Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Book Inspiration...

Happy Chinese New Year!

A new Years Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong and illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang,
is a beautiful tender book seen through the eye's of a child, the story of her father who is away all year working but comes home for new Years. 
Such gorgeous illustrations.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Book Inspiration...

I bought this beautiful little book Smell of Spring 
by the Japanese artist Natsuo Ikegami
from her Etsy shop Natsuo's Cats back in 2011.

Natsuo was selling the book in support for the victims of a massive earthquake and tsunami
which struck the north east coast of Japan.

I love the personality's of Natsuo's cats which come through in the beautiful line work.

I'm inspired by the simplicity and arrangement of each image 
and feel very lucky to have a copy of this special little book.

Natsuo also has a second shop on Etsy called Chanabean,
here you can see beautiful fantastical and mystical illustration,
 my favourite being 'Forest in February' above, 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

a bit windy...

For all the lovely people rushing around in the crazy windy weather,
stay safe and have a wonderful Tuesday!