Friday, April 24, 2020

Update

Ik heb deze blog weer eens afgestoft (want ja, extra vije tijd!) en hoop dat wie dit leest, vrolijk en gezond is! Mijn Etsy shop staat op 'op vakantie', wellicht dat hij later dit jaar weer open gaat. Onze tasjes, kaarten en notebooks zijn ook verkrijgbaar via de webwinkel van mijn eigen bedrijf (te vinden in Nijmegen, Heijendaalseweg 241): Druk & Vorm. Behalve onze eigen brouwsels, vind je hier ook (post)kaarten, boeken, stationery, puzzels en spellen. 


This long forgotten blog has been dusted off (I have some free time on my hands....) en hope you're happy and healthy. My Etsy shop is on a break, maybe it will re-open later this year. Our totebags, cards and notebooks are also available through the webshop of my company: Druk & Vorm, besides our own conconctions, you can find (post)cards, books, stationery, puzzles and games. Currently we shop to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. See something you like and you live some place else? Drop me a line, and I can check if I can send to you and how much shipping would be.

XO Marieken

Monday, October 29, 2018

The one with a day in Groningen

A while ago, I visited Groningen with my mom. It's quite the commute by train, but it was definitely worth it. Our destination was the Groninger Museum. The reason we went was the David LaChapelle exhibition. David LaChapelle is a photographer, and music video and film director. He has done commercial work for magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue. His work has been described as 'surreal pop kitsch'. And you may have seen some of his music videos for Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, No Doubt and Amy Winehouse. My favourite video is Take me to Church by Hozier. 




 The staircase inside the museum

The inside of the museum is filled with gorgeous works of art, but the outside of the museum is spectacular too! 

We took a stroll around the city and spotted some cool streetart and doors! 



Not the bestest of photos but the ceilings of the trainstation are gorgeous!

Monday, October 22, 2018

The one with likeable links


Pumpkin spice products, rated by Adam Rippon

As a cheese-lover, this pin is right up my alley

One of my fave Instagram accounts is that of Dutch museum 'het Mauritshuis'

Ways to stay creative

I'll be making this very soon, yum!

Pumpkin centerpieces

Monday, October 8, 2018

The one with the things I liked in september

 A bright pink croc lives next to the university

Treated myself to a button machine, still figuring out how it works

This green guy

Have you ever tried riding a bike like this? I did and it's very hard!

From where I stand 

 Signs of autumn

Kanye West, spotted in Nijmegen 

And this sunset

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The one at Afrika Museum

Some weeks ago I visited Afrika Museum with my mom. We went for the Photo Exhibition 'Afrotopia'. This exhibit was previously shown at the eleventh edition of the African Photography Biennial in Bamako (Mali), and it's for the first time that it's shown outside of Bamako. Works of forrty contemporary African photographers were chosen and show new insights of the past, shines light on the present and offers new perspectives for the future. 





As a photography-enthousiast, this was right up my alley, I loved the diversity of the works shown. We will even try to squeeze in another visit before the exhibition ends the beginning of september! If you're able to go, I can highly recommend a visit. If not, the photos below and this very short video give an impression of what can be seen. A previous post about the same museum can be found here.




The museum also offers an outdoor area, where traditional African villages and compounds can be seen.



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The one with links to like


I think I need this pasta in my life

I've been thinking about picking up embroidery, I've already found some cute patterns over here.

The need to remake the internet

Have you heard about the Museum of Icecream?

Is there a song Kelly Clarkson can not sing?

Dandelion timelapse

Things to do when you're feeling down

Monday, July 30, 2018

The one with the things I liked about July

It's been a while since my last post, but here's a quicky update involving things I liked this month. The last update was about what I liked about may, and I see now that colourful fabrics where part of that one too! What have you been upto lately?

 Colourful fabrics at the monday market

 making new cards

Friet is the Dutch word for 'fries'. I love fries....

 Delft blue 'wooden' shoes at a tourist shop

Visiting a exhibit with my mum

This castle

 And this staircase

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The one with the things a liked about may

My favourite things from may, in no particular order

Doing some windowshopping

 Receiving mail from my friend Diane
 
A walk in the park

 When I was biking to work, I needed to get of my bike and take this photo

 
One of my car finds

 Monday market

Not the bestest of photos, but one of my favourite things was watching the royal wedding with friend R. We got some delicious sandwiches, cups of tea and some super yummy cake!

Visiting the city of Assen with my mum

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The one with some music to share

Just dropping by to say hi: 'Hi!', and to share some of the music I've been currently listening to. Have you discovered something special lately? Please feel free to share a link to your favourite song in the comments below.

Kali Uchis - In my Dreams

Craig David and Bastille - I know you

Bazzi - Mine

George Ezra - Shotgun
(what a charming video!)



Monday, May 7, 2018

The one with the greens

Last saturday was my day off, and I needed to get some things done on the other side of our City's centre. I decided to take the scenic route through the park back home, and was amazed by how stunning it looks at this time of the year. Below I am sharing some of the photos taken (with my phone, no filters added), hope they bring you some joy on this monday!




Monday, April 30, 2018

The one with some of my Etsy favourites

Lately I've been having some mixed feelings about Etsy, clearly things have changed. As a shop-owner: changed lay out, decreasing views and sales, and for me the whole community part of the website seems to have disappeared. But also as a shopper: the lay out of the frontpage (which often gave me cool suggestions of things I didn't know I was looking for), but also more and more sellers that clearly sell items that aren't made by them, are not antique, or aren't craft supplies. I come across the same stuff that is also being offered at websites as AliExpress, but also shopowners that claim to sell handmade, but are items that I also sell in my brick and mortar shop, that are made by another person. Well, with that being said, there still are makers that design and/or make their own items. These are some of the things that stood out for me the last couple of weeks. Are you a buyer or seller on Etsy? Any shops I should know about?

Ostrich ring dish

No o'clock enamel pin


Ridiculously cute pencils

A Kris Jenner card

Tiny cat ring