One more year has just passed and we are not even ready yet for the next one. A happy new year is the usual greeting that I would like to wish you obviously. And more than that, I hope this year 2019 will come with good health, otherwise nothing could work.
I also wish you to spend some good time with your friends and family, to discover and learn (about others and yourself) and to enjoy life the best you can, with a lot of love.
I hope you will be able to build your own happiness, even though it doesn’t look like what we can see on blogs or Instagram. For 2019, you’d better think about yourself and the things you like. Make this year even more precious!
My illustration for this new year
This year, I had the chance to visit quite a lot of exhibitions and to find inspiration where I wouldn’t have expected it. Especially at the Alphonse Mucha exhibit that I loved and which gave me the idea of this art nouveau style card.
I deliberately got inspired by the existing work of this incredible Alphonse Mucha (this poster for Sarah Bernhardt) to create this illustration slightly redesigned with my own touch.
I really enjoyed drawing it and admire even more the talent of the Czech artist considering the number of details I tried to copy to pay him tribute. A long tedious work… I can’t imagine his own! I hope you will appreciate this nod and the mix between the two worlds.
Greeting cards signed for you
Same as last year, I wanted to create a real greeting card to print out in a few copies in order send one to 20 of you. I still love writing on this good old paper and I really liked the idea so I am doing it again this year!
For a chance to get one, you need to leave a comment below before Sunday January 6th midnight: you are free to write whatever you feel like, it will be my pleasure to read all of them!
I will pick 20 persons to send my greetings by mail. Thank you for still being here after 11 years on this blog. I still believe in this format and I am touched that you are too. More than ever thank you… and have a great year 2019. (English translation by Quiterie)