Friday, March 31, 2006

Easter so far

This is what I have made for easter so far. Actually made for a magazine so ..... a little more safe and controlled than what I really want! Hope I find time to create -and post- some more wild things before easter.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

An empty cardboard box is all my children need to be happy and occupied for ...not hours, but quarters of hours. It's been like that for five days now. Incredible and not always that easy!
It takes me less than two minutes to cut a barn door and a window.

My magazine editor is going to see this summer altarpiece tomorrow. I have no idea if she will like it or not!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I like to give and to get flower bulbs for the garden. The packaging, however is often so ugly that it isn't suitable for a gift. I tried with this redesign for a package of "scented lily's".

Anyone have other ideas?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Good old days...

Did you know there is a website full of antique die cut scraps to print ? For free, I mean.

They might be a little too romantic for me. But the whimsycal animals are so great! I wanted to make something with them for a long time.

And here is the result; a makeover of my childrens IKEA table. I printet out on a normal deskjet printer. If anyone wants to try, I can recommend to dab a bit of glue or lacquer on the picture front side. They can then stand the brush strokes when you countinue with layers of lacker.

It is such a rewarding pleasure to hear my kids talk when they have a little meal at the table. They distribute the animals between them, talk about them, ask questions ("why does that elephant wear a dress?"..) and play roles inspired by them.