“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward for him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.” – Psalm 127:3-4
  The first thing I ask when someone requests a commissioned original artwork is his or her story. The more I know about you the better I can capture your heart in intricate lines of ink. This particular drawing as commissioned by Magdel for her darling sisters thirtieth, blew my mind. It was exceptionally special for me to work closely with a fellow Christian and hear their heartbreaking story of incredible love, loss and how they have grown together as a family, as individuals and with God. I prayed throughout the drawing process, not only to create the best possible final product for them but also to bless these beautiful hearts. Thank you for trusting me with your most intimate family moments, the family farm history, the loss of your beloved parents and all of the special details that only the four of you would understand. May it bring you many years of joy.   IMG_9076 IMG_9064 IMG_9044 IMG_9063 IMG_9043 IMG_9034   Drawing, Styling + Photography: Maria Magdalena Flowers: Bouwer Flowers + Wildflower Studio  

artwork, contemporary, Drawing, illustrator, minimalism


  • You are incredible. Thank you for completely immersing yourself in this project + for touching our hearts with your compassion + dedication + for bringing to life the childhood we cherish x

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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