Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog Hopping

My dear creative friend Nini Ninina invited me to participate in a little bloghop. We answer a few questions and invite some other creative friends to do the same.
Here's Nini"s blogpost. Take a look at her blog, she makes geougeous things; all sorts of things: she sews, draws, glues, paints….she does it all :-D. And she CAN do it all :-). Wish I was that handy with a needle for example ;-).

O.k., here are the Q&A's:

1. Why do I do what I do?

I've just always LOVED drawing ever since I was little. A few years ago I suddenly had the time to spend more time at it again and I rediscovered my love for it and couldn't stop doing it. It developed into a wish to become an illustrator. And it's getting better and better and gradually my wish is coming true :-).

Hare I drew in my Moleskine recently
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I'm not sure of this….I know I like to draw and illustrate many many many different things and  styles….

3. How does my creative process work?

Well…hm…Usually something catches my attention, something I see, hear, experience, dream about etc. Then I feel a spark of inspiration and start investigating. I google the subject a bit, this usually gives me more ideas and inspiration and then I write a few words down, sometimes make a very rough sketch and then just start! I start to draw and often it happens that along the way the drawing or work turns into something unexpected or details get added I wouldn't have thought of in front. Then when the work is finished it sometimes needs a little tweaking in photoshop and that's it!! I work quite intuitively I suppose.

4. What am I working on now?

I just finished an illustrated recipe I made for The Holland Road. They organize dinners and activities to connect people in Rotterdam. And they serve a marvelous Date-pie I made the illustrated recipe for.

I will pass this blog-hop on and will invite lovely artist Suzi Poland to write a  similar blogpost and answer the above questions too. 


  1. Awww Esther, thank you for the wonderful introduction :)

    I wish this date pie recipe was bigger so I could somehow use it ;) As it sounds delicious. That hare is gorgeous (I love rabbits, had two as pets for quite some time). I always like to see what you're up to because your subjects and ideas may change but they all have a lot of you in them and it makes them very unique.

    Thank you so much for playing.

    1. thanks Nini :-). I will send you a translation of the date pie recipe one of these days! It's really nice.

  2. your process is almost the same as mine though I don't use real paint, I think sometimes when you start drawing, new ideas comes about and changes the whole drawing, now that is why it's so great that we can erase so easily. the hare drawing is wonderful.

    have a great day.

    1. thanks for stopping by Lissa. And I do love your work so much too, I took a look at your blog again a few days ago. Your work is beautiful and dreamy.