So, it took some time to finally write a bit about my trip to the UK and meeting Claire, The Doodologist! I had a few things to take care off while I was fighting off a cold, unfortunately the cold got worse when I got caught in the rain last Sunday -_-'
One of the designs that was quite popular. It seems that there is a cupcake madness going on haha.
I had so much fun and the time flew by so quickly. It still feels pretty surreal that I’ve actually met a lady that I’ve known for two years now. And you know what...she isn't THAT crazy hehe :D (Sorry Claire, but you're not...). Meeting her was so much fun and it only made me realize even more how important it is to know someone who can relate with everything you’re doing and going through and who can gives advice and listens to the things you have to say. I will write more about this in a column soon!
Now on to the North West Vintage Fair! It was an interesting event. I didn’t expect people to buy something at all, but they did! I went into the fair with a blank mind and when the first people showed interest I was kinda shocked and didn’t know what to say! You know when you’re behind the computer, you can easily freak out when you get a cool email or when people show interest. You can take a bit of time to let it sink in and then you respond in a normal way. In real life you can’t really do this. I’m not a salesperson, but when you stand there you kind of need to ‘sell’ your work through words and by asking questions. It’s a new switch for me and definitely a learning point if I do another one in Holland! I am very glad to have done one with Claire though, made it less scary ^_^.
Look at our pretty table! Giant Crayons and Pencils courtesy of The Doodologist.
The really need their own spotlight. Kids love them haha.
So sad when I had to leave again and you know I seriously needed a few days to switch back to Dutch. When people asked me a question, I replied in English *sigh* But Claire and I talked about a lot of fun things and lovely things for in the future. I foresee lots of fun things and in time you shall all know about it.
In 10 days, my first year anniversary as a full-time illustrator will arrive! Now I can never forget when I made the official switch as my birthday is attached to it. I cannot believe that a year already has passed. So much has happened and I am taking a bit of time to reflect on it and see what I need to change and what goals I will set for the second year. That’s why my posts are a bit scarce lately as I'm doing a whole lot in a short amount of time and even though I have the best intentions to do every thing I have on my huge to do list, in reality it doesn't work out all the time. So I need to stay realistic, but more on this in another post!
Gosh. Lots of rambling is ahead of you hehe.
Now everyone…please visit my friend Claire's site, blog or fanpage! Like it and/or spread the word. It’s her birthday today and I’m sure it will make her day if more people get to know about her work and alter ego...The Doodologist!!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAIRE!!
Thanks so much for being the lovely & awesome friend that you are ^_^
Till next post everyone!