Another little one

Sooo, this happened little over a week ago! Our beautiful second daughter Loren was born… and in the Netherlands it is tradition to send a birth announcement card to friends and family.

So in love, we are… ♡


Birth announcement baby Loren by illustrator ellen vesters

Graduation time

As my last post was already saying, it is and has been relatively quiet here this last year. Of course I completely underestimated finishing my Masters in the midst of being a freshman mum. As my Scottish friend Duncan says so eloquently: the sledgehammer of love hit me really hard.
So, I have been very strict with my time and cut back immensely on computer hours. And YES, after months of going from cramps from smiling at my daughter’s firsts to cramps from drawing like a mad woman (had to make up for my maternity leave)… I made it!!! Next week I will be standing very proudly between my oh so talented classmates at the MA Children’s Book Illustration Graduation Exhibition in Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London.

So thankful for all the help from my tutors and family. I would never have made it without them.

Picture book about girl and cat by Ellen Vesters children's book illustrator

It’s oh so quiet

My biggest and greatest project thus far (the baby, not the card ;))! ☼

And also the reason that I have been relatively quiet for a while. Still studying Children’s Book Illustration in the UK, but for now my life is spent mostly offline, so a little less sharing of personal work.

(we pronounce June the Dutch way)


Birth announcement by illustrator ellen vesters