donderdag 29 september 2022

Pomme and the pumpkins

The first pumpkin soup of the season! From a pumpkin from our own garden. 
What is more satisfying than making and eating pumpkin soup from a pumpkin that you have grown and cared for yourself?
[It is also very satisfying to eat it from bowls I have thrown with my own hands].


zondag 21 augustus 2022

Pomme and the Pumpkins

 Pomme is out !
You can find her here.
Isn't it magical that you can put a seed in the soil and from such a seed a plant will grow. [What is that wonderful thing we call life and which we have in common with all living beings?] I am always amazed by it, even though I have planted hundreds of seeds now. 


donderdag 21 juli 2022

Pomme and the Pumpkins

Look what arrived while I was enjoying our holiday: Pomme and the Pumpkins as a real book.
I am very grateful for all the help I have received from Eleanor [text and story] and Richard [illustrations and lay-out], for all their ideas, for their enthusiasm and expertise and for their attention for details. Without them my manuscript wouldn't have become a book.
Thanks also to the team of Floris Books for all their work in the background.
Pomme and the Pumpkins is printed with plant-based inks [and printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper], something that makes me very happy!


donderdag 5 mei 2022

Pomme and the Pumpkins

A page from the new autumn-winter '22 catalogue of Floris Books. 


woensdag 27 april 2022

Pomme and the Pumkins


I just planted the pumpkin seeds I had saved last autumn [after making pumpkin soup] and it feels like the right moment to tell a little bit about a new book about a child, some pumpkin seeds and a very special friend.
Pomme saved the pumpkin seeds while she was making pumpkin soup with her dad. After she has planted the seeds in spring, a lot of surprises and little adventures follow. 

 Due out half August.
For this book I made a whole pile of sketches from the growing process of my pumpkin plants through the seasons.

To be continued.

donderdag 17 februari 2022

Sam and the Gnome's Red Hat/storm

 It's just the right weather for Sam and the Gnome's Red Hat, with one storm after another. 


vrijdag 3 december 2021

Pip the Gnome and the Christmas Tree

                                      I wonder if this could be Pip the Gnome's Christmas tree?
                                        Ook in het Nederlands: Kabouter Thijm en de kerstboom


maandag 1 november 2021

sweet chestnuts

                                          Forest gifts to feast on: roasted sweet chestnuts.

zaterdag 30 oktober 2021

plant dyed reading blanket

                                           I finished my reading blanket! Left over wool dyed
                                                           with all kinds of plant dyes.                                                                     Love the warm autumnal colours, and I am happy to have a reading blanket:
                                                    especially suitable for gnome stories.