Finding your pace

As a freelance illustrator at the start of this creative career there are a lot of things I struggle with. And there are a lot of things I’m happy with, and learning, figuring out and getting better at. Which keeps up the confidence I can…

Making things that matter

A new Kopsie book is in the making. These books are meant to help parents talk with their young kids about a variety of themes. Going to school, getting a baby sibling, eating healthy. Or parents getting a divorce. And this new one will be…

Learn – Keep running

Something I had to learn: the importance of doing other things in order to be able to become a better illustrator. At first I thought it was all about just illustrating more and more. Put in the hours, get clients, make more. First priority work….

Play – Make Time!

Confession: Even though I’m a big believer in all the good play can bring, I’m pretty bad at implementing it myself. Oops. I want to do it! And then I mean to have some fun making whatever and then… first a little more working on…

Big Magic – the book

Originally I planned on writing about something else but that can wait. I just finished reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert and I have to share how much I loved it! Even though I’m not sure exactly what it was that makes me so enthusiastic…

Dare to Share

The past week I tried something new, something scary, something vulnerable. I made a few illustrations which are a lot more autobiographical than my usual work. Something made me look back to how I got to where I am now. And there were some key…

Uncomfortable growth

I’m sure I’m not the only one: when that thing you really wanted to do at first, becomes something you don’t really want to do when it’s time, because it’s scary. And then you go ahead and do it anyway. This blog is more about…

#Dreamweek2019

You might have seen me joining creative Instagram challenges. It’s a fun way to try something else, a different theme, style, technique. It helps when I’m out of ideas (at least ideas I want to work on NOW, there’s always plenty of ideas). It can…