Friday, October 31, 2008

morning collages by the sea

just a quick note to let you know that the herzensart crew is still alive.
We are back from the Baltic Sea, where Friederike! and I spent a few wonderful days with our dear friend Cornelia (more pics coming soon).
Before leaving to our short vacation, we gratefully recieved mail from Tiel from Australia, who sent us a collection of beautiful papers for collage making as a gift.
Together with a scissor and a glue stick, the papers made the perfect material to take with us for the journey. Here´s what came to live in the dawn, while listening to the sounds of the sea and seagulls... our morning collages

So long for today, enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

fabrics again

surrounded by fabrics again ~ and the day is filled with cutting, sewing, embroidering...

Margie from Canada sent me a bunch of vintage treasures a few weeks back. I love them all, but until now I did not have the heart to cut them in twain. Check out Margies beautiful covered sea stones.

I love the stationary by kasaa and have to order some of her cute airmail stickers. Besides her etsy shop, Katrin has a Dawanda shop for German or European customers as well

Monday, October 20, 2008


Hello new week, I will dedicate you to the sewing machine again, which has not seen me for the last days. The paper works had taken possession of my time and thoughts.

Odo of Saint Amand is leaving today, followed by Hakan the Broad Shouldered. Sad thing ;o)

After I´ve finished reading the "handmade Nation" book yesterday, I wonder if there are any annual craft fairs and events taking place in good old Germany like Renegade or art vs.craft , just to name a few . Dear crafty German readers if you know events like these please let me know. Thank you!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

paper works III

thank you for yesterdays orders. Your prints are on the way already.
New prints of the knights horses will be available soon... first I have to decide if the arrangement is already finished or not, guess not.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

more paper works

not the best weather and light for taking photographs, but I wanted to share my new collage addiction with you.

"medieval tent camp" (paper and thread collage)
signed digtial print on EPSON Archival Matte Paper for long lasting images
size: 210mm x 297mm (8,3" x 11,7"). The print looks nice with a frame.
Price: 15 EUR (frame not included) plus shipping (to Germany: 2 EUR, to Rest of the world: 5 EUR)
We accept Paypal and banking transfer) For purchasing please drop a line to info(at)herzensart(dot)com
Thank you say Friederike! and Sandra

Monday, October 13, 2008

handmade nation

it´s here! My copy of the "handmade nation" book by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl. I was so looking forward to it and I got not disappointed. Wonderfully creatively made, as expected and a great tribute to "the new wave of craft" in the USA.

"Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For "Handmade Nation" (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009), she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community. Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives.
"Handmade Nation" features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them."

Get your own copy here
Watching the indie craft community in the USA from the distance it alwas seems to me that it is like a hughe family, which organizes one art and craft show after the other and enthusiasticly opens galleries to offer platforms for the scene.
Working in my at-home-country-studio often makes me feel like a lonesome cowgirl, weaving thin virtual threads to connect with one or the other from the big community web.
But there is nothing more empowering than the real contact. Meeting like minded people, discussing, thinking about projects, talking about experiences, inspiring each other.
Actually I´m missing that.
Not sure, if I had published the video trailer of the handmade nation film (coming out in 2009)already before. But if so, watch it again and the animated opening title sequence below is a must as well! :o)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

paper play

I found a box with collected papers I had already forgotten. It is so much fun to cut and arrange the shapes as it is a quick, playful process and very satisfying. Will make some collages again.

paperworks by Jean Julien

Monday, October 06, 2008

herzensart toys taste best

it always makes Friederike! and me giggle when looking at these pics, my talented friend took.

Little Emma confirms: herzensart toys are so yummy (*)
What do you think about our new slogan: herzensart toys taste best :)

(*) all fabrics we use are prewashed

It´s been a rainy weekend, so we used the stay at home weather for a bit website redesign and update. Please check out here.

sweet project : the toy society (through Poppalina)

Friday, October 03, 2008

peep peep

look who´s peeping.... Friederike! had an careful eye on this rude guy who roughed up the studio this week

this is Pieps also peeping... and Hakan the Broad-Shouldered is peeping too. Available here

and here we have sweet Charlotte peeping, not sure at all if she likes the babysling I had made for her mummy but who was the sweetest studio companion and this is Edgar. Friederike!s new and until now secret love romance.... peeping for Friederike!and this is a peep into my car before riding to the apple press
and a peep after... with our own homegrown apple juice

enough peep for today