Monday, October 16, 2017

Let the January be nice

This is January for my 2018 calendar. as always, the year starts with the animal of the year. In this case 2018 is a year of Earth dog.  January for me is one of the ugliest and coldest months, so why not making it all about warmth, meetings at cafes surrounded by tropical plants.

Friday, October 13, 2017

This summer in Sweden

I have completely  neglected my traveling stories. Most of the photos go to Instagram. I am sometimes getting chills by only thinking "What if Instagram is suddenly shut down?"
So anyway, we have been to Sweden in July. Visited Stockholm and headed for the mountains. A small town called Järvsö (meaning an island of a wolverine). They have a really cool town flag with the animal.
We met this bunch of geese in one of the parks in Stockholm.
I really wanted to visit The zoologiskamuseet as I have heard it's gonna be renovated. It has this amazing 360 degrees diorama inside, with natural light. 

 Even the beetles could be found in this vast display.
 And finally  a couple of postcard views from the top of the hill in Järvsö.

Jungle in November

So, this is the November month for my 2018 calendar. November, translated to Lithuanian menas the falling of leaves. I am sure many leaves fall in jungle. 
Can you spot the jaguar?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forest in September

September is still like summer. This is a new page in the upcoming calendar. Below a detail, the fox up closer and the forest without the hand drawn details.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dogs for June

Spotty dogs at their home. The Japanese chin has it's mate somewhere outside the frame.
Can you name the breeds?

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Reading for the black swans

This is March month. Black swan is an Australian bird. It even more elegant then the white swan, with ruffled feathers and impossibly long neck.

 I think a cat in front of a new work is becoming a kind of tradition!

Friday, October 6, 2017

A third book with my illustrations!

 I can't believe, how sneaky the coming through of dreams is. I have always wanted to illustrate books, since I was a small kid. And here it is-3 illustrated books in 1,5 years!
This one here by Lina Bakšytė is really close to my heart. It's about the creative upbringing of a child. Being close to nature and finding fun things to do there.
 I always say-go out,go to the forest. It works miracles for me if I start feeling a bit tired, annoyed or grumpy in general. Trees have that special thing. It doesn't even need to be summer green. I have posted about looking for mushrooms in winter previously. They are more exposed and really fun to take photos of when covered in snow. 
 The book should already be available in the books stores and on internet.