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My love for mid-century furniture and pastel colours

In January I moved into my new home. It’s hard to believe that already six months have passed. We had to do a small renovation from top to bottom, but still… It’s not finished yet. But it’s getting there! Hopefully in six months I…

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Solo travelling to the Peak District

In June of last year I travelled to the Peak District in the UK for three weeks, by myself. It was the best gift I could have given myself. Three full weeks of sleeping in, hiking, exploring, enjoying nature, sleeping in a little hobbit-cottage…

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Making a book: Volwassen worden is optioneel

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last couple of months I worked incredibly hard on one of my biggest projects to date: my comics book Volwassen worden is optioneel. For over six years I have been making little comics and doodles about my…

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Goodbye, little home of mine

After living in my little apartment (45 m2) in Rotterdam for over 5 years, it’s time to say goodbye. In January I will be moving into a new house. I knew I had to leave one day because, well, it’s quite small if you…

Marloes De Vries Illustration
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Time to myself

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. Not because I ran out of illustration topics to talk about, there are plenty! I took a break because I needed some time to think about what I need.…

Thing I have learned this year
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Things I have learned this year

It might be hard to believe but the end of 2017 is in sight. It’s been a year where I’ve learned a lot and I would love to share my own little life lessons with you. It’s very personal so take from it whatever…

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An exhibition from the heart

It’s been over four years already since I made a big change in my life. I am writing this because I have been making cut-out illustrations this past week and after posting it on Instagram, a friend commented with reminding me that I did…

etsy shopping
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Doing some Etsy shopping

sponsored post 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…

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Doing what makes you happy

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…