Monday, April 11, 2016

Fashionista – a fashion themed poster book

Hello Monday!

Today I'd like to introduce you to the second book I created with Pagina Förlag here in Sweden. It's a fashion themed A4 sized poster book. The book has 20 illustrations with everything from sunglasses to high heeled shoes and features fashionistas such as Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot. A perfect start to a glamorous EmmaKisstina gallery wall in your home!

Take a look inside...

For Swedish buyers you can find the book on Bokus here...
And for international you can find it in my Etsy shop here...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Love Notes – a love themed postcard book

Hello Wednesday!

Today I'd like to introduce you to my postcard book Love Notes. It is a gorgeous love themed book with 20 cards you can rip out, write a lovely note on and post to your loved ones. There are a mix of card designs so there is something for everyone on your contacts list, from your lover to your grandmother. And a big plus is that you don't only have to use them on Valentines Day. Many of the designs are occasion neutral and can be used to send a little extra love all year round.

Take a look inside...

The cards are printed on really nice heavy weighted matte card stock with an original love themed illustration on the front and a simple postcard template on the back. Sized 5"x7"

The front cover features a simple lipstick illustration and gorgeous lipstick red foil... and my name! How insane is it that I have books sold in actual stores with my name on it!?! It really tickles me.

If you are interested and located in Sweden Love Notes is available for purchase on Bokus.
For international customers you can purchase the book in my Etsy shop.

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Update! Books and more!

Hello Monday!

Long time no see. (I hate when people say that.) Where have I been? What have I been up to? Tons and tons of drawing is what I've been doing! It's been a really exciting process, and I'm so happy that I can finally share what I've been working on.

Since Formex in August I have been in contact with Swedish book publisher Pagina Förlag (who actually discovered my work there, yay!) They have commissioned me to illustrate 3 books, which is very exciting! One love themed postcard book, one fashion themed poster book, and an adult coloring book. I was over the moon about this project and worked from September to February on these illustrations, especially for the coloring book as I had to create 96 originals. I don't think I've drawn this much in my life. I think I might have even gotten better at it too.

My postcard book Love Notes and my poster book Fashionista are both already available for sale (links below) and my coloring book will be released at the end of the month.

Since I've been working so many months on these coloring book illustrations, drawing nearly everyday all day, I almost feel at a lost as what to do now that I'm finished. I've been drawing a few new patterns for my Spoonflower fabric shop and created new phone case designs for my Casetify shop. I also need to start work on more fashion illustrations for my Etsy shop. But what I'm really itching to do is start working on a second coloring book (just in case the first one goes well, I'd love to have one at the ready.)

So now you know what I've been up to all these months. I hope you're as excited for my books as I am!

If you are interested and located in Sweden my books are available for purchase on Bokus.
And if you are international you can find them in my Etsy shop.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Formex August 2015

 Hello Friday!

Long time no see. I was just about to make the excuse of being too busy... but it's just untrue, plus I'm not a big fan of the "too busy" excuse. (You always have time, it's just a matter of what you decide to spend your time doing.) I've had plenty of time to pop in here to update you on what's happening behind the scenes... I just haven't.

Anywho, 3 weeks ago I presented my work at Formex for the second time. Since I had shown my work at Formex in January I had learnt a thing or two which I tried to implement this time around. In January I tried to show as much of my work as possible, and didn't really think about the overall look of my booth. This time I showcased just my scarves and my illustrations and designed my booth to look a little bit like a candy shop or bakery. I am really pleased with how it all turned out, plus the gorgeous bouquet of flowers really brought everything together. I'm also totally in love with the perfect periwinkle color I picked for the counter and frilly banner!

Another thing I also learnt from last time is that many people (or maybe just Swedes) are pretty timid when it comes to getting close to you to take a closer look so I built a little counter to bring my work a little closer to the walk ways. This way people felt a little more comfortable stopping to pick up a business card or stop for a chat and take a quick look at my work.

How did I find this Formex compared to the first experience?
The first time around was really exciting because I really didn't know what to expect. I felt really new and people seemed excited to see something new at the fair too. I met tons of people who really took the time to complement my work and chat with me about my process etc. I made a handful of sales and connections that definitely made the fair worth it for me.

The second time around was just as exciting but this time I felt I really knew what was going to happen, and I was really pleased with how my booth looked overall. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side. It was incredibly sunny and people didn't seem to want to be stuck indoors. So the overall feel of the fair from speaking to others too was that there wasn't as many people there and people were really really stressed, not taking the time to stop for a chat. I still feel that it was worth standing at the fair because I made a handful of sales and connections this time around too that will potentially lead to lots of exciting work. So no complaints from me. But I had hoped that more people would have recognised my work from the last time around, and a little press would have been nice. I gave out over 100 business cards, so who knows what that will lead to in the future.

By the way, did you know that I'm the top selling Etsy shop in Sweden in the category of Art. Pretty neat huh?!