Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bird love

hartekip, originally uploaded by SuanaLea.

I could look at this wonderful bird forever....The lines, the colours, the shape, the expression, the text - all of it!

Some people simply have the abbility to create creatures, which have a spellbinding apperance - no matter which materials they use for their work.

This definitely goes for the Canadian artist Suana Verelst. She is an illustrator, graphic designer and toymaker.

The soft dolls she also makes, are just as amazing as her drawings. The dolls have a special touch of childhood, which really makes me smile and feel happy....

You can find her work in different places - here, here and here... I have allready seen her websites, but I feel the need to have another look!

I can only recommend you to have a good look a her lovely world!

This morning I heard the blackbirds sing for the first time this year. I love it when the birds' song wake me early, early in the morning...

( Elsker du også solsorten, kan du finde den fine illustration af Liselotte under overskudsdeling på http://www.slagtenhelligko.dk/ - helt gratis!!)

I'm sure the blackbirds chose today, because my dearest friend - my bigsister Lotte - turns 44 .



  1. I feel stupid not knowing that artist! I'm from Canada...I should know her!!! Well, it is a big country! I went to her web page and I really love her illustrations and her dolls are super cute. Thank you for the link.

  2. I am so glad that the little chicken stole your heart.
    Thank you, Ulla for sharing my stuff on your blog, I appreciate it!!

  3. No need to feel stupid at all ;0)

    But isn't her work wonderful? I love it...
    Have a nice day, Claudia :0)


    It definitely stole my heart and so did the rest of your work...
    You are SO talented! I'm happy that I found your :0)

    It was my pleasure to tell people about your stuff. I think they had to see it and know where they could enjoy more of it! Hope it's OK...

    I will keep an eye on your sites...
    Ulla :0)

  4. Hello! I found your blog through another one... Nice to meet you and maybe a bit late, but I'd like to wish all the best to your sister and happy birthday! I like very much this linen with the Danish flag on it. Could you tell me what it is exactly? I think this kind of linen is only available in Denmark, isn't it? Many thanks in advance for your answer. Sunny greetings from Belgium, Marjolijn

  5. Hello M,

    Thank you so much for your nice words for my sister and my flag embroidery.
    It's very sweet of you to have a look at my little blog...

    The linen with embroidered flags on it, is one of a set of 4 place mats which I made. We always use these place mats whenever one in my family has a birthday. The birthday boy/girl gets the place mat with the most flags on it.

    I actually don't know whether you can buy this kind of linen elsewhere, but I think so.

    But on this danish webshop you can find that kind of linen I used:


    And the shop sends orders to other countries as well - I checked it out....Good luck getting some linen.

    Hope to "see" you again!

    Very windy greetings from Denmark,
    Ulla :0)

  6. Hi Ulla, I came back today to check out if there was some news from you. Thanks so much for the answer! Unfortunately I never learned to make embroideries and I thought that you had bought this linen already with the lovely flags on it :D
    Thanks anyway for your attention. Love and greetings, Marjolijn


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