Calling Card: Liesel Beukes' Bhoomies

Liesel Beukes is a South African illustrator and artist living in Munich. Her work is whimsical and imaginative and soulful. She has created a world of characters called Bhoomies whom you can get to know on a special website and throughout 2015 on her calendar.

Liesel writes, "The Bhoomies are little earth spirits that live in total unison with nature. They grow an inch on the inside every day and take life as it is: beautiful, extraordinary, light, easy and joyful. They are ambassadors of happiness and support all earthlings to live their lives whilst believing in possibility." Through her 2015 calendar, one can spend every day in the presence of these fairy creatures.

The patterns are printed on the back of every calendar page, "to give the calendar a second life as gift wrap," says Liesel. She has also compiled a playlist for the calendar, giving this project a unique sensory experience.

Thank you to Liesel for placing a Calling Card in the forthcoming issue.