As you might have seen in previous posts, I’ve been drawing animals for Nordens Ark lately. These illustrations have then been printed on the brand new products for their shop. Previously, this has been a bit secret but now it’s finally time for release! On their 30th anniversary on June 15th, to be precise! I’m so excited!
So please come and celebrate with us! I will be there all day! Telling the story behind these illustrations and signing prints. You’ll find more information about their birthday plans here: www.nordensark.se
Among other things, 11 framed limited edition prints will be auctioned. The illustration pictures a snake-necked turtle which I have drawn. (See below).
The snake-necked turtle was last seen on the small island of Roti in Indonesia but is now feared to be extinct in the wild (Hence the map on the shell). At Nordens Ark they hold one of Europe’s largest breeding colonies (11 turtles so far) in order to be able to return the species to the island of Roti in the future. And the income from the auction on Saturday will go directly to help this vulnerable turtle species to find their way back into the wild.
Here are some pictures from the drawing process of some of the other illustrations I’ve been making for Nordens Ark. You’ll find these on new lovely products in their shop on Saturday. On posters, for example!
This is just a sneak peek. I’ll post more pictures here after the birthday party. Hope to see you there! :)
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Now we’re back home from a really great birthday party at Nordens Ark. Someone whispered that it even was a visiting record at the park. I’m so happy for them! Such a great day!
And when you have a little to much fun you easily forget to take pictures. But I’ve been mailing the lovely staff at Nordens Ark so now I’m a few photos richer. And here they are:
Signing all limited edition prints of the Snake-necked Turtle. During the day, 2 out of 11 art prints were auctioned. One open and one silent auction. (The rest is saved for other special occasions)
Signed, numbered and framed!
A small presentation before it’s time for the big auction of art print no 2/11. (Unfortunately I got no picture of the lovely crowd.)
This is Jimmy (Turtle expert at Nordens Ark), me and the fantastic Sixten (in the middle) who gave 10 000 SEK for this limited edition art print. Incredible! Thank you so much Sixten! (The money goes directly to helping the threatened snake necked turtle finding their way back home into the wild.)
No party without cake!
In the shop! New products with my illustrations on. <3
Posters, posters, posters.
My parents bought some new cups. <3
Thank you so much Nordens Ark for an amazingly fun assignment and a really great 30 year anniversary! Hope to see you all again soon!
Kisses and hugs <3