Sisters

Hi everyone!

Let me introduce you to my Sisters. Say hello to them!

Sisters

These girls were inspired by European winters, in particular by a trip to Moscow that I went on last year. All the women looked so beautiful and elegant in their fur coats, I just had to draw them!

I decided to keep it in black and white and focus on the lines as much as possible. I wanted to recreate the look of the different textures I saw. In the end it worked like therapy for me: drawing line after line, detail after detail, adding in the shading and the volume, slowly building the illustration on paper… It’s my favourite process in the world!

Anyway, I’ve had this illustration for quite a while now and recently decided to put it on Society 6. I like the quality and the variety of products they have on offer and I LOVE to see my drawings applied to real objects! When I’m drawing I don’t really think about how my illustration would look as a wall clock or as a handbag, so it’s always an exciting surprise!

My Sisters are now available for purchase as art prints (framed or not, you choose!), as tote bags in various sizes, as wall clocks, pillows and a bunch of other nice goodies for you and your home!

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Oh, and there is a sale on as well: FREE worldwide delivery until 13th July. Check it out here.

Lots of love.

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Goodbye 2013. It has been a pleasure.

Dear 2013,

You were so good to me that I am already missing you.

Best trip: the Sahara Desert. I still can’t believe I made it there.

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My Desert Taxi

Best book I read: After Dark by Haruki Murakami. I’m making my way through 1Q84 at the moment. Just need a few more days.

Best film I watched this year: Les petits mouchoirs. My favorite films of the year always seem to be French. – The Paperboy and Stoker come very closely behind though. I LOVE them. Oh, and Blue Jasmine, of course! How can I forget?

Best move: Living and working in Hamburg, Germany. It was one of the coolest places I have ever lived and I entirely recommend it. Not only is Hamburg gorgeous and efficient, it also has a creative and bohemian side that I love. Germany ROCKS.

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Hamburg

Most “Dream come true” moment: Watching The Rite of Spring at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Best bar: The Sofa Bar in Hamburg.

Best people I met: The amazing new friends I made in Germany. You know who you are!

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Present I found on my desk

Best exhibition: The Steve McCurry show at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

Most unexpected incident: A camel eating one of my socks in the Sahara. Yes, it happened.

Best breakfast: In this little balcony in Santorini. I can’t remember the food but the view…. ah, the view…

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Santorini, outside my window

Most fantastic news: Four of my friends are pregnant. FOUR.

Best purchase: A goose feather coat from Esprit. Not the most glamorous garment in the world but it has honestly saved my life in freezing-cold-minus-ten-degrees-covered-in-snow Germany.

Best architecture: St Basil’s Church in Moscow.

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Beautiful on pictures. Even better in reality.

Best series: Game of Thrones (though I did fall in love with Dexter a little bit too. Oh, and no, I haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet.)

Most rewarding experience EVER: Publishing a book.

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Book launch in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Goodbye 2013.

You were amazing. I had a great time.

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Happy in Hamburg

Lots of love.