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The Wish Tree: Collaborative Stories by International Women

“[I]n diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~Maya Angelou This book is a product of the collaborative effort of 25 women from 15 different countries. These original illustrated stories seek to entertain readers of all ages with their … Continue reading

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Alligator-man

Our collaborative book project continues and it’s a great opportunity to get back to sketching a little bit once in a while 🙂 This is a Finnish librarian who transforms into an alligator after he eats some food prepared by … Continue reading

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Illustrating collaborative international stories – part 2

Our three stories are almost finished, and in our last workshop we continued our illustrations for the book. We also started to write little paragraphs about the international aspects in the stories as well as short bios about all the … Continue reading

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Fairytale Illustrations – part 1

Together with a wonderful group of women from all over the world I started a new project. First we began to write international fairy tales in an associative way inspired by the card game “Once Upon a Time” and our … Continue reading

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Amika

Inspired by a new project: writing an international fairy tale with a group of women at the Duke University International House. acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″

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on new shores – painting shells in watercolor

This was another workshop for the members of the English Hour at Duke University’s International House. In this workshop, most of the participants took their very first steps in painting with watercolors. I invited Jim Burris, a local artist from … Continue reading

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Gustav Klimt & The Tree of Life

  My workshop Tree of Life took place on October 9, 2015 at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina. This time I talked about the concept and motif of the “Tree of Life,” which has been … Continue reading

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