Jul 27, 2011

Blueberry Skies

Blueberry season is here! and I need to gather up some blueberry picking spirit. Have a look here: 

I used to marvel at the pictures of any illustrated book by Elsa Beskow when I was just a pea. I still do!
And this is my favorite:

Anyway, I shouldn't even show my own illustration in the same post as I mention Elsa Beskow but I got so inspired by the blueberry theme and so I had to paint the sky of my new landscape drawing in that swirly gorgeous blueberry color. My blueberries are never blue but in this creamy purple blue. Yum, I better go and fix my broken smoothie blender so I can make me one with frozen blueberries. Preferably local picked of course!

8 comments:

NorraSud by ROROISM said...

i love elsa! one of my emotional souvenirs from sweden:-) two years ago was great blueberry season!

NorraSud by ROROISM said...

(your work is super Tove J style actually ;-P )

Carolina said...

Really? Your little boy must be very pleased with your book souvenir :)
Tove Jansson? Wow what a compliment! thanks roro!

Galit said...

Not sure I've heard of Elsa Beskow before so thanks for those lovely illustrations!!

I seriously love your new illustrations. I love the way you mix the textures and patterns.
Can you maybe tell a bit more of your work process and how you create them? Would love to hear more!!

Kim Baise said...

love blueberries!!! your illustration is wonderful, like a perfect smoothie <3

indira lakhsmita said...

i want one...

Carolina said...

Thanks for the interest Galit! check my last post :)

Thank you Kim!

I'm sending you blueberry smoothie thoughts right now Indira!

Little Ni Studio said...

Elsa Beskow is one of my favorite classical illustrator! I always enjoy her illustrations and children books. Hopefully,I will become a great children book illustrator just like her in the future! ^____^