Availability in the USA
Since starting Sweet Mixie, I have been asked if and when the Sweet Mixie book will be available for sale in the USA. I am currently looking into options to make that possible. Shipping individual orders from the Netherlands is quite expensive and I would like to keep the cost of the book reasonable and fun for everyone. I will probably look for bookstores in the major cities, if you have any recommendations...please feel free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to be able to give you some good news soon!
The making of Sweet Mixie
Sweet Mixie was originally a bedtime story for our son Dane. The moment that I decided to make this into a children's book, I had no idea where to start...
A long process of searching to find the right illustrator to achieve the exact results that I had in mind followed. In total I worked with three different illustrators over a period of two years time.
When I saw the work of Clara, I immediately knew she was the right match for Mixie.
The style of Sweet Mixie is soft and sweet and I chose to keep the colors that way and in pastel hues.
The next step was to find a printer. I wanted the book to be especially sturdy for little hands, yet safe at the same time. So I chose a board book with rounded edges in a smaller size (16 x16 cm), so it would be light and easy to bring along.
I didn't realize that printing board books was such a niche and spent months researching a reputable printer.
The final editing, sizing, cutting, proof reading, revising and ordering were all as exciting as they were scary. Finally, I received the news that the book was ready to be printed!
Now the waiting game begun... and the waiting was a little longer than anticipated because the printer had to close due to the Corona virus...
Two weeks ago I finally received the books and I am thrilled that I can now share it with you.
I hope that you will enjoy Sweet Mixie! It would be much appreciated if you could share your feedback or post a sweet photo as a review on instagram @SweetMixie
You may also contact me if you have any comments or questions here
Clara Yang was born in Korea and raised in Chile. She has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California and has worked in the creative area ever since.
She has lived most of her life in different locations around the world absorbing inspirations from nature and people, doing children's illustrations, oil painting and also permanent make-up.
Her art style ranges from whimsical to more realistic with bright colors being more present in most of her works.