De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté




Handmade embroidered heart on a silver net pendant 
950 recycled silver and organic cotton

Orders on my Etsy shop

Title: "De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté" (from beating, my heart stopped)
 is a French movie by Jacques Audiard. 

Valley of the hearts


I was lucky to be invited to work again with the Danish Author and Mindfulness expert Gitte Winter Graugraard. And what a journey it has been... In her new book, Hjerternes Dal (Valley of the hearts), she delivers a set of meditations for children that might help parents as well. At least they worked wonders for me in the process of drawing for the book. 
There's also a creative set of black and white illustrations in the back of the book that I'm sure will make for happy little artists at home. 
The book is out in Danish and by the end of the year we'll be able to read it in English as well. Interested in other languages? Tell Gitte because she listens! Go to roomforreflection.com and drop her a line. 
You can get the ebook here and follow Gitte's endeavours with Room for Reflection in Danish here and English here
Here's a few random visuals of the process: 


Creative meetings with Gitte
Photo: Room For Reflection


Creative process
Photo: Room For Reflection

                          
    One of the chapters "The fire dancers"




                           A part of the colouring book 




The making of Ørnefjer (Eagle feather)




PAPER CUTS

I've been experimenting with new media and found that paper cutting is just my thing. I could do it until my fingers drop.
Right now I'm working on some personal pieces and taking commissions at the same time.
Send me a line if you want to do something together: elsieralston@gmail.com






This last one was a commission for a special person. A young girl who just survived a lung transplant and wanted reminder of who helped her hold onto to life: 



MOMO ACADEMY


A collaboration for the brand identity of www.momo-academy.com, the Danish network for teachers and mindfulness professionals.



Photos: Momo Academy 

I MIT HJERTE / IN MY HEART



This was a collaboration with the Danish author Gitte Winter Graugaard. The book holds 4 beautiful meditations for children and is sold in 3 languages so far: Danish, English and Spanish. Inquire more at roomforreflection.dk








Photos: roomforreflection.dk


NO SELF IS OF ITSELF ALONE


Graphite and watercolors.

Set of self-portraits I made while I was supposed to draw something else.

Title: E. Schrödinger 











Companion


Embroidered hand drawn pillows. 

Welcome to Denmark


Embroidered friendly faces 



Wax dipped leaves and a stick, my kind of sunny end-of-the-winter-Scandinavian-day. 


Misses


I don't know why, but I made this stuffed bear (I hope it's a bear). 

Doodle


Pen on notebook 

A young Isis


Grafito en papel 


When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all...


iPhone self-portrait in Tumbes - Peru 

Perú



Digital Photography 

A kind of beauty


Finger on iPad 

A different season


Finger in iPad 

Criollo


Finger on iPad 

Les Enfants Terribles...




Mixed media on paper 

Free fall


Pencil on paper 

Bear addicted


Pencil on paper 

At the top...



Collage and illustration 

Poetry necklace


Ink on paper

Bear studies


 Pencil on paper and stone