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Monday, May 4, 2020

DESIGN FOR GOOD: STOP FGM

Hello, beautiful people out there,
we are still in Corona-lockdown here in Germany. I try to make the best out of it being creative.
For this week Spoonflower called in for a design challenge that is called "Design for good". It´s about finding a cause, that is close to my heart, making a pattern out of it.

I thought a lot about subjects that are important to me and after a long time of thinking I decided to come up with a pattern for women. Women are great! Don´t you think so? Of course, men are great, too. But today, this is about the girls. I don´t know, what picture you have of yourself. For me I love being female. I love my feminine body. I love the thoughts my mind comes up with. I love my intuition and gut feeling. I love my sense of spirituality. I love being able bringing new life into this world.

There is still a lot out of balance on this planet for women. With todays pattern I want to bring up the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Have you heared of it yet? It is a ritual cutting or removing parts of the external female genitalia. 200 Million Women have experienced the procedure worldwide somewhere between their birth until puberty. It is done to control the female sexuality. Circumsized Women are called pure and beautiful in some traditions and if isn´t done, many fear social exclusion.


Most girls collect a trauma while a traditional circumciser uses blades and razors, doing this ritual. Not rarely this leads to heavy bleeding, infections, chronic pain and even death. And on the long run it´s often a struggle to urinate, mentruate, having sex or giving birth to a child later on. There are no health benefits.

Female Circumsision is a subject in many parts of the world. In Germany FGM is against the law and still there are 70.000 girls and women in my country threatend by it. In Europe, France has the highest number of FGM-victims.

This is a subject that really touches my heart deeply. I´d love to dedicate this pattern to all women in this world who experienced FGM. And my thoughts are with the ones that lost their lifes undergoing the procedure. I´m sending all my love and courage to you out there and hope, this tradition will end.
It is about time that women all over the world make their own decisions that their bodys need. There is no need for harming control or traditions.
So, be the mother who ends circumsision in your family.

#FGM #femalecircumsision #selfdetermination #getupstandup #loveandcourage #timetosayno #unharmedfemalebody #rustyrazorsandblades #overcometraditions #womenrights

Big hugs to all of you out there,
be safe,

Monday, February 17, 2020

ILLUSTRATED SPRING FLORA AND FAUNA

I can´t wait for spring to arrive. The winter in Germany are long and dark since we don´t get snow any more. It is really a challenge to wait for the sun to come back. Yesterday we had a lovely breeze of spring in the air and the spirit and inspiration went up immediately.


I had to finish a bright yellow design with lots of flowers, butterflies, leaves and funny dots right away. This will be a reminder of the bright and lightful days that come closer again. It cheers up, makes happy and brings good mood.
Lots of love,

Saturday, February 15, 2020

YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT

Today I had loads of time spending in my creative room. I played around with my sewing machine and made black lines and zick-zacks on white paper. I liked it so much that I had to put it in the backround of this design. Do you like it as much as I do?


Last week I had the urgend feeling of drawing a chameleon. It took me quite a while until I was satisfied with it. So, here they are, the little fellows. And of course, they don´t match with the backround color because they were born to stand out.
Lots of love,

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY

Hello, you beautiful!
Have a wonderful Valentine´s Day with your loved ones today. And don´t forget to spread love wherever you go. Here is a little reminder for you.


I made this heartfilled design especially for today. I had so much fun doodeling along the heartshaped fillings. And I like the colours very much. The different hues of pink and red look nice together.
XxOoXx,

Sunday, February 9, 2020

IILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: TOWN


Hello, dear people out there.
I have new designs ready and here they are.


I also found another motif I didn´t publish yet.
It had the theme street and here it comes.


Have a lovely week and don´t work too hard.
Bye for now,

Sunday, January 26, 2020

SPOONFLOWER: CLASSIC BLUE

Pantone announced the color of the year 2020 a couple of weeks ago. It is called classic blue and now it won´t take long until the industry will start to react on this announcement, bringing out clothing and accessories in this color tone.


Spoonflower made a design challenge with the theme "Classic Blue" and there were four colors allowed that can be used creating a design. I started with fish in the water, then tried tiles in a kitchen and finally liked this motif the most. I always come back to clean, clear, bold designs.
Have a lovely Sunday, you all.

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: RED PANDA

There was Red-Panda-Week on Illustration Friday this week and I made some as a motif. My creative mantra for 2020 is "Do everything with love" but I still have to work on this quote until I am satisfied with my art. Right now it looks a lot like art for kids which is okay for me right now. No, it´s not.


I truly want to challenge myself to get better. I guess, there is a lot to do and I need to practise a lot more until I start to like what I am doing (if that´s possible at all). There is a goal in my mind and I´d love to reach it. I won´t give up, though.
Hugs and kisses,