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Newsletter October! 

Dear <<First Name>>,

Are you ready for the holidays? In this edition: Why you need to think of the holidays, a little test, an exclusive preview of the course I'm following and more! 

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Do's and dont's of ordering Art for the holidays! 
Everybody knows that it's better to 'buy local'. It helps small businesses get off the ground, it pays the bills of your neighbourhood crafters instead
of the Porsche of a CEO and its usually way more sustainable due to less shipping and transport. Yet, there are some things to...
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What I'm working on.. 

The exclusive preview of this month is actually quite a 'big thing'.. I'm following a weekly oil painting course at Cultuurkust to get this new material in my repertoire. 

This small work has a little horizontal line in it, because I've tried out both oil paint on water- and on oil basis. I'm still not sure which I prefer.. But can you guess which one is which? 

Lots of MTG alters! 

For those that follow me on Instagram or Facebook, these kind of pictures must be familiar by now. It's an altered card from the cardgame Magic The Gathering. This means that I've painted over parts of the card to make it look like the border is flowing out of the original artwork, hereby creating a truly unique card. Players can still use the cards for tournaments! 
See more of my alters...

Other cool projects.. 

Apparently, October is LARP month! I have no less than 3 Live Action Role Playing events, which calls for creative outfits. 

For my first character, I made horns out of cardboard, hot glue, paper mache and paint. Click here for a short step-by-step video of the horns! 

I also made a big leather belt for this character, and I had a lot of fun with doing my own face paint. The picture is at my parents' friends house, because apparently we were going there for dinner.. Whoops! Luckily, they thought I rocked it! 
That's all folks! I hope you enjoyed this newsletter. If you got it by some lovely friend of mine that forwarded it to you, feel free to subscribe. It's just one mail every month!

And remember, if you have a question/suggestion/commission, feel free to contact me
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