First class is online NOW + GIVE AWAY

Your first Steps with Gouache: How to Create your own Letter Paper Hello Creative Adventurers,

I'm so excited. The time has come, my first class "Your first Steps with Gouache: How to Create your own Letter Paperis online and you are able to enroll NOW :)

In order to celebrate this milestone I promised you a give away


  • BE QUICK and GET FREE ACCESS The first 10 people who sign up for the class through this link will receive: Free access to the whole class (~1h hour of video instructions and tips & tricks). Please, leave a review for the class and share it with others :)
  • BE the FIRST to COMPLETE the class project The first person to complete the class project (who finished all the steps of deliverables and uploaded them as required in the project gallery) will receive the letter I've painted in the video lessons with a personal message from me sent by post.


You want to SUPPORT this and/or further projects?

  • Follow this link to enroll and sign up for a premium membership (which will grant you access to all of Skillshare's premium classes for a year - see terms and conditions on Skillshare's website). This will not just benefit you, as you can enjoy many amazing skillshare classes but will also support me with a small percentage to keep on doing what I do :)
  • Let people know: If you can't afford a premium membership please share the class with people you know, thank you.

I'm looking forward to all your beautiful class projects, keep on learning & adventuring


Status Update: My Creative Bucket List 2015

Hey Creative Adventurers, I have just finished writing an article about creative bucket lists or goal setting for creatives and a process that could help you to achieve them.

My list of creative goals is not a bucket list in the strict sense. I want to achieve all these things in a time frame that I can grasp. Not just the end of my life but at the end of this year.

  • Write and illustrate a children's book and get published

    WHY: Recently, when I visited home for my wedding celebration, I found a tiny book I've made with story & illustrations. It reminded me of how I used to love writing and I really want to make my own book and get it published. There have been books in my childhood that were so lovely that I still remember and cherish them to this day. I'd like to become part of a child's joy and memory with one of my cute and fun stories with beautiful illustrations.

    WHEN: End of this year 2015 (someone's birthday, which I can't announce yet)

    We live in an amazing time. Now people all over the world have the opportunity to get published through self-publishing. I think it's an amazing opportunity that I want to take. I'll share my experiences with it in future posts, so if you're interested in this area, follow me here on WordPress or subscribe to my blog through the link at the end of this post :)

  • Teach - share my skills and make a class on

    WHY: If you have been following my blog for a while, you might have seen Video of the Week post on How to more work efficiently in Illustrator by Aaron Draplin. This video was part of his class and it was the first time I have heard of skillshare. Today I did some research and I think it's an amazing plattform for creatives to learn and to share/teach, which really inspired me to make a class myself. I think teaching is giving something back.

    WHEN: End of this September (I just joined the teaching september challenge) (no I'm not paid for this review) offers you not just a great resource to learn from other creative people but they teach you in steps how to create your own classes. Again I want to write a proper post about my experiences with their material etc. in the future. If you are interested you can get a free month of subscriptions through this link. (Please read the terms and conditions and guidelines/regulations of their website for more information on this free month of subscriptions. You follow this link at your own risk). I'll receive a free month as well, if you think it's great. If you don't like this kind of "recommendation-stuff" then just google them and you'll find all the information you need.

  • Design my own font

    WHY: During some reasearch on how to create my own font I have found this tutorial on How to make your own font with glyphs and Illustrator by "Hello Brio Studio", and I think I'll try that as it does seem quite straightforward and this will be a font that I can use and have all the rights.

    WHEN: End of this year 2015

What are your creative goals?

What is deep about "Everybody poops"

I love the free talks on but this one was funny, provoking and inspiring. It tells us to let go of perfection and that throughout our careers we all "poop" (aka also produce work that is not great ").But should this stop us? No!

The illusion of perfection

When we look at designers and design magazines, sketchbook presentations on YouTube etc we might get a feeling of a level of perfection that we just can't meet. Does that mean that all successful designers out there only produce golden eggs? I believe no. Who would really want to show off their failed attempts? That one design that never made it. Pages of ideas that in the end just weren't that great...

I think we, who fear failing and not being good enough, need to understand what James Victore puts simply as " everybody poops". In the course of our creative adventures we will all create ... we will create a lot of work. And honestly, not everything will be great but that should never put us off to try and try again. I think we need some more designers like him.

James Victore is like his posters, bold and fearless. I think this is what makes his work authentic.

You will understand what I mean if you listen to him. Here are some of my notes.

Interested? Here is a short glimpse of his talk on perfection

And to be bold and fearless too ... Here is one of my recent typography "poos". I thought I had produced something funny and stylish until my dear husband pointed out that I have done exactly the opposite of what I was trying to say by writing "between" literally ON the lines. Lol. But hey, everybody poops.

This is a response to the blog prompt "Unpopular" / Today I chose the unpopular thing to do as a designer - admitting that not all our stuff is great and posting my own "bad" example ;)