Airport, Christmas Spirit and Hallmark

Elina December, SelfCare

Today was a very interesting day full of pre-Christmas activities. We had to pick up my grandma from the airport in Holland. So it became not only a ‘picking up relatives from the airport’- activity but also a road trip. There were Christmas carols on the radio and I worked on my Christmas illustration while my husband was driving. At …

winter illustration

A Whirlwind, Cozy Meeting and Christmas Cards

Elina December, SelfCare

Oh my, today was a whirlwind. I woke up a bit cranky today and wend on a very long walk with Maya and that helped a lot. Then I had to finish an illustration but I kind of made the illustration over and over again but it didn’t work so I left it as it was. The theme was pinecone …


Shopping, Candles and Hidden Beauty In The Mundane

Elina December, SelfCare, Uncategorized

No blogpost yesterday I know… It was a very busy day I and my husband were buying last presents, that turned out not to be the last at all because there is another scheduled event. There will be another shopping spree. But I think this one will be digital. After our shopping outing, we came home and I could work …

fa la la la la

Creativity Where Are Thou? And A Sugar- and Dairy- Free Chocolate Milk Recipe

Elina December, SelfCare

Even with the prompt sometimes my creativity is just absent. I draw and draw and nothing. The image just looks flat and lifeless… Meh… is the better word for it. And although I felt like that I still pushed on and drawn this illustration. I love hot chocolate. But now I eat sugar and dairy-free it’s a challenge to make …

let it snow

The No Poo Experience, Cutting Hair And Ikea

Elina December, SelfCare

I’m pretty much obsessed with getting my hair into a somewhat healthy state. Last time I wrote about my hair I told you that I’m doing a no-poo challenge for a year. So no harsh chemicals on my hair for a full year. Today marks a 30-day mark for that year.  One month without shampoo. I do still wash my …