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Striped Pears and Polka Dots

The Art of Being Happy
Kirsten Sevig
Book cover for Striped Pears and Polka Dots by Kirsten Sevig
A portable “happy place” of whimsical illustrations

Kirsten Sevig’s Instagram fans—100,000 strong and counting—have been clamoring for a book of her art. She paints rainbow-colored rooftops, striped pears, birds in hats, teacups, cats, and more—all drawn to bring joy to anyone who views them. When the weather is rainy and gray, Sevig paints herself some sunshine. When she feels sad, she paints something colorful to cheer herself up; when anxious, something soothing and repetitive; when overwhelmed, she makes a series of small decisions about what to put on the page and begins to feel empowered.

In Striped Pears and Polka Dots , Sevig invites readers into her cozy, sunny world of snail mail, patterned socks and knitted sweaters, ice cream and flaky croissants, and dachshunds in sweaters. This perfect gift book will inspire readers to look around and notice all the little happy-makers that surround them in their daily lives.

January 2018
978-1-68268-196-1
5 x 5 | 128pp | Hardcover |
Color illustrations throughout
$10.95 (US)
$14.95 (CA)
About the Author
Kirsten Sevig is an illustrator based in Minneapolis, MN. She designs stationary, illustrates children’s books, and shares her work via her popular Instagram account @kirstensevig.