Monday, September 12, 2011

If a Bird Flew...

I just received my brand new copies of the third book
I illustrated for Eschbach in Germany!
The book is called "Kommt ein Vogel geflogen, Himmlische Grüße und Wünsche"
Hanna Mühlbauer.
I think it translates to "If a Bird Flew, Heavenly Greetings & Wishes".
I don't speak German so correct me if I'm wrong ;)

I'll be back this coming Thursday to celebrate my birthday
with a giveaway that will include a copy of this book, a watercolor original
among many other surprise goodies!
It's going to be a good one, I hope you will join me.

71 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Daniela said...

Congratulations Geninne! The book looks beautiful!

9/12/2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Julie Alvarez said...

¡Felicitaciones! Parece hermoso... ¿De qué se trata?

9/12/2011 1:49 PM  
Anonymous lamina @ do a bit said...

That's so cool :) Looks beautiful!! Congratulations :)

9/12/2011 1:52 PM  
Blogger Els said...

Ha! Geninne, another book! The one "Fange nie an aufzuhören...": I ordered three of them! Two as a gift and ofcourse one for myself!
I did see this one already in the mail I got from Eschbach publishers! You're a success!
Love the bird watercolours !!!
Have a nice birthday on Thursday

9/12/2011 2:00 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Qué bonito libro, la portada y las ilustraciones interiores y esa piedrita con el huevo ♥♥♥ Yo tampoco hablo alemán y, sin desmerecer a la escritora, no me importaría poder asomarme a las páginas de ese precioso regalo. Gracias por compartir tanta belleza.

9/12/2011 2:00 PM  
Blogger FeeMail said...

Great book. I love your illustrations :)! I'm glad some other germans realized that too...

Your translation is not completely right, but it's really hard to translate. It's not past tense, it's more like a description of something, that is happening at the moment. It's a german (kid's) song and there is a first-person narrator singing. It's something like: A bird is flying towards me (and it is sitting down on my feet... )

I think that's confusing, but I don't know how to explain it better...

Greeting from Germany, Fee

9/12/2011 2:01 PM  
Blogger 19nullsieben said...

"Kommt ein Vogel/Vöglein geflogen" is a german song, the origin of the song is in Austria! Oh, Fee already explained :)

The book looks great and I can´t wait to celebrate your birthday with you ;)))

Greetings from Vienna, Austria! Selina

9/12/2011 2:12 PM  
Blogger Škorčica said...

Happy birthday in advance. And congratulations for the book - wonderful! :)

Yes, it's hard to translate, something like:
There's (like: just coming) a bird flying towards me.


9/12/2011 2:17 PM  
Blogger Kae said...

so beautiful! I bet getting a book you illustrated in the mail is rather exciting!

9/12/2011 2:30 PM  
OpenID Michaelanneneal said...

It is beautiful!!! Happy upcoming Birthday! A lovely gift for sure..your work in books:) You are amazingly talented...

9/12/2011 2:46 PM  
Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

lovely illustrations, Geninne

children's books are so nice to do (my earlier life)

9/12/2011 2:49 PM  
Blogger Cari-Jane Hakes said...

That books looks lovely - they have presented your work perfectly! Many congratulations.

9/12/2011 3:15 PM  
Blogger se7en said...

Pure lovliness, wonderful!!!

9/12/2011 3:18 PM  
Blogger Juul said...

One day I ended here at your blog and I love it. I learned to love more birds thanks to my husband that have some obsession with them :) and since then I am so attentive to everything that has to do with them. Even embroidered some bird to my newborn boy clothes ;) so beautiful work you do. I need to actualize my blog, have it a little forgotten. So cool you live so close. Groetjes as we say in the Nederlands y saludos aquí :)

9/12/2011 3:53 PM  
Blogger Michele Pacey said...

wow what a stunner your book (at least the drawn part...)!

9/12/2011 4:06 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

Very lovely book Geninne. You don't have to understand German to appreciate its beauty.

And, wait a minute, aren't you supposed to 'receive' presents on your birthday not 'give them away'! :) You are always so generous.

9/12/2011 4:25 PM  
Blogger Artes da Cris said...

Congrats for the book!

9/12/2011 4:51 PM  
Blogger Lulu said...

The power of art created with love crosses all borders and transcends language, and the bird as metaphor for soul helps make these leaps.
Thank you for creating.

9/12/2011 4:53 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Congrats! The illustrations are amazing!

9/12/2011 5:00 PM  
Blogger PaperPumpkin said...

Just beautiful....

9/12/2011 5:20 PM  
Blogger Susana Castro Conti said...

Qué lindo! Felicitaciones!♥

9/12/2011 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

It was beautiful books with gorgeous illustrations like this one that first hooked me on reading. Congratulations! And here is a cool short video by the talented Alexandre Dubosc featuring a cake and a birdie near the end (it seemed fitting). :)

9/12/2011 6:06 PM  
Blogger Casey Lee said...

Congratulations! I visit your blog daily and i love your illustrations and simple but elegant designs

9/12/2011 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Kim Reedich said...

Your illustrations make the book so beautiful!
Looking forward to some birthday fun!

9/12/2011 6:32 PM  
Blogger Мария said...

Поздравляю с выходом новой книги - она великолепна! :)

9/12/2011 6:33 PM  
Blogger estrellazul said...

Wonderful book and which regret to not speak German, but I think should be great buy this book just to relax with the images you drew

9/12/2011 9:24 PM  
Blogger micha said...

Oh great, another German book! I bought your last one and gave it to a dear friend of mine. This one looks very beautiful too.

9/13/2011 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Sydney said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful!

9/13/2011 2:27 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

Beautiful book :)

9/13/2011 3:29 AM  
Anonymous Yna said...

I love your illustrations too. I am german and I think there is no child in germany, who don't know this song. (And sorry for my english...I know translation is hard work ;-)

9/13/2011 3:32 AM  
Blogger icolorart said...

so beautiful. i am ordering this jut to adore your artwork. wishing you a year of prosperity when you blow out the candles. thanks for your art.

9/13/2011 3:42 AM  
OpenID girlunwinding said...

Fantastic! and congratulations. Your illustrations are total eye candy and while I am sure the words in the book are awesome, I would be fine just flipping through and gazing at your artwork, ;-)

9/13/2011 3:49 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Happy Birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Geninne!!!
Happy birthday to you!
beautiful book. Congrats!

9/13/2011 4:31 AM  
Blogger kütti said...

Hurra! Jippeay!
A new book in germany.
My new birthdaybook for my friends. I love it.
Iàm happy to live in germany!


9/13/2011 5:15 AM  
Anonymous Marianne said...

I am neither a native German nor a native English speaker but I would translate the quotation into "Heavenly Greetings and Wishes flying like a bird"
Whatever is the correct translation it is a beautifully illustrated book I think of poems?
Lucky Germans
Have a wonderful birthday on Thursday

9/13/2011 5:44 AM  
Blogger Tanja said...

Happy upcoming Birthday!
Love your new book.

9/13/2011 5:44 AM  
Blogger Almu said...

Es precioso, con tantos detalles! No conocía la canción, pero buscando en internet, he encontrado la letra. No soy nativa, pero conozco el idioma aleman. La traducción sería algo así (más o menos, para que rime también en castellano):

Volando viene un pajarito,
que se para a mis pies,
Una carta trae en su pico,
De mamá un saludito es.

Pajarito, vuela, vuela,
saludo y beso mándale,
Yo no puedo acompañarte,
pues aquí me quedaré.

Kommt a Vogerl geflogen,
Setzt si nieder auf mein’ Fuß,
Hat ein’ Zetterl im Schnabel,
Von der Mutter einen Gruß.
Lieber Vogel, fliege weiter!
Nimm ein’ Gruß mit und ein’ Kuss.
Denn ich kann dich nicht begleiten,
Weil ich hier bleiben muss.

Por cierto, es muy bonita! Gracias por descubrirmela!

9/13/2011 6:02 AM  
Anonymous mamoune said...

Bravo, ce livre a l'air fort joli.
Prépares bien ton anniversaire.Moune

9/13/2011 7:02 AM  
Blogger Bubble My Licorice said...

That's really beautiful and inspiring.

9/13/2011 7:39 AM  
Blogger forcryeye said...

Sehr Gut! Es ist toll!!! Happy Birthday in advance! I had the best birthday I have had in years last Friday, I hope yours is as well...many cards and lavishes! :)

9/13/2011 8:10 AM  
Blogger Vicki K. said...

What a gorgeous book!

9/13/2011 8:35 AM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

HAPPY BIRDIE for Thursday!! :D Hope you have a wonderful day, I think it's a big one?? I love love love the book, I've got the wantsies for some of your work, so I'll be back hoping to win or gain something somehow! Thank you for all the inspiring work you do and share! Cheers. X Julie.

9/13/2011 9:00 AM  
Blogger amberlight said...

A german book ... ich glaube, da hab ich sofort wieder etwas für meine Wunschliste :-)

9/13/2011 10:36 AM  
Blogger Tallulah said...

So, so beautiful... suddendly I wish I knew more German! (I never felt that way when I had to study it in school ages ago)

9/13/2011 11:46 AM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

The book is so beautiful! Congratulations!!! I also wish I read German, but the illustrations are worth purchasing it. We can celebrate our birthdays together!!! Mine is in a few days too. Wishing you a beautiful, fun filled, and colorful week.

9/13/2011 12:49 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Oh the book looks beautiful! congratulations!!

9/13/2011 2:09 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

This book looks beyond beautiful. Now I wish I spoke German!

9/13/2011 3:25 PM  
Blogger Beate Mizdalski said...

Great, I am from germany, so I will check out and buy these beautiful bird book with poems.

9/14/2011 2:38 AM  
Blogger bd said...

Lovely paintings in this new book! Hope the poems will be translated in Dutch!

9/14/2011 6:12 AM  
Anonymous The Illustrator's Wife said...

I never tire of seeing your work - congrats on being published yet again!

9/14/2011 8:07 AM  
Blogger Natascha Rosenberg said...

Qué bonito!

9/14/2011 8:23 AM  
Blogger va said...

congrats and beautiful book !

9/14/2011 9:08 AM  
Blogger Kuukki said...

Happy birthday to you Geninne! The book looks lovely! Maybe I need to order it from Germany if it is not available in Finland.

Your blog is just lovely, I am visiting it often as your paintings are so beautiful!

9/14/2011 11:17 AM  
Blogger mo said...

It is so beautiful! Congratulations! I sort of like the fact that I can't read German so I can look at your images and sort of make up my own story to go with them. All of your details are amazing.

9/14/2011 11:28 AM  
Blogger mo said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!

9/14/2011 11:28 AM  
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9/14/2011 12:10 PM  
Blogger La Chili said...

That book looks so pretty, I will love to come back for the giveaway.
Happy birthday!!!

9/14/2011 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Genninne.
Have a super day.

9/15/2011 1:46 AM  
Blogger FarfallaDK said...

Oh, this book looks absolutely wonderful!
I love your illustrations. You are so talented!

And if I am not wrong:
It is your birthday today, the 15th.
Happy, happy, happy birthday to you!
May the sun shine on you.

9/15/2011 1:53 AM  
Blogger Paper Writer said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, ♡ Geninne ♡ !

As always wonderful creations! Anyone would be so lucky to get presents on your special day - what a generous beautiful spirit, you truly are.

9/15/2011 7:03 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Sencillamente hermoso tu trabajo. ¡¡Feliz cumpleaños!!
De México - Diana.

9/15/2011 9:10 AM  
Blogger Tally said...

I just commented on your birthday - then scrolled down. I saw Kommt ein Vogel geflogen and had tears in my eyes. It is a traditionel German song, one that my grandmother used to sing to me. Now-a-days I doubted that the children still know this song.
I have the melody in my brain now.

It translates somewhat like:
Comes a bird flying by,
sits down on my foot.
Has got a paper in its beak.
From the mother a greet.

Dear bird, keep on flying,
take with you a greet and a kiss,
I can't go with you,
because I have to stay here.

9/15/2011 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Whitney said...

Happy Birthday! Your work is truly inspirational

9/15/2011 4:21 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I love this book - the illustrations I mean... I don't speak or read German. Just wonderful! I signed up for the giveaway hope I win!!

9/15/2011 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Rupa said...

Happy belated b'day! Hope you had the most wonderful day! I got so busy at work that I missed seeing your blog yesterday and I missed the giveaway as the comments are closed. Your fabrics are gorgeous. I have been toying with the idea (no I don't claim to be a designer like you but I can paint half decently :)

9/16/2011 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Margie said...


I would like to order this book for my German friend who lives here in the states. Their website is all in German! How can I order it to be sent to her? I would appreciate your help.

Hugs, Margie

9/16/2011 11:02 AM  
Blogger Tina Eudora said...

Congratulations on the fabric line and the beautiful book!
Include my name in the giveaway please and have a very happy celebration day!
Tina xo

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