06 November 2012

Clever Cale and his crab-eating raccoon named Rocky

Clever Cale and his crab-eating raccoon named Rocky. 8,5 x 8,5 x 2,1 cm. Gouache on wood panel. Sold. Graça Brohm - june 2012

01 October 2012

The Foxes' fox

Yvon - has a studio in the same building as I do - and her husband bought one of my Fine art prints during our last exhibition. The one with the little fox. A few days later they ordered a second one, as a present for friends of theirs. They would be visiting this couple living in the UK. And now comes the best part; their friends' last name is Fox :D Top: A picture taken by the Fox family on their trip through Lake District, UK. This is a small card, that I put into the package with their framed Gicleeprint. The Foxes took the print and card with them in their caravan when they went on holiday! I was so happily surprised when Yvon told me this. It feels good when people appreciate your work. Gives me more confidence in what I do to hear these things. So thanks for that. Bottom: The design of the Foxy print

27 August 2012

Pattern idea

Do you perhaps remember these? These designs will be used in a cooperation project with a friend. Which I am very excited about :) It is not yet a pattern, but I would like to start making patterns in the future, of different designs. What medium would you find interesting? -Wrapping papers -Table cloths -Wallpaper -Tableware -Postcards -Bed linen -Do you have other suggestions? I would love to hear if you do.

23 August 2012

Sardegna part two

Top: I think that is a crab or lobster catching cage. Does anyone know? Middle: I just loved these eroded rocks by the seaside. Bottom: A tiny but very tough little rockflower.

Sardegna part one

Top: view from our tent. Middle: Some sort of succulent but prickly plants on a rockformation. Would like to grow these. Bottom: Nice typo on the Façade, I adore the old ways of lettering buildings.

08 August 2012


Back home from holiday, we have been to Sardinia and it was great! What a beautiful island it is, lots of pretty places to go swimming in the sea and very very good food :D Now that I am back, I will do some blogging again. Designed these geometric shapes for our last show 'De Grote Ogen Show'(translated: The Big Eyes Show) For a collaboration between Freshco and me. I have made new paintings too, but they still need to be photographed. Hope you will come back some time later to take a look, curious to know what you think of them.

25 June 2012

de grote ogen show

Exhibition on june 29 and 30. Open: friday from 17:00 and saturday from 11:00-17:00. Location: Tweede Schinkelstraat 39-43 / 1075 TR / Amsterdam. You are very welcome to come by!

14 June 2012


Testing my new paint. Well this was the second test. The first one looks more like a test with random squares, stripes and colors. And the swedish flag in the shape of a car, I haven't a clue why I painted that. Must be something in my subconsciousness.

14 May 2012

La Valse Botanique

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This is a papercut stop motion animation I have made for Floriade 2012 (World Horticultural Expo, Venlo - The Netherlands) It is the main reason it's been so quiet here lately, because I have been working on it for 7 full weeks. It will be shown at Floriade until october 7th this year. La Valse Botanique ('The Botanic Waltz') is a short silhouette animation of how plants and flowers try to impress a bumblebee and its passenger. All characters and flowers are papercut and animated in stop motion. Story & design: Graça Brohm. Music written by: Gerard Brohm. Music by: Trio Misto (accordion: Hans Sparla, guitar: Paul Hagenaars, contrabass: Gerard Brohm). Production: Coert Buiting. Post production: Apvis. Thanks to: Trio Misto, Carsten van Berkel, Thijs van Vuure, Eva Wolfs, Rein Schoondorp, Friso Blankevoort, Hester Zuidema

08 May 2012

what I have been up to

It has been long since I have posted anything here, sorry about that. What I have been up to: I've been very busy making a short papercut stop motion animation in the past 7 weeks. And weekends and nights. It has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun! It was the first time that I did this, fortunately I got a lot of help from friends and family. The music is composed, played (with colleages of his) and recorded by my father - who is a musician - and I think he did a great job! The animation will be online soon. Ofcourse I will post it here too. (photos: testshots from the animation)

12 March 2012

long gone

The snow and cold are long gone. Although I do not regret that winter has come to it's end, I must admit it has been really beautiful and great fun. I absolutely love ice skating, but now I look forward to be able to swim in rivers, lakes and seas.

29 February 2012

New print available!

New print available in my shop HERE! spider = shop

This one is named 'What they thought no one would hear' it is a fine art Giclee print on heavyweight paper, made after the original papercut below. It can be purchased with mahogany frame (picture above), oakwood frame or without a frame. I appreciate comments and questions about my work, so don't hesitate to drop a line on my blog or website : )

Coming up next: the Private Zoo print...

21 February 2012

20 February 2012

13 February 2012

'The quarrel between the snowbunting and the woodpecker'
One of a kind handmade papercut, 23x30 cm. including frame.

'What they thought no one would hear'
One of a kind handmade papercut, 23x30 cm. including frame.

'Private Zoo'
One of a kind handmade papercut, size including frame: 23x30 cm.

This is what I have been working on (amongst other things) and exhibited during the last show at our studio place. It took me some time to get the photo's right because of the shades and small details. I hope you like them. Will post some close ups later.

Very soon, prints will be available in my shop of these three! Keep you posted.

09 February 2012

oiseau royal

A first set up for a new postcard. I'd like to make a series of postcards something like this, what other animals should I use?

23 January 2012

Shadow animals

By Henry Bursill
Had this book on my list for a while. Now I got it, I have not practised the shadow figures very well yet. There are some great figures in there! So I am going to have to know some of them by heart..

19 January 2012

Handmade present

Gave this handmade brooch and paper tag as a present to a friend. I do not only like to get, but like to give presents too!

Hairy present

Got the 'Oh Comely' magazine as a present, it was wrapped in kraftpaper with a piece of string around it and this nice homemade Pompom on top! The paperpinhole camera and the great enormous scissors were presents too, for my birthday and for 'Sinterklaas' How lucky am I : )

05 January 2012

Chameleon present

I got the basket and its contents as a present for my birthday : ) it blends in perfectly with the small wood inlaid table that was also a present, but some years ago.
Like these paper masks a lot. Can't help but collecting them whenever I see them. One bird does not like to stay in its place. When I move it back, it magically turns around again within a few days.