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I’m Mandy van Goeije, a Dutch artist/illustrator/teacher. With a head full of inspiration I relentlessly try to find ways of expressing myself in imagery and language, helping others to do the same.
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Time for another Color My Page Art Challenge! And this time I'll demo Golden High Flow acrylic paint using a watercolor-like technique. In the video below you will find a bit more information about what the Color My Page Art Challenge is and why I started it and I...read more
Life Book Sneak Preview Life Book 2017 has started!!! I checked out the first two lessons and it promises to be a good, very good year!!! I'm teaching two lessons in this wonderful year-long art journaling course...the bonus lesson I'll keep secret for now, but my...read more
I never took New Year's resolutions seriously. But this year I have one. Racing cars and hyper-focus You see, I'm kind of a formula-1 racing car. I carefully engineer my plans and then I take off in a dash, leaving people amazed at the speed and noise with which I go....read more
Hello from the cocoon, dear people...I've already retreated from the dark and cold outside into my warm nest, filling it up with lights and love, to celebrate the return of the sun...the longest night is already behind us on the Northern hemisphere... How are you...read more
Another generous offer A few weeks back I received a message from Gina offering me a wonderful set of Daniel Smith watercolor sticks to try for a demo video and look what she's sent me! An amazing set of Daniel Smith watercolor sticks for another amazing art challenge...read more
Daniel Smith watercolors...would they be as great as they are made out to be? I tried the dot color sampler, as you can see in my demo videos of it. And I was impressed. Only, some viewers said: Hey, Mandy, some of that paint is much more easily lifted from the tube...read more
Ahhhh...finally I've been able to sit down and film the Color My Page demo and review of QoR watercolor paints! You chose colors that offered a bit of a challenge, but the paint was so fine it worked out nicely! Check out the photos and video below! What is the Color...read more
With a growing YouTube audience, I get asked certain questions A LOT! Thus far I've been trying to answer everybody individually, but it's becoming a rather time-consuming job, so I figured it would be a good idea to answer the most frequently asked questions in FAQ...read more
A few weeks ago I received a message from Caroline, offering to send me some Daniel Smith paint for reviewing and making a video. She had seven vials for me to fill up. I was over the moon! Testing paint from a dot sampler was a wonderful way of creating a gorgeous...read more
Color my page!!! How would YOU like to choose MY colors for a painting or art journal page and see in a video what I do with them? Yesterday I filmed the Mijello Mission Gold watercolor demo after you voted the three colors I was going to paint in...(see my painting...read more
The Winning Colors of the Challenge You have voted in the Color my Page challenge poll and that resulted in the following three winning Mijello Mission Gold watercolor colors: 1. Peacock blue 2. Red Violet 3. Viridian The Watercolor paint demo I loved to be challenged...read more
Bluh. Fall hasn't settled yet and I'm already down with some obnoxious virus. But only half down, so I decided no work, just play on an art journal page today! Creatamins are incredibly good for your health, you know 😉 I did a random painting trying out my Kuretake...read more
David Bowie on expression:
“There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”