Feb 3, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Inspired by the many fabulous teachers my children were - and still are - lucky to be taught by, I made an other version of my family tree. 
This time it is a class tree with the name of the teacher and all students, including details like school year, grade and a personal note. 
This teacher appreciation tree could also be easily converted into a boss appreciation tree, if you like to give a personal gift to your boss from all people working in his/her department.
You can find this wall art over at my Etsy store.

Happy Wednesday !

Teacher Appreciation Gift



Jan 26, 2016

Happy !

Happy Tuesday everyone ! 
I just received my first copy of Uppercase magazine in 2016. 
You most likely know Uppercase magazine from Canada...it is a beautiful magazine for the creative and curious with so much inspiration in each issue. 
If you hold it in your hands, you instantly love feeling the paper in your hands and the smell of a freshly printed magazine. 
Issue 28 includes a beautiful black and white calendar for 2016 with literally over 365 beautiful illustrations, patterns or quotes from illustrators and designers from all over the world. 
I am one of the lucky ones who got chosen to contribute. You can find my pattern in the month of November ( my birthday month ) on the 13th .

Uppercase Magazine issue 28 calendar 2016



Jan 4, 2016

Happy New Year !

I am wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, peace, health, creativity and happiness ! 
I am very excited for 2016 and all opportunities ahead of me.
Time to get organized and follow up with projects.
Did you get a new calendar already for 2016 ? 
If not...here you can find some in my Etsy store for easy, instant download.

"Floating Drops" wall calendar

"Floating Circles" wall calendar 
"Vases" wall calendar

Happy Monday !

Dec 22, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015

Wow...I am just looking at my all time history of this blog - so far it had over 20 000 clicks.
 Thank you everyone who is stopping by from time to time. I appreciate every reader and every single comment. 
I am happy we are such a great, creative community who loves to get inspired by each other's art. 
My goal for next year is spending more time being creative and show more of my work. 
I love what I do and I hope you do, too ! 
Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Creative New Year !

Love, Maike


https://www.etsy.com/listing/253190081/printable-be-merry-christmas-wall-art?ref=shop_home_active_15
Holiday wall art available for instant download here.

Sep 24, 2015

Lemon Mix

Today I show you my design "LemonMix" on Kess InHouse products. I originally designed it for the last blog hop I was participating in.


Beautiful decorative door mat ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-lemon-mix/products/maike-thoma-lemon-mix-door-mat
Decorative door mat "Lemon Mix"

Great pillow sham ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-lemon-mix/products/maike-thoma-lemon-mix-pillow-sham
Pillow sham "Lemon Mix"

Always needed in the kitchen ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-lemon-mix/products/maike-thoma-lemon-mix-cutting-board
Cutting board "Lemon Mix"

I think the shower curtain is my favourite product with Kess InHouse ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-lemon-mix/products/maike-thoma-lemon-mix-shower-curtain
Shower curtain "Lemon Mix"

Cooking up a storm with lemons ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-lemon-mix/products/maike-thoma-lemon-mix-artistic-apron
Apron "Lemon Mix"

Happy Friday !

Sep 17, 2015

Blue Layered Circles

Today I show you my design blue "Layered Circles". It looks beautiful on many different products by Kess InHouse and due to the two colours used it is modest in appearance.


There are never enough everything bags ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design/products/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design-everything-bag
Everything bag "Layered Circles"

For my future pet ...

Pet bowl "Layered Circles"

There are also never enough throw pillows ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design/products/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design-throw-pillow
Throw pillow "Layered Circles"

New bedding ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design/products/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design-cotton-duvet-cover
Cotton duvet cover "Layered Circles"

I would love to have an Apple Watch with this watch strap ... one day ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design/products/maike-thoma-layered-circles-design-watch-strap
Watch strap "Layered Circles"


Happy Saturday !

Sep 10, 2015

Retro Hearts

Today I show you a more playful design of mine - "Retro Hearts"
I love this one, it works for kids and adults at the same time.
There are plenty of beautiful Kess InHouse products available with this design.


Large outdoor throw pillow ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design/products/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design-outdoor-throw-pillow?variant=4443949252
Outdoor throw pillow "Retro Hearts"

With this artistic apron you can cook up a storm ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design/products/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design-artistic-apron
Apron "Retro Hearts"

I love this dog place mat ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design/products/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design-dog-placemat
Dog place mat "Retro Hearts"

I want ...

http://kessinhouse.com/collections/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design/products/maike-thoma-retro-hearts-design-fleece-throw-blanket
Fleece throw blanket "Retro Hearts"

Happy Friday everyone !