Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t… but there have been some changes around here.
Let’s start with the name-change: Tessie’s Projects is now Confetti In Your Face. Aspiring to colour the world a little bit brighter. That’s exactly what you can expect from Confetti In Your Face’s products and writings! You can click here if you’re curious for more about me and Confetti In Your Face, the mission and dreams.
Secondly: new card-designs have arrived – four of them! They are very ready to travel all over the world. Will you help them on their way? The new cards (and of course the old, too) are now available in my Etsy-shop which is fully stocked. And from Tuesday onwards the new cards will also be available at TOON in Amsterdam.
With a name-change and new products also comes an updated website. Don’t worry, it’s mostly lay-out that has changed! My blogposts can now be found under the Writings-tab. I hope you’ll enjoy all the changes! I know I do ;-)
If you think more people can use some Confetti and colour in their faces – or lives – you know where to send them!
Enjoy your day and sprinkle some confetti if you can…
There is a new shop in my hood. It opened its doors to the public yesterday. And I think it’s amazing. But I’m biased. I rent a shelf there. And on that shelf lie my cards!
That new shop is called TOON. It existed before, on a different location. But has now moved to de Baarsjes in Amsterdam. TOON is a shop where you can show your products and art, by renting a shelf, couple of square metres or a nail on a wall. It also has a little stage where performers can do their thing. Some people rent square metres and create there little studio there.
The shop is enormous. It has corners and lovely shrines filled with a diversity of beautiful things. You could get lost. You can have a cup of coffee too. Sitting on any chair in the shop you like. The only risk there, is that the chair is being sold while you sit in it.
If you’re in Amsterdam only for a short trip, skip the main shopping area and head over to de Baarsjes in Amsterdam West immediately. Stop by at TOON. Come say hi to my cards in their own little corner and leave your drawing marks on the sample-cards like this little guest has so beautifully done.
Someone understood what the pencils are for and multi-coloured this heart!
Marvel at all the beauty the shop has on offer. It’s absolutely worth visiting. I know, it’s not convincing hearing that from someone as biased as me.
If you would like to see my little corner at TOON but are not anywhere near Amsterdam, pay a visit to my corner on their website (which is in Dutch, so good for your language skills).
Pencils are ready
All lined up
I did some colouring, to encourage others
My little corner
Ready for you!
TOON is located on the Jan Evertsenstraat 4 – 8 and can very easily be reached by tram and bus.
I sketched how to get there
[ Note that my cards will be at TOON for the next 3 months! ]
Dear reader, I’m in love! Or maybe “obsessed” is more accurate. The lucky bastard: Dick Vincent. A Manchester-based illustrator – whose work you may have seen in Flow Magazine par exemple – that won my heart about a year ago with his watercolour-illustrations. And since then I follow him where ever he goes: Instagram, Etsy, facebook… *sighs*
I’m drooling all over his work and desperately heart every picture he posts to Instagram. But when he posted the new print of “The Log Lady” from Twin Peaks (the series is returning in 2016!) he really set me on fire. Whoooosh! I mean, that clearly means he and I are meant to be – if he loves Twin Peaks and its characters then I don’t need any more proof.
Twin Peaks’ Log Lady by Dick Vincent
But before Dick Vincent is requesting a restraining order to stop me from getting any nearer, let me be clear: I’m exaggerating of course. However, I do love his work immensely. The dry sense of humour, a certain love for pets and other animals, simple yet (mostly) colourful and detailed – I can’t stop looking at him, er…it. With his amazing fantasy Vincent – who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007, having studied Illustration with Animation – always manages to put a smile on my face.
The best people love cats and dogs. Another of Vincent’s prints.
In the new year (currently December-broke even though it’s only November) I’m gonna treat myself to the fantastic print of the Twin Peaks‘ Log Lady. Excited already! Dick also showed us a little painting of Twin Peaks director David Lynch on his blog, so I’m hopeful this means the start of a Twin Peaks series of portraits. I would love to have Cooper, Harold the Orchid man, Andy, Lucy , Leo “New Shoes” and Nadine on my wall too. Do it for me Dickie, do it for me!
If not, I’ll expand my Vincent-collection with the pictures of Mark Twain and his marvellous friends. All is fine by me, really Dick. Just promise me to never give up on illustrating. And tell me you love me… my! Christmas cards too.
Who doesn’t want this Peruvian farmer and his larma on the wall?