Friday, December 12, 2014

December is all Holiday!

We have been focusing on Christmas trees and Santa's this month, More holiday stuff 
to come but here is the first half of the month. It's amazing to see all of our interpretations 
of the same subject come out so differently! The toy Santa, the playful Santa, the drinking,
depressed Santa and old grandfather man Santa... pretty fun.

Lyndy Hants

Kristen Balouch

Monika Forsberg

Jennifer Orkin Lewis

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkeys

This week's project was, fittingly, to draw a Turkey. Only two out of the four of us were celebrating (with Monika being a London-based Swede, and Lyndy based in Melbourne ) but all four of us enjoyed the project. We all agree that turkeys are kind of weird looking creatures...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Storm in a tea cup

This week we decided to draw cups. So...Put the kettle on, make a cuppa and catch that moment of calm when its you, your tea and the world.
I'm more of a coffee girl though.
Do you know us well enough yet to guess who drew which cup?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Drawing: Apple

Our first Cloverly joint project. We will all draw 
1 item a week and share the results. First up: The Apple!
It's amazing to see how 4 interpretations of an apple can
be so different!

Jennifer Orkin Lewis

Kristen Balouch

Lyndy Hants

Monika Forsberg

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Brooklyn Museum's Children's Books Fair

For those of you in Brooklyn this weekend, this is a great kids event.
A gaggle/cluster/bunch of brooklyn authors and illustrators all in one room...
Come say Hi!—Kristen

Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at this free event featuring storybooks, picture books, and young-adult titles.<br />

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Zombie Apocalypse in Hampstead and an early Valentine

Hi there. It's a bright November Autumn day here in London. I believe I am the only Clover leaf in the Cloverly Art Collective awake right now as it's very early in America where Jen and Kristen live and very late over in Australia which is the home of Lyndy. 
Yesterday I spent in hospital with my son having his broken arm get a new plaster cast. We spent the time there mostly thinking of ways to escape/defend ourselves if the Royal Free Hospital suddenly would get invaded by Zombies.
And then I drew 7 valentines cards that'll be in the shops in February. I can't reveal them to you yet but below is a favourite quote of mine (well I didn't say/write it...Henry Kissinger did) which is kind of Valentine-ish.
Speak to you all soon

Love Mon

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kristen Balouch

Hi, I'm Kristen. I have been busy this fall with a big move.

I moved my home and studio at the same time. I'm a little sad to say good bye to my
sweet home of 17 years, but I'm excited to say hello to my teeny tiny apartment in
Brooklyn and to start Cloverly Art Collective...this new adventure with these great
artistis: Jenn, Lyndy, and Monika!

Last night I dreamed that I was all settled in.... but I woke up to find that I still have some unpacking to do....

Lyndy Hants

Hello! My name is Lyndy, and I make up another "leaf" in the Cloverly Art Collective. I'm very excited to be part of this lovely group of artists. I'm looking forward to sharing some of my creative projects here and to exhibiting at Surtex next May.
I've recently been working on a couple of lovely projects - some nursery art prints for The Land of Nod, as well as some notecard designs for Papyrus. Both will be published in 2015 and I will be able to share them with you then.
In the meantime, I've come up with a new kitchen print!

And a nautical print!

I also recently undertook  Jesssica Swift's " Pattern Camp" course to hone up on my pattern making skills, and here are a couple of patterns I created  :

Looking forward to sharing more new designs soon!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jennifer Orkin Lewis

Hi, I'm Jennifer and I'm so thrilled to be teaming up with Monika, Kristen and
Lyndy in our new Cloverly collective! We hope to inspire each other, have a booth
at Surtex this year and create some new and exiting art!

I've been very busy the last 4 months illustrating a cake cookbook for Abrams Books,
called Sitting in Bars with Cake. The publication date is March 2015, I can't wait to share
some of that art with you. Soon I hope!

I also do a painting a day in my sketchbook. It has been a fulfilling and very special project.

We are excited to share this with you all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monika Forsberg

Hi there. Im Monika, one quarter of the Cloverly Art Collective.
I  joined forces with Jennifer, Kristen and Lyndy a while back and slowly we've been forming into what we will become, what we are: The Cloverly Art Collective.

This past week I divided my time between making coffees at the coffee shop where I work, settling my  youngest son into nursery, and working on two different illustration commissions. After a very hectic summer with very little breathing space I found that my art was taking a dive and I've been struggling a little until a couple of days ago when I found my mojo again. That place where you lose track of time and space.

The pictures above are sketches from the Green Market spinner game I've been working on for the amazing people at Eeboo.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Cloverly |Art Collective
was formed in 2014 when artists  Jennifer Orkin Lewis,
Kristen Balouch,  Lyndy Hants and Monika Forsberg decided to create a Collective with the aim of bringing our work out into the world together.

The name Cloverly is a whimsical take on the lucky Four Leaf Clover, with each leaf representing one of our four award-winning artists. Between us we have a great breadth of experience across many industries from Textiles to Stationery, from providing large-scale murals to Children’s book Illustrations.

The four Cloverly Collective artists are based in London, New York and Melbourne, Australia.

Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to discusss any licensing opportunities, commissions or have any other enquiries at Cloverly@gmail.com