Toddlers love repetition. For instance, Natalia Meijerinck’s 20 months old daughter Helena loves visiting the Amsterdam zoo Artis. Every week Natalia takes her to the zoo; watching with her all the different animals. For toddlers, each visit is like a brand new experience. For adults, repetition can cause a feeling similar to boredom. Some do not like being bored. However, I think that boredom is awesome as it gives you the opportunity to use your brain to become creative.
This is what happened to Natalia. Instead of being bored by going for the 100’s time to the zoo, she started to get inspired by her daughter’s love for the different animals. Having worked as an architect and interior designer before moving from Poland to the Netherlands, Natalia already had an arty side in her so it is no surprise that she started to draw illustrations of her daughter’s most favorite animals. Using water color and ink, every painting is a unique piece that has its own character; hand crafted, numbered and signed by Natalia. Coming in different sizes, these paintings can be purchased as a set or individually and make a great newborn gift or accessory for your kiddo’s room. In Amsterdam, you can already find her illustrations at Blender Kids Conceptstore Cafe and Knotsknetter and her fan base keeps growing.
My favorites are the paintings of the flamingo and the lion and obviously, the little bird’s heart does also beat for the big brown cat with the curly hair…but I also like the penguin that keeps staring at something with its big eyes.To check out the other animals, have a look around in Natalia’s Etsy Shop. I invite you to have a good look as I am giving away one big painting (white wooden frame incl.) of your choice.
To enter the giveaway, you need to subscribe to my blog via the subscription tool or via Bloglovin and post a comment with the animal of your choice. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 15th at 3 o’clock in the afternoon (GMT). The give away is open for Europe only.
THE LUCKY WINNER IS MARLOES PELUPESSY-VAN KOPENHAGEN. THE PENGUIN PAINTING IS YOURS! PLEASE SEND YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS TO LITTLEBIRDSMAMA@GMAIL.COM THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!