Friday, April 01, 2016

Coming Soon - Our ABC of Yoga

Yay, finally I can reveal what I've been working on for over a year: My book called Our ABC of Yoga will be published this September by Quarto Books USA and is now available to pre order via their website. Here's what it's about:
Pairing simplified yoga poses with alphabetized animals and objects, ABC Yoga features colorful illustrations of children and animals practicing yoga along with playful rhymes to explain each movement. A fun family read, this interactive title is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, as well as introducing them to familiar animals and basic, simplified yoga poses that promote health and well-being. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with an engaging illustration mimicking the various animals' natural movements. Clever rhymes explain how toddlers (and their parents!) can copy the poses, each of which encourage movement, physical fitness, and mental health. The 26 yoga poses, one for each letter of the alphabet, are renamed for easy understanding, while an index at the end of the book identifies the correct name for each asana (yoga pose) for the adults. The engaging illustrations and playful rhymes encourage children and their parents to get up and move, promoting physical activity, learning, and togetherness. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Website

I'm still busy editing it, but it's live and working and I like the new look, done with Adobe Portfolio!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Is Here

Finally spring has arrived here at the seaside, and we can start having cold drinks at the beach instead of hot chocolate in seaside cafes. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

La Leche League Article

Here's an interesting article explaining the needs of babies, our/society's unrealistic expectations of their behaviour which clash with what is actually completely normal for a carry mammal (i.e. human). It's published in La Leche League's Breastfeeding Today alongside my poster We All Love To Nurse.
Read the whole article Why Babies Need to be Carried and Held.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Marco Polo's Journeys - Map Illustration

A new book with illustrations of mine has hit the shelves - Marco Polo's Journey by Oxford University Press (Australia + New Zealand). For this, I illustrated a variety of maps with some spot illustrations depicting Marco Polo's travels.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Elf + Holiday Gift Tags

Especially for you - my cute holiday gift tags - ready for you to print! 
And a little Christmas elf for your Holiday Cheer!
Have a great Christmas and a happy + peaceful New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

National Parks Centennial

The National Park magazine asked me to design and illustrate a timeline for the NPCA's Centennial in 2016...lots of fun and interesting facts to find out for me!
Here it is, featuring some notable dates, like acquisition of Grand Canyon, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Martin Luther's speech on National Mall. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

December calendar

Here it is, this month's desktop calendar free for you to download
A little late as it's a busy time of year and lots of new projects just started for me, but I hope you still enjoy this December scene with meteor sky!

Society6 Store Offer - Day3

12/8 thru 12/9: 20% Off All Tech Gear + Free Worldwide Shipping
Here's my shop with today's special offer for phone cases, skins and more.
This one is my New Hampshire print - part of my USA map postcard series.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Special Deals at Society6 - Day1

A few days of special deals in my Society6 shop, starting today with this:
15% Off All Wall Art + Free Worldwide Shipping in my Society6 shop
Get illustrated maps as Christmas gifts and more...

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Polar Bear and Snow Bunny

It's getting wintery! Here's an illustration for German parenting magazine Leben+Erziehen. It's for a story about a polar bear cub and a snow bunny who are having an adventure in the snow with scary footprints! I also designed and illustrated two quizzes for the kids page.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Interview on Pikland

There's a little interview with my on Pikaland, where I'm talking about my work, my calendars in particular and the story behind them.
Thanks to Amy!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Desktop Calendar

Happy October! Watch out - here come the AnaRchY kiDs who've been using matches and cake knives since their first birthday and who've been secretly watching you change gears and use the gas pedal and can do it aLL bY TheMSelVEs!
(Seriously, this is what's called a spirited child!)

Get your free widescreen version of this desktop calendar HERE, and have a great October/Halloween/Day of the Dead!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New York, New York

Here are some promotional pieces based on New York that I've worked on over the summer.
Researching the map for kids based activities was fun! I didn't know how amazing this place is for kids!
The children's book page is a from my book with Bloomsbury, called One Day, but in its original colour palette, I changed it to girlie pink in the final version due to character changes.

Weidenhof Map Illustration

Here are some illustrations - all part of a big outdoor map - that I've created for a holistic place offering animal assisted therapy called Weidenhof in the Black Forest in Germany.
Here, kids and adults can experience nature, animals (in particular horses), practice Yoga and learn about the environment. My map shows the variety of activities on offer: barefoot walk, bug hotel, herb garden, outdoor kitchen, willow woods, forest sofa, archery, etc. It's a charity-run back to nature kind of place that does a lot to support socially deprived or abused children, you can find more about it here:
Touched by Horses
Pferde Bewegen Menschen

Friday, September 25, 2015

Website Icons

Over the summer I've created some illustrations for friends and their businesses. 
My friend Emelie Hill Dittmer just re-launched her website and I created some illustrated icons for it. Emelie's a Swedish freelance journalist based in the UK and you can see her new website and brilliant work here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Autumn

Since autumn has arrived yesterday here where I am - here's a seasonal illustration from a few years ago...when health and safety and childproofing were not on our list of concerns yet :). I still do think a werewolf is a great costume for trick or treaters though!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pablo's Travelling Notebook

Pablo's Travelling Notebook is now out, by Oxford University Press Australia!
Pablo starts sketching in his notebook but then loses it in the airplane cabin and other kids who find the journal add their own travel adventures to it. 
When I illustrated this book I was also preparing for a long distance flight to one of the countries featured - South Africa!
Here are some of my favourite images from the book:

Rainy Day - Highlights Hello

A little while ago I illustrated these rainy day indoor activities for Highlights Hello!
Here's the toddler boy and his mum with a range of indoor play ideas from Peek-a-Boo to storytime! Both a favourite in our home on stormy days!

Map Illustration - National Parks Magazine

Recently the National Parks Conservation Association in USA asked me to create a map for their magazine. It's about a 'Big Day' in the world of bird spotting, which means a small team has from midnight to midnight to identify as many bird species as possible in a given area. 
This team managed to spot 104 different bird species! 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Acorn Creek Colouring Page

A paperdolls / colouring activity page: Here are Pando and Jørg from Acorn Creek to colour in, cut out and dress up! 

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Llama Pattern Collection

I've added a few more patterns to my Llama pattern, here they are in my Llama Mama collection!
I will add those to some products in my Society6 store, possibly leggings, pillow cases, iphone cases etc....