RSW is proud to introduce Ingrid Frauenstein with her Posiebelle, our newest addition to the website and wallpaper range. Ingrid is currently a graphic Designer in Port Elizabeth.
“I have always made and designed things ever since I can remember. Popsieblle has been a project that I have been working on for about 4 years. She is my imagination in full colour. I taught at the Vancouver Film School in Canada and there the first inklings of character design started - one of my students had created a wonderful illustrated creature and I was hooked.
Popsiebelle encompasses all of my work. Illustration, storytelling, print and tactile felt objects.
Popsiebelle is very versatile and can be translated into any platform. An innovative children’s brand of tactile accessories coupling whimsical design with educational undertones. Popsiebelle is fanciful young girl with the most vibrant imagination that takes her on a whirlwind of magical adventures filled with strange, wondrous and beautiful creatures.
Every character is brought to life in our product line – each hand-made with the greatest love and care. Nurturing a child’s imagination through storytelling is an excellent way to foster creativity and develop verbal skills, whilst providing parents and children with a much needed opportunity to communicate and engage with one another in an intimate and rewarding manner. Active storytelling will inevitably allow the children to think in a nonlinear manner, aiding them with their problem solving and ability to think ‘outside the box.’ It begins with a single letter, the first step to unravelling words and worlds. A life time of adventures ahead woven and understood through words, nurtured by time, love, commitment and encouragement.”