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Saturday, January 11, 2020

HELP AUSTRALIA

If you have seen the worldwide news last week you might have been informed about the devastating, apocalyptic bushfires in Australia. Each year there is a fire season during the Australian summer but this year it´s worse. Maybe because of climate change.
The dry and hot weather made it easy for blazes to start and spread. And that happened in a quick and concerning way in many parts of the country. In New South Wales alone, more than 100 fires are still burning.

Firefighters try everything they can, working hard to stop the infernos. People lost their lives and/or their homes. Half a billion animals were affected, especially wonderful koalas, Australias native furry friends.


It was heartbreaking, seeing these cute animals with burned fur and paws, trying to get water and help from humans. I donated money immediately to support humans and animals. And I did a mental rain dance with many others which helped shortly because rain came down. But not enough. The fires are still on. There is no way to find how big the damage is until the fires stop and nobody knows how long this will take. Today, I want to ask you for help. You could send positive, healing thoughts and prayers to Australia. You could also give support through a donation. Here are different informations how to give help to firefighters, humans and/or animals https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/bushfire-relief-how-you-can-help-those-in-need/news-story/a0476ac3538b8c373f281ea6be204421
You could also do a rain dance, which I´d love to see. So, if you do so, please send me a picture of it.
Thanks for your help.
Lots of love,

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

MY CREATIVE MANTRA 2020

Less than one hour left in 2019 and I found my creative mantra for 2020. Each year I look for a special quote I try to work with through the year. Next year I want to enclose LOVE in my work.

So, what do you think? What is your mantra for 2020? I printed mine out, framed it and put it on the shelf right in front of my eyes on my workspace. Whenever I look up, I see the saying and get a reminder right away. 2020 will be the year of love for me and my designs. I´m really excited how things will work out.
Have a wonderful start into the New Year. May all your dreams come true.
XxOoXx,

CREATE YOUR OWN VISION BOARD FOR 2020

When a year ends and a new one is about to start, it´s a good idea to create a vision board. It helps, to visualize all our dreams, plans and goals we want to accomplish in the coming year. With a vision board we keep a positive mindset. Here you can see mine for 2020.


It is very easy to make.
1. Get a canvas or thick piece of cardboard, glue, scissors, washi-tape and other decoration material.
2. Take a piece of paper and write the things down that are important to you in your life like family,
    friends, work, hobbies, etc.
3. Start finding pictures in magazines and the internet that fit your subjects and your goals you want
    to achieve in these fields. Cut these out.
4. Collect affirmations, quotes and sayings that encourage you to reach your goals.
5. Glue everything on your canvas or cardboard.
6. Give your vision board a prominent place where you often walk by.
7. Whenever you pass your vision board, look at it and visualize your dreams and goals.

Have a wonderful time, creating your own vision board.
Lots of love,

COLOR BLOCKING

Before the old year 2019 ends, I need to post a last pattern I did. I finished it a couple of month ago for the theme color blocking.


For the New Year 2020 I promise to post more patterns and be a better blogger. I really got carried away in the last couple of month.
Lots of love,

Thursday, November 14, 2019

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: SCANDINAVIAN

Here is another pattern I finished a longer time ago. Again I did it for Illustration Friday and the topic was Scandinavian (I´m sure, you guessed that already). I loved to do this one because it reminded me of my childhood in the 70´s. We used to have some of these patterns back then on different designs. Of course they often had more brown, orange and yellow colours.

But I do remember geometric shapes, birds, horses or zick-zack borders on bed linen, wallpaper, dresses, etc. For this pattern I combined the shapes of my childhood with scandinavian color hues and made it look northern. I like the fresh look of it and could imagine the design as napkins at the ikea store.
Big hugs,

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ELECTRICITY

Weeks ago I finished this design for Illustration Friday. Originally I used less lightbulbs in the first place but wasn´t satisfied with it. I needed to see lots and lots of until I brought lots of light sources.
Here I show you the design I did at first.


And this is the one I did secondly. There is a lot more going on in there, don´t you agree? I´m not sure which one I like more. Normally I´am friend of plain, bold design but I also love light so very much.


 I think, I´ll go with the first design. The backround seems darker and I like the contrast it gives to the white and yellow light bulbs. It is still the same blue as the one of the second backround. I checked it twice because the second one looks so much brighter.
Which one is your favorite? The first or the second one? Are you more into bold, calm, quiet design or do you love it when there is a lot to discover and the eye can wander.
Greetings from my design room,

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

HELLO AGAIN

Hello beautiful,
how are you? Oh wow. I just realized it has been four month I didn´t do or post any patterns. Shame on me. I don´t know what happened. I worked a lot doing skillshare classes lately and filled my sketchbook with drawings. And I had a gig with the band I started singing with. Getting prepared for this was so much fun and time consuming as well because it took a lot of time to practise though.

Now I can´t wait to start once more doing portfolio practise and before my blog starts an unplanned hibernation I kick in and show designs I finished before my long break.
I hope, you enjoy the patterns.
Big hugs,