My name is Rachelle Meyer. I’m an American illustrator living in Amsterdam, specializing in children's books and storytelling. In 2017, I started sketching fellow passengers on the NDSM ferry in a tiny sketchbook. It's a short but sweet trip of about 12 minutes, connecting my home in Amsterdam Noord with my studio in the center of town. When I'd get to work, I'd make a cup of coffee and finish off the hasty little pencil sketches in about 15 minutes or so.


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I started off by posting these sketches on Instagram.

Once the sketchbook was full, I flipped through it and thought that there was more to it than the sum of its parts. It told a joyous little story of the changing of the seasons from winter to spring. So I made a film and put it on YouTube.

The film and the sketches received a lot of positive feedback that led to new commissions, television interviews, and speaking engagements.

This has become such a special little project to me that I'm launching a Kickstarter on 24 May 2018, so that I can go back to the ferry and fill another little sketchbook from August to December.

More info: rachellemeyer.com | Instagram

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Mary Sears 4 months ago

I love the way the red coat stands out

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Honesty Olishia 4 months ago

On the outside, always looking in. Will I ever be more than I've ever been? Cause I'm tap, tap, tapping on the glass. Waving through a window! -Dear Evan Hansen

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Sophster 4 months ago

don't place anything behind the line

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Honesty Olishia 4 months ago

In my own little corner In my own little chair I can be whatever I want to be -Cinderella

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jetmastergames 4 months ago

These are really good!

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jetmastergames 4 months ago

It looks like that scarf is hiding something...

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jetmastergames 4 months ago

I love the single spot of colour!

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