Happy Illustrated Products

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Products that make you happy

My new venture: illustrated products.
With my prints I bring happiness to your home.

Find information about the products and illustrations here and ofcourse where you can buy these products.

Like humans decorate their babyrooms, in expectation of their babies… What if birds also would decorate their nests?
That question triggered the first series of the illustrated products, the Bird Nest Series.
So the decorations are not based on nature, but the birds are.

For now you can buy the products with these illustrations at the conceptstore To Daze in Geertruidenberg, my hometown.

Ongoing project: Since summer 2022

About the products

The illustrations are burnt/printed onto products in my home studio with a technique called sublimation.
So the products arrive blanc, the illustrations are made, the illustrations are printed to size and cut by hand and they are printed/burned onto the products with special equipment.
The ceramic products have cork on the back, this is stuck to the back by hand and all the stamps are individually placed.
I find it important my products are made with care.

The ink that is used is foodsafe.
The prints and ceramic are dishwasher safe, but because of the adhesive cork on the back, it’s best to wash them by hand anyway.

At the moment there are a ceramic cutting board, a ceramic coaster for pans, ceramic tiles (also to be used as coasters for drinks), MDF cork coasters for drinks and wishcards.
Expansion of the products is being researched at the moment, if you have any suggestions please feel free to share them, you can find the contact info on the ‘Contact’ page.
Also the illustrations of birds will be expanded on, there are some new ideas already in the pipeline.

Black-Naped Monarch

The Black-Naped monarch is a passerine bird in the family Monarchidae. The bird has a bright azure color and a black crest that resembles a crown. The species has 23 subspecies and is mainly found in southern Asia.
In the picture the male is shown, the female is duller in color, has olive brown wings and lacks the black markings on the head.

During the breeding season, two to three eggs are laid in a cup nest that is placed in the fork of a tree. The female builds the nest, while the male keeps watch. The nest is naturally decorated with spider egg boxes, instead of the flowers as shown in the picture.
Both parents incubate on the nest and feed the young together.

Jambu Fruit Dove

Fruit Doves are part of the pigeon family Columbidae and have several species. Including the Jambu Fruit Dove pictured here. These colorful doves are found in forests and woodlands in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Both parents incubate on the nest and feed the young together.

The Jambu Fruit Dove is a shy and inconspicuous bird, camouflaged in the forest by its green feathers. They are usually seen alone or in pairs, but a sizable flock can gather when they eat together by a fruit tree. The pigeon eats fruit directly from the tree, or from the ground if other birds have dropped fruit.

Jambu Fruit Doves are monogamous. This means that both men and women have only one partner. The breeding season is from November to February and July. The male brings material for the nest while the female builds it.
The Jambu Fruit Dove lady usually lays one egg, very occasionally 2. The incubation lasts 2 to 3 weeks and both parents incubate. The male is currently sitting on this nest.
In nature, he does not decorate his nest, but in this case he has decorated it with fruit.

Extensive deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia now threatens this dove, although the doves ability to live in a secondary location and at higher elevations means its situation is not as critical as some other forest bird species. The Jambu Fruit Dove is rated Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

The Asian Paradise Flycatcher is a passerine bird, also in the Monarchidae family, like the Black-Naped Monarch.

With birds it often happens that the male looks extravagant and striking, while the female often looks a bit simpler. That is also the case here. The brown bird is the female and the white with the long tail is the male. Although there are also males with brown wings, but with the same long tail as the white bird. 

This species of bird is widespread in Asia and has three subspecies.

They mainly feed on insects.

The Paradise Monarch is also monogamous, both the male and the female are part of the breeding period, but especially the females are involved in building the nest, breeding and feeding. Like the Black-Naped Monarch, they make a cup nest. The breeding season is from May to July.

In this case Julia collected Fuchsia flowers around them, because the shapes of the Fuchsia reminded her of the bird. Fuchsia flowers are native to South America, but Fuchsias grow well in moist conditions, making Asia a good place for the flower to bloom.