Sandra Dieckmann is 29-year-old German illustrator currently working and living in East London since 2002. Dieckmann moved to London after the passing of her mother and pursued a few odd jobs before deciding to study fashion design, graphic design and illustration.
Dieckmann had no intention of living in London but through a series of events has now settled and has a quaint studio/ apartment. In a recent interview with Etsy Blog she says ‘The circumstances of my life have put me in a place that I love and that I call home. Here in East London, UK, I work from my home studio as a freelance illustrator. With my cat, Little Crumb, and my friends around me, I have built myself a colourful nest filled with animal faces, books and things that inspire me. It’s a good life.’
Dieckmann’s main source of musing is nature, wildlife and friends… ‘My work revolves around nature, wildlife, dreams, longing and observations, and is inspired by all that touches me personally – time and space, nature, friends, conversations, music and learning.’ Her illustrations of animals and wildlife are very unique and created in an almost storybook-like manner. We are bombarded with so much art that is inspired or pertaining to our society and the issues surrounding this; it’s an endless dialogue between the art and viewer. Sandra’s work takes the edge off and one can just merely look and ponder about the simple things in life.
On that note something inspirational from Sandra Dieckmann:
Life Is What You Make It! It’s easy, in a way, to realize that you only have one shot at happiness – meaning this one life – and believe that being happy means creating your life in the best way that you can. It’s the best form of motivation. Bad things will happen, but they don’t happen to tear you down and make you stop – on the contrary. There are positives and learning to be drawn from anything. Reality only exists in your own mind, and in a way everything just depends on your perspective. Change your mind and change your heart.(Etsy Blog)
Words : Bianca Budricks