Hi dear readers,

I’m so happy with my class. I have already 40 students. I had never expected that. People are enthusiastic.

I wanted to do something relaxing after all the excitement and I found a Carla Sonheim technique that I love. Blob animals. But I saw three times a figure instead of an animal.

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This three blobs I didn’t scan before.

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Veel liefs, Herma



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Surprise…I’m teaching!

I surprised myself. A couple of months ago I decided that I want to concentrate on painting and illustrating.  For years I wanted to teach but I realized that I didn’t do anything to teach. Only in my head. So no teaching….

I’m a member of Skillshare and I really like this creative community. You can always find a nice lesson and I learned a lot. I made my logo in a lesson.

A few weeks ago there was an email from Skilshare. They liked my projects and asked me to join a teachers challenge in may. I had to publish a lesson before June 1. I was exited and anxious at the same time. I talked it over with friends and family. And I again decided not to do it. (Not the right time)

But they send a mail with an invitation to follow the lessons and then with other deadlines. Every time I got exited and before I knew I was following the class. First just for fun but in the end I really did make a lesson! And after one day I already have 17 students!

Crazy world the internet. I never met them but they are following my class. (I do hope so…)

Is this an example of let go something before it comes to you?

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If you are a member of Skillshare you can follow my lesson here.

If you are interested in becoming a member I can offer you a membership for three months for $0,99. You can become a member with this link.
Normal membership is $9,99 a month.
ATTENTION: You have to sign out your self! But may be you like it as much as I. 🙂

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In the lesson I show you how to draw and paint your own character. I made these two faces. You draw with a marker, paint with watercolor and make interesting hair with gesso.

I would love to see you there!

Liefs Herma


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More patterns!

I can’t stop with making patterns….these are made from gelli prints.

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Patterns from a chaotic drawing

This is a chaotic drawing. Drawn by a receipt from Carla Sonheim. I liked to draw, but I don’t like the out come.

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I wanted to do something with it. I cut on the computer squares out of the drawing. I chose interesting pieces. Didn’t know what to do with them.


Then I remembered the book Fashion Prints (by Elisabetta Drudi) I took last week out of the book shelf. I wrote about it on Facebook. The book used squares and triangles for patterns. So I tried it with these squares. I used Coreldraw and had a lot of fun. Hard to stop.

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Unbelievable how much possibilities there are.

Liefs Herma

PS Levonne gave me a wonderful comment and I tried bigger parts of the drawing for new patterns. Great idea!

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Inspiration box 3

This evening I was very excited to use my inspiration box again. So I took my inspiration box and drew three cards (papers). The brayer, a girls head and inktense pencils. (water soluble)

The first girl I drew with ink and I used the brayer on the wet ink. I colored the girl with the pencils and used water to let the colors come alive.

The second girl I draw with the pencils. I made the colors wet and I used gesso on the brayer over the wet colors. With a black marker I made outlines and with charcoal I give the girl a background.

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They both look very bored. I’m also not so happy with the result but is was fun to make them.

Liefs Herma

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creative relaxing

I worked really hard on a second series. Illustrations for 26 haiku’s. I finished them and you will hear more about them. But not now.

It is strange at this moment. I don’t know what to do…

I made a Minimie for the ink assignment by Carla Sonheim.

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I wanted to do something just for fun… to relax….so I made a simple pattern. On the computer in Coreldraw and printed it.

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I made stamps from Minimie and printed them on sticker paper.

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Now I feel more relaxed and ready to go further. I still don’t know what to do…


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