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New look, new name, new website

After over 10 Years working as an illustrator I thought it’s time for a new look. First I felt that it‘ s time to present myself under my full name instead of „Veryvera“. Sort of getting more to the point as on my books I am presented as „Vera Schmidt“.
Second I am very excited to present you my new website which therefore also has a new name: www.veraschmidt-illustration.com. It is also more to the point, modern, easier to navigate and more efficient – well that’s the plan.
There you will also find my blog now, the old address is also not up-to-date anymore.
Third I will also have a new email address mail@veraschmidt-illustration.com, you will be forwarded to both also when you still type in the old addresses but I would appreciate it very much if you change to the new ones from now on. Thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience!
Well then, have fun and welcome to my new world: www.veraschmidt-illustration.com

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Freds sensationelle Spinnereien 2

Hello, happy new year to you all! May all your wishes come true.

New year, new book, what do you think? So here I got the second book of „Fred sensationelle Spinnereien“ for you. Because the story goes on and became even more bizarre and funny.

This time in Fred’s fantasy the action takes place in China where he has to face some dangerous tasks. But also the reality is not easy to cope with and like always everything gets mixed up and confusing for him.

Since the day before yesterday you can purchase the book in all book stores or via internet and I would be so glad, if you get one. More information you can find on the Arena-Website. Have fun!

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My 2014

What a year! According to Virginias idea to show which of our work is out in the shops now I would love to share with you the books I did this year. You can find them in all book stores or on the internet and wouldn’t they be a nice christmas present for the little ones? Have a look, have fun and a very merry christmas to you all!

"Piratengeschichten" ISBN 978-3-480-23138-6

„Piratengeschichten“ ISBN 978-3-480-23138-6, for children 4 years old

"Nevio, die furchtlose Forschermaus" ISBN 978-3-401-70333-6

„Nevio, die furchtlose Forschermaus“ ISBN 978-3-401-70333-6, for children 4 years old

"Freds sensationelle Spinnereien" ISBN 978-3-401-06894-7

„Freds sensationelle Spinnereien“ ISBN 978-3-401-06894-7, for children 8 years old

"Wo sind die Geschenke, lieber Weihnachtsmann?" ISBN 978-3-7348-1504-1

„Wo sind die Geschenke, lieber Weihnachtsmann?“ ISBN 978-3-7348-1504-1, for children 2 years old

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Nevio, the fearless explorer mouse

Well, this is my english translation for my new book, orginal title „Nevio, die furchtlose Forschermaus“. Since June 2014 you can find it in all book stores in germany and I am very happy that I could illustrate this cute story of Matthias von Bornstädt for the publisher Arena. It is about a loveable mouse called Nevio whose rocket backpack malfunctions and causes a crash in a city park. Nevio of course wants to go on for other adventures but he needs another vehicle and so the animals of the park are helping him.

With lots of factual informations about cars, ships and planes children from 4 years on can dive into Nevio’s world and there is also an audio-cd with the book.

  • p1The Cover
  • p2Reeeally mean guys...
  • p3...but not always very brave...
  • p4... a bit... well... forgetful...
  • p5... with helpful cabin boys...
  • p6...love good food and party...
  • p7... with sometimes a quite hard life.

Ship ahoy

Hello pirate fans, since last week you can buy my new book, you could already get a glimps of the cover in my working space post last year. Nine funny pirate stories with also some interesting information about the real pirate life long ago to read to little pirates between 3 and 7 years. Unfortunately you can only get in in german, but take a look at my illustrations, I had a lot of fun drawing these toothless guys. – Veryvera

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Monday’s Specialities

Good morning, seem to be italian weeks at my place, today I invite you to my special caprese salad recipe. Normally I find caprese salad – even in restaurants – quite boring. My style is to put some more spices between the layers of tomato and mozarella and my favourite friend nearly on top is the green onion. Well, raw onions are not for everybody but I just LOVE them…!

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Monday’s Specialities

Hello Monday! Have a fresh start in the week with spaghetti with lemon sauce for lunch! This recipe I got years ago from a good friend and this always helps me out when I have nothing in my fridge but a poor lemon. (Olives and onions I always have, parsley is in my freezer, this is part of my basic kitchen equipment!)

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Monday’s Specialities

This tasty dish my Mom used to cook for me when I was a child. So every time I do it for myself now it feels like home.

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Monday’s Specialities

Good Morning Monday! Today is chicken day. Well, drawing the chicken actually makes me a bit sorry for it…. well… but it has an excellent taste.

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Monday’s Specialities

Hello everybody, this is my monday post showing what I mostly eat. For the english speaking people: Nearly every day in the morning at around 10 o’clock I eat a kind of ayurvedian porridge to be strong for the day. Ingredients: Oat flakes in milk, almonds, dates, spices and maple sirup. Yummmie! Have a great and tasty week!

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  • This is my bookshelf, sorted by colours and decorated with my current favorite books and illustrations of me and colleagues. This is my bookshelf, sorted by colours and decorated with my current favorite books and illustrations of me and colleagues.
  • My beloved knitted Cyclops.My beloved knitted Cyclops.
  • Here I sit day after day. On screen the cover of my just finished childrenHere I sit day after day. On screen the cover of my just finished children's book about pirates, published next spring.
  • Crazy rabbit from Japan! Watches over me all the time. Crazy rabbit from Japan! Watches over me all the time.
  • Little things, strange for others, loved by me. Little things, strange for others, loved by me
  • Other strange things. I just adore this mummy, designed by Tim Burton, one of my favorite artists and film makers.Other strange things. I just adore this mummy, designed by Tim Burton, one of my favorite artists and film makers.
  • Remains from our last exhibition in April 2013: "Rützis Reisen", a book projekt of mine which waits to get finished some day. I thought these old gold frames from the flea market fit perfectly for this illustration style. Remains from our last exhibition in April 2013: "Rützis Reisen", a book projekt of mine which waits to get finished some day. I thought these old gold frames from the flea market fit perfectly for this illustration style.

Veryvera’s work space

Welcome to my studio! I work in a tiny cosy room, surrounded by books and some little things I love. My best working pals are my Mac Book Pro and my Wacom Cintiq 21″ which help me to create everything which jumps around in my head. – Veryvera

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