Friday, March 16, 2018

March Meet the Maker



Hi Guys!

Is anyone else doing March Meet the Maker? It is meant to be a series of prompts where people post about various aspects of their creative lives onto instagram. I must admit I have not followed the prompts and just did this one about me. Hope it gives you an insight into my zany mind!! I am over at www.instagram.com/studiokaufmann if you fancy following moi. I promise to follow you back.

Happy Creating peeps

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Cute book about the rainforest is published




It is fun to see the book I illustrated titled 'An Unexpected Encounter' published by Crees. Crees is a non-profit organization that runs important conservation and sustainable community development initiatives in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Their aim is to create a sustainable future for the Amazon rainforest through conservation research and community education.

The book follows the character of ABUN as she discovers many wonderful creatures in the rainforest and even encounters a new species of frog!

Here's a video of one of the illustrations in progress:



You can find more info about the book over at the Crees facebook page. Some of the book's proceeds will go to conservation of the rainforest.


Here are more illustrations from the book. Get in touch if you would like to commission illustrations for your book.





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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainforest magic








Working on a children's illustration about a girl who has adventures in a magical rainforest with all sorts of gorgeous critters.


Here is the latest one:





Have a great summer!! Although it is way too hot in Baltimore at the moment at 100 degrees F.



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do you believe in unicorns?



I have been splashing about with my watercolors. I do so love unicorns so I created this magical rainbow creature with plenty of drips and sploshes and yes of course I go it all over my clothes! I believe unicorns exist....and hope to meet one one day!






Unicorn Splash prints can be bought in my Etsy shop.


I also created this Father's Day card available here....I wonder if there are any little girls who actually love daddy more than unicorns? If so this is the card for them.

Whatever you do....keep believing in unicorns, they are the symbol of joy and have a magical ability we all have to transform our lives!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Who's gonna win the Eurovision?




You remember how they had that octopus who predicted who would win the World Cup?  Well there's a new double act in town who can predict with the best.

Well you know how the Eurovision Song Contest is on this weekend?? Well I consulted my two piggies who listened to all the entries together.


The Music Feels Better with You


And after much deliberation they have predicted




ITALY!!!

I must say I agree with them. Italy's song is hard to beat. It even has a dancing gorilla.




Who do you think should win the Eurovision? And I understand that there are people who have no interest in it but I still get excited about it.



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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Splashing Hippo



Like many people I have been captivated by Fiona, a preemie hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo who is too adorable for words. I thought I'd do a painting of her splashing about. She is quite the diva.





You can buy prints of FIONA over at my Etsy Store..

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Does Coffee Improve Memory?

Hello Peeps!

I have been busy painting this adorable little bunny which will be available printed on some products over at Bohemian Coffee Club in a few weeks.




I met a woman at the gym today who I have known on and off for sixteen years. That was at 9.30. We talked a bit about how she was determined to lose 15 lb pounds and I wished her the best of luck. Then I went swimming. I went up and down for an hour and tried to remember what this woman was called.

It was on the tip of my tongue. I knew her name started with N or maybe M. Then there was a bit of drama I think a woman fainted or twisted her leg and was lying at the side of the pool. Then I trod water while I watched the paramedics come and take this woman to hospital in the ambulance.

Then I swam a bit more and tried to remember my friend's name. Nada. Nothing.

Then I went home and ate some friend mushrooms.

It is now 1.20 and I have just remembered this woman's name! It does start with N. Nicola. I think it was the grease in the friend mushrooms that kick started the old grey matter. I am 46. Honestly I didn't think my brain was going to pack up this early in the game. I am wondering what will exercise my brain?

I have heard coffee improves your memory. Is that true? I must say I do love the stuff and my memory is shot to pieces so who knows? I also did a coffee art piece called COFFEE SPLASH which describes my feelings about the invigorating power of Java.







You can buy prints of COFFEE SPLASH over at CURIOOS.

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