This is how I spend a lot of hours these days... Crawling on the ground, searching under the leaves, soiling my pantyhose. And this morning we saw a very handsome cuckoo sitting on the courtyard outside our house. We were almost sure. Roger! Remember?
Roger: July, August.
Work day. And friday. This week would need a couple of more hours.
I´m not ready for weekend yet.
This is where I work. The children´s portrait in my windowsill is made by Berta Hansson, the black and white small things on transparent paper are originals from the ice book I´m working with at the moment. (I make all the illustrations this way, separate the tiny ink details and colour them in InDesign where I also put them together. Time-consuming? Yep. Wouldn´t there be an easier way to reach the same result? Definitely. For the next book I will find that out...)
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When I was a child I was fascinated by this very tiny book of mushrooms. At my grandparents place I spent a lot of time watching the illustrations and the handwritten notes on each page; Edible. Poisonous. Tasty. Delicious.
Since some years the book is mine to keep. And now I use it as inspiration for a spread in a children´s book.
The Mushroom House, Ohio, by architect Terry Brown.
The page (Roadside Architecture) from where the Mushroom House link was found, is a true mine of inspiration! If you are looking for images of donut signs, mini golf courses, giant insects, interesting places, bottle villages or fairy tale parks... It is really an amazing collection! The woman behind the collecting is Debra Jane, who also runs this blog.