I just won a gold award in Visuelt, a Norwegian annual award for visual communication. I won the book category for the illustrations for «Barnet mitt» («My Child»), written by Hilde Hagerup.
This book was such a pleasure to illustrate. I was given the text just after I finished my last maternity leave, so the timing couldn't have been better. I was definitely in the right frame of mind, and I had spent the last few months drawing my own kids in all kinds of situations. I loved Hilde's text right away, and it makes me very happy to get such positive feedback for the illustrations I did for her.
As I did the cover illustration i had the idea of making a dust cover that also worked as a duvet. I wanted to recreate the feeling of tucking a child in at night. Also, taking it off lets you tread right into the characters' personal space, which corresponds with the text.