you are cordially invited to visit the annual winterleuchten christmas market at the nordbahnhof waggons in stuttgart!!!

13.+14.12.2008 from 14-22 hrs.

ihr seid herzlich eingeladen zum winterleuchten weihnachtsbudenzauber an den waggons am nordbahnhof in stuttgart!!

13.+14.12.2008, jeweils 14-22 Uhr, Puppentheater ab 16 Uhr

www.winterleuchten.de info@winterleuchten.de


winterleuchten poster print // printmaking week 47

yes, i did it!! i have finished the last two blocks for the annual winterleuchten market poster print. yay!! it was damn cold in my studio, no fun printing at all. also i have cut my thumb while carving the last block and it hurt, especially when it got soaked in terpentine...anyway, i am very releived the biggest work is done and the print came out quite nice. now it's ready to be processed..

printing the first layer, a light yellow...

second layer, a transparent cyan blue. it's much more radiant in reality, the photos don't show it very good. but hey, the weather and light was a washed out dark gray. brrr...

and this is it!! well, what is aaalways great is, when you discover shortly before printing, that you have cut a wrong date!! i made it 2009 instead of 2008!!!!! amazing! i mean, there i sit three days designing and cutting on the block, carefully watching every detail, rethinking twice, three times and i don't recognize the mistake?! gosh, where was my mind???? now i have to carve a single 8 to replace the 9, well, well....as my grandpa used to say: if you don't have in your mind, you might have in the legs ( deutsch: wer's nicht im kopf hat, hat's halt in den beinen.)

enjoy the weekend! the weather reports here are threatening us with hail and snow..yuk!


work to do

yes, smells like work, kitties! shogo and keks show much interest in my linocutting efforts. i have cut this first plate for the yearly winterleuchten poster last week and there are still two plates to go! the winterleuchten is our yearly christmas market at the waggons at nordbahnhof, stuttgart, which this year takes place from 13-14 dec. i have decided to make a brandnew 3-color linocut for the flyer and poster, whcih allows me also to make a special edition of original prints (a souvenir from the winterleuchten market). as always - i am late in time and should work nonstop on the cut. but today it's monday, monkey monday as we like to call it, started bad, cold outside, even though the sun is shining, i am tired and i don't want to work!!!!!!! a t a l l!!! guess it's shitty cold in my studio, so i don't feel the urgent need for test printing, i am so unmotivated!! terrible, but hey - i am a freelancer, i can decide when i take time off, no?! sigh... had so many orders from the shops, too (awsome!!!), so half the day went by on this and sometimes, like today, it takes away my energy for all the other, creative stuff... UGH!

anyway, the first plate of my poster print came out quiet nice, i think. let's hope for better, energy fueled times and the first test print results....( i don't even want to think about the whole digitalizing, repro kinda procedure yet)

maybe i should just take a hot bath and watch disney movies for the rest of the day..


shopping on dawanda

the last weeks were, still are really busy! i am missing time to find muse and inspiration, to work on new things, to doodle myself away... instead commission work, organisation, bureaucratics are keeping me busy, but more about this next time... so TODAY, i want to share with you how i spoiled myself lately, here are some of my dawanda favs, hope you don't mind ... :D

i found this gorgeous purse in my dear friend tabea's shop borsellina. i LOVE the japanese fabric, pattern, the greens, reds and creamy colors on this. it's like made for me and even though my closet already is a borsellina branch office, i can't get enough of her bags and treats. apropos bags! there's a matching tote bag in her shop, too. you think i should get it?!

check out her dawanda boutique here or her webshop here

oh i LOVE this pretty drawing!! wish the original would be available. if i could pay it, though... this is the prettiest lucky goldfish ever by talented maki shimizu, a japanese artist in berlin. i discoverd her work earlier in a berlin shop called neurotitan, where i purchased other postcards from her amazing ukiyo-e, modern time woodcut prints. she also has a shop on dawanda. please check out makis shop
oh and this was on my mind way too long, since i discovered it on dawanda months ago - finally it's mine! i totally fits my actual needs for nest building ( oh dear wintertime!) and goes perfect with the new sofa. Screenprinted and handsewn of course, plus there's a whole series of cushions, which all together tell a sweet little story by lalitah

so good night all, sweet nesty dreams to all of you ^_^


memo me! - card game

a few months ago, i needed a special birthday gift for a dear friend. she's a big fan of my handcarved stamps and always wants a printed thing from all of them, so i decided to make her a memory card game, which features the whole variety of my stamps. i had so much fun making these, trying out new combinations, new colors, patterns etc, that i decided to make some for the shops, too. it was quiet an effort, but i think they make a really nice and special gift, not really as a "serious" card game, but as a lovely collectible item for paper lovers and craft fanatics. and it's fun to play them, too!! so, here's the mini memo me! available in my dawanda shopette...