In my quest for trying out new materials, I spent yet another afternoon at Urlaub, exploring the world of mixed media collage and gouache. I’ve done some mixed media work myself but it’s great to explore this even further with the help of two professional illustrators. And gouache, well, that’s a whole new thing for me, so I’m glad Marloes and Ellen took me by the hand and gave tips and tricks. I wish we had a bit more time because I feel I’ve only just seen a tip of the iceberg of the possibilities of gouache. I’ve now only made some silly plant and an illustration of, well, something with yellow pants and a purple hat, nothing amazing just yet. But it’s definitely something worth experimenting with a bit more!