All posts by Hannah Schickedanz

River adventures


At the moment we are parked in a campground with just a little stream separating the bus from the beach. The boys spend their days casting buckets and unbaited hooks (we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that there are not, and will never be, fish in that meter-wide trickle of water) from the little bridge … Continue reading River adventures

Bonus Drawing # 101, Pania of the reef

Ok, just one more. We’re parked up in our home-on-the-road, Liberty the Great, in Te Awanga in the Bay of Plenty. It’s an awesome campground, right on the beach, and we’re loving the feeling of impending summer. There’s a legend in these parts of a beautiful woman called Pania who lived in the ocean, and fell in … Continue reading Bonus Drawing # 101, Pania of the reef

Day 100: The deepest sleep

SO here it is, drawing #100. It’s taken me 231 days to get here, as opposed to my proposed 100, but I’ve stuck at it and made it through to the end. I’m good at having ideas and starting things, but not that awesome at getting them finished, so I’m pretty proud of myself. Some … Continue reading Day 100: The deepest sleep

Day 97: Me, 10 years old

I’m doing an online class at the moment – it’s for aspiring artists and illustrators is described by teacher, Amy Ng as: A 6-week, fully online class, available instantly anytime 24/7, anywhere to everyone around the world. We’ll teach you how to differentiate yourself from the sea of other talents out there, how to build your … Continue reading Day 97: Me, 10 years old

Day 96: Bounty

A friend got in touch recently to ask if I could do some lettering for a teatowel to be given out at a family gathering. She wanted a casual calligraphic look, which I managed to put together within a tight timeframe and budget. It was an interesting process working on a handlettered piece with this … Continue reading Day 96: Bounty

Day 89: Go ahead, make your day

Back when I used to co-produce World Sweet World Magazine with my husband, Thomas, our motto/ tagline was “Make your day”. I’ve been meaning to do a handlettered version of it for a while now, but have never gotten round to it. So here’s a first draft – there are things I’d like to change, … Continue reading Day 89: Go ahead, make your day

Day 88: Long haul

I’m in Hamburg, Germany at the moment, here (pretty mindblowingly) to speak at the developers conference, So Coded, about my life travelling and working in a bus. Hamburg is pretty much as far away from New Zealand as you can get, so the whole flying/ waiting/ flying/ waiting/ flying/ waiting/ flying process took about 30 … Continue reading Day 88: Long haul

Day 86: Hospital sleep

I was in hospital recently with my son (for some tests and yes, he’s fine). I felt for all the weary parents who would just manage to doze off to the sound of beeping monitors and whimpering children, only to wake as a quiet nurse slipped past to whisper to the mum behind the adjoining … Continue reading Day 86: Hospital sleep