September drawing challenge

September drawing challenge

Welcome to September and my personal drawing challenge! This feels like a new start again and I am ready to go and step up my content production. When I first started my bullet journal I also started a daily doodle to sharpen my drawing skills. That was a lot of fun and I wanted to re-create that. It also seems like a fun thing to share on Daenelia Designs. So here we go! (more…)...
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Drawn into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Drawn into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I never did a post about games, did I? And here I am, totally hooked on the perfect game for this time: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Both of us love playing video games and board games. My guy may have a different preference, but mostly we can play a lot of the same games. Animal Crossing is one of those games we play together. It's cute, simple and yet challenging in a way. The ultimate collecting game, a chance for limited design and oh, the cutest creatures! Let me show you. (more…)...
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Drawing Penguins: how cute are they?

Drawing Penguins: how cute are they?

In these strange times of Covid-19, where I work from home and should have more time to draw, I find out that being more creative does not mean 'putting more designs out'. I am planning to put 4 new designs on my t-shirt shop, but I am having too much fun making new designs to actually finish and upload them. I am drawing plenty of penguins though. Curious? (more…)...
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Week plan free download

Week plan free download

In addition to the free day plan sheet and the vacation sheets, I now have 2 more freebies to download: plan your week with these free printable week planner sheets. It helps to write down what your plans are for the week or the day. Split your project into tasks and get more done that you thought possible! (more…)...
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Stay focused and get things done

Stay focused and get things done

There is nothing that I like better than to get totally lost in something I am doing. Reading a book, drawing, and especially writing. I love the feeling of being in a flow and getting through something without being aware of the time passing. I understand now that that is something other people call 'focus'. It can be hard finding and maintaining that focus, or flow. I don't have to tell you that these days there are many distractions that seem important, but really aren't. How do I do it? (more…)...
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The cat who needed cats

The cat who needed cats

After we adopted our first cat, Em, we assumed we would stay a single-cat family. After all, Em had been classified by the animal shelter as a loner cat: she did not get along with other cats. But she changed when she started to trust us. Or rather: when she started to trust me, because she was already devoted to my guy. She enjoyed her life with us, but I felt like she was, well: lonely. We took a chance and decided to find her a friend. (more…)...
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What Brexit means for us

What Brexit means for us

We, the humans in the household, met years ago through the power of the internet. It took us a couple of years to work out who would be moving where, because we were fed up with the long distance relationship thing. You see, I'm Dutch and he ... well, he is British. He chose to move to The Netherlands for me. And though we have no problem, Brexit is pushing us to do something we never needed to think about. (more…)...
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