Week Thirty One: Hej då Sverige.
Week Thirty: “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.” - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
I have a new online store up and running over at www.alexiswinter.com
There’s a much broader range of prints than on my Etsy store and no sign up necessary*!
So if you’re a paper sniffing print enthusiast with a serious weakness for illustrated matter, I strongly suggest checking it out.
*After talking to a few male companions I discovered that it’s not always fun having to become a member of Etsy just to make a purchase, so with the new store you don’t need to sign up for anything.
Week Twenty Nine: Frida Kahlo appreciation week! She is one of my very favourite artists. Her determination to carry on even with the horrible health problems she suffered have been a huge inspiration for my own life. Her own 55 self portraits are what inspired this challenge to being with so I felt it only fitting that she should be incorporated into this project (and it was also extremely fun to draw myself as Frida Kahlo!).
So as I’ve mentioned a couple times now (proud daughter) my Mum recently became a Doctor! I’m honoured that I got to illustrate the cover of her book that will be instrumental in creating Surrogacy Legislation in Sweden!
She’s a pretty awesome lady.
The lovely people over at Spook Magazine did this awesome write up on my collaboration with Tegan and Sara. You can check it out here. Thank you for all your spooky support!
Week Twenty Eight: I came to Sweden to surprise my Mum for her Doctoral Thesis Disputation and somehow managed to catch some creepy virus while en route! Coughing up chunky gremlins and thrown up in bins is not how I envisaged my reunion trip. Game on germs, you’re going down.
The lovely Katy Cowan from over at Creative Boom did a little write up on me for their inspiration page! You can suss it out here.
Week Twenty Seven: Whale call it a truce!
As a self initiated project I wrote and illustrated a short narrative based Alphabet book.
There will be a couple available for purchase on my etsy store soon, so stay tuned!
I was part of a collaborative art project with Tegan and Sara!
I was lucky enough to illustrate a poster for them inspired by their song “How Come You Don’t Want Me” which is now available for sale at their online store and at their concerts. (I know, pretty cool right?)
My mother recently successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Surrogacy Arrangements and Legal Parenthood” and has now become a Doctor of Law! She’s also got one hell of a green thumb. This was a small gift for her successes.
He sold his wares Knavishly.
Week Twenty Six: Reunited with my Newfoundland, Harry!
Week Twenty Five: My Family Tree, It’s mainly just a bunch of birds*
*my family consists predominantly of women.