Monthly Archives: September 2012


Permalink to What I see – Day 12

What I see – Day 12

Today I was hoping to go up the mountain. With “the mountain” I mean Grouse Mountain. But since my back has been bugging me again today, I bailed and decided to approach the mountain in a drawing instead.
In case you don’t know anything about Grouse Mountain, here are some facts about its most famous hike, the “Grind” (I do prefer the BCMC though).


Permalink to What I see – Day 11

What I see – Day 11

Well, yesterday’s post contains a mistake. To me the word in question does not look like a mistake, in fact it looks like a perfect English word. Turns out it’s not, it’s a German word. To make it easier for me to remember, I made a little cheat sheet.


Permalink to What I see – Day 10

What I see – Day 10

I have a favourite spot in my living room: The perch.
And this was was I saw today (besides my laptop and a few other things).


Permalink to What I see – Day 9

What I see – Day 9

This weekend I went on a walk along Spanish Banks – my favourite beach in the neigbourhood – and I came by the little creek there that is now all cleaned-up and apparently waiting for this year’s Salmon return later this Fall. Last year, I hear there were 16 animals came back, which is pretty cool, considering that this a pretty small stream is basically in the city.


Permalink to What I see – Day 8

What I see – Day 8

An email in my inbox this morning informed me that the chase is on again!
PS: I am not participating.


Permalink to What I see – Day 7

What I see – Day 7

Today I am back to posting after taking a break yesterday – I am going to school on Wednesday nights.

I am not quite sure why I am posting poultry today, but it might be related to a frightening documentary I watched about chicken and the immense amount of antibiotics many of them get fed in the few days they get to live before they are slaughtered.
The chicken/roosters here are lucky not to be bread to be eaten. But judged by their odd shapes, one could think that they are on steroids.


Permalink to What I see – Day 6

What I see – Day 6

Without Words.
Headlines welcome.


Permalink to What I see – Day 5

What I see – Day 5

Today was not my day for thinking. So there….


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Double great news today!

I just found out on Tradewind Book’s facebook site that my artwork for ‘On My Walk’ was chosen for the cover of Edmonton Public Library’s next ’100 Great Books to Read Together’.
The book itself (written by my friend Kari-Lynn Winters and obviously illustrated by me) was chosen as one of these books!

And ‘Nutz!’ written by Virginia Schwartz and illustrated by myself has been voted 2nd on the BC Children’s Bestseller List for this week!


Permalink to What I see – Day 4

What I see – Day 4

Late Summer is gracing Vancouver with warmth, so I went over to West Van for some sunshine and flamingo coloured architecture.


Permalink to What I see – Day 3

What I see – Day 3

Today I am posting this week’s pool weather forecast for Vancouver. My lovely assistant Leona is helping to illustrate the facts.


Permalink to What I see – Day 2

What I see – Day 2

Yesterday I drew a bunch of things that I found in a moving sale post on craigslist and made an illustration from it.
Today I couldn’t stop but wonder who the person behind the sale might be.
After some pondering, I think this is her:
Melanie is 32 years old, was working as a draftsman (-woman) in an architecture firm and is now moving to France where she always has wanted to live (therefore the sale). She likes to play badminton, her signature dish is Spaghetti Puttanesca, she currently crochets a hat for her ex-boyfriend and her favourite animals are Koala Bears, because of their cute faces. The lamp with the sequins (see yesterday’s illustration) was a present from her friend Mia.


Permalink to What I see – Day 1

What I see – Day 1

Well, I will be posting ‘What I see’ for the next little while, until I get bored I guess – thanks for voting on Facebook!

So today I snooped through craigslist. I love craigslist. For my German friends and everybody who doesn’t know what craigslist is, it is an online market place for stuff, apartment rentals, jobs and more (like the German Sperrmüll used to be).
Sometimes – like today – I come across an ad that says Moving out of country. That usually intrigues me and seeing the things being sold, makes me wonder who the owners might be.
In this case, some of their things seem slightly inconsistent taste-wise…


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What’s next?

The four weeks of the Character Development Challenge are over and the favourites (voted for on facebook) have been found: Fledermouse and Little Unicorn, followed by Henley, Little Mammoth and Ginger are the winners.
I really liked having to produce and post daily – even when the posted character sometimes only ended-up being a rough sketch. I feel that my creative senses have been sharpened and therefore I will keep going with a regular creating and posting schedule.
Sooo, what’s next…?
I have 3 ideas for little projects – see titles below. Check out the project descriptions on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/leistchristina) and let me know what you would wanna see first!


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 20

Character Development Challenge – Day 20

Jonas and Dieter are pirates. Very romantic pirates.
Dieter once fell in love with a catfish named Molly. But Molly moved away, or disappeared (we don’t know). Since then, he and his buddy Jonas have been roaming the waters on a mission to find Dieter’s Pretty Kitty.

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