The Whimsical Art of Mandy van Goeije

I find inspiration in the wee things in life, in fairy tales, other cultures, poetry, music, and nature. And I still work in my art journal on a regular basis. It’s my laboratory, my exercise field, my little treasure box of memories, my playground, and my best friend. ~ Mandy van Goeije

 Woman in red

 Sunbather      Starshine      Many moons

Fishing       Tall lady      Purple marionette


Watch as Mandy creates a beautiful holiday card from beginning to end.



Mandy van GoeijeMandy van Goeije is a Dutch artist/illustrator and (online) art teacher. After having worked as an English teacher in high school for five years, she decided to change her career and become an art teacher/artist. Until then, she’d developed herself artistically through mixed media paintings, mixed media jewelry, and art journaling. She even went to art school for a year where they told her she was always illustrating. And they were right! Mandy always try to tell a story with her work. She loves expressing herself visually. Since the art school she went to didn’t have much regard for illustrators, she quit and taught herself by studying illustrators’ and artists’ work and techniques. It proved vital that she learned to work with supplies in her own fashion because it set her apart. She now helps others develop their own authentic and artistic style. For more information about her work, visit her online at

Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.



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