Nature's Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin

Nature's Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin

Since childhood, Marjolein Bastin has been observing nature's little miracles and preserving them on paper with her watercolors.

Seeing a world of beauty in the joys of her own garden, Marjolein recreates the beauty and fascination of her surroundings, inviting others to share in her love of nature. Authentic renderings inspired by her passion for the vibrant colors and hidden surprises in life distinguish her very personal artwork.


Marjolein's personal connection to nature is clearly expressed through her signature line of greeting cards. By showcasing Mother Nature in all of her perfect imperfection, she creates images of life that are rich with emotion. Special features and embellishments on some of the Nature’s Sketchbook greeting cards bring added dimension to her delicate paintings.

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Nature's Sketchbook stationery and gifts

Stationery and gifts

Bright spring bouquets bloom across gifts and stationery for that special person in your life. Beautiful and functional stationery will inspire you to put your own musings and observations on paper, leave pretty reminders for yourself or others, or write a note to a friend. And our Nature’s Sketchbook gifts will beautifully mark a special occasion or turn an ordinary day into a memory to savor.


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Like father, like daughter.

Marjolein Bastin’s father, John Uit den Bogaard, was the author of a popular series of books in the Netherlands about a mischievous vagabond called Swiebertje.


The perfect backdrop for Marjolein's artistic interpretations are Hallmark eCards. Sketches that breathe timeless moments, flowers that grow imperceptibly—all her images preserve a love of the natural world. With her passion for art, Marjolein works a kind of magic that allows an observation of nature that’s both fragile and beautiful.

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Congratulations are in order!

In May 2013, Marjolein Bastin was named one of the first ever recipients of the Greeting Card Association’s LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement! (She and Mary Englelbreit are the only artists who have received this honor.)

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