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Leipzig Book Fair 2016

This is going to be a short blog post, but I wanted to share a few highlights from the Leipzig Book Fair last week.

MarchBlogPhotos11. Books, books and more books! I spent most of my time in the children’s publisher section of the fair, but also wandered into the art books section towards the end of the day. There are many beautiful children’s books being published this year, and I was especially excited to find a couple with embroidery on display.

2. Great location. The Leipzig Messe is the biggest and most beautiful exhibition space I’ve ever visited. It’s full of natural light and easy to navigate, considering it’s size.

3. Ice cream! Need I say more?

4. New connections. Last year I was too shy to practice my German and didn’t talk to many of the vendors in Leipzig, but this year I dove right in, handed out some fancy new business cards and met some really nice people.

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5. I bought a new sticker book. Like my hat? Very excited to put these stickers to use on my outgoing mail orders.

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Have a great week!

 

 

 

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Comic Illustrations and Wedding Invitations

Happy Friday!

This month has been full of exciting new projects. I had to put aside the embroidery for a couple weeks, to work on a rather complex comic project for the German company Bosch in collaboration with Knusperdesign. The illustrations were drawn in a traditional, black and white inked format, which was a bit scary for me at first, as it’s been a while since I’ve dipped my brushes in black ink.  But everything turned out well and the comic is in it’s final stages of production as we speak.

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In addition to this project, I’ve been working on a number of wedding invitation commissions this month. Did you know I design wedding invitations and thank you cards? You can find examples of on my Etsy or Dawanda shop. All the invitations include a custom portrait or other illustration which I base on photos I receive from the couples. The portraits are drawn by hand in ink and coloured digitally. I haven’t attempted to do any embroidered wedding portraits yet, but it’s in the back of my head for this coming year. So if you know anyone getting married in the next year, send em’ over! Here are a few examples below:

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All in all, 2016 has started off well! We’ll be flying to the homeland of Canada in a few weeks for a visit and I have a few illustration meetings lined up while I’m down there.  Hopefully, I’ll have some exciting news to announce on here when we get back to Germany in February!

I hope you’ve had a great start into the New Year, and thanks for reading!