Friday, November 28, 2008

special offer

good morning to you. These two little vikings just came back from New York. They are part of an edition we had made for an art toy show at Kismet gallery.

Unfortunately the gallery closed and so these 2 "left overs" were sent back. Now they are looking for a new home.
The gallery price for one viking had been 50 EUR/65 USD , we offer them now for 30 EUR/40 USD plus shipping (Paypal accepted).
You can send us an email to: info(at)herzensart(dot)com and we can tell you the exact postage rate.
Thank you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

café au lait and books...

...2 brilliant inventions and energy boosters in the morning

yesterdays learning: a smooth froth depends on the milk you use. You always should take full fat (3,5%) milk. You see we even share useful hints and tips here ;)

What do you need to get started in the morning?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

blown away...

viking girl for the women´s quota ;)

blown the strong storm today and by the enormous number of blog visitors in the last 2 days.
We still cannot believe it! A special thanks to you folks, who left a comment here, or sent an email!

just a few bits for today:

besides making new vikings and angels, we are currently working on a stationary line and hope to get some of them printed soon.

Small Magazine again featured one of our toys, unfortunately this time they forgot to mention our name :)

For those of you having young children and loving handmade clothes with a folcloristic touch, check out violetta textiles. There´s also a website, but only in German

Last, but not least, wishing you a lovely weekend!

Oh one more thing.... the Whipup Calendar arrived and we love it!
The end!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

thank you!

wow, wow, wow, wowwwwwwwwww!
This tiny blog is on the list of "Blogs of Note" today! Holy moly! We say thank you!

A warm welcome to all new readers who dropped and still drop by today!

Monday, November 17, 2008

new creatures

Good morning to you! Pictures from a little weekend photo shooting for a new book and a quick note that new creatures are in the shop.
Today is an exciting day for us, regarding our future studio location. Please keep your fingers crossed!

living the dream by the sea has been her dream for so many years. This year she decided it was time to fly and to live the dream...

I´m so happy for you my dear friend and longtime companion!
Thank you for the wonderful hours we spent together! More pics from our first meeting by the sea you can find here and here.


a finnish blog I stumbled upon this weekend. I can´t understand a single word, but the beautiful pictures speak for themselves

Friday, November 14, 2008

drums please

Already Friday again? Where has this week gone?
With this spectacular cat roll we wish you a good weekend!

Hendrik Kerstens photography

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

whipup calendar 2009 available now!

living on the country is not that bad, at least it gives me time for writing here, while waiting for the post office ending their siesta and opening again. (On Wednesday afternoons they are expanding their siesta and don´t open at all)

I´m sure all you creative guys out there know the great and inspiring whipup site by Kathreen Riketson.
Now the whipup calendar 2009 is available. It is a calender of artwork from 13 artists (like Mimi Kirchner, Shula Hampson, Neta Amir, Abby Glassenberg, just to name a few) whose work has appeared on the website Have you seen who´s staring from the cover? Eric Bloodaxe wohooooo.

You can order the calendar here
Although the printing company is in Australia, shipping to EUROPE is really affordable, to Germany it is 3,54 EUR.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

look who´s punching

a little surprise and gift for Friederike! found on a fair for craft supplies. Now we can´t stop her punching...

found this video on etsy: New Books with Old Materials by theblackspotbooks

Thursday, November 06, 2008

another one... you know what...

are you already bored about these paper guys? :)
I´m so sorry, but I can´t help. This cutting and gluing is still so much fun. Yesterday I recieved my copy of Keri Smith´s new book "How to be an explorer of the world" . Maybe her book inspired me to add some information about the used papers to the picture. I thought it would be nice giving the little paper pieces their identity back. For reading please check out the large version by clicking on the pic.

Last weekend I found some nice vintage bed linen at the flea market, they are waiting to be cutted.
Cornelia has already posted some pictures of our meeting on her blog. Mine are coming soon

Thank you Katrien and Pikaland for writing about us today!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

offer - paper vikings

I´m offering 4 original paper vikings: Olaf Treehogger, Grimur Roeriksson, Oval Olavsson and Sven Phobiasson

Each comes unframed but fixed on a heavy white Foto Mounting Board (size: 13 x 18cm / 5,12 x 7,09 inch) and packed in a plastic sleeve for protection.

Original paper viking, signed: 35 EUR plus shipping
shipping National: 2 EUR
shipping Europe: 3 EUR
shipping Rest of the World: 4 EUR

We accept Paypal.

Please drop Friederike! a line if you are interested ( friederike(at)herzensart(dot)com). Thank you very much!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Artful Blogging

this little blog has been published in the new issue of "Artful Blogging". Blue and I are damn proud :)

Linda Powell is an artist from Alaska. She made an incredible blue sheep for her next show in honor of Friederike! You can see the sheep here

We also like to say thank you for your kind words on the last post. Maybe the best part of making the little paper vikings was being "reduced" to a given bunch of papers and to create something out of these. Sometimes it´s better having less.