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How to handle criticism

We’ve all come across it one time or another: criticism. When it’s positive we can handle it fine, but when it’s negative we don’t always know how to deal with it. When I got negative comments on my work a few times in a…

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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…

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Freelance Diaries

Pills for instant success

This morning you woke up and you decided you want to be [insert dream-job]. Well, go to the shop and buy some instant-skill-pills and let’s get going! Order your new career and skills before 11 PM and get them delivered tomorrow. Uhm, right?!…

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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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NL / Auteursrecht en licenties

This post is in Dutch as it applies to the law in the Netherlands. I do not have knowledge in foreign laws unfortunately, and every country has their own laws. Sinds ik freelancer ben, krijg ik nogal eens de vraag hoe het zit met…

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Getting freelance jobs that fit you

This title might sound fancy eh? Maybe you’ll say: “Choosing jobs?! I’d be happy if I got handed one!”. But what I’ve learnt over the years is, is that the more picky you get with jobs, the better the assignments you get.…