February Favourites
Design & Illustration, Personal

February Favourites

I always like wrap-ups at the end of the month, especially posts where people show their favourites. So I thought I’d show you my favourites for February today!

Don’t expect fancy products or amazing new restaurants, nope, not this month. This was a month of being sick way too often and staying indoors a lot, which means I started to appreciate the small things.

February Favourites

I. Flowering orchids – My orchids all started budding in December and now they’re opening their first flowers! I always feel very accomplished when my plants start flowering or growing very well. Seeing them thriving makes me happy.

II. Frannerd – I discovered Frannerd by accident and I absolutely adore this YouTube channel by Chilean illustrator Fran Meneses. She currently lives in London and makes videos about her life as a freelance illustrator. I basically watched every video on her channel the past few days (except the ones that aren’t subtitled and are in Spanish) and I feel like a proper stalker now… Fran’s videos are full of energy and optimism and she makes me want to draw! (and this is the reason I illustrated this post, also, drawing an illustrator is stressful.)

III. Yoga with Adriene (merci, Kelly voor de tip) is another favourite of mine this month. Working out when you’ve been sick or feel poorly isn’t easy, but I’ve discovered I like yoga so much I even feel motivated when my tummy (really, isn’t there a more adult word for this in English? I feel five years old when I type “tummy” or “belly”) hurts. Adriene’s videos are perfect for a beginner like me and she isn’t to much in spiritual mumbo jumbo, which is nice.

IV. Black tea – I was never big on hot drinks. I never drink coffee and I only occasionally drank Jasmine or Apple Cinnamon Tea, but in February I discovered the Black Tea hiding in my cupboard and this has become a bit of an addiction. I’m also very bad at drinking enough water daily and making myself cup after cup of sweetened black tea really helps me get my daily dosage of liquids.

V. Being sick (and cold) a lot makes you appreciate blankets a lot. It also makes you very grateful for sleeping cats that keep you company when you feel like shit. So yes, I always like blankets, but this month they’re my favourites (cats are always my favourites!).

VI. I’ve got myself a new desk! We went to Ikea and I bought a new (high gloss) table top, a drawer unit and a trestle. After swapping the bookshelves in our hallway with those from the workspace and putting them on top or our other bookshelves I had enough space to put the extra desk up. I planned on combining the new table top with the new legs, but once home I decided my old table top would look far prettier with the new legs. Which it does! I’ve got two desks now: one for my computer (which hold my laptop, a second screen and my Wacom drawing tablet) and one for sketching / drawing / sewing. I love having so much table top space! And it’ll be far easier to make sewing projects again, because I don’t have to put away my laptop and screen every time I take out the sewing machine! Whoop!

Did you guys discover any new favourites in February? Or do you know where I can find more inspiring illustrator / drawing / yoga channels on YouTube?

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kelly 27 februari 2016 at 15:06

    Zo’n fan van je bureau! Ik zag het al op Instagram en zag mezelf er ook al zitten 🙂
    En <3 Yoga with Adriene! 🙂 Ik heb vanmorgen ook nog genoten van een sessie. Ik vind haar YogaCamp van januari dit jaar trouwens wel iets minder leuk dan haar andere filmpjes. Allez, sommige filmpjes van die reeks beginnen met 5 minuten (of langer!) zitten en ademhalen, en dat vind ik toch wat te lang stilzitten, zeker voor in het begin. Wel heel ontspannend, dan dan weer wel 🙂

    • Reply plutomeisje 27 februari 2016 at 16:47

      Dat stilzitten was mij ook al opgevallen, maar ik heb haar vorig yoga kamp niet gevolgd, dus ik dacht dat altijd zo was. Meestal zit ik wat te wiebelen dan (want ik wil bewegen!), al is gewoon stilzitten en ontspannen ook niet slecht soms. 😛

  • Reply huisje van papier 27 februari 2016 at 16:33

    Mooi getekend! Ik doe ook al een bijna een jaar yoga met adriene, zalig! En is stomach niet het woord dat je zoekt?

    • Reply plutomeisje 27 februari 2016 at 16:49

      Merci. 😀 En iedereen aan de yoga!
      Idd stomach is het woord dat ik zocht, maar ik had er mij zo op vastgepind dat het “maag” wou zeggen en ik heb juist totaal geen last van mijn maag. 😛

  • Reply nachtschade 27 februari 2016 at 22:20

    Zo tof deze geillustreerde versie! Moet je nog doen 🙂

    • Reply plutomeisje 29 februari 2016 at 15:56

      ‘k Vond het wel tof om te doen, ’t is eens iets anders dan fotocollages maken, dus ik ga zeker proberen om er een maandelijks iets van te maken (want ’t lijkt mij ook leuk om misschien op die manier ook evolutie in mijn tekeningskes te zien). 🙂

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