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Happy Lucia

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Today is lucia, one of my favorite days around christmas. It’s also the date me and my boyfriend met, 4 years ago = extra reason to celebrate!

Something that I’ve forgotten to tell you about is MY BOOK, Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold and Stick. I actually got to illustrate a book, all by myself. Well, not totally by myself, I worked very closely with the very wonderful Hanna Ahmed at Usborn Publishing, the designer of the book. Fiona Watt is the author of the book, she created all the wonderful constructions for the decorations.

The book is filled with christmas patterns in different color palettes, and there are a lot of christmas decorations to cut, fold and stick. There’s a total of 100 sheets in the book, 200 pages. You can create angels, stars, snowflakes…. It’s perfect for kids age 6-9, but absolutely suitable for younger and older too.

I can not tell you what an amazing feeling it is to get to hold my own book in my hands. Or to see it in a store. Or read reviews from complete strangers saying that they absolutely love the book and their kids had an amazing time creating the decorations (yes, it’s true, people really write these kinds of reviews). My eyes tear up every time (haha, yep…). If you’d like to get your hands on a copy I think you’ll need to google it, a lot of online stores says “out of stock” though. Swedish readers: Enklast är att knata iväg till akademibokhandeln eller beställa på adlibris.

2012 is coming to and end, which means that I can put together the entire collection of my free desktop calendars for 2012. It’s been fun making them, all though at times very stressful. I know a lot people like them, I get both comments and emails and for that I want to say THANK YOU. For 2013 I will change the concept a bit, as I will have a theme that connects them all together (you’ll notice, the january desktop will be published and available for download by the end of this month).

My favorites are February, October and November. Which one do you prefer?

 

Watercolor and acrylic ink on paper, then scanned and finished in illustrator.

December is here, it started snowing in Stockholm two days ago and my boyfriend is finally home after spending 10 weeks a part from each other. I love this time of year, not so much the cold, but the christmas lights, christmas songs, yummy treats, happy people, family time… I hope you like this calendar! If you’ve been around for a couple of months or so you’ll recognize these characters, although they’ve dressed up for the holiday season…

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iphone - reindeer & owl

iphone - girl & bear

iphone - foxes

Blue blue sea

Posted by Caroline in Lovely Palettes - (0 Comments)

Aaaah, love this soothing set of colors.

It’s November already. I’m still in London when this is posted, which is also one of the reasons I had to cheat this time… I just didn’t have enough time. Anyways, I hope you like it!

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London!

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Yaaay, I’m packing up and leaving for London in 3 hours. I’ll be back in a week.

ps. Don’t worry, the new calendar is scheduled to be posted on October 31 ; )

New design!

Posted by Caroline in Illustration - (5 Comments)

I felt it was time for a change. If you can’t see it, just refresh the page. This is the third blog design. What do you think?

A couple of variations on the october illustration. I think I like the first one the best, which is also the one I ended up using.