Drawing makes me happy

September 18, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

I also became an artist because drawing and creating is my passion. My work is like creative therapy. I am so lucky I can still draw and be able to create every day. It helps me to stay positive, because I am so concentrated and working in my own magical world I don't feel any pain, no negative thoughts only happy unicorns, flying birds, mermaids, lovely patterns and bright colours come across my mind when I am working. I started the blog so I can share my work with you, hopefully you like it and follow my account! Thanks! @lovesamlaviedunefemme


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Drawing

September 18, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

I have a bachelor and master degree in illustration and have been working as an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer and author since my internship in 2004. I make illustrations for magazine, books, repeats for fabric and wallpaper, design cards, stationery, tableware and more. I own my own webshop <a href="http://www.love-sam.com/">www.love-sam.com</a> from where I sell my work. I decided to become an artist because of my health. I am not able to work full hours and in this way I can work whenever I feel ok. Clients never notice this because I am always early :) I like to deliver my work before the deadline so there is no stress whatsoever for me and my client! You can see my work on: <a href="http://www.sam-illustraties.nl/">www.sam-illustraties.nl</a> and yes I am available for commissions: info@love-sam.com


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My supersonic drawing hand

September 18, 2017 bydoor Bold Apps

11 years ago I broke my right elbow, just a simple fracture we thought...I had 9 surgeries (40 hours in total) and due to rare (yes Atypical!) complications I ended up with: an elbow contracture, a double nerve lesion, limited handfunction, nerve/muscle/joint pain, stiffness in my fingers and a lot of scar tissue in my legs (they used a muscle flap twice, but lost them both) which causes pain in my knees. Yep that's a lot, and yes after each surgery I had to learn to draw again, but I did it. I still can do what makes me happy: drawing :) Hooray!


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Allergies and Adrenals

September 15, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

I have a lot of allergy like reactions but most of the tests came back negative, so we had to dig deeper. Eventually my allergy doctor told me I am hyper reactive for a lot of things which causes e.g. nose obstruction, sinus infections, shortness of breath, problems with my intestines and skin reactions.

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Atypical

September 15, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

Well I am atypical. It was easier if you go to a doctor, they run some tests, tell you what you have, prescribe something and after a while you feel better. 


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Be brave

September 12, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman
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It means the life of a woman signed with love by Sam. Sam that's me. I am an introvert and always hiding behind my drawings, but yesterday I decided to be BRAVE and tell you my story in little pieces. My story is about chronic illnesses, handicaps how this makes your world smaller but not darker, about Skyeler my border collie best friend and how drawing/making illustrations helps me to stay positive and staying strong...in the next couple of weeks you can follow me, read my story, follow my drawing lessons, photography tips and prepare delicious meals with my recipes for people with (or without ;) ) multiple food allergies.


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My blog starts today!

September 12, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman
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Pencil case

January 13, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

This week I have made this pencil case.


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Hi!

January 02, 2017 bydoor Sam Loman

 

I wanted to share something with you. I don't live a fancy life, full with glamorous dinners, party's, luxery hotels/trips, high fashion and posh jewellery. Nope I am just an ordinary girl, probably just like you feeling kranky, happy, tired, beautiful or awful. I walk the dog every day, play frisbee with him, make dinner, read a book or magazine and draw.


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