Apr 28, 2011

Fun Interview of Coralie Bickford-Smith

One of my favorite book designers is Coralie Bickford-Smith, I'm a huge fan of her clothbound books, I shared some on this post. She just released new covers for "The Great Food Series" for Penguin books and them covers don't disappoint, check out her interview:

A serious interview with designer Coralie Bickford-Smith about her Great Food series for Penguin from Alan Trotter on Vimeo.

Go Check out more of her book covers @ : http://www.cb-smith.com/

Apr 26, 2011

Museum of Natural History- Geneve

I never get tired of Natural History Museums, so I went to visit the one in Geneva. 

Hope everyone had a great easter!

Apr 20, 2011

In My Mailbox: Rubin Pinqk!

As you know I was a winner in Rubin Pinqk "Art Forward" which led me to do the "Postcard Forward" a few weeks ago. So it was so nice to see a letter addressed to me in a cute pink envelope and here is what greeted me :)

Isn't it awesome! I love it so thank you so much Rubin!. If you haven't checked out Rubin's blog do so now, here are some of my favorite sketches of his:

See more of his work @ http://rubinpingk.com

Apr 16, 2011

Look! Look! New Illustrations.

The Little Prince

Life of Pi
I'm happy to have finished these two new pieces to add to my portfolio( it was time for new work). Each are based on one of my favorite books.

Apr 13, 2011

Mike Smith

I love Mike Smith's blogjournal. Not just the humor but the format! who would've though a planner/diary could be transformed into a sketchbook, pretty inspiring no? His comics cover topics of his daily life from illustration, to his dogs, his family and friends. 

Go visit his blog @ www.blogshank.com

Apr 12, 2011

5th Montgolfiades - Geneva International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

This weekend was the 5th Montgolfiades-Geneva International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!
Here is the view from my french class, we were in the 6th floor, perfect view!


It was fun to see hot air balloons popping out from random places
Love it!

Someone is a fan of  the Tazmanian devil!
Hope everyone is having a great week :)

Apr 8, 2011

My Suitcase/Traveling Art studio

Before leaving to Geneva, I mentioned I was getting THIS traveling studio suitcase to take with me along with my parent's old suitcase. I was just asked what my opinon about the traveling studio was, well here is my response:

I didn't end up getting it for several reasons 1: I didn't want to take two suitcases, 2: I decided to not take my watercolor stretch board, is way too heavy and 3: I really wasn't taking a lot of art supplies.

So instead I got THIS "Ful" suitcase that I came across in Cotsco, but you can get it HERE and I LOVE IT!!.  Here are some pics of the suitcase I proudly own:

On the lower level is where I packed all my art supplies, which includes:
  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Watercolor paper
  • Prismacolor color pencils
  • Pencils
  • 2 Cameras: Digital and Polaroid
  • Brushes and Dip pens
  • Inks
  • 3 Sketchbooks
  • Drafting tape
It all fit nicely in the bottom level, maybe when I'm packed up again I'll share a picture.

Apr 7, 2011

Geneva Botanical Gardens

A new beginning at the Geneva Botanic Gardens

Honey makers!

Above the honey makers, you'll find this fella.

One of the greenhouses

Took a break and sketched in my sketchbook 

Apr 6, 2011


For the illustrator of the week, I though it would be nice to share the works of local artist ZEP, the signs that I shared HERE, where illustrated by him but he is famous for the comic "Titeuf". My cousin and her husband are big fan of his work and showed me where in their library I could access it, with my very basic french I was able to read most of it. It reminds me so much of my brother at that age and the adventures and trouble he and his friends will get into. Ah boys tsk tsk tsk :P 

Go check out his website here: http://www.zeporama.com/

While there click on "Les Carnets" to see his awesome sketchbooks of his traveling :)