Fall has gone and even winter is all but passed. Recently, I started a new job as a marketing communication specialist at an IT company. I truly feel appreciated as a person and a creative here, and that really helps with my inspiration as a designer. Sadly I experienced a personal loss as well. And, I designed this edition’s cover as a way of healing. That is also the same reason we missed out on edition 12 in December.

In this edition, Jackie Sleeper will show you her amazing work. I followed her on social media and tried to contact her for quite some time. Finally at ‘Cultural Sunday’ in Utrecht, we found a chance to talk. And she is just as amazing as her work!  I also made contact with Jacolien de Jong who, besides being an amazing artist, gives inspiring workshops with her technique “Blueprint”. I attended one of those workshops and I must say that she truly sparked my creativity.

Every year I visit the Dutch Design Week (DDW). In 2017 at the DDW I visited the stand of Merel Slootheer, who writes our wonderful column ‘Nature’s Way’. This year, I met Iris Nijenhuis, a jewelry designer. She makes little wearable puzzles using a modular system. And I also saw the work of Steven Akoun who creates work with nature’s help.

One of my favourite artists is Michaël Calloux, I talked about his work and two books in earlier editions. So of course I couldn’t resist when he sent me his latest children’s book ‘Talisman’. This is a beautiful book where children get a Talisman to help inspire new adventures.

Many thanks again to Stephen King, a lecturer in media at Middlesex University Dubai and his students for continuing to help me edit the articles for Art by Nature magazine.

Thank you and enjoy edition 12!

Tessa Valk
Founder, Editor-in-chief & Designer

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Fall has gone and even winter is all but passed. Recently, I started a new job as a marketing communication specialist at an IT company. I truly feel appreciated as a person and a creative here, and that really helps with my inspiration as a designer. Sadly I experienced a personal loss as well. And, I designed this edition’s cover as a way of healing. That is also the same reason we missed out on edition 12 in December.

In this edition, Jackie Sleeper will show you her amazing work. I followed her on social media and tried to contact her for quite some time. Finally at ‘Cultural Sunday’ in Utrecht, we found a chance to talk. And she is just as amazing as her work!  I also made contact with Jacolien de Jong who, besides being an amazing artist, gives inspiring workshops with her technique “Blueprint”. I attended one of those workshops and I must say that she truly sparked my creativity.

Every year I visit the Dutch Design Week (DDW). In 2017 at the DDW I visited the stand of Merel Slootheer, who writes our wonderful column ‘Nature’s Way’. This year, I met Iris Nijenhuis, a jewelry designer. She makes little wearable puzzles using a modular system. And I also saw the work of Steven Akoun who creates work with nature’s help.

One of my favourite artists is Michaël Calloux, I talked about his work and two books in earlier editions. So of course I couldn’t resist when he sent me his latest children’s book ‘Talisman’. This is a beautiful book where children get a Talisman to help inspire new adventures.

Many thanks again to Stephen King, a lecturer in media at Middlesex University Dubai and his students for continuing to help me edit the articles for Art by Nature magazine.

You can follow the magazine



And share with others. 

Thank you and enjoy edition 11!

Tessa Valk

Founder, Editor-in-chief & Designer

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