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Doing some Etsy shopping

13/12/2016
etsy shopping

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A while ago I got an email from Anna from Etsy, if I was interested in doing a portrait-drawing session for the EtsyNL launch in Haarlem. Of course I was! As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, I got to draw some lovely people at the event in November. Anna also offered me an Etsy-gift card to do some shopping on Etsy and write about my experiences in return. So over the last few weeks I did some extensive browsing in hundreds of Etsy shops to pick my favourite items and buy them… Continue Reading

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Doing what makes you happy

12/10/2016
Marloes De Vries blog

Today I found a letter I wrote to myself exactly three years ago. I posted in on Facebook and after that someone asked me to translate it to English to have it published on a blog. Three years have gone by and things have changed. But I can only say: I was right that everything will always work out in the end.

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A passion for a country: United Kingdom

27/09/2016
Love for the UK

This week not a blog post about illustration but about another love: the United Kingdom.
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming Basil and having a hotel named ‘Fawlty Towers’. I lacked the essentials: a lean figure and oh: I wasn’t male. The British accent I had covered. At age 11 my rapport card said: “Marloes should watch less TV because her accent is really British”. Being born in the Netherlands, in the countryside at that, this was of course a tad weird. Ever since that rapport card I have been trying to sound as Dutch as I can when I speak English. I feel slightly embarrassed about this! 😀

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