Dear followers, thank you!


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Dear followers!

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I got 300 WordPress followers! According to the statistics in wordpress I also got one e-mail, 203 twitter and 8 facebook (my fb-friends excluded) followers from all over the world! I probably have some others who is not in the statistics aswell.

I just want to say thank you! Thank you for following my blog, commenting and liking my posts! You have no idea how much I appreciate it! It makes sharing my work and thoughts with you worth it!  It means alot to me to know people out there appreciate what I do and get inspired.

For me this blog has helped me get in touch with other creative and talented people all over the world. Those of you who also blog have also inspired me and my artwork, and some of you have given me really uplifting and inspiring feedback on my work through your comments and even fan-mail (I have never expected that)! Some of you are hobbyist, some professional who have been working in Disney, Pixar and with Lady Gaga, and some are talented and upcoming art students.

I hope you will continue to follow me, comment and like my posts! And again: THANK YOU! You are the best!

Autumn is here


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Well, there is no doubt it is not summer anymore. The colours of the trees are slowly turning yellow and red. It is a bit sad thinking it is getting darker and darker every day now, but the autumn has its way to make this time of year so beautiful.

Here are some photos I took some few days ago in Hamar, the city I live in. :)

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Hope you like them!

– Maria


Panda painting gift


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Hi you guys!

I just wanted to show you some pictures of a gift I made for a friend. :) She loves pandas and I have always had plans to make some kind of artwork for my friends as a gift one day. My friends birthday party was a perfect occasion to do this.

Here it is! It is acrylic.


Here it is in a frame. :)


And wrapped. In Christmas wrapping. :-D Hehe.


– Maria

Penguin in awesomeness


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Hi there!

How are you dear followers? Today I want to share another artwork from my art journal; a penguin in awesomeness!


The drawing is made of black ink and crayons. I have been drawing so many things in black and white and wanted to make something more colourful.

Super_awesome_penguin_bird_illustration_pop_art_drawing_sketch_journal_colorful_colourful_skecth_Maria_Christina_Heidemann_01 What do you think?

I will be make this original artwork available on Etsy for sale soon. It would be cool to know if any of my followers are interested to buy this or some of my other drawings. :)

Stay tuned! I will keep you updated!

– Maria

More owl drawings


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Hi you guys!

I want to share some new owl drawings I have made in my new art journal with the thick paper.

This is the first owl drawing I made. It is made of ink. :)


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Here is another one! Made with marker and ink.



And this is the third one. This one is made with bullpen and ink.

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So, what do you guys think?? which one is your favourite, and why? Please tell me in the comment below. :)

I am thinking about selling these originals on Etsy for those who are interested to buy them. I have not listed them yet, but will soon, so stay tuned!

– Maria

PS: if you really like my owls, but can not wait till they are listed on Etsy, you can check out my doodleartstore on Zazzle. :)


Giraffe drawing


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Hi all!

Here is a drawing of a giraffe I made a while ago:


Since the paper is so thin and the ink from the drawing on the other page got spilled over to the other side, I did not draw any spots on the giraffe. I was thinking the ink from the other page could be the spots instead.

Cute giraffe huh?

– Maria

Photos from my flat


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Hi guys!

Some few days ago I updated our Airbnb profile, and took some new photos of our flat. I think it is really hard to shoot perfect pictures of a room. I prefer focusing on things and not rooms. So it was a bit challenging for me.

Here are some of the best photos from our flat, and I want to share them with you.


I am very happy with this photo. I think I might have spent most time to capture this. I even drew the Airbnblogo on the wall. The wall is a chalkboard and I can easily wash it away.


This is our cozy dining area. I love our  table. I think we used 6 month to find the perfect table. About 8 people can dine here, but we only have 4 chairs at the moment.


This is our sofa. We have a really relaxed atmosphere in our living room. I love our lamps in the corner which we made ourself.


This is our hallway. This cabinet is a shoe cabinet from Ikea. It is pretty smart and makes the room look very tidy. The artwork on the wall is my assignment from senior high school. I made it when I was 16 or 17 years old, and finally almost after 10 years it got a wall to hang on!

Maria_Christina_Heidemann_flat_hallway_apartment_photoThis is another photo from our hallway. :) 

This weekend we actually had our first guest! It was very fun and exciting.

– Maria

A hawk visit


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Hi guys!

I just wanted to share something quite unusual with you today! :) I live in a small city called Hamar, and I do not expect seeing much wildlife here. Well, yeah birds do sometimes crash in to a window, but I have never expected a hawk crashing in to my window in this urban area!


I was really shocked when I saw it. I filmed it with my phone and photographed it! It actually tried to fly in through our window several times and it was on our porch a long time looking at us, almost like waiting for us to open the door. Hehe!


Amazing huh?

– Maria

Doodling organic shapes


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Hi everyone! Here is another doodle from my old art journal. I just love doodling these type of shapes. I don’t know why, but when I do not want to think.. and just draw, these are the shapes I tend to draw. I like the organic shape and when I draw them it kind of make the pencil just dance or flow over the paper.. It is really relaxing.

– Maria


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