Hello lovelies, this blog has moved to its new home on Yaansoon.com. Come over for a (virtual) cup of tea!
Hello, and welcome to my (old) blog!
I am an illustrator and artist with a passion for world and tribal cultures + botanical and culinary stories.
As some of you may know, Yaansoon is my artist nickname, and I’m an avid foodie and a curious nomad who has travelled to over 20 countries, signifying a myriad of cultures and exciting culinary flavours.
My travels, coupled with a culturally-diverse familial background, are the reason why I’ve fallen in love with tribal, Moroccan, and nomadic visual arts and motifs, which sometimes inspire the patterns and linear shapes in my artwork.
Botanical Motifs, Culinary Stories, and Natural Beauty
Cooking, the kitchen, and nature are three additional themes that are dear to my heart.
I believe food is one of the most interesting creative expressions that can help us appreciate, and enjoy, other cultures and draw meaning from them. Coincidentally, my artist nickname (Yaansoon) is inspired by the Aniseed plant, a Southern-European and Mediterranean herb that makes a personal-favourite herbal tea, packed with amazing healing properties.
That’s why you’ll see me integrate hand-drawn botanical and culinary motifs in my artwork whenever possible.
I also like to explore new illustrated infographics for my true-and-tested Natural Beauty Tips and Illustrations blog series whenever I can.
When not illustrating, I spend my time exploring new home-cooked recipes, organic and minimalist home decor ideas, ethnic and artisanal home accessories, and new and exciting travel destinations.
To contact me for commissions and collaboration please visit my Contact page.
Illustrating for Women & Young Girls
Women from all creeds, walks of life and nationalities are the healers of the world. That’s why I like to create illustrations that primarily target, and talk about women and the wonderful and exciting things they are capable of creating.
Early May 2016, I launched a new blog series, dubbed “Illustrations For Women About Women,” featuring portraits of extra-ordinary women from the 20+ countries I have been to, including matriarchs from my own family. These stories will showcase the unique vision of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian women from different backgrounds and circumstances, with blog-style storytelling about their ability to create beauty and motivate personal growth, regardless of any bias, prejudice or adversity that may exist in their lives.
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