Saturday, October 31, 2009

the Queen´s guard

did not find some quiet time for blogging this week. Somebody new kept me busy

woke up to this sky today

Design per Bambini, worte about herzensart. Thank you!

Kai Juenemanns photopgraphs interesting personalities

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

sweet things

love this retro pattern - organic fabric by Volksfaden

sweet, crafty things for Halloween or old traditional German Martinstag. There will be a lantern procession with children, walking by our house this Friday. I love to watch those little people with their self-made lanterns

get prepared for trick and treat with:

cute lollipop covers and garland from mypapercrane
great vintage poison lables (from jackcatcurio found via mypapercrane)
Bonbons and lollies (German site)
last minute treat cups
Cake Pops
last, but not least German Labbé blog is also sharing some cute ideas and crafty projects

Happy creating!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Another Friday .... wishing you a happy weekend!

Some Antidepressiva by Ruth Burri

Thursday, October 22, 2009

thrift finds

yesterdays finds in the thrift store

thank you Rare Bird Finds for posting our viking melamine plates

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

working in mini

a size I´m not used to. These half-pints take as long to make as their big brothers, but I think they are darn cute. For luv and hug-able show -medium and mini in New York

from last weekend:

hope this project will go on: fictional bakery - Eugene and Louise

the whipup calendar 2010 is out

Sunday, October 18, 2009

weekend pleasures and screenprinter wanted

2 new magazines at my table, both sharing my work.
Uppercase published in Canada (inspirational and beautiful) I love it and Nido (a new German magazine for young families).

Thank you for your help with the fabric patterns. For the first I´ve order some swatches of fabric pattern 2, 3 and a new one below.
I also think about having the fabrics printed by a German company I´ve talked to.

For a screenprint on fabric project I´m looking for a screenprinter, primarily located in Germany or Europe. Anybody here interested in a collaboration project?
If so I´d be happy to recieve your message [ info(at)herzensart(dot)com ]. Thank you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

regarding the fabric

hello friends, thank you very much for your voices!

Seems the first pattern finds more support than the second one.
I had favorited the second one, but I also agree that it is very bold and crowded.
Liz suggested a 3rd option, something more in between 1 and 2 and that´s what I tried to reach with pattern#3.

pattern #3

pattern #1

I like #3 better than #1, which seems to me now a bit too "ZEN", especially imagining the print in dimensions of one yard.
Hope not to overstrain you, but how about #3? Better than #1 or not?
Thanks you!

Different topic :) I´m no good in numbers and dates ;)

yesterday in the studio:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

which one, what do you think?

I´d like to give Spoonflower a try and have some of my designs printed on fabric.

Can´t decide which pattern I like better. Needs some imagination to visualize this pic showing one yard of fabric, or 91,44 cm

I think both patterns would be nice for pillows or bags, etc.

Please help, what´s your favorite? Thank you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

once upon a time

once upon a time.... fearsome longships with dragon-heads and blood red sails were crossing the oceans. Glimpsing them coming to shore, you better took your heels...

this is a so called German "Fruehstuecksbrettchen", there seems no appropriate word to exist in the English language as it is obviously not popular outside Germany (?). Maybe "bread board" fits best. If you know a better word for it, I´d be happy to know :)

Now available in my shop

another "what I wore today" drawing

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

viking village

paper playing again -

besides preparing for the December exhibtion Luv and Hug-able3 at gallery hanahou

Saturday, October 10, 2009


another drawing from my what I wore today journal

Thank you Stilsucht for writing about the viking plates

The House of Mouse - so cute

Happy weekend!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Softies - only a mother could love

I recieved some copies of the Softies book Softies-only a mother could love (published by Perigee Trade), which contains many great patterns from art toy designers around the globe. You´ll also find my guardian angel and "mad dog" inside.

I´m offering the book for 19,90 EUR plus shipping. If you are intersted in one please drop me a line. Thank you!

Another "what I wore today" drawing later that day ...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thank you!

my dear readers you are great! Thanks so much for supporting the "Jeannie" campain. The 3 stamps were sold quick and some of you who were too late to catch one told me to have a look in Beates shops. Thanks so much!

A while back I posted the little paper bags, made from recycled paper. I recieved some emails how to make them. Therefore I have drawn a tutorial for you. Maybe also take a look at the photograph (in the paper bags post) to understand the final steps better.

This postcard with an original drawing I recieved from Natascha Rosenberg, one of my favorite illustrators, yippiiiiee. In times of email communications it´s so nice to find some real mail in the real mailbox, don´t you think? I´ll have to write more letters and cards :)

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Jeannie needs help

little puppie Jeannie of fiber artist and photograher Beate Knappe had a worse accident.

She was hit by a car, has several injuries and needs some surgical interventions. Beate is raising money to pay the expensive veterinary clinic costs.

It would be wonderful if we could help Beate and her little puppy to pay the bills. There are several ways to help Beate raising money, by purchasing some of her amazing fiber works or photographs as Xmas gifts, or her Jeannie postcard, or maybe a little donation would be of great help as well. Probably you´d also like to spread the word.

I made a contribution to helping Jeannie by sending Beate 100% of the payment of these three viking stamps (only postage will be held back) above. Each stamp comes with a tiny Jeannie drawing.

Price for a stamp: 12,90 EUR
plus shipping within Germany: 3 EUR
plus shipping to EUROPE: 4 EUR
plus shipping to REST OF WORLD: 6 EUR

If you´d like to purchase a Jeannie stamp, please send me an email to info(at)herzensart(dot)com. You can pay via Paypal or banking transfer.

Thank you!

UPDATE: the 3 "Jeannie" stamps are sold. Thank you Judith, Gesa and Sabine with Malina of farbenmix

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

supportive people

issue 3 of this inspiring and unique "magazine for the creative and curious", published by Uppercase gallery, Canada is out. It includes also an article about herzensart. We´re so proud! Thank you!
You can preview the entire issue here and order the latest issue and magazine subscription here

Thanks also to Holly from decor8 blog for writing again about herzensart, this time showing the viking plates.

Su from So Happy Kids also posted about the plates. Thank you very much!

In case you also wrote about our works and designs and we didn´t realize it, please feel free to drop us a line.

Our last days have been very busy with packing orders, especially plates and stamps. We never had expected such a great response.

Thanks so much to all you supportive guys helping to keep our tiny herzensart business alive!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

viking stamp block

the viking stamp block with 4 images from the herzensart viking world are now available (German site here)

Friday, October 02, 2009

the riddle's answer

clever peeps, you are :)

And here comes the solution: the night before I made the drawing, I had this nightmare, dreaming my hand had been cut off by an accident and after surgery I woke up with my hand beening re-attached backwards. Doctor said, no problem, you will get used to it...
Just a dream, but not THE lie I asked you to find.

The funny thing is that I made an unintended mistake. I almost fell off my chair of laughing, after the first person recognized it and left a comment. I mixed up the weekdays, but this was not my intetion. So that was also not THE lie, at least not the intended one.

THE lie in the drawing was I had NO umbrella with me, cause I never have an umbrella with me when it rains. Whenever you see me walking out the door with an umbrella in my hand you can for sure leave yours at home. No rain that day!

Ok, before you are grumbling and thinking what a mean ass she is, here is some compensation for the first 3 who had found the Tuesday-Thursday mistake, which are Jamee, sosser and ellabella. Congrats! Please send your addresses to (, so I can send you a set of viking postcards. Thanks to all who participated!

No drawing for today, but some pics from todays studio guests

Charlotte, cutest cutie of all cuties


Christine, who makes fantastic quilts

Labbé wrote about our chestnuts on their blog
Bloesemkids about our viking plates
Thank you!

I received the viking stamps today, yippiiiee

Thursday, October 01, 2009

there´s a lie in this drawing...

time for a challenge: find the lie in this drawing.

I´ll give away the solution with the next blog post :)

The winner will recieve a set of the viking in the rain postcards