Wednesday, December 31, 2008

preparations



waiting for friends and the new year.... We wish you all a wonderful evening and a happy new year, full of love, joy and peace!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

winter song



birds invading winter naked trees, picking the last berries
and
a winter song by Sara Bareilles


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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we wish you a very merry Christmas!
yours Friederike! and Sandra

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"an excercise in turning off those critical voices"

I found this video of artist Rex Ray on youtube, which I´d like to share with you.
It´s a good example of freeing oneself, by simply doing what you love, without any judging...




so, let´s enjoy the weekend by doing what we love!

Friday, December 19, 2008

and the winners are....

thank you all for your kind words and good wishes for our new studio! We were overwhelmed by the numbers of participators in our little celebration raffle.
As you can see on the pic above, Friederike! decided to take the numbers of comments and to write each number on a small piece of paper (first comment number 1, second comment number two, and so on). That was easier for her than to write the full names.

Afterwards she folded the papers and gave them all in her mail box, which is placed in "her" studio corner. The box she shaked very carefully... that took it´s time....
Then she asked me to bindfold her.
She got very flattered and excited (her ears cannot hide). With blind eyes she stired the papers in the box for another while, before she picked 2 papers, which she ceremoniously presented to me. And now ladies and gentlemen....drums please!!!!

The winners are....

number 18 and 54, these numbers belong to Lis and Laura B. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please send us your postal address via email to friederike(at)herzensart(dot)com
and let us also know if you prefer a "flying horses - mobile kit" or the "vikings cards - set", we decided to leave it up to you.

We wish you all a very pleasant weekend and 4th advent and look forward to to talk to you again soon.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

playtime

all orders of vikings and angels for X-mas were finished and shipped by Friederike! and me, as well as the paper items. Thank you! So there´s time for some X-mas preparations and for playing again.
paper cuts from various lined papers, while working on my viking greeting cards.

scanned and printed on heavy weight paper, cutted out and connected to a new mobile "talk"

I guess my love for papers is growing with each day. I feel so sorry that I have chucked out so many of my collected papers and brochures and books with the last move.

Check out this beautiful collection of envelopes by artist Andrew Bush.
Here you can see each envelope in bigger size

Don´t forget the raffle ends tomorrow and Friederike! will announce the 2 winners of a "flying horses" mobile kit and a set of viking greeting cards

Monday, December 15, 2008

yippie yippie yeah, celebrate with us!

from Katrien we got these sweet handmade X-mas ornaments, which bring some christmas magic into our home. We love them! Thank you so much!

We signed the contract today!
It still feels unreal, but that will change for sure latest in January when we´re going to start with the renovation of our future studio. Oh boy hard work is coming. Although we love the factory charme, it currently makes one think of a slaughterhouse :) Here´s a first glimpse into our soon to be studio...
Bogi posted a picture from the outside.

We are celebrating today and therefore we´d like to give away one of our viking card sets and one horse mobile. Just leave your comment on this post and Friederike! will draw the winners on Friday. Good luck and don´t forget to check back on Friday!

Friday, December 12, 2008

viking greeting cards






hello friends, we are ending this week with sharing our second paper item with you. We recieved the cards from the printer this week, together with the mobile. Aren´t they cute? :) We think so! Cute and maybe a bit bold.

Set of 6 greetingcards (printed from original paper collaged vikings). You can add your individual greetings to the speechbubble, which makes these vikings the perfect bearer of messages for every season and occasion.

As a continuation of the speechbubble, the inside of each card is printed with the pattern of the bubble. You can write on both sides of the cards.

Each card comes with a colored envelope

price for set of 6, with envelopes: € 18 + shipping
For German readers they are available here
for English speaking readers here

Thursday, December 11, 2008

flying through the studio today


we´ve updated the website and added a new category for the paper works. The flying horses can now also be ordered from the website

But not only the horses are flying through the studio today. Friederike! and I are flying too and I guess Bogi flies as well. We just recieved good news regarding our future studio location. Seems we can finally sign the contract on Monday and will move to a new studio by the beginning of next year, which the two (pardon three of us plus 2 dogs) are going to share. What a start into a new year! We could hug the whole world! :)

Monday, December 08, 2008

flying horses







We are so excited! They are here, back from the printer. We proudly present our first of 2 new paper designs. The flying horses mobile. We love it !!!!

Flying horses is a paper mobile kit (first edition of 200) and it comes with:
  • 8 flying knights horses printed on heavy weight paper (250g/qm), ready for cutting out. paper size: 42.0cm x 29.7cm / 16.54inch x 11.69inch
  • 6 mobile wires
  • thread
  • a brief instruction, which is printed on the paper sheet
  • the mobile kit is packed flat in a solid board envelope for bend protection
We think it is timelessly designed, playful, joyful and is fun to make. If by chance you don´t have a sheep by your side to help you with the making of the mobile, you maybe ask another person for a little help.

Price: 15 EUR plus shipping
for European and worldwide orders we accept Paypal; for orders from Germany we prefer banking transfer
shipping to Germany: 2 EUR,
to European countries: 5 EUR
to USA, Australia, China & rest of the World: 8 EUR

if you want to order a mobile-kit please send an email to: info(at)herzensart(dot)com

Thank you!

Let the horses fly!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

packing

We recieved our packing material from memo for the soon to come paper products. They are currently at the printer and we can´t wait to hold them in our hands and hooves and to show you.
Talking about packing.... any Germany readers here, who could give us a hint where to get nice colored envelopes (size C6)?

Only 3 weeks left until X-mas and we have no cookies baked yet, neither gifts for our beloved ones, nor X-mas decoration and even an advent wreath is not in sight. This is a really sad thing, don´t you think and has to be changed soon. But first some packing...

Wishing you a nice day!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008