Colored houses in Italy

Being away from work might just be the best thing for your creativity. For the first time in 3 years I went on a trip with my family and I took all my paints with me and I painted….absolutely nothing. But I did see a great deal of wonderful things and took a ton of photos and I now have the urge to create back, which I haven’t had for quite some time. I hope your Summer is as colorful as mine!

Our trip brought us to Italy, Lago di Como and Lago Maggiore. I was completely in love with all of the colored houses, they brightened up everything and gave the villages so much vibrancy. I created a small color palettee for you to use in your artwork, just to inspire you a bit too:)

After all of the beautiful colors (and the ice creams, don’t forget the ice creams), we stopped on our way back to The Netherlands in Luzern, Switzerland. Look at all the beautiful painted houses! If only we did that all over the world, wouldn’t it be such a more interesting place?

La Scarlatte X JOANN Fabrics

I’m so happy to announce my collaboration with JOANN fabrics! It’s been a dream of mine to create a collection of fabrics that you can combines to make the prettiest projects like a quilt or a dress. My collection for the Artist Series is inspired by all things nocturnal, from moon phases to night blooming flowers to creatures that fly in the dark. 

You can find the collection here
or go to and search for “La Scarlatte”

If you sew something with the fabrics, please don’t hesitate to send me a picture, I’d love to see what you create!

Strawberry illustration for Groote Museum

Can I hear without ears? What would a tree think of us? How are you different from a gorilla, or a wood violet? The Groote Museum is a new museum where you can explore big questions. A place to explore your connection with yourself, your body, and all other life on Earth. 

The museum asked me to create an illustration about new life, the way a strawberry plant makes new plants by growing runners. The result is such a beautiful museum with wonderful works of different artists (my kid liked the giant sized earthworms best:), if you are in the neighborhood please check it out :-)

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