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Talk & Draw 010 promo clip online!

Discover our very first video of Talk & Draw 010! With a double thumbs up from guest presenter Koosje Koene Illustrations  Would you also like to join us for so much buzzing,…

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New work updated online!

Check out the latest project in my portfolio Love story on a birth announcement card

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Guess who came to talk at Talk & Draw 010 edition no. 6?

You might know her from Sketchbook Skool: the online art school that has created an international, committed community of sketchers. Koosje Koene, illustrator and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool,…

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The 5th edition of Talk & Draw 010 took place – and people were inspired!

Time flies and after a long and juicy summer, Talk & Draw 010 was back last Thursday, 21st of September with guest presenter Ailisha Read! Check out all…

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18th of May Talk & Draw 010 with Guest Presenter Rachel Sender!

The third Talk & Draw 010 is coming up soon! This time with guest presenter Rachel Sender Wharmby Rachel is a professional illustrator since many years, but also…

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Great support for the second Talk & Draw 010 event

Exactly on month ago I wrote here that the first edition of Talk & Draw 010 was a great success. Well, it might just have gotten even better!…

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25th of April Talk & Draw 010 with Guest Presenter Marloes de Vries!

A couple of days ago we announced the second edition of Talk & Draw 010, and I’m really excited to see that already 21 people confirmed they’re coming…

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First edition Talk & Draw 010 took place!

In a previous post I’ve been announcing that myself and Naomi King have been organizing this new, fresh and crisp event called Talk & Draw 010. We were absolutely…

Sketch time!

Yesterday I started a 15 week illustration course at SKVR Rotterdam to improve my professional practice. It was such a revelation to sketch simple objects without any goal…

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About complementarity in relationships ;)

Just a small cartoon on the little things we complement eachother in. You might wonder what I bring to the table to complement my boyfriend’s green fingers. According to…

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Dutch girlpower

As a proper Dutchie, I ride a bicycle everyday.  It’s my main means of transport: like most Dutchies I prefer riding my bicycle instead of depending on public transport…

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Silly cactus..

True story about what happened with this cute looking cactus I was gifted by a friend. Sorry not sorry.

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Help me help refugees on Lesbos, Greece

In 10 days from now I will spend 10 days on the island Lesbos, Greece to distribute food and other necessities to refugees who arrive there. I will…

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These storks reflect how ‘buying’ is often our first reflex

I made this drawing as a postcard for a friend, along with the birthday gift of a set of clamps. She’s a master of DIY, making her own…

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When the cat’s away..

Last week we got to babysit our friends’ cutest daughters for 2 days and a night because our friends went abroad for work. We had such a laugh with the…

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The secret life of our cat

The new apartment we moved to lately, comes with a cat. And not just A cat, no, an overweight diva cat that goes  by the name Skevi. Although…

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Everything goes on King’s day – crazy Dutch

  Now that I’m back in the Netherlands, I love to observe some of our cultural peculiarities. One of them is King’s Day. Since the Netherlands is a…

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How was your travel?

  Yep, coming home in the Netherlands after more than a year of travel is.. cold.

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Dumpster Jam made of 100% saved fruits!

It’s easy to complain about what’s wrong with this world, and I admit I go down that road every so often. But it’s much more fun to just…

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Zen Dutchie & the Curse of the Smart Phone

  Old habits die hard.. apparently it only took me a flight from Asia back home to find my smart phone glued back to my hand again. Longing…

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Zen Dutchie & the Big Supermarket Challenge

  While traveling in Asia there was simply one kind of coconut milk: the one straight out of a freshly cracked coconut. But it can’t be that simple…

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Tonight I’m talking at @ PechaKucha Rotterdam

Tonight I will talk about how I traveled more than 1 year by bartering creative skills and how you can do it too! Find more info and tickets…

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News from Amsterdam: it’s raining apps

  Traveling for me also meant taking a year off from superfluous communication, threading Whatsapp chats, Facebook invitations to numerous irrelevant events a day, and all those other focus-destroyers…

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Zen Dutchie fights the weather..

  After 13 months of traveling the tropics, Amsterdam’s incredibly bad weather is a bitter pill to swallow.. but hey, I’m Dutch. And Dutchies are water resistant.. right? February 2016 I…

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Back in Hipsterdam

How the nomadic traveler look after 13 months all of a sudden kind feels kind of awkward.. February 2016 I returned to my hometown Amsterdam after having traveled…

back in amsterdam dear friend 13 months i travelled solo in south east asia and india i created artwork for local businesses in exchange for food accommodation in more than 100 illustrations i captured my experiences blogged them on lilianleahy.com i returned to the netherlands ambitioning a career as a self-employed illustrator sign painter hand lettered menu board in bar or restaurant handpainted signboard decoration of your musical instrument a wall floor door painting in babyroom illustrated business cards

Back in Amsterdam! (and looking for creative opportunities)

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