As a little girl, I dreamed about making a businessof drawing and illustrating children’s books. But growing up, I more and more became convinced that it was something I probably could not do. So after secondary school, I did not go to an academy of arts … By a roundabout way I followed my other love, the love of language. I became a Dutch teacher in secondary education. I loved the trade and I loved the students. But after a couple of years the pupils made me realize that you should always try to make your dreams come true.
Shortly after the birth of my second daughter, that is exactly what I did. Since 2011 I have illustrated several children’s books and I have designed my own set of greeting cards.
In the future I want to combine my drawing with writing and create my own ideas for children’s books. But I also think it will always be very challenging and very special to enrich someone else’s text with my pictures. It is a very beautiful and cool process to create a book together.