This flower illustration is from a while ago, it was the first ‘Bloemenstruik’ illustration I made with ballpoint pencils. The second and third flower illustrations were much bigger and made with colored pencils. This black and white one is my personal favorite, although from the big third illustration there is a print available in my webshop. Now this one is also available, but only as the original in a oakwood frame.
This weekend I’m going to Cape Town for 2 weeks to enjoy Designindaba and therefore I’m not able to send webshop orders till March 11th. If you would like to make an order, you can do this before Friday!
For the first time I’ve illustrated a book! Which has been written by Melanie Choukas-Bradley and it’s called The Joy of Forest Bathing. The book is an introduction to forest bathing-or Shinrin-yoku in Japan, -the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Forest bathing can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Melanie invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself by learning the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted wild home.
Like last year Puu villa and his friends are in and around the department store Shinsegae! You can see my illustrations inside the stores as moving bear-robots waving their paws, sniffing their noses, blinking their eyes, decorating the Christmas tree and riding the sledge together with his 3 friends. But also on the outside of the building, the elevators, the escalators, the wrapping-paper, the banners, the flags and the bags.
Last weekend was my first workshop and I had such a lovely and inspiring weekend with this group. Thanks you so much for your enthusiasm and La Galeria Roja for the hospitality!
I’m going to Sevilla this weekend to do my first workshop and I’m so happy it’s at La Galería Roja. During this 3 day workshop I’m going to share my inspiration, show you my illustration techniques and help you try out yourself.
Because I’m staying in Sevilla for 3 more days to enjoy the city and sun, all webshop deliveries will be send on 7 December. If you prefer your order to arrive more quickly, you can take a look at my retailers list, maybe there’s a store close by.