In May i took part at the Wraptious Competition. Every artist could send in up to five illustrations for cushion designs.
Voting is still open until 5th of June and if you like my designs I appreciate a lot if you had over and vote for me. Click the single pictures in the post or share the whole on.
Cushions are also available a very limited time, during the competition until 5th of June.
Here’s the link - thank you so much:
This illustration was for the open call for artists for Bravery Mags issue about Frida Kahlo and i so enjoyed drawing it.
I like to show Frida in her wheelchair while working. It's so impressive what she did whenever having so much pain and health issues. And I think it's also very important to show what you can do nonetheless. I find it so very empowering.
This is my portrait of Coco Chanel, one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. The Brand and Company founded by her is still one of the larges companies in the fashion and cosmetics industry. Founded 1910.
She became the only person in her profession to be on the list of Time magazine of the world's 100 most influential people of the 20th century for her influence on the world of fashion.
So here it is, my portrait of Iris Apfel. It's so amazing and inspiring that she's already 96! I read a lot about her during my project and she's still pretty busy. Just to name some of her activities - in 2012 she's been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, she's still designing, performing in commercials.
Through the textile firm Old World Weaver she run with her husband from 1950 - 1992 she's been travelling all over the world where she began buying pieces of non-western, artisanal clothes. She wore these clothes to clients' high-society parties. I guess this is where this phenomenal look comes from too. The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History in Boynton Beach, Florida, is designing a building that will house a dedicated gallery of Apfel's clothes, accessories, and furnishings. This will be worth a trip there!
If you want to know more watch the documentary about her by Albert Maysles - just have a look for "Iris".
This is my portrait of Marie Curie, such a pioneer and inspiring woman. She was born and grew up in Poland, at this time a part of Russia. As Women weren't allowed to study there she followed her sister and moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. In December of 1897 she started her research on radioactivity. She was the first woman ever who won the Nobel Prize. She's been also the first woman teaching at Académies des Sciences. (Sadly enough after her beloved husband Pierre Curie died by accident. It was his chair she took over.) She’s been the first female member of Académie des Médicine and later she led the Radium Institute in Paris. ..Unfortunately her researches and curie-ousity about Radium led to a death of aplastic anemia in the age of 66, what a sacrifice for humanity. But even after her death she kept being a pioneer as she was the first woman buried at the Paris Phanteon to honor her scientific achievements.
Here's my portrait of Josephine Cochran, the inventor of the dish washer. Hopefully you don't need to do any dishes today - a big "THANK YOU" to Josephine Cochran
Here is my portrait of Anne Frank. Hopefully she'll never be forgotten. I really wish no one would ever have to experience what she did...
This year I started the 100daychallenge on instagram. I’ve chosen to draw inspiring women and made a guessing game out of it. First I post items as hints, of some a quote and in the end a portrait of the respective woman. so fun to do!
due to research times and this as a side project I decided to stretch my 100dayproject over a longer time not posting everyday but doing a guessing game time by time.
First Woman to guess was Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian born American Film actress and inventor. She invented a lot of things and had a big fascination for science. Fun invention is the soda streamer but most important she codeveloped a radio guidance system the wlan and buetooth of our days now is based on and which used spread sprectrum and frequency hopping technology so it couldn’t been followed anymore. In 1997 she got an award for this from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But She wasn't just beautiful and intelligent she also had a good sense of humor. When they called her up to tell her she would get the award, her first words were, Hedy Lamarr being Hedy Lamarr, ‘Well, it’s about time.'
Portrait of Sojourner Truth who was a suffrage and anti slavery shero. A so impressive woman! I drew this in different styles as i wanted to compare their different impression.
my aim was to reduce all features to the essentials and have a colorful illustration whenever it's was a difficult time. But Sojourner Truths Courage opened (or she made the start to open) so many doors for the women we can be and how we can live today. So she added a lot of color and possibilities to this world.
Two home decor products with sewing related items. So fun to do!
I read an interview and the person interviewed was asked what she would give all girls on their way.. since that i have that in mind, to do what you love with commitment, focus and kindness to yourself. This is how it made it’s way on the tray.
Illustration and design for ceramics. Words are from one of my favorite quotes from Astrid Lindgren - be cheeky, wild and wonderful. What a lovely start into the day with this reminder!
Illustration and Design for glass products. When i was little my grandma hat a water pitcher with flowers painted on it, little tiny ones.. I loved this one so much! She gave it to me later.. and unfortunately it broke some years ago. So this one here is dedicated to her.
Sign for Tea and let’s get romanTEAcally. I made up fun words with tea in it or almost tea in it. and i like vintage advertisement, so i mixed a little of this look in.
A fictional book cover. What might be in Amy Poehler’s Bag? So much fun to imagine!
For this work I deeply fell in love with colored pencils.
Illustration for metal products. I so want to have these egg timers!
Illustration for wooden products. How fun would it be to have this chairs in your kitchen?
One month of Make art that sells Bootcamp had Victorian Hats as theme. This is how i came up with this Jungle hats. Thought it’s nice to carry your own little world with you on a hat.
This ist my Make art that sells Bootcamp Assignment for the tea themed month about tasseomancy. I love all the setting and would like to share a cup of tea with this girl.
..you never can have enough of supporTea!
Illustrations for home decor products made of metal. I would so love to have the egg timers. Really.
Stay Curious - I just love this! Because it’s exactly what drives me - curiousity, lerning and growing.
Made it after reading an article in Flow Magazin about curiousity.
2017 I took the “Make art that sells” course for Home Decor to learn more about products as i so love to illustrate for it. I made this little video for the review competition afterwards. And my video won - wohooo! I had a one hour portfolio review and career coaching call with the amazing Lilla Rogers and I’m so thankful for this.
Minimal Portraits in einem Lieblingsstil.
Illustration and desing for fabric products
Inspirierende Worte, die Kraft geben.
This is a reciepe i sent in for the make art that sells christmas post competition. Cheers!
Birthday cards for the little ones. Fun animals congratulate.
I love ice cream - you too? If you hapen to come to Berlin you’re well prepared to find some of the best spots with this map.
Mind map about courage.
Pencil and water color studies about Ellis Islands immigrants.
These flower patterns are licenced for converse and timberland by notlike you, a brand for personalized shoes. They also have a constant collection which for they’ve chosen some of my prints.
and i specially love the kids version:
Printed shirts for the little ones.
Home Decor products - a mug series based on portraits of Ellis Island immigrants.
I really love the color Indigo and for this “Make art that sells” assignment I fell in love with the minimal brush line portraits.
A fun garden notebook i did for make art that sells bootcamp. not just for garden notes.
These flower pattern is licensed for converse and timberland by notlikeyou, a brand for personalized shoes. They also have a constant collection which for they’ve chosen some of my prints.
Illustration for a greeting card and wrapping paper.
Two winter pattern i did for a competition the FLOW Magazin held.
I love to illustrate and put it in shapes of letters.