Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for a happy Fall

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

This year, everything is different, but we still enjoy the change of seasons – and used the first autumnal chill to upload fresh wallpapers, greeting cards and printable pages over at Lily Lux. Furthermore, we’ll likely post our #Herbstglück on Facebook and Twitter again soon, so if you can read German, come visit and brighten up your fall!

Available | Introducing my Hybrid Mask Sewing Partners

Iris Luckhaus Hybrid Mask Samples by Sewing Partners Reusable Mask Co Australia, Christina King aka TinaBK and Samook Designs via Slow Handmade Cooperative

Today, I would like to introduce you to my amazing sewing partners, who are making masks with my hybrid pattern and selling them in online shops, on Etsy or in retail stores. Each of them has a different approach to mask making, they offer unique fabrics and ways to apply my pattern – and I think all their masks are just stunningly beautiful! In the picture above, you can see some samples by Christina King, Reusable Mask Co Australia and Samook Designs.

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

I have created a new work sheet for the classes of tracker Stefanie Argow, with whom I am continuously working on a detailed version of my animal tracks! They are already used by WWF, IZW and Posterlounge, and will soon be part of a book too! This year’s sheet shows wolf, fox, lynx, badger, marten, bear, rabbit, squirrel, deer and wild boar.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask, Part 2

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Lara Thornberry and Erin Lewis Fitzgerald

My hybrid cloth mask is still getting around! It’s sewn by volunteers and partners near and far, and recommended all over the world. After my first recommendation and review collection in June, I’ve now gathered some more! 

Tips & Tricks | Mask Hub Page with all the Links

I have created a mask hub for all mask links, so if you’d like to share one of my masks, you can just type the link www.irisluckhaus.de/masks instead of jumping to your browser and looking for the bookmark :)

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Videos by Reusable Mask Co Australia

Iris Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Reusable Mask Co Australia

My amazing sewing partner Reusable Masks Co Australia shot a lovely video with beautiful Carmen on how to dress up the Hybrid Cloth Mask with head ties, and another one on how to make ear loops! I could watch them all day long, and I thought they might be useful for my readers too. Great thanks to Sarah for letting me show them!

Press | Sewing Change: The Iris Luckhaus Story

Open Source Medical Supplies: Sewing Change, The Iris Luckhaus Story" by John Kalil

Open Source Medical Supplies is my favourite international mask making group, as there are specialists from such a wide variety of fields, helping each other and the volunteers. I have been posting and discussing my hybrid mask pattern there, helped countless volunteers to sew it and was thankful to learn about material studies and neat sewing tricks! When John Kalil asked to intervíew me for their site, I jumped right in – and now, his article is online!

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Instructions | Making a Hybrid Instant Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske oder Mund-Nase-Maske, Papiermaske oder Notfallmaske zum Selberbasteln ohne Nähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone zum Basteln mit Servietten, Tacker, Papierhandtuch, Papiertaschentuch und Gummiring von Iris Luckhaus

After starting out with a no-sew DIY makeshift emergency mask, then testing all available patterns for cloth masks and finally inventing my own – the optimized Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits truly gapless, breathable yet reliably stays in place, even without a nose piece! –, I have now combined these two types of masks (and everything I have learned in the meantime!) to design an instant no-sew DIY mask with the same pattern and fit as the Hybrid Mask.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum Selbstnähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone auf Stoff mit Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrhaöter und Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

I think it’s incredibly exciting and really great how my hybrid cloth mask gets around, how it is recommended, sewn and donated all over the world! In this post, I wanted to collect some of the recommendations and reviews.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

Fresh Feature | Infographics Poster at Posterlounge

Infografik-Poster mit Blattformen und Baumfrüchten bei der Posterlounge

Wie schön, meine Blattformen und Baumknospen in einer Posterlounge-Werbung auf Instagram zu entdecken! :)

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

DIY Instructions | No-Sew Emergency Mask

DIY Instructions for an Emergency Maskeshift Mask

I designed an emergency maskeshift mask which can be made quickly and easily by anyone without sewing, simply with home and office supplies. If handled with care, it can protect others from your droplets, but its use for your own protection is very limited. If available, please wear a certified mask! If you decide to use this one, please understand that you’re doing so at your own risk: Keep your distance and wash your hands as if you’re not wearing it!

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

(Deutsch) Lily Lux Notizbuch | Wie alles besser wird

Doppelseite mit einem Sammelalbum zum Wohlfühlen bzw. Wie alles besser wird, mit Listen von kleinen Zufluchten, Aufklebern mit Lieblingsstrickjacke, Wellnesshotel, Telefon, Keksmurmel, Kassettenrecorder, Rosaroter Brille und Alles-wird-gut-Wärmherz, Kosmetiketiketten, liebevollen kleinen Zettelchen, Verpackungen von Teebeuteln und Marzipan und Zuckertütchen im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Angesichts dessen, dass dieses Jahr irgendwie nichts so ist wie sonst, kommt uns unser #Frühlingsglück grade äußerst seltsam vor, und deshalb teilen wir jetzt lieber täglich einen kleinen #Lichtblick aus unserer Welt, um Euch – und uns alle! – vielleicht ein bisschen besser durch diese Zeit zu bringen. Wir haben übrigens grade unser Lily Lux Notizbuch wiederentdeckt und staunen selbst darüber, wieviele Ideen, die man auch ganz alleine und daheim verwirklichen kann, da drin versammelt sind! Nebst ganz viel guter Laune, und die ist ja grade ganz besonders wichtig.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Spring

Zeichnung eines Mädchens im Schlaf mit mit Kissen und Wecker auf dem Fensterbrett ihres Schlafzimmers beim Vogelkonzert am Morgen im Frühling für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Right in time for the phenological inception of spring (at least those warm days feel like that!), we uploaded some fresh seasonal wallpapers and electronic greeting cards for you and your loved ones over at Lily Lux’ website!

Published | Posters for Forest Education Centers

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Eichhörnchen, Hase, Igel, Kaninchen, Siebenschläfer, Waldmaus, Damhirsch, Wildschwein, Rehbock, Rothirsch, Dachs, Fischotter, Fuchs, Marder, Marderhund und Waschbär für die Waldpädagogik der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten, for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn several identification sheets, decided to publish not only our first four posters with tree leaves, animal tracks, bird flights and tree silhouettes for usage in their forest centers, but our two new posters with forest animals and forester tools will also be used for forest education! Christian Talla, who edits the posters so lovingly, brought them to Din A2 format.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advents im winterlich verschneiten Wald voller Vorfreude mit Geschenken und Schmuck wie Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter für Waldtiere wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Singvögel und Amseln unterwegs ist und dem Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely, candle-lit and heartwarming holidays (and a merry christmas, or whatever you may be celebrating!), and all the best for a happy, healthy and absolutely wonderful new year twothousandtwenty!

Celebration | We wish you a happy St Nick’s Day!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Schuh voller kleiner Geschenke wie Schokonikolaus, Zimtsterne, Vanillekipferl und Pfeffernuss, zum Nikolaus    Lily Lux Passbild mit Nikolaus und einer Tüte voll Schnee    Lily Lux Passbild mit Zimtsternen

In celebration of the St Nick‘s day, Lily Lux uploaded some hibernal gifts! Furthermore, you can find our favourite recipes for advent bakery and crafting in our Lily Lux Notizbuch or in this blog, and of course more #Winterglück.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Winter

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

On Lily Lux’ website, winter starts early – with seasonal crafting sheets, lovingly illustrated wallpapers and greeting cards! Furthermore, if you speak (or learn) German, you might enjoy our #Winterglück on Facebook and Twitter!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

Art Prints | Identification Chart with Tree Shoots

Graphic guide oder information graphics to identify and determine the shoots and buds of trees like apple, birch, beech, ash, buckeye, oak, alder, ash, beech, hazel, cherry, linden, poplar, plane, elm and willow in the winter.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn shoots and buds of 16 common trees, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my own retro school identification chart layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Published | Tree Shoots in Waldstück Magazine

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Knospen und Triebe heimischer Bäume wie Ahorn, Birke, Buche, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Hainbuche, Hasel, Kastanie, Kirsche, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Ulme und Weide auch im Winter erkennen und bestimmen lassen, für das Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 tree shoots and buds, for tree identification in winter. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some interesting information. 

(Deutsch) Feature | 6 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

Art Prints | Identify Animal Tracks with Hidden Tracks

Together with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks), I’m currently working on an extended and more detailed version of my simplified animal tracks. So far, I’ve drawn tracks of front and hind foot, paw or hoof of beaver, badger, squirrel, rabbit, dog, cat, hedgehog, roe, fox, deer, marten, rat, racoon, wild boar and wolf.

The very first poster of my super interesting cooperation with the amazing professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks) is finished – and it’s already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay) today!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for a happy Fall

Regenspaziergang für Lily Lux

Right in time for the inception of fall, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers, electronic greeting cards and printable pages for your Notizbuch over at Lily Lux. Furthermore, we’re posting #Herbstglück (fall happiness) on Facebook and Twitter again – if you can read a little German, you’re more than welcome to come by and brighten up your fall!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Water Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to identify, learn and remember the typical looks, marking and habit of animals that live in and by the water (fishes, reptilia and amphibia), such as fire salamander, grass frog, tree frog, yellow-bellied toad, pike, warty newt, river trout, mirror carp, common roach, wels catfish, crayfish, terrapin, ring snake and eel.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 15 typical water animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my identification chart layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Lecker Unterwegs

Vogelsilhouetten im Lecker Unterwegs Magazin

I am very pleased about my specimens of the special »Unterwegs« (issue 03/19) of LECKER magazine by Bauer Media Verlag, which next to delicious recipes for summer, picnic and travels shows my bird silhouettes on a full page! 

Published | Water Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Wassertiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Salamander, Grasfrosch, Laubfrosch, Gelbbauchunke, Hecht, Kammmolch, Bachforelle, Spiegelkarpfen, Rotauge, Wels, Flusskrebs, Sumpfschildkröte, Ringelnatter und Aal; Fische, Reptilien und Amphibien, an und im Wasser im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 well-known animals living in and by the water. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some really interesting information. 

(Deutsch) Feature | Tree Leaves Poster at Sanvie Mini

Posterlounge Blattformen Poster bei Sanvie Mini

Ich finde es ganz großartig, mein Blattformen-Poster (via Posterlounge) mal wieder in einem richtig schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – diesmal bei Kerstin von Sanvie Mini, die die wirklich fabelhafte Idee hatte, den Holzdruck mit an die frische Luft zu nehmen, um dort mit ihren Kindern tatsächlich Blätter zu bestimmen!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Friedrich Verlag

Vogelsilhouetten auf einem Arbeitsblatt zum Vogelflug in den Unterrichtsmaterialien Naturwissenschaften zum Thema Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft vom Friedrich Verlag

I am very delighted to receive my specimen copies of the teaching materials for natural sciences (5th to 10th grade) by Friedrich Verlag about the exciting topic »Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft« (Flying – Movement in the Air; Issue 2/19), which is featuring my bird silhouettes poster as part of a very interesting work sheet about bird flight! 

Fresh Feature | Fashionistas at Creative Finder

Retro-Modezeichnungen von Iris Luckhaus im Stil der Sixties mit Beehive, kleinen Kleidchen und großen Sonnenbrillen

I am happy to see that my fashionistas are featured by The Creative Finder on Twitter and on their landing page!

Art Prints | Finally, my Winter Illustrations!

Weihnachtsposter mit Lily Lux

Finally, four of our favourite Christmas illustrations from the last couple of years are available as posters and art prints  at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!)! I’m very happy this finally worked out :)

Published | Secretary for TU Berlin

Sekretärin für eine Einladungskarte der TU Berlin – Alle Fäden in der Hand! Tippst Du noch oder managst Du schon?

I reworked my secretary for an invitation card by Technische Universität Berlin. The slogan for a seminar program for administration staff, “All threads in hand!”, is “Are you still typing, or are you managing already?”.

Holiday | We wish you a happy Easter Weekend!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Picknickkorb voller bemalter Ostereier und einem Osterhasen in der Hand    Lily Lux Passbild mit Ostereiern aus weißer Schokolade und Zartbitterschokolade mit Hummel    Lily Lux Passbild mit Hummel und Osterhase

We’re so very happy about the fabulously summery weather this weekend, and we wish especially great, sunny and delicious easter days to all of you – and a very happy egg hunt outside in the fresh greenery!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Spring

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Right in time for the phenological inception of spring (at least those warm days feel like that!), we uploaded some fresh seasonal wallpapers and electronic greeting cards for you and your loved ones over at Lily Lux’ website!

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

For almost a year, I’m working with track reader Stefanie Argow, on an extended version of my animal tracks, which is already being used by WWF and IZW. For Steffis classes, I created a work sheet for Trittsiegelkunde (track science), featuring 10 species such as fox, cat, bagder, marten, rabbit, racoon, squirrel, hedgehog, deer and wild boar.

Published | Forester Tools in Waldstück Magazine

Werkzeuge des Forstwirts und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Axt, Fällheber, Farbband, Freischneider, Heppe, Hohlspaten, Keil, Kluppe, Kombischlüssel, Maßband, Motorsäge, Rundfeile, Spalthammer, Sprühdose und Tablet PC im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the spring issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For another kid’s poster inside the magazine, I illustrated the 15 most important forester tools. My graphics are accompanied by small photos of usage and some very interesting information.

Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Forest Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember typical looks, marking and habit of forest animals such as red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve recently drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 16 common forest animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my own school chart layout, and they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Celebration | We wish you a happy St Nick’s Day!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Schuh voller kleiner Geschenke wie Schokonikolaus, Zimtsterne, Vanillekipferl und Pfeffernuss, zum Nikolaus     Lily Lux Passbild mit Nikolaus und einer Tüte voll Schnee     Lily Lux Passbild mit Zimtsternen

In celebration of the St Nick‘s day, Lily Lux uploaded some hibernal gifts! Furthermore, you can find our favourite recipes for advent bakery and crafting in our Lily Lux Notizbuch or in this blog, and of course more #Winterglück.

(Deutsch) Feature | Leaves and Tracks at Emmama‘s

Blattforme und Tierspuren Infografik Poster bei Fräulein Emmmama

Ich finde es ja immer großartig, meine Poster mit Blattformen und Tierspuren (via Posterlounge) in einem schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – und Fräulein Emmama hat die Holzdrucke zur Weihnachtszeit wunderschön dekoriert!

Published | Forest Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated the 16 most common native forest animals species. My graphics are accompanied by photos and some really interesting information.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Winter

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

On Lily Lux’ website, winter starts early – with seasonal crafting sheets, lovingly illustrated wallpapers and greeting cards! Furthermore, if you speak (or learn) German, you might enjoy our #Winterglück on Facebook and Twitter!

Published | Cat Tracks on WWF Junior

Trittsiegel Luchs bzw Katze auf WWF Junior in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Iris Luckhaus

WWF Junior just published the article “War das eine Katze? Geh doch mal auf Spurensuche!” (“Was that a cat? Go out to read tracks!”) by professional trackreader Stefanie Argow – with one of the track illustrations she and I are creating in cooperation right now! Here, it’s the lynx, which can be mistaken for a cat or a lion, depending on its size.

Celebration | Happy Pumpkin Days!

Lily Lux Passbild mit Herbstlaub, Schirm und Kastanie    Lily Lux Passbild mit Zündholz und Flamme für Laternen    Lily Lux Passbild mit Kürbis als Mädchenkopf naach dem Vorbild vom Fräuleinwunder

In celebration of those days of pumpkins, ghosts and falling leaves, we wish you a wonderfully spooky evening! Booh!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Variationen vom Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for a happy Fall

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

This year, everything is different, but we still enjoy the change of seasons – and used the first autumnal chill to upload fresh wallpapers, greeting cards and printable pages over at Lily Lux. Furthermore, we’ll likely post our #Herbstglück on Facebook and Twitter again soon, so if you can read German, come visit and brighten up your fall!

Available | Introducing my Hybrid Mask Sewing Partners

Iris Luckhaus Hybrid Mask Samples by Sewing Partners Reusable Mask Co Australia, Christina King aka TinaBK and Samook Designs via Slow Handmade Cooperative

Today, I would like to introduce you to my amazing sewing partners, who are making masks with my hybrid pattern and selling them in online shops, on Etsy or in retail stores. Each of them has a different approach to mask making, they offer unique fabrics and ways to apply my pattern – and I think all their masks are just stunningly beautiful! In the picture above, you can see some samples by Christina King, Reusable Mask Co Australia and Samook Designs.

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

I have created a new work sheet for the classes of tracker Stefanie Argow, with whom I am continuously working on a detailed version of my animal tracks! They are already used by WWF, IZW and Posterlounge, and will soon be part of a book too! This year’s sheet shows wolf, fox, lynx, badger, marten, bear, rabbit, squirrel, deer and wild boar.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask, Part 2

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Lara Thornberry and Erin Lewis Fitzgerald

My hybrid cloth mask is still getting around! It’s sewn by volunteers and partners near and far, and recommended all over the world. After my first recommendation and review collection in June, I’ve now gathered some more! 

Tips & Tricks | Mask Hub Page with all the Links

I have created a mask hub for all mask links, so if you’d like to share one of my masks, you can just type the link www.irisluckhaus.de/masks instead of jumping to your browser and looking for the bookmark :)

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Videos by Reusable Mask Co Australia

Iris Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Reusable Mask Co Australia

My amazing sewing partner Reusable Masks Co Australia shot a lovely video with beautiful Carmen on how to dress up the Hybrid Cloth Mask with head ties, and another one on how to make ear loops! I could watch them all day long, and I thought they might be useful for my readers too. Great thanks to Sarah for letting me show them!

Press | Sewing Change: The Iris Luckhaus Story

Open Source Medical Supplies: Sewing Change, The Iris Luckhaus Story" by John Kalil

Open Source Medical Supplies is my favourite international mask making group, as there are specialists from such a wide variety of fields, helping each other and the volunteers. I have been posting and discussing my hybrid mask pattern there, helped countless volunteers to sew it and was thankful to learn about material studies and neat sewing tricks! When John Kalil asked to intervíew me for their site, I jumped right in – and now, his article is online!

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Instructions | Making a Hybrid Instant Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske oder Mund-Nase-Maske, Papiermaske oder Notfallmaske zum Selberbasteln ohne Nähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone zum Basteln mit Servietten, Tacker, Papierhandtuch, Papiertaschentuch und Gummiring von Iris Luckhaus

After starting out with a no-sew DIY makeshift emergency mask, then testing all available patterns for cloth masks and finally inventing my own – the optimized Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits truly gapless, breathable yet reliably stays in place, even without a nose piece! –, I have now combined these two types of masks (and everything I have learned in the meantime!) to design an instant no-sew DIY mask with the same pattern and fit as the Hybrid Mask.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum Selbstnähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone auf Stoff mit Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrhaöter und Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

I think it’s incredibly exciting and really great how my hybrid cloth mask gets around, how it is recommended, sewn and donated all over the world! In this post, I wanted to collect some of the recommendations and reviews.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

Fresh Feature | Infographics Poster at Posterlounge

Infografik-Poster mit Blattformen und Baumfrüchten bei der Posterlounge

Wie schön, meine Blattformen und Baumknospen in einer Posterlounge-Werbung auf Instagram zu entdecken! :)

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

DIY Instructions | No-Sew Emergency Mask

DIY Instructions for an Emergency Maskeshift Mask

I designed an emergency maskeshift mask which can be made quickly and easily by anyone without sewing, simply with home and office supplies. If handled with care, it can protect others from your droplets, but its use for your own protection is very limited. If available, please wear a certified mask! If you decide to use this one, please understand that you’re doing so at your own risk: Keep your distance and wash your hands as if you’re not wearing it!

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

(Deutsch) Lily Lux Notizbuch | Wie alles besser wird

Doppelseite mit einem Sammelalbum zum Wohlfühlen bzw. Wie alles besser wird, mit Listen von kleinen Zufluchten, Aufklebern mit Lieblingsstrickjacke, Wellnesshotel, Telefon, Keksmurmel, Kassettenrecorder, Rosaroter Brille und Alles-wird-gut-Wärmherz, Kosmetiketiketten, liebevollen kleinen Zettelchen, Verpackungen von Teebeuteln und Marzipan und Zuckertütchen im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Angesichts dessen, dass dieses Jahr irgendwie nichts so ist wie sonst, kommt uns unser #Frühlingsglück grade äußerst seltsam vor, und deshalb teilen wir jetzt lieber täglich einen kleinen #Lichtblick aus unserer Welt, um Euch – und uns alle! – vielleicht ein bisschen besser durch diese Zeit zu bringen. Wir haben übrigens grade unser Lily Lux Notizbuch wiederentdeckt und staunen selbst darüber, wieviele Ideen, die man auch ganz alleine und daheim verwirklichen kann, da drin versammelt sind! Nebst ganz viel guter Laune, und die ist ja grade ganz besonders wichtig.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Spring

Zeichnung eines Mädchens im Schlaf mit mit Kissen und Wecker auf dem Fensterbrett ihres Schlafzimmers beim Vogelkonzert am Morgen im Frühling für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Right in time for the phenological inception of spring (at least those warm days feel like that!), we uploaded some fresh seasonal wallpapers and electronic greeting cards for you and your loved ones over at Lily Lux’ website!

Published | Posters for Forest Education Centers

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Eichhörnchen, Hase, Igel, Kaninchen, Siebenschläfer, Waldmaus, Damhirsch, Wildschwein, Rehbock, Rothirsch, Dachs, Fischotter, Fuchs, Marder, Marderhund und Waschbär für die Waldpädagogik der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten, for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn several identification sheets, decided to publish not only our first four posters with tree leaves, animal tracks, bird flights and tree silhouettes for usage in their forest centers, but our two new posters with forest animals and forester tools will also be used for forest education! Christian Talla, who edits the posters so lovingly, brought them to Din A2 format.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advents im winterlich verschneiten Wald voller Vorfreude mit Geschenken und Schmuck wie Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter für Waldtiere wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Singvögel und Amseln unterwegs ist und dem Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely, candle-lit and heartwarming holidays (and a merry christmas, or whatever you may be celebrating!), and all the best for a happy, healthy and absolutely wonderful new year twothousandtwenty!

Celebration | We wish you a happy St Nick’s Day!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Schuh voller kleiner Geschenke wie Schokonikolaus, Zimtsterne, Vanillekipferl und Pfeffernuss, zum Nikolaus    Lily Lux Passbild mit Nikolaus und einer Tüte voll Schnee    Lily Lux Passbild mit Zimtsternen

In celebration of the St Nick‘s day, Lily Lux uploaded some hibernal gifts! Furthermore, you can find our favourite recipes for advent bakery and crafting in our Lily Lux Notizbuch or in this blog, and of course more #Winterglück.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Winter

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

On Lily Lux’ website, winter starts early – with seasonal crafting sheets, lovingly illustrated wallpapers and greeting cards! Furthermore, if you speak (or learn) German, you might enjoy our #Winterglück on Facebook and Twitter!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

Art Prints | Identification Chart with Tree Shoots

Graphic guide oder information graphics to identify and determine the shoots and buds of trees like apple, birch, beech, ash, buckeye, oak, alder, ash, beech, hazel, cherry, linden, poplar, plane, elm and willow in the winter.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn shoots and buds of 16 common trees, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my own retro school identification chart layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Published | Tree Shoots in Waldstück Magazine

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Knospen und Triebe heimischer Bäume wie Ahorn, Birke, Buche, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Hainbuche, Hasel, Kastanie, Kirsche, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Ulme und Weide auch im Winter erkennen und bestimmen lassen, für das Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 tree shoots and buds, for tree identification in winter. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some interesting information. 

(Deutsch) Feature | 6 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

Art Prints | Identify Animal Tracks with Hidden Tracks

Together with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks), I’m currently working on an extended and more detailed version of my simplified animal tracks. So far, I’ve drawn tracks of front and hind foot, paw or hoof of beaver, badger, squirrel, rabbit, dog, cat, hedgehog, roe, fox, deer, marten, rat, racoon, wild boar and wolf.

The very first poster of my super interesting cooperation with the amazing professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks) is finished – and it’s already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay) today!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for a happy Fall

Regenspaziergang für Lily Lux

Right in time for the inception of fall, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers, electronic greeting cards and printable pages for your Notizbuch over at Lily Lux. Furthermore, we’re posting #Herbstglück (fall happiness) on Facebook and Twitter again – if you can read a little German, you’re more than welcome to come by and brighten up your fall!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Water Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to identify, learn and remember the typical looks, marking and habit of animals that live in and by the water (fishes, reptilia and amphibia), such as fire salamander, grass frog, tree frog, yellow-bellied toad, pike, warty newt, river trout, mirror carp, common roach, wels catfish, crayfish, terrapin, ring snake and eel.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 15 typical water animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my identification chart layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Lecker Unterwegs

Vogelsilhouetten im Lecker Unterwegs Magazin

I am very pleased about my specimens of the special »Unterwegs« (issue 03/19) of LECKER magazine by Bauer Media Verlag, which next to delicious recipes for summer, picnic and travels shows my bird silhouettes on a full page! 

Published | Water Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Wassertiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Salamander, Grasfrosch, Laubfrosch, Gelbbauchunke, Hecht, Kammmolch, Bachforelle, Spiegelkarpfen, Rotauge, Wels, Flusskrebs, Sumpfschildkröte, Ringelnatter und Aal; Fische, Reptilien und Amphibien, an und im Wasser im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 well-known animals living in and by the water. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some really interesting information. 

(Deutsch) Feature | Tree Leaves Poster at Sanvie Mini

Posterlounge Blattformen Poster bei Sanvie Mini

Ich finde es ganz großartig, mein Blattformen-Poster (via Posterlounge) mal wieder in einem richtig schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – diesmal bei Kerstin von Sanvie Mini, die die wirklich fabelhafte Idee hatte, den Holzdruck mit an die frische Luft zu nehmen, um dort mit ihren Kindern tatsächlich Blätter zu bestimmen!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Friedrich Verlag

Vogelsilhouetten auf einem Arbeitsblatt zum Vogelflug in den Unterrichtsmaterialien Naturwissenschaften zum Thema Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft vom Friedrich Verlag

I am very delighted to receive my specimen copies of the teaching materials for natural sciences (5th to 10th grade) by Friedrich Verlag about the exciting topic »Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft« (Flying – Movement in the Air; Issue 2/19), which is featuring my bird silhouettes poster as part of a very interesting work sheet about bird flight! 

Fresh Feature | Fashionistas at Creative Finder

Retro-Modezeichnungen von Iris Luckhaus im Stil der Sixties mit Beehive, kleinen Kleidchen und großen Sonnenbrillen

I am happy to see that my fashionistas are featured by The Creative Finder on Twitter and on their landing page!

Art Prints | Finally, my Winter Illustrations!

Weihnachtsposter mit Lily Lux

Finally, four of our favourite Christmas illustrations from the last couple of years are available as posters and art prints  at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!)! I’m very happy this finally worked out :)

Published | Secretary for TU Berlin

Sekretärin für eine Einladungskarte der TU Berlin – Alle Fäden in der Hand! Tippst Du noch oder managst Du schon?

I reworked my secretary for an invitation card by Technische Universität Berlin. The slogan for a seminar program for administration staff, “All threads in hand!”, is “Are you still typing, or are you managing already?”.

Holiday | We wish you a happy Easter Weekend!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Picknickkorb voller bemalter Ostereier und einem Osterhasen in der Hand    Lily Lux Passbild mit Ostereiern aus weißer Schokolade und Zartbitterschokolade mit Hummel    Lily Lux Passbild mit Hummel und Osterhase

We’re so very happy about the fabulously summery weather this weekend, and we wish especially great, sunny and delicious easter days to all of you – and a very happy egg hunt outside in the fresh greenery!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Spring

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Right in time for the phenological inception of spring (at least those warm days feel like that!), we uploaded some fresh seasonal wallpapers and electronic greeting cards for you and your loved ones over at Lily Lux’ website!

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

For almost a year, I’m working with track reader Stefanie Argow, on an extended version of my animal tracks, which is already being used by WWF and IZW. For Steffis classes, I created a work sheet for Trittsiegelkunde (track science), featuring 10 species such as fox, cat, bagder, marten, rabbit, racoon, squirrel, hedgehog, deer and wild boar.

Published | Forester Tools in Waldstück Magazine

Werkzeuge des Forstwirts und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Axt, Fällheber, Farbband, Freischneider, Heppe, Hohlspaten, Keil, Kluppe, Kombischlüssel, Maßband, Motorsäge, Rundfeile, Spalthammer, Sprühdose und Tablet PC im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the spring issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For another kid’s poster inside the magazine, I illustrated the 15 most important forester tools. My graphics are accompanied by small photos of usage and some very interesting information.

Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Forest Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember typical looks, marking and habit of forest animals such as red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve recently drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 16 common forest animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have now set them up in my own school chart layout, and they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via eBay!).

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Celebration | We wish you a happy St Nick’s Day!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem Schuh voller kleiner Geschenke wie Schokonikolaus, Zimtsterne, Vanillekipferl und Pfeffernuss, zum Nikolaus     Lily Lux Passbild mit Nikolaus und einer Tüte voll Schnee     Lily Lux Passbild mit Zimtsternen

In celebration of the St Nick‘s day, Lily Lux uploaded some hibernal gifts! Furthermore, you can find our favourite recipes for advent bakery and crafting in our Lily Lux Notizbuch or in this blog, and of course more #Winterglück.

(Deutsch) Feature | Leaves and Tracks at Emmama‘s

Blattforme und Tierspuren Infografik Poster bei Fräulein Emmmama

Ich finde es ja immer großartig, meine Poster mit Blattformen und Tierspuren (via Posterlounge) in einem schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – und Fräulein Emmama hat die Holzdrucke zur Weihnachtszeit wunderschön dekoriert!

Published | Forest Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated the 16 most common native forest animals species. My graphics are accompanied by photos and some really interesting information.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Winter

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

On Lily Lux’ website, winter starts early – with seasonal crafting sheets, lovingly illustrated wallpapers and greeting cards! Furthermore, if you speak (or learn) German, you might enjoy our #Winterglück on Facebook and Twitter!

Published | Cat Tracks on WWF Junior

Trittsiegel Luchs bzw Katze auf WWF Junior in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Iris Luckhaus

WWF Junior just published the article “War das eine Katze? Geh doch mal auf Spurensuche!” (“Was that a cat? Go out to read tracks!”) by professional trackreader Stefanie Argow – with one of the track illustrations she and I are creating in cooperation right now! Here, it’s the lynx, which can be mistaken for a cat or a lion, depending on its size.

Celebration | Happy Pumpkin Days!

Lily Lux Passbild mit Herbstlaub, Schirm und Kastanie    Lily Lux Passbild mit Zündholz und Flamme für Laternen    Lily Lux Passbild mit Kürbis als Mädchenkopf naach dem Vorbild vom Fräuleinwunder

In celebration of those days of pumpkins, ghosts and falling leaves, we wish you a wonderfully spooky evening! Booh!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Variationen vom Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!