In a world where words can hurt, I’d rather be drawing
This is what I wrote in my “About me” page and nowadays, more than ever, this is exactly what applies to my life style.
I have never been very comfortable with words.
Perhaps because I was raised bilingual and I felt uneasy with both languages.
Maybe because my family was loud and I didn’t think that there wasn’t even room for my words anyways.
Possibly because I was awkward and preferred to be on my own.
These “years of silence” have provoked something within me.
I wasn’t yet ready to tell my opinions in speech, so I choose the next best thing: Blogging.
I started my first blog 4 years ago and I wrote about EVERYTHING.
My own trauma’s, how I felt about certain people, politics, feminism, activists, social media, you name it.
I also exposed a lot of myself.
I showed myself as the victim and the good person, but also situations where I was in the wrong.
For a good few months, I posted a blog every day.
I just had so much to share.
And this resulted in promising stats and an amazing amount of support.
People scream for honesty, but once you give it to them and it’s not in their liking….. they could start criticize you.
I admire people who can just frown at a hate comment, but that is not me, unfortunately.
And thus, I deleted my initial blog with more than 2000 followers.
I started a new blog and gained 300 followers, which then, I also deleted.
I decided to yet again start a blog from scratch, but this time I would only focus on my Doodles.
My very first and favorite Doodle was created about 3 years ago.
During a teambuilding event at work, we were ask to draw whether we think with our head or heart.
So, I drew the one thing that I knew for sure about myself: I am a skeptic at heart.
Skeptical Valentino was born.
From there on, I started to experiment more with giving a doodle a certain emotion.
More than anything, I would like to build a brand with these funny, little creatures.
So, let’s call my brand E-Doodles and see how far I come 😉
I try to post a doodle every day and some will be more to your liking than others.
Feel free to give me any kind of feedback, but more importantly, leave a request for me to draw.
I will try my best!
If you would like something very specific, let me know.
For a small price I will try to design your whishes which can be used for invitations, posters, book covers or anything you like.
Here is a picture of me with my doodles.
I got about 20 posters hanging around the house 😉