Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Yellow

On my desk
For years and years I thought I didn't like yellow, but I was wrong :-)
It's impossible to not be happy working with those beautiful proteas on my desk.
I'm getting a batch of orders ready to ship and working on the cover of my book!
I'm not allowed to tell you the title just yet but it's about hand carved stamps
& it will be published by Lark Books in the fall. I can wait to share it with you!

41 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous susaninfrance said...

oh you've made me so happy! I cannot wait for your book, but fall doesn't sound so far away. Lovely pictures, as always.

1/26/2012 10:10 AM  
Blogger eli said...

también amo el amarillo! es como energía pura :)
felicidades por el libro, seguro va a ser divino!!

1/26/2012 10:20 AM  
Blogger The Art of Michelle said...

a book! how fantastic. i just finished making one of your feather stamps that you feature on your blog. It was so fun! you can see it here:

p.s.- i love your packaging!!

1/26/2012 10:44 AM  
Blogger paula said...

Looking forward to your book. I know I'm going to be buying it and trying my hand at a little stamping.

1/26/2012 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Lin said...

I used to feel the same way about yellow (and orange) and now I enjoy them like crazy and think of them as happy colors. Can't wait to see details about your new book!

1/26/2012 11:46 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I love proteas they grow realy well over here. My mum has one like they proteas in your vase grrowing in her garden.

I love yellow I have alway been drawn to it.

1/26/2012 12:07 PM  
Blogger Plain and Joyful Living said...

How exciting! After seeing the hand carved stamps in Soulemama's new book, I would love to give it a try.

1/26/2012 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Gita Mani said...

The rubber-stamped birdie seems to be chirping your thank-you. How very sweet. Congratulations on the new book! Can't wait. I got the birdie stickers from Galison and absolutely love them!

1/26/2012 12:33 PM  
Blogger said...

Hand carved stamp? :-D Wow, I will defenetely have to check out this secret project of yours. I make hand scarved stamps, so I'm curious about how you worked on this. :-)

1/26/2012 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Debler said...

Qué felicidad!!!! No dejes de avisarnos para comprarlo!! Saludos,

1/26/2012 12:52 PM  
Blogger Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh I can't wait to hear more about your book!!

1/26/2012 12:53 PM  
Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

everyone is waiting anxiously for this book.
you're amongst good company with Lark.
O, and yellow,(along with orange) is one of the "happy" colours. Or so they said in school.

1/26/2012 1:14 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

you should visit in the fall and we will have a book launch party

1/26/2012 1:30 PM  
Blogger gia said...

Right on- your hand carved stamps are my favorite thing I've seen on your blog. Something about them and the process you use to carve them grabs me! Well I love your video on watercolor too. I really love those videos you made. Congrats!

1/26/2012 1:30 PM  
Blogger Happy Wife said...

The happy yellow of this post just brought so much sunshine to my day!
:) Thanks

1/26/2012 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine S says: I can't wait for your book! Have a bright day!

1/26/2012 2:44 PM  
Blogger TLN said...

Gorgeousness! :)

1/26/2012 3:23 PM  
Blogger Ian B said...

Love love love the images in this post - a real jolt of sunshine in the middle of a long Canadian winter.

Perfect timing :-)

1/26/2012 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

Good Day Sunshine. :) I write myself reminders and to-do lists on your birdie sticky notes too - they make me smile.

1/26/2012 6:22 PM  
Blogger Lorinda said...

I'm not usually a yellow person either but your desk looks delicious!

Can't wait to hear about your book!!

1/26/2012 8:06 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I can't wait to see your book too! Good luck and I think yellow is the colour of happiness and creativity unless there is too much.

1/26/2012 11:34 PM  
Blogger Dorien Ruben said...

Your photo's make me happy :)
I'm curious to see what the book will be like! Fall is so far away...

1/27/2012 12:10 AM  
Anonymous simona said...

... I want this book!


1/27/2012 12:39 AM  
Anonymous Robina said...

And we can't wait for it to be published! Your blog brings a welcome bit of sunshine into a chilly, dark Scottish winter. I love it.

1/27/2012 1:00 AM  
Blogger Jenni C's said...

love seeing the Pin cushion Proteas on your desk..wish i could show you Cape Point Nature Reserve where they grow wild...maybe someday you can visit sunny South Africa...looking forward to your book..

1/27/2012 1:42 AM  
Blogger Micha said...

Beautiful! My little daughter has a Yellow-Party today in her Kindergarten, they all wear something yellow.

1/27/2012 2:16 AM  
Blogger Art House Mum said...

I've been a bit the same with yellow this year... sometimes you just need a bit of cheer. And green, too, this summer has bought me a more quiet joy. I love your artworks. Thanks, grace

1/27/2012 2:34 AM  
Blogger Kellee Wynne Conrad said...

So amazing! I love your blog and you keep inspiring me to do more with my art and share on my blog! Thank-you!

1/27/2012 4:17 AM  
Anonymous Yna said...

Oh I wish, we would have a little Yellow these days. But everything is grey. Nice to see yellow on your blog.

1/27/2012 5:28 AM  
Blogger Amalia Satizábal said...

I can' stress enough how much I love your work. Amazing, your one of the happiest stops on my blogroll. Good luck with your new book, can't wait to see it!

1/27/2012 6:09 AM  
Blogger Rubycat said...

Well, I cannot wait to buy your book. Although I do not want to rush through summer (if it ever arrives in Seattle) I do want the book...such a conundrum. I'm cheered by your pretty yellow. thank you for the joy you provide with your art.

1/27/2012 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Thanks for the bright (yellow) news about your book. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment. I can't wait to see it in the fall.

1/27/2012 8:46 AM  
Blogger sianey said...

Hi Geninne
Im an art publisher in London looking for new artists to work with for prints + cards/stationery + discovered your beautiful images by chance!
I would love it if you could contact me - as you appear to have no email address on any of your sites!
Look forward to hearing from you hopefully!
Best Wishes
Sian Rees

1/27/2012 10:15 AM  
Blogger Almu said...

Qué bonitas fotos, y las anteriores, me he enamorado de las magnolias rosas. En casa tenemos un magnolio blanco que en verano perfuma todo el jardín, uno de mis arboles favoritos. Ya tengo tu agenda, aún no he escrito mucho, me da pena gastarla! Pero se me pasará y la llenaré. Un saludo!

1/27/2012 2:28 PM  
OpenID Yvonne Stehle said...

Oh Geninne, how good that looks!
I embraced Yellow a while ago and when I introduced it into our home I could not believe how I could live without it all these years. It is such a happy color and cheers you up and makes the sun shine all day. And I love how you paired it with the Blue!
Happy New Year of the Dragon from Seoul!

1/27/2012 5:08 PM  
Blogger Dru said...

Wow, love the packaging, ever thought of selling it?

1/27/2012 6:50 PM  
Blogger K Parish said...

These are absolutely adorable!

1/27/2012 9:16 PM  
Blogger K Parish said...

These are absolutely adorable!

1/27/2012 9:16 PM  
Blogger Ester Durães said...

your packaging is so beautiful!! lovely pictures too :)

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