Monday, January 26, 2015

wallpaper design for Photowall


I am proud to present two wallpaper designs of my doing. Now available at Photowall.
I have created these two designs under the title; My favorite things. My fascination with insects was the point of departure for these patterns that I really enjoyed making, whilst my thoughts went out to the late René Lalique, glass- and jewellery maker of the art nouveau era, who was a master at creating insect-like ornaments from glass and metal.

René Lalique - Dragonfly pendant

Five illustrators from my agency peppercookies in London were asked to create two different designs each, an individual take on their very favorite things. The five illustrators behind the designs are Lisa Billvik, Mira Nameth and design-duo Edholm Ullenius from Sweden, and Danes Mia Marie Overgaard and Michelle Carlslund.

"Flies" wallpaper repeat

 My favorite things is available exclusively from Photowall and includes 10 designs in all. The designs can be ordered to size and cost £33 per square metre.


"Beetles" wallpaper repeat
For these patterns, I found inspiration from the silhouettes of insects. In my eyes, the insects are tiny living jewels of the nature. I have arranged beetles, cicadas, grasshoppers and flies in harmony and patterns in which they do not naturally appear. In this way they are transformed into more decorative objects.

Also do visit the Photowall blog "Between Walls".

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That Which We Do Not Understand

All artwork copyright belongs to Mia Marie Overgaard
Sibi Consona

So I responded to the open brief of Amelias Magazine, which called for artwork for a new limited edition collectible artists´ book on the theme of That Which We Do Not Understand.

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This was the full brief given by Amelia:
The theme of That Which We Do Not Understand is inspired by my recent travails into the unknown: over the last year I’ve had two late miscarriages and it has got me thinking about how we don’t really understand very much about this world. We don’t fully get how our bodies work, and there is an awful lot we don’t understand about the threshold between life and death, between health and illness, between western medicine and natural approaches. For that reason humans have turned to many alternative practices to bring clarity into their lives. Please be inspired in your art and writing by the following: Mysticism, Spirituality, Alchemy, Paganism, Witchcraft, Herbalism, Shamanism, Magick, Voodoo, Folklore, Occult, Esotericism, Tarot, Astrology, Animal Spirits, Paranormal activities, the Moon and much more. Think of the unknown space where strange ideas that we can’t quite make sense of exist, however abstract this might be – or be inspired by your own experiences. And feel free to use this brief as an excuse to marvel at life, in all its wonder. 

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I submitted the artwork above an luckily my work got included in the book!
The yellow areas in the artwork is an indication of where the gold leaf is placed in print.
I was inspired by "story" I once heard about Native Americans used to go into the woods only to bury their sons to the neck and make them spend one night alone there. This was done at the verge to manhood as a tool to strenghten them and make them more receptive to animal spirit guides etc. I made a spin over the story and translated it into my own visual language.

I can´t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book and flip through the pages with a nice cup of herbal tea!

The publication is out and available for you to purchase at Tate, Design Museum and Magma. You can also buy the book online in Amelia´s web shop. Here you will also find limited edition prints from the book. Find it here:

http://ameliasmagazine.bigcartel.com


The publication features specialist gold spot printing on beautiful paper with great binding and a special gold foiled celebration cover. It is the same size as the original magazine appeared in print, so it will sit nicely on a bookshelf alongside the old issues. It is a return to what Amelia’s Magazine does best in print, as a celebration of the 10th Anniversary Artist’s Edition. It was launched with a big party at a gallery in East London, where guests where be able to meet some of the contributors and buy the publication and corresponding limited edition prints.




Saturday, January 10, 2015

decor8

Do you know the blog Decor8?

I came across it a couple of years ago when the author of the blog, Holly Becker posted about my work. She had seen it on her way to a friend on a poster in Hamburg where she lives. She had snapped a photo of the poster and later learned that the artwork was made by me for Volkswagen Autostadt.
I love how she made the effort to track down who made the poster by actually calling the agency. It is nice to know that the things you put into the world actually is well-received and that it does make a difference in its own small way.

Read the full post here:

Decor8

Decor8 is one of my favorite blogs to read and I have been following it for quite some years now. It mostly concerns interior design, home decoration/styling and cooking. Holly Becker is a journalist, stylist and bestselling author as she has published two books about decoration too. She regularly posts about other creative people and their work in the most lovely, inspiring way.
If you haven´t visited the blog yet, you definitely should!

Have a most delightful weekend.
xx

Friday, January 9, 2015

I am back!

Hello!

Long time no see. And there is a good reason why.


I gave birth to this wonderful little girl in July. Her name is Lyng and I love her dearly. She has got lots of hair on her little head, the tiniest little hands and feet, and two teeth already. I am with her day and night and love her happy company. This girl hardly ever cries; she is more of the shouting kind which can be just about as stressful. Right now she is peacefully asleep in her crib which gives me a moment to work a bit and post this first post of the year 2015. Amazing!

I found these little t-shirts on which I made the print for Molo kids back in the days, and now she is actually soon big enough to wear them. So before I put them in the washer I captured this snap-shot of them to file in my portfolio. Can´t wait for her to wear them.


Well, enough baby-talk for now. I will return soon with more news. Right now I have some drawing to do!!!

I hope all is well where you are at and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

xxx