Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Backpack Contest

My design 'The Falcon God' has been accepted and is now viewable for voting and commenting in the Backpack Design Contest. YOUR VOTE is highly appreciated (folow this link)




The Falcon, Horus, is the God of the Sky and soars above all the land and its inhabitants. It is a symbol of divine Kingship and is also considered as the God of the rising Sun. This design is also available on tees and phonecases.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cougar, 3d-art made in Blender

My new project made with Blender (free 3d creation software) is a mountain lion in low-poly style. It is published on sketchfab where you can turn it around to take a look from every side.

3d cougar


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Creating 'The Scarecrow' by Jim McKenzie

The Scarecrow - Jim McKenzie from Jim McKenzie on Vimeo.
For more art go to: http://jimmckenzie.net

To purchase pieces from the show click here: http://www.copronason.com/jim/

"The Scarecrow" documents the complete step by step process of creating a character starting from a simple sketch in 2014 to a fully developed gallery show piece in 2016 debuting at Jim McKenzie's "Lost Magic" at Copro Gallery. (Material- Magic Sculpt epoxy clay)

Film By: Jim McKenzie
Music Written By: Jim McKenzie, Tomi Ervi
Orchestration By: Tomi Ervi
Gallery Footage: Dave Yeaman
Resin Caster: Christopher Dumbos
Cake maker: Dante Nuno of Fire And Icing
Paint Assistant: Kenneth Christian
Publicist: Melissa Ximena Golebiowski of Lost Literati PR (melissa@lostliteratipr.com)

Special Thanks to:
Aardman Nathan Love
Erica Miller & Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery
Trust Collective

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wall Art that makes you Smile

With the change of seasons it's always a good idea to look at your walls and make some changes. Why not choose something that makes you smile everytime you see it? Print on demand sites may not be the first place where you look for wall art but let me show you some illustrations I found on Society6. Who wouldn't want these?

funny goldfish art


Some wisdom for the bedroom maybe?

funny owls art illustration

Imagine this little guy in your bathroom

funny otter art illustration animals

You can choose the size you want them printed on and buy them with or without frame.
And while you are redecorating you might even want to get some matching throw pillows.

funny puffin illustration animals birds art



Monday, May 4, 2015

New swatches have arrived.



It's always exciting to receive the test-swatches from new fabric-designs. I will make the fabrics for sale and post more individual pictures sometime this week in my spoonflower-shop. If you would like any of my designs in a different size and/or color, please contact me.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to identify plants for eating or medical use?

Do you want to start collecting your own herbs for medicine or do you want to try edible weeds? Better find out how to identify plants before you go out picking flowers then. There are many websites and blogs about healing herbs and foraging in the wild but few of them offer you a way to identify the plants. Don't make the mistake to think you know a flower when you have seen a picture of it and don't get your knowledge from one article about it. I have recently seen a blog about herbal medicine which had a picture of white nettle in an article about stinging nettle. While in this case it probably won't harm you, it will not do any good either. So always check double on anything you find on the web. And honestly, I don't understand how someone who doesn't know the difference between white and stinging nettle thinks they are qualified to teach you about herbs. If you get confused by these two, you're not ready to forage in the wild and you certainly shouldn't try to teach others about it!


Now let's find out what you know about these flowers :


Did you just call them daisies? Then you should buy your herbs and not pick any yourself, but you probably knew that. 

Are you sure these are chamomile? Then you shouldn't go out to forage in the wild either.  You are at that dangerous crossroad where you do have some knowledge, but are not aware of what you don't know. 

Did you know the ones on the left are chamomile but thought there was something odd about the ones on the right? Then you can go out to pick some plants that you are sure about, in an environment that you know well, but like all of us, you should stay alert for differences.

Confused? The ones on the right are feverfew. They have wider petals that end flat, while chamomile has pointed petals. The yellow head is also shaped different. The green leaves of chamomile are threadlike, those of feverfew are more leaf-like. And if you where out there in the field you would notice they smell different when crushed.

So how to learn to identify plants? The best way is to go out often with a reliable guide.  But you can also start learning at home by reading about plants. Find out how to look for differences and which specifications matter.  Learn about the plant families. Like Fabaceae and Compositae. The Latin. Without the scientific names of plants you will get lost sooner or later, so better start learning them.  If you can say to which family a plant belongs on sight, you might not know what plant it is yet, but you will have mastered the knowledge to know what to look for in a plant and it well get easier from there.

But can you tell me to which subspecies this chamomile belongs? Then I bow to thee and please take me on a hike with you.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Featured

My design 'On The Road Again' is featured by RedBubble on the Father's Day promotion page.


In case you like it : the design is availabe as a photographic print and on t-shirts, iPhone and iPad skins and cases and as a sticker. I captured this picture on a parkinglot in France a few years ago, added some textures and used GIMP to create the design.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tomato and Garlic Curtains

 If you know me, you know how much I love my homegrown tomatoes. A while ago, I have designed some  FABRIC with a picture of my tomatoes.  Now Deborah has made an awesome curtain with  this fabric combined with her ‘Garlic Star’ and a piece of honeybee ribbon trim designed by Laura Foster Nicholson.
It's really fun to see some of my work in use like this, thank you so much Deborah for these pictures!