christmas

Pins in the picture: nordic christmas

pins in the picture: nordic christmas

The Netherlands, where I live, doesn't belong to the nordic related countries. For some reason the art and culture does feel very familiar to me, to most Dutch people.

Since the first shop of the Swedish Ikea settled in the Netherlands, it's style has been popular by most of us here in Holland. Actually the first shop was based in the village I grew up and it was located next to my father's business. I call this my lucky coincidence.

I love the clean, modern and lightness look of the nordic prints and colors. To me it is always fresh and stylish. 

Enough reason to share with you my Pinterest finds in nordic Christmas images. Enjoy the colors, the patterns, the freshness of this style. Especially now we all long for the warmth of the holiday season. 

They are all collected on my Pinterest board: inspiration | nordic christmas

Enjoy!

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adjective | of or relating to Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.

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Pins in the picture: My style

Every artist has it's own style. It is always interesting to look up your style in someone else's work. On my pinterest board 'inspiration | my style', you can scroll through my finds

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style |stīl|

noun | a manner of doing something

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My latest Instagram feed

Since this summer I post more regularly on my social media. For instance my Instagram feed. I share anything which is related to my graphic surface design. A page from my sketchbook, the results of some creative days with my friend and visual artist Bernadette Leijdekkers, a trade show I visited recently and sometimes more personal stuff, because it is too interesting not to mention.

If you are interested you can view and visit my Instagram feed here:

 

And of course I would appreciate it if you liked to follow me at Instagram. Hope to see you there as well.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this item. I am happy to reply to your questions, suggestions or anything els you like to discuss with me.

Wishing you a lovely day.

 

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Circling around my sketchbook

Workshop, courses?

If there is something new to learn in the creative process, I am in.

And so I did an online workshop on developing sketchbooks. And this workshop definitely changed my mind on this subject.

sketchbook page

Six inch square

First surprise was the size of the recommended sketchbook. 15 cm or 6 inch square!

For some reason I have a weakness for squares, so the square sized paper had my heart already. No questions for me at this point.

But working on a small size of paper surprised me with wonder. The given explanation for this was simple. Working on ideas on a large size of paper is a time consuming action. For as the opposite is true. The smaller pieces saves you time and withhold you from repeating yourself too long, if this isn't necessary. Simple isn't it?

Another eye-opener.

During the course we created a theme based sketch-book. One of the challenges of the Sketchbook workshop was to keep make the circle the red thread through your pages.

Every instruction we received was based on creating circles. Drawing, painting, sketching, pealing, searching, writing. The main theme was: circles.

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Personal library

Creating one book circling around one theme, creates documents, you can rely on for future use. If there are more ideas than pages of your sketchbook, create another one.

With time, you build up a nice personal library full of original ideas.

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Letting go!

The last thing I like to share with you is this. One of the goals was, to let things go. For me that mended, don't think on your design work, just doing. Let the ideas flow out of your brush, pen, fingers and so on. Just let go!

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This was such a freeing quality to my sketchbook work, I can be totally addicted to this way of working through the creative process. And next to that, the original ideas as outcome as natural follow up.

Being original

If you really let you self go, you come up with other things as you usually do. And that makes quite a difference, don't you think?

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Let me ask you something

Of course practicing is the key to success. Now I have a document on circles, I am planning to start sketchbooks on other themes as well.

  • If you could choose a theme for a sketchbook, what would you choose?
    A shape or a motif, a color or a technic, a season or a trend?
  • What is fascinating you?

Our industry is all about creativity. So maybe you wouldn't create a sketchbook yourself, but would like to flip through the pages of a theme-based book of ideas.

  • What would be your choice?

If you like to share your thoughts on this with me, please feel free to write down some of your ideas, in the comments below.

I begin with an idea and than it becomes something else.

Pablo Picasso quote

Sharing ideas, creates new ideas and keeps flowing the process.

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sketchbook |ˈske ch ˌboŏk|

noun | a pad or book of drawing paper for sketching on.

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I did my sketchbook workshop organized and lectured by Dionne Swift. If you want to go more in-depth in upon your sketching process, I can sure recommend this online course to you, . You can find more information here.

Developing Sketchbooks Online by Dionne Swift
Developing Sketchbooks Online by Dionne Swift

As an inspiration board I created a pin-board on inspirational circles. In the 'pins in the picture' series, I highlighted this board here.

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Pins in the picture: circles

Lately I did a workshop on sketchbooks. During this workshop, I created a sketchbook themed on circles. And so is the pinboard 'inspration | circles' connected to this particular sketchbook.

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noun | a round plane figure whose boundary consists of points equidistant from a fixed point

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