February 4, 2014

Graphic Design Festival Breda


We are ready for the flight!
This design will be submitted for the Graphic Design Festival in Breda.
We are heading to the deadline on the 7th of february and our 'Eendenkind'
wants to participate in this election.
More practical info about this festival you can find here :
GRAPHIC DESING FESTIVAL BREDA 2014
Cross your fingers for us and our Duckchild ;)

January 30, 2014

Eendenkind / Posterdesign for a poem by Lies Van Gasse

Proud to present you my posterdesign I made inspired on a poem written by my friend, collegue, writer and poet Lies Van Gasse. It all started on the first minutes of 2014. While me and my family were watching the fireworks in the little village of my parents, close to many creeks and rivers and some tiny natural reserves,( Belgian, so very very tiny!) we heard something crashing onto the concrete. An adult duck, a boy, was laying on his back and moved one leg, watched hopeless into my eyes and let life flowing away of his full and more then attractive body...he died in front of us. Some blood on his beak told us he must had crashed somewhere haunted by the horrible sound of the fireworks.

This story inspired Lies, and some weeks later her poem was born.
I had still the image living in my memories and almost immediately I saw an image for the poem.
I worked only with ink and pencil and it turned out that I could combine finally my calligraphy and my illustration. I can tell you, that feels so good!
So this is the result!
It's called :
 what means in dutch, Ducks Child,...
I'm so sorry, I will not dare to translate the poem into english but I can tell you that it is very touching, about a city of lace, about loosing, pain, but also some hope and further horizons.


Op nieuwjaarsnacht valt uit de lucht

een eendenkind.


Zout schuimt om haar lippen.
Huiswaarts is een woud,
de armen van een kanten stad.

Mistbanken liggen op land
als een drijvend eiland.

Onderin de buik
een vlechtwerk van twijgen,
een stoet van dode dichters,
steen waarop men rollen zou.

Aardplaten verschuiven.
Regels beheersen ons leven.

Ik ga de hoepel af.
We steken in betonnen dozen
en verlangen naar de uitgang.

Volgzaam kijk ik, als een hond,
naar de tamme val, 

haar bek als een scheermes,
het zachte vlees van de nacht.

Sindsdien bijt ik op glas.
Er valt een muur van licht,
wij moeten in die volheid slapen.


Here some pictures of work in progress.

January 27, 2014

Uppercase 20...and I'm in it!

So proud and excited to show you the new issue of Uppercase.
 I danced to my frontdoor when the postmen threw my favourite magazine in!
 Since a year this is kind of my quarterly bible!
My sewing-drawings had been selected for this issue and that feels so good!
Thank you so Janine and the whole Uppercase staff for this delicious magazine, again!
Really, for anyone who is creative and curious, this is a must have.
You can sign up with this link : http://mbsy.co/Fndh

Here some more fabulous spreads of issue 20.

December 28, 2013

New prints


 I listed some new prints to finish this year.
Very sensibles. Let them be loved.
HERE you can purchase them in my Eldibujodelgato - shop on ETSY
Have a splendid finishing of 2013!

December 24, 2013

Warm wishes

Be a light to everyone you love,
every heart you miss,
be a light to them who need it,
be a light to each other this christmas.
Let's be one big light on this little planet.
Have a very nice Christmas
Kathy & Javi

December 19, 2013

Workshop Calligraphy #2 in Antwerp


       Some images from my second workshop I gave in a coffeeshop in Antwerp, called Mokkakapot.
Pure ZEN and more than lovely afternoons! Preparing now for a next one this weekend in Gent hosted by Femke Coopmans from Swinging Cahier in combination with a delicious brunch! That will give some delicious images again!

November 15, 2013

Calligraphy vs Lettering : Workshop Lugano by Martina Flor and Guiseppe Salerno

Last weekend we took the car and drove to Switzerland.
In the first place we planned this weekend due to a workshop Calligraphy vs Lettering that would be thought by Martina Flor and Guiseppe Salerno.
While I am drowning myself more and more into typography, lettering and calligraphy it seemed the perfect moment to join this workshop.All the way we went to Lugano for it. 7 hours we were writing and drawing with an impressive drive! The best birthday-gift I could dream! I was overwhelmed afterwards and we finished this 'cumpleaños' in a little restaurant somewhere in Lugano. I felt so happy with this experience and it inspired me a lot for my next calligraphy workshops in Antwerp and Ghent.
This week I was digitizing the word we lettered with Martina after writing it in Brushpen calligraphy with Guiseppe. Let me know what you think of it. It was a delicious weekend! More picturses about the alps and surroundings soon! Muchas gracias Martina and Guiseppe for making my birthday even more special!
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Thanks to Rebecca, for given me the opportunity to join this!
And of course, gracias amor, para este viaje, tu tiempo, tu apoyo, tu corazon y tu musica!

November 6, 2013

Calligraphy workshop #1


 Last weekend I did a first trial-workshop about Calligraphy.
We were invited to an incredible workspace near Ghent runned by Nicolas Van Parys and his team : Artestiek Buro Vrije Ruimte in Drongen.
We had a marvelous afternoon together with the nibs and ink between all those papers on the incredible table surrounded by a lovely wallpainting done by Nicolas himself.
All my guests went homewards with a huge smile on their face and a head full of dancing letters!
 Time to do some finetuning within the little guide I made for this workshop.
Up to the next one in Antwerp!