'my cards' - stamps

i just love stamps! the ones i used for these cards are simply cut out of rubber foam using scissors. and off you go stamping away, spreading the love!

i print all of my cards by hand. colour, texture and placement of the motif vary from card to card. so you will always get an original! all of my cards are printed on recycled paper. 

my cards are available at the following shops in hongkong:

36 G/F Tung Street
(just off Hollywood Rd.)
Sheung Wan

the bookshop mccm creations
G/F HK Arts Centre,
2 Harbour Road


'my cards' - time

this is a book my great grandmother else wenz-vietor illustrated almost 100 years ago. it is a famous children's story called "der kleine haewelmann" by theodor storm. a boy called little haewelmann uses his night gown as a sail to drive through the night and ends up in the sky with the wise old moon. every time i look at the book i'm astonished how little haewelmann looks so similar to my children!  
these two cards are for the arrival of a newborn baby. they are a homage to my great grandmother. i used the same requisites: chubby baby, big fluffy duvet, watercolours and ink (else preferred a sepia tone though).it's so humbling how the past and the future connect in this big circle of time.

this is my favourite page of else's illustrations: "shine old moon, shine for me!" the boy cried. and they drove out of the forest and over the fields until the end of the world, and from there directly into the sky....


'my cards' - cutting paper

an invitation card in the process of cutting ... 
i love the way the shadows play ...
need a break? tea or coffee for you?
so many possibilities for collage... in the end i go for the paper lace. (see below) 
cutting an image out of paper means reduction: details are simply cut off because the lines cannot be too thin. midtones of colour are reduced to black&white. what remains is light and shadow, surface and contour. i love it. at its best it's the essence.

this card is clearly inspired by our four legged room mate!
these cards combine my new love for paper cuts with my old passion for stamps.
these are portraits of my two children;-)