Monday, May 23, 2016


Iv'e been meaning to create a dedication to my little part of the world "Wellington"! and here it is, it features two of our most often seen birds: the Black-backed gull and the Pied Shag. These little fellows are firm friends and love to meet for a little chat (I think he want's to be more than just friends, what do you think!) oh yes and that's Pencarrow lighthouse in the background.

Friday, May 6, 2016

gosh1 how time has flown! I have had my shop here in Petone for over 2 months already!
I am delighted to say that it's been so well received, I have enjoyed meeting so many lovely people who have noticed my colorful window from the street, they have been telling friends so the word is out!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

ELLEN G shop now open!

After many, many hours of hard work, here it is at last, my very own shop here in New Zealand.
It's been a dream for a very long time!
I am excited, daunted, tired and energised all at the same time!

Monday, January 25, 2016

I thought you might like to see my latest New Zealand bird series, I've included the sketch to show you how basic my rough ideas are!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Books!

I was about to wish you a very Happy New Year until I remembered that it's already 3 weeks into January! (Happy new Year to you anyway!)
To kick of the year, I am delighted to share with you my two latest books!
"Papercraft Birthday" and "Papercraft Thank You", these complete a 3 part series of greeting card kit books, the first being Papercraft Christmas.
I had such fun illustrating these, as always Templar Publishing are a dream to work with, they give me such amazing freedom, if you would like these simply go to Amazon, all my books are available there at great prices!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Ellen Giggenbach's Christmas shop!

I really am having the time of my life running my Christmas Pop Up Shop here in the Eastbourne village, I'm meeting the loveliest people, it's also so much fun having free reign to decorate as much as I like!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Pop Up Shop!

My Pop Up Shop is in full swing! so if you are in the Wellington region over the next 3 weeks I would love to see you!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

pop up shop picks!

It's been fabulous! 2 more days to go!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pop Up Shop

My pop Up Shop is in full swing, come and have a look if your in the area!304 Muritai Road in Eastbourne, till Saturday next week, open daily from 10 till 5!