20 April 2011


This image is inspired by last week's Illustration Friday theme "Bottled".

Cristina Sitja Rubio

I received this beautiful calendar from artist Cristina Sitja Rubio. Loving the detailed pencil drawings! Check out her website and blog.

4 April 2011



Last week I visited theBologna Children's Book Fair together with fellow artist Nekocherry and here some visual impressions of my visit...

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2011

Philip Giordano

Italian illustrator Philip Giordano was the winner of the international award for illustration at the 2010 Bologna Book Fair. All you can do is stare in awe at all the amazing details...

Camilla Engman and Ana Ventura

These pictures were taken at the current exhibition of Camilla Engman and Ana Ventura at Hamelin in Bologna. It was really interesting to see the artwork of two artists merged together, how their work compliments each other and how they developed the pieces together via post.
I am a big fan of Camilla Engman and her amazing work! Go and visit her blog, if you dont already know her.

Ana Ventura

These are images from the current solo-exhibition of Ana Ventura at the boutique "Neirami Shop" in Bologna. I feel very lucky that I discovered her work during my visit and that I had the chance to meet her in person. The exhibition shows original screen-prints, which are the illustrations for the picture book "9 Stories of Love", published by Topipittori. You can find Ana's website here.

Confezioni Paradiso

This lovely little boutique is definitely worth a visit during a visit in Bologna!
It's full of beautiful handmade design objects. I particularly fell in love with the "German Lion horoscope" handbag and the koala bear cushion by illustrator Giulia Sagramola. You can visit the shop's blog here.

Beautiful Bologna!