Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A work in Progress

Currently I am working on a series of portraits of the most under-valued, friendliest bird that trolls around in my back yard: My friend, the Blackbird. This little fellow needs a series of I think 4-5 portraits that I am considering to be printed on canvas. This is my first one. And his MirthQuake story goes like this:

Together with my pal the blackbird I am taking a break from illustrating. He just enjoyed the leftovers of my lunch. And now we’re having a moment together. With some friends you don’t have to speak to know exactly what’s on the other one’s mind. Around us a couple of blue tits are making a fuss over nothing, but we don’t care. He’s sitting outside, a few meters away from me. I am inside because I don’t have a coat like he does. With one leg up he stretches his wings and rearranges his feathers telling me it’s time to get back to work. He hops off the fence into the yard and gets to work. He’s right, I finish my tea. We’ll meet again, same time - same place, tomorrow.

Ik ben momenteel bezig met een serie over de meest ondergewaardeerde meest sympathieke vogel die zich in mijn achter tuin bevindt. Mijn vriendje. De merel. Ik maak een serie van ik denk 4-5 portretjes van dit kereltje. Ik wil ze misschien op canvas laten printen. Dit is mijn eerste en dit is zijn speciale vogel verhaaltje:

Samen met mijn maatje de Merel ben ik even aan het pauzeren van mijn illustreerwerk. Hij heeft net de restjes van mijn lunch gegeten. En nu hebben we even een moment samen. Met sommige vrineden hoef je niet veel te zeggen om precies te weten waar de ander aan denkt. Om ons heen zijn een stel pimpelmezen een hoop herrie om niets aan het maken, maar dat interesseert ons niet. hij zit buiten, een paar meter van mij vandaan, ik zit binnen omdat ik niet zo'n jas als hij heeft heb. Met een pootje omhoog rekt hij zijn vleugels uit en herschikt zijn veertjes alsof hij me wil vertellen dat het tijd is om aan de slag te gaan. Hij hupst van het hek in de tuin en gaan aan het werk. Hij heeft gelijk, ik drink mijn thee op. We zien elkaar dezelfde tijd en plek, morgen weer!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Beau Monde Sept 2013

Elle Decoration New Designer Oct 2013

Bijenkorf Inspiration Magazine Sept 2013

Kauniit Kodit 2013

 Ariadne at HOME Augustus 2013

 Glamour juni 2013

101 woonideeën juni 2013

House & Garden July 2013

 World of Interiors july 2013

 Seasons mei 2013
Vogue UK May 2013

Nerikes allehanda Sweden March 2013
 Aftonbladet March 2013

Happinez Maart 2013

Vriendin Maart 2013

Margriet Februari 2013

Febr 2013

Jan 2013

Edelweiss Magazine (Switserland ) December 2012

Libelle magazine November 2012

 Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan at The GiftSuite, organised by Goodiebag Girl

Residence Magazine November 2012 

The Lovely Janine Vangool spotted my pillows

Edelweiss Magazine (Switserland ) December 2012

Libelle magazine November 2012

 Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan at The GiftSuite, organised by Goodiebag Girl

Residence Magazine November 2012 

101 woonideeën september
Ariadne at HOME september 2012

VTwonen oktober 2012

101woonideeën augustus 

Gepubliceerd op 8 september 2012 / Published on September 2012

My black bird pillow in Holland's largest women's magazine!

Report on the Dutch Design Week with a short piece on Galerie Tydeman who introduced my duvet cover. On 1:56 you can see my bedding. http://youtu.be/BesJaAvJBuY

Interview about Dutch Etsy sellers, October 2011, national newspaper.

Interview in Eindhovens Dagblad, September 2011, regional newspaper.
Frits Magazine, september 2011

Ariadne at Home juli 2011 (Click link to read English translation)
Poppytalk. I was featured on Poppytalk's blog and their curated website April 2011.

Creature Comforts

Featured in FlavourZine January 2011

Two of my prints were featured in the December issue of renown interior Magazine VTwonen

Apartment Therapy

Jane Hardjono of The Dossier did an interview with me. Read it and Watch (youtube) it!
A second interview about my dresses can be read here.

Other Lovely Blogs and Websites I am featured on:



My Kingfisher was converted to an embroidery pattern by Dutch Arts and Crafts Magazine HobbyHandig Readers couldmake my Kingfisher in cross stitch.

Happy customers:
Jeanine from California
Even more lovely than I had expected and great communication by seller. Thanks!

Cheryl from Indiana
Arrived very quickly, from far away, and it was just as gorgeous in person as it was online! It was a Christmas present for my mom, and she loves it.

Mary from Illinois
Thank you for going such GREAT LENGTHS for this purchase. Your customer relations rank #1.

Katie from Kentucky
SUPER seller! Quick responses to my questions and went out of her way to get me exactly what I needed. The Jay framed up really nicely; I'm sure we will treasure it for many years to come! Thanks again!

Tarah from IJmuiden
They look absolutely stunning Myrte! I'm sure the in law's will like them! Great customer service and thank you so much for meeting me at the station so I'd have them on time!!

Lisa from San Fransisco:
My print arrived in safe condition! It's fabulous!Thank you!

Maureen from Florida
We just received the pictures today! We love them! My boyfriend was thrilled (as was I). They are even lovelier in person =) Thank you so much again for your beautiful work. You are truly talented.

Lynn:-Myrte at Mirthquake, set my heart a beating with ‘Jay on Holiday’ and oh my goodness the most beautiful ‘Winter Wren’I really enjoyed that xxxxxHugs Lynn xx

Myrna Eisenlauer-I think my favorite are the bird items at Mirth Quake ( love that name too..) The bird pendant and notebooks…the pictures are so lifelike.

Jo-My favourite is Mirthquake! Why? Well,a. I am a bird LOVER b. Myrte just makes my heart melt with her work.

Jen Chandler-*Mirthquake’s prints are special, I couldn’t pick just one but if I had to – the Winter Wren is my favorite.


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