Lolly Pop-up!

In less than a week aarghh is coming back to Antwerp for the Lolly Pop-up! I’m showing pins and note cards and earrings, but there’s so much more -all wonderful Belgian Etsy designers and creators.

I’ve got to get back to my rendez-vous with Mr Schopenhauer *sigh* but I’ll try to be there on the 21st. See you then! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a litte sneak preview:

it IS almost Valentine, after all.

red blood cells on a blue china dish

a new release! what could it be…? dot dot dot…

notecards glass garden
note cards!

and the winner is…


Twelve entries for the give-away! Thank you so much for participating! ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, 13 comments but one of them was my own, and of course that didn’t count.

(Wouldn’t it be so very silly if I organized this whole give-away and then declared myself the winner? :-p Reminds me of a short story by Hugo Matthysen: the absurd ending of a Poirot case where he has all the main suspects of the murder gathered together, and for every suspect he argues why they had motives but wouldn’t have committed the crime until he finishes his round, and no suspect is found guilty! So they ask him who actually has committed the crime, and Poirot replies with his meager smile and in his terrible French (Walloon) accent: “the murderer… c’est moi!” I thought it was sublimely silly when I was 15…)


The. Winner. Of. The. Bigfatbirthdaybashgiveaway… Is…

Congratulations Yoke!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ A yummy, funny, silly and sweet infection is coming your way very soon!

Thanks everyone for playing! ๐Ÿ˜€

birthday bash give-away!

This is the first birthday in years where I’m not a. ill, b. starting an internship or c. starting a new job, so it’s time to celebrate! I’m turning 33 today so that’s an excellent excuse to spread some infection love… ๐Ÿ˜‰

First, consider this collage by the awesome Jenn of Venus Envy Art:

yes, you have been infected…mwahaha

Look how happy they are, running and screaming in joy with their newly found infections… This could be you! ๐Ÿ˜€
Yes, I’m giving away a set of 3 glass pins from the Infected! series!

All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog and let me know what you’d love to be infected with! You have 4 choices: viruses and bacteria, but also very nice cells and blood cells. Have a look at Etsy or Flickr to get some inspiration…

I will announce the winner on March 30th, so comment away! ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck!

still sleepy
Isaura in late sunlight

On a side note, would you consider signing this Petition for a spaying/neutering policy for stray cats in Ghent – the animal rescue where I got Isaura from (you can see more of her here) issued this petition to raise awareness about this -right now the city doesn’t have a policy and stray cats are mostly all euthanized…This has to stop! Neutering/spaying combined with resocializing and finding new homes for the cats is a humane solution. This is what volunteer organizations like Kat zoekt thuis do, but with very little means or government funding. We’re far from a decent general policy concerning stray animals here in Belgium, but every little helps, even if it’s just a signature. Thanks!


I’ve been infected!!! Oh noooooooooo, what to do? They’re all over me!! Get them off! Get them off! HELP! HELP! Help. HELP!!! HELP! H…


You know what, you could help me, actually…

Why eh…won’t you take some of this infection and eh… spread it yourself? Eh? Eh? Nudge-nudge, wink-wink?

There’s a fine choice of viruses:

infected! viruses

And bacteria:


Or maybe you prefer these lovely blood cells:

infected! red blood cells

There are even white ones:

infected! white blood cells

And just really cute cells:

infected! cute little cells

Who knew getting infected was so much fun? And spreading the infection even better?!


It’s no use resisting, these are cells and viruses and bacteria that you’ll actually want to show off.


Brought to you by yours truly in a healthy fit of of silliness. All infectious goodness on Etsy and Flickr!