All wet and autumny…

My very first submission to “Illustration Friday” – http://illustrationfriday.com/artwork/caroline-janssens/…

The idea for me was to work very quickly on this week theme suggested by Illustration Friday and see where it leads me to. I’ll aim at doing this on a regular basis as it boosts creativity and makes me work!

%22Wet%22 Illustration Friday FINAL

 

© Caroline Janssens, 2004 – 2015. All rights reserved.

Bold, bear feet and jolly, a little animated film

While I’m currently fighting cancer (pronostics are good though), the world is going nuts. It’s a pretty morose start of the year. But I’m an optimist and my vow for 2015 is to make you smile. I don’t guarantee the success, but the intention will always be there. Here is my first little tiny “smile maker” of the year…don’t forget to put the sound on. I hope you enjoy watching it.

#JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo

Because, really, there aren’t enough words and because we should all be “Charlie” everyday…

All my thoughts are with all those affected by the attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine this 7 January 2015, their staff, families and many friends. #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo

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© Caroline Janssens, 2004-2015. All rights reserved.

My photographic pinboard on Tumblr

 

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By public demand I’ve reacquainted with my cameras (the regular one and the tiny one) and I’ve created a photographic pinboard on Tumblr for you to enjoy. I link each photograph to music I like. Feel free to contribute your own, I’m always keen to discover sounds I don’t know and that’s one reason why I created this new blog! Visit me / follow me on Tumblr: City wanders – http://citywanders.tumblr.com

Have a lovely Sunday, all!

French food

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I’m very fortunate to be Culturethèque’s current artist in residence. As part of the project I was commissioned to illustrate the home page of their website around a French food theme. Culturethèque is the French Institute’s digital platfom where you can find all sorts of resources to help you keep up with your French. Check their excellent website: http://culturetheque.org.uk and the Q & A on my work: http://culturetheque.org.uk/blog/culturetheques-artist-in-residence-caroline-janssens.

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© Caroline Janssens, 2014. All rights reserved.

Reinventing the world

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© Caroline Janssens, 2014. All rights reserved.

I’m participating in an illustration contest organised by Quinoa (www.quinoa.be) – a Belgian NGO that promotes and develops North/South relationships through a number of activities, including  seminars, on-the-ground educational and development projects, etc. They are looking to illustrate tote bags that will be sold in support of their numerous local projects. All illustrations submitted will be subject to your votes, once uploaded on the NGO’s website. I’ll keep you in the loop.

Je  participe au concours d’illustrations organisé par Quinoa  (www.quinoa.be), une ONG belge de cooperation au development visant à sensibiliser aux relations nord/sud.  L’illustration gagnante sera imprimée sur des sacs que l’ONG vendra en soutien à leurs nombreux projets. Les illustrations participantes seront bientôt soumises à votre vote. Je vous tiens au courant!