Monday, September 30, 2013

sketching Monday

Sketching with a brush feels so liberating. Think I might just do that some more!
All whilst listening to Broken Bells.

Friday, September 27, 2013

missing kauai

While I have accepted the fact that the summer is over I could not help but take this hibiscus flower (or "Hawaii flower" as we call it in Denmark) home with me the other day passing a flower store. It instantly reminded me of the island Kauai and our trip there 6 years ago. It made me miss the slow pace of island life, the sound of lap steel guitar and ukulele, snorkeling and hiking up to gaze at waterfalls and seeing humpback whales from the cliffs - oh and not to forget; our wedding ceremony at the beach!!! What an exciting trip it was! I can not believe 6 years have passed though many good things have happened since then. Like having a son (which is probably the coolest, greatest, most exhausting and thrilling thing I have ever experienced! Nothing beats that!), moving into our own house (also quite exhausting - mostly because it is an old house...), setting up my studio etc.

Well well - I leave you with this beautiful flower and wish you the loveliest weekend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

editorial for SKØN magazine

For next months (October) issue of the magazine SKØN I have made an editorial illustration. The topic is conscience. So the editorial piece consists of small stories told by the editors at SKØN. The stories are personal experiences that they are not too proud of. Things they did in the past that brought out the darker side of their character - not big things, but small everyday coincidences that made them do something that they now regret... In Danish we call it; to have a "black conscience", when you intentionally do something you know is "wrong".

For this illustration I used both pencil, pen, watercolor and ink. And then of course photoshop for bringing the piece together. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

studio entrance

I have made a decor for the studio entrance. I used colored paper and scissors to cut little mushrooms, gems, flowers and birds and then stuck them to the window with tape. I think it makes for a warm and whimsical welcome.

Since I am not a photographer; I found it was hard to capture with the camera because of the reflection.  See the garbage bins in the back? Hmmmm - wonder how you would avoid the reflection IF you were a professional photographer...?

Monday, September 23, 2013

new print in shop

This little guy; Mr. PD (short for - you guessed it; prairie dog!) is now available in my Etsy shop. He likes to smoke and wear flashy clothes. Especially nest-vests...

Please find the print here:

Mia Overgaard on Etsy

Friday, September 20, 2013

a little something for the weekend

Biscuits that look like crocheted granny blanket!

These granny square cookies are a great way to impress your mom or husbondo...
I love them... but think they might be a bit too sweet for my taste, so I will stick to the wooly version of these crocheted beauties.
If you want to have a go with a piping bag, you can find the full recipe here:

Granny Square Cookies

new prints available in webshop

Three new prints are now available in the shop on Etsy.

Mr. Bobo, Mr. Critter & Miss Albinonino.

Find them here:

Mia Overgaard SHOP

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

miss albinonino - all prettied up!

Isn't this the way we all want to appear? Effortlessly cool - pretty but with an edge.
I know this little missus looks like some kind of cross-breed involving a lama... though I did have a kangaroo in mind when drawing it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

autumn days

Feels like autumn is upon us. I have put on a cosy, bulky sweater and am actually enjoying it. I guess I am ready for autumn. Bring on the golden leaves, windy weather and deep blue skies. Marroons, mushrooms and the smell of humid soil and rotten wood in the forest. Autumn may be my favorite season.
   One more dressed animal I will share with you today.