Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! It's been a while... I've been pretty busy lately (which I love) so I haven't really had the time to blog for a while but when one of the sweetest people I 'know' nominated me to join the 'Blog Hop' I just had to say yes!

You should definitely head over to Mademoiselle Poirot, a gorgeous blog by Carole, a Parisienne living in London. She takes the most beautiful pictures, shares my love for food and has an impeccable eye for interior design.  I've been a long time admirer and reader of everything she puts out into this crazy internet world. Thank you very much, Carole, for the nomination! Here we go!

Why do I write?
When I started this blog, I just wanted to have a creative outlet. The blog has changed a lot over time and since I started blogging I've met so many wonderful fellow bloggers. It's a great community and I'm very happy to be a part of it. I never tried to blog commercially but I love how blogging offers everyone the opportunity to express themselves and publish their own little 'magazines'.

What am I working on?
As always, I am working on many different things. I just can't seem to focus on just one thing. As you may know, I started working as a freelance illustrator last year. I am really enjoying it but don't like working from home all the time. So, right now I went back to the roots and am working at a film production in the art department. As you can see here I also take a lot of photos and love sharing them on my Instagram (another great community!). 

How does it differ from others in its genre?
Quite honestly, I'm not entirely sure what genre my blog is. I mostly blog about the things I make and beautiful places I see. The world seen through my eyes.

What is my writing process?
After being very rigorous and writing once or twice a week for a year, I've really relaxed my process this year. Now I only write if I have something exciting to share. That might not be the best way to grow a bigger following but it works for me and I am very lucky in having very loyal readers (thank you!).

And now it's my turn to nominate two blogger. The first one is the kick-ass Nath from Beautycalypse who is on a great quest for ethical excellence. She writes about beauty, food and life with a no BS attitude and real insights into what products are ethical to buy and use.

The second nomination goes to the lovely Kate of Sole Satisfaction, a blog about life, design, food, Berlin and shoes! We 'met' via Instagram and I'm really looking forward to meeting Kate in person sometime soon. She has such great style, eye for design and the honesty she blogs with is truly refreshing. 

Have a lovely week everyone! xx

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dramatic Art

Hi Everyone, here are some of my new illustrations. As you can see, I'm definitely going through a 'colour phase'. Summer and it's gorgeous light and all the beautiful flowers are inspiring me to add loads of bright colours to my art. These are also all inspired by film (in one way or another...). As always, there are more new drawings on the tumblr. Hope you're all doing well! xx

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Bursts of Color!

Hello all! I hope everyone reading this is up and well. I've been experimenting more and more with my illustrations lately which has been fun. Here are a few pictures that are a bit different to my usual style. What do you think? I quite like the idea of just using some color and not filling in every inch of the person, like I usually do. 

I also keep updating my illustration tumblr quite frequently. You can check it out here. xx

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feeling Silly - The Making Of

If you're following me on my illustration tumblr, you may have already seen the finished version of this drawing. But today I wanted to share 'the behind the scenes', the 'making of' of 'Feeling Silly'. So here we go! 

It all started with a vintage postcard that I found, of a small girl with braids that were being held up by balloons (I can't seem to find the image now...let me know if you know the photographer!). I liked it so much that I thought, I'd make it my own. 

First I made a small, colourful sketch of it but wasn't happy with it so I started again and made a bigger, more detailed version. I mostly use the same process on any picture I make. I start by sketching it out with pencil, then going over the sketch with a black, waterproof marker and erasing the pencil. Then I do multiple layers of water-colour until it looks right to me. After scanning the image I 'tidy up' small mistakes and take out the texture of the paper around the image. I usually also play around with the levels and saturation a bit as well.

Et voilĂ , the finished image! 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Flower Glory at the Botanical Gardens Berlin

The long easter weekend might be over but I can still smell all the beautiful flowers I saw at the Botanical gardens here in Berlin on Easter Monday. Obviously, Spring is the best time to visit any kind of park but it's especially nice at the Botaical gardens. There are so many spectacular flowers and plants. And there are even more gorgeous, exotic plants inside the greenhouse. All the different colours and shapes are so inspirational. 

What did you guys get up to over the long weekend?

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Here are a few pieces I made for the occasion. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend full of fun, easter eggs, family and friends!
To see more of my drawings, please visit (and follow?!) my illustration tumblr.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Magical Spreepark

In the former East of Berlin there is an old, abandoned amusement park called Spreepark. It closed down in something like 2001 and has not been looked after since. Thieves cleaned it out pretty thoroughly. Everything but the big items is gone, and what is left is broken and/or grown over. In short, it's one of the most magical places I've ever seen. The only way to see the park (legally) is to take a guided tour or hop on a little tourist train for a 15 minute ride around the park. Sadly the park has now been sold and tours will only run through the end of April. 

If you're in Berlin, make sure to catch the tour before it ends. It's like stepping into another world.

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