Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Patterns for the 2014 stamp series..and more

Here they are, my stamp-babies united at last!  The Town Festival series is completed with this set of ten stamp sheets.  I'm one proud stamp-mama today.  

The illustration here below is from the FDC envelope that came with the 2014 series.  Each hand represents one of the festivals.  I must tell you that I'm especially fond of the hand holding the sign with the year 1932.  The reason is my grandpa.  He's from the town of Reykjanesbær (originally Keflavík). Every year he attends the town festival called Ljósanótt in Reykjanesbær.  They have the great tradition of having the people of the town, from young adults up to the oldest members, carry signs with the year they are born down a street downtown Keflavík. And my grandpa has proudly carried the sign with his year 1932.  He's the sweetest, I love him. 

Below are the patterns I made for each festival:

 Menningarnótt í Reykjavík

Humarhátíð á Höfn

Danskir dagar í Stykkishólmi

Síldarævintýrið á Sigló

..and last but not least, Ljósanótt í Reykjanesbær (with lots of 1932 signs)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Town Festival Stamps 2014 - released today!

Today is a big day, cause today is the release day for the second set of stamps I did for The Iceland Post!  It's been a long process and purely a joyful process! I've learned so much and I'm really grateful to have been given this opportunity.  It was quite the challenge to capture the heart of the festivals onto the tiny little stamps, but I really enjoyed to get to know all the towns a little better. And yet again I had the pleasure of working with the always awesome Helga at SoupDesign who helped me with the design process.

For this set of stamps, the Iceland Post decided to also have stamps available for Europe and outside of Europe.  Here and here you can see the first set of the Town Festival Stamps, and here you can purchase the 2014 stamps!