This week’s DIY feature comes from the green pastures of the Netherlands. Mariska Vos-Bolman is best known for her Love Devil plush toy. We asked her to fill out this DIY survey and she was very happy to take part in it, she even shared some really interesting info about herself! Read further to see just how awesome Mariska Vos-Bolman really is.
Mariska Vos-Bolman comes from Zaandam, Netherlands which is best known for mustard, windmills and cheese.
Back in the day, I thought of toys as fun things to get me through the day; today I see them as things that make the world more fun.
As a kid, my favorite toy was pencils and paper.
My first ‘real’ job was a 3D Modeller for video games.
My favorite designer toy (by another artist) are the Bonboya Zyu toys. They’re not really designer toys, but they are just so much fun!
I choose to work with toys because it is the best job you can have!
The best blank platform to work on is a sketchbook.
The most exciting moment in my career so far has been winning the Craftster Zombie, Bears, and Robots competition.
Mariska Vos-Bolman is the most “cutesy” loving designer/artist in the world.
I dislike it when I don’t get enough sleep.
I love it when people let me know that they enjoy my designs.
The thing that inspires me most is my friends and family, Japanese toys, and nature.
The internet has been most influential media on my art.
The most underrated designer/artist today is my husband Yannis.
If I wasn’t working in toys, I’d probably be working in the video game industry.
One thing most people don’t believe about me is that I used to make 3D soldiers for Killzone on the Playstation.
When my fans read this questionnaire they will hopefully find it interesting.
All good ideas start with passion.
My ultimate professional assignment would be creating a DIY plush toy pattern book.
My day is not complete until I did something creative like sketching, creating or sewing.
Filling out this DIY feature survey was very time consuming.
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