Original art just for kids
One of my earliest childhood recollections is sitting on my bed looking at the beautiful pictures of my story books. I would stare at them for hours studying all the little details trying to absorb everything in. Some of these pictures are still vivid in my mind and I always get a warm feeling when I think about those carefree innocent moments.
Me and my inner child
Now as a grown up person, with my own family and share of responsibilities I often feel the need of experiencing life’s challenges through a childlike simplicity. As an adult I have the maturity to grasp the complexity of a situation with all its positives and negatives and I don’t live in a dream bubble.
My inner child though, lives in this magical place full of colours and happy thoughts. A place were all dreams come true, people love each other and harmony rules. I safeguard this treasured inner child as it brings an unmatched balance in life’s daily hassle. Throughout my art I put this dreamy inner self at work. It is expressed in my choice of subjects, colours and materials. I believe this becomes most apparent in my Mixed Media Kids' Art, where I allow myself the enjoyment of fantasy.
Mixed Media Art for kids
Mixed-media-art and assemblage is the type of serious work which seems like play. First I sketch the scene I want to recreate in pencil. Then I go about choosing the different materials for each part of my picture. I use things like paper, fabric, ribbons, beads, buttons and more. I also enjoy creating depth and textures by mixing different techniques such as crochet, stitching, collage, stamping and painting.
Each finished canvas artwork is finished off with a professional custom made frame designed to match the concept of the image.
Sometimes my kids' art takes the form of a shadow box. It is built up with both two and three dimensional elements and all parts are made from scratch using a variety of materials such as paper, fabric, yarn and wood.
Art for story telling
I make art for kids out of a personal need to nurture my inner child’s creativity and with the purpose of fuelling a young child’s imagination. I make decor for their room or playroom which will not only brighten their space but hopefully will also spark the beginning of a story, a conversation, or a playful learning path.