Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Living colors



I was commissioned by the magazine Psychologies to create an illustration for an article speaking about the effect colors have on the mind and spirit. The article suggests to put more color in your everyday-life by adding it to your face in your daily make-up.
Apparently as early as Ancient Egypt temples of color were created (by refracting sunlight through crystals) where physical and mental ailments were treated. Today psychologists understand the power of color and use it as a form of therapy. 
So treat yourself with a little therapy and add some rouge, lilac and turquoise to your life! 

xx M

Friday, July 22, 2011

New illustration book release.


I am proud to announce that I have been picked for participation in the PRINT book, part of the FRESH-Box Cutting Edge Illustrations, which presents all three Volumes of FRESH as the ultimate set for all professional Illustrators and art lovers. 
This was a call4entries and the Magma Brand Design received over 16.000 submissions... 


All three books have been printed and was released 15th of July 2011.
To order the book follow this link, which will take you to the Slanted Book Shop.


Love xx

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summertime!

These days I am taking some time out with my family to restore our house and chill in the garden - though the weather is not at all that great in Denmark right now... we were thinking going camping somewhere but now I don't know...
Actually at this moment it is mostly my husband working on the house and righteously so, as he is the most handy with the grinder! We are doing the kitchen right now and I am thinking about colors for the kitchen table tops. I think I am going for the blue...

Till next time - have a great summer! xx



Monday, July 11, 2011

More work for Toronto Life

Two weeks ago I was commissioned by Toronto Life once more to do some portraits. This time of some judges for a fashion competition.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beach House & Devotion

Whilst listening to the lovely American band Beach House's second release Devotion I sat down and thought about the word and how the foundation of my entire being is build on devotion. The way I see it devotion to someone or something is crucial to succeeding with and feeling good about whatever you set out for; a healthy relationship, a successful trip to somewhere, an inspiring hobby or your everyday job. Perhaps it sounds like a cliché but with devotion to what you do you will eventually succeed - on all matters in life.

Well - anyhow - while thinking and listening this illustration appeared on my paper. I have been working quite a lot in my garden lately (will post about this some other day), so I guess it's making its mark in my creations - though when I come to think of it - nature has always been an important source of inspiration in my work.


I want to share with you also this romantic picture of the cute dream-pop duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally from Beach House. Love their hair too!!


Have a nice day all! xxx
   

Monday, July 4, 2011

Burberry Prorsum

One's gotta love the Men's spring/summer collection 2012 by Burberry Prorsum.
Take a look>




I love how they have mixed textures and patterns. And how it is not at all what you'd expect coming from Burberry. It looks like something you'd find in an African second hand store - which I absolutely consider a quality!  
That is all for now - I hope you are enjoying the sweet summertime.
xx