What kind of interesting pieces of work do you get on the wall of a passionate illustrator? I was so curious to find this out, so I asked Yvonne de Jonge of Mouseblossom blog, to join us for this month’s “On The Wall” feature. As you’ll discover, she has an amazing collection and I was so happy to see that she included one of her illustrations to showcase here today. Yvonne is from the Netherlands and along with her blog, she has an Etsy store featuring her work which includes some very sweet porcelain brooches, so do take a look at that and pop over to her lovely blog to say hello.
For my husband’s birthday last year, I asked Nicola Rowlands to make a portrait of him and our Sphynx cat (above). He likes birds, so she drew a bird on his shoulder, aw. It hangs in our hallway (which was a little dark to photograph) and makes us smile every time we walk past it.
This print of a photo by Ries Straver (below) adds a little humour to our bedroom wall. As designers, we often work strange hours and this photo reminds me to get out regularly or end up like this lady ;) Plus, I like the colours against our green wall.
To my shame, these three gorgeous sewn prints (below) by Clare Elsaesser (Tastes Orangey) are still unframed. I had custom passepartouts made, so that’s a start, right? This was another lucky early purchase on Etsy: she doesn’t sell sewn prints anymore.
I have a mood board (bottom) in the little room where I draw which I change around regularly to fit my mood or inspiration for what I’m working on at that moment. The tiny artwork on top is ‘Morning fog’ by super talented and sweet Franca Garrels.
I actually have lots more unframed prints and original illustrations by various artists: I’m dreaming of a big picture wall when we move house…
Thank you so much for sharing what’s on your wall Yvonne, what a gorgeous collection!
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