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New Book Releases Spring 2023

Twice the joy. Twice the happiness! My 2023 spring new editions are here-»Die Kurpfalz wimmel« and »Heidelberg wimmelt, 3rd edition« are fresh on the market. The corn mice, who made their debut in »Heidelberg wimmelt,« take you on a tour of the Kurpfalz (Electoral Palatinate) region. Of course, they make a stop in Heidelberg, where anyone, including you, can lose their heart. Wimmel Fun for the whole family!

Do Good Things with Your Art

Charity Auction of Search-and-Find Illustrations Reveals Well-Being for Children

In April, artist Kimberly Hoffman auctioned fine art prints of the search-and-find book «Ludwigsburg Wimmelt» as part of a charity auction to support quality of life outreach in Burkina Faso. The charity, Förderkreis Burkina Faso Ludwigsburg e. V. also supports youth in learning a trade as well as building clean wells for communities in the area. Poignantly, the charity auction itself was affected by global tragedies.

The charity V.P. Susanne Karstedt confirmed that it has been difficult to raise funds for the charity because of the global unrest and that she was deeply grateful for the €2,020. – donation from the «Ludwigsburg wimmelt» artist prints’ auction.

How to Illustrate and Design a Children’s Book

Designing a children’s book, especially a board picture book with little or no text, is a big task that comes with a lot of responsibility. You want to create a children’s book that children will want to read again and again. The presentation I gave at the Ludwigsburg Public Library on April 08, 2022, tells you how.

“Ludwigsburg wimmelt” Events April Update

Here’s all you need to know about events in Ludwigsburg related to “Ludwigsburg wimmelt”, Ludwigsburg’s first published Wimmel book. There is an exhibition, a finissage with charity auction, an event for the little ones and various signing sessions with the artist.

“Ludwigsburg wimmelt” Events

Here’s all you need to know about events in Ludwigsburg related to “Ludwigsburg wimmelt”, Ludwigsburg’s first published Wimmel book. There is an exhibition, a finissage with charity auction, an event for the little ones and various signing sessions with the artist.

Winter-Wimmel-Wonderland – A St. Nick Giveaway
Voraussichtliche Lesedauer: 2 Minuten Autorin: Kimberley Hoffman ❄️Winter-Wimmel-Wonderland!  For St. Nicholas Day, Silberburg Publishing has generously sponsored an entire set of my Wimmel books! This is a grab bag to warm the heart of any book lover. The lucky winner will receive a package with the following Wimmel books: ⭐️Heidelberg wimmelt ⭐️Mannheim wimmelt ⭐️Heilbronn wimmelt…
And it’s Yours!

“Ludwigsburg wimmelt” Exhibition and Benefit Auction The Artist is Present
It is with great pleasure that I announce my exhibition at the Kulturzentrum Ludwigsburg. It will run until November 27th, 2021. At the finissage on November 27th my illustrations from “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” will be auctioned for a good cause. The exhibition “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” runs until November 27th 2021 at the Kulturzentrum Ludwigsburg, Wilhelmstrasse 9/1, 71638 Ludwigsburg.
The finissage will take place from 11:00 a.m. with a charity auction afterwards, also at the Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Ludwigsburg).

Search and Find Book Reading Made Easy

Do Wimmel pictures make your eyes cross? Anyone who opens a Wimmel book to read will quickly discover: A Wimmel book is a children’s book, but it’s very different.
The sheer number of little pictures can overwhelm some people. They don’t know what to read from the colorful double pages. But help is near: Become a Search-and-Find book reading pro with these 5 Wimmel book reading tips.

A Search and Find Treasure Trove

Everyone has a story to tell, but very few people get to tell it. This distinguishes my Wimmel books from many others.

If a child sees my Wimmel pictures and finds themselves in them, they might read another book. Maybe they will learn to love reading. When I draw the child or their family, the Wimmel book becomes something special, a Wimmel treasure that they pass on to their children.

Yay For Valentine’s Day!

It is really important to remind your friends that you are thinking of them. What better way than with a hand-made Valentine’s card? Follow my quick and easy steps and you’ll have your Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Card production up and going in minutes!

Sweet and Tempting Template Art

In this how-to you can try my template technique with gouache. All you need is some thin cardboard, 1-2 bristle brushes or a kitchen sponge, cut up, and some gouache or cheap acrylics, a sketchbook, a knife and an idea.

Goodbye 2020

2020 was supposed to be a year of hope and vision. But even with 20/20 vision most couldn’t see this coming. But there were some good things this year, too. Join me to find them and why we have cause for hope in 2021.

How Kaia’s Internship got Heilbronn wimmelt teeming on Instagram

Auf Wiedesehen, Kaia! She has been the most superb intern! Read about her experiences and give her a little love for her excellent work on Instagram in the comments.

Kick off the Year with Urban Sketching

Did you ever love drawing anything, ever, at all?
Don’t think, just answer. Why did you stop drawing? And if you’ve never sketched from life, what has stopped you from starting?
Get ready. This year is your year to embark on the Kreativtour.

My Kreativtour – Saving the Best for Last – Part I

My Top Three Kreativtours of 2019. As the days count down to the new 2020, I want to share a look back at those stars that shine most brightly. Two aspects of my Kreativtour concern my illustration business directly

My Kreativtour – Saving the Best for Last – Part II

My Top Three Highlights of my Kreativtour Nr. 1. Note: This is a very personal story. So if you are looking for my business stories, please jump back to the blog overview or to my other two highlights of 2019

Top 10 Greatest Presents for your Kreativcommunity
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Easter Greeting Pop-up Card
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Spring conjures up a New Beginning
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One size fits all?






No. That is why I master many.

Each project has unique parameters. Each client has individual expectations. My illustrations are suited for young and old alike with a special focus on children and families. My historical drawings are crafted in great detail. You’ll even find me drawing fun and sketchy portraits at events. And I draw all of this with my personal, exceptional and unmistakable signature.

Kimberley Hoffman

My focus in Illustration and Design is for companies who provide goods and services to families with children, to boys who are in touch with their softer side and to girls who climb trees in tutus. And for kids that roar down the hill in rickety wagons.

I work in many different styles, from light and playful to very detailed. You’ll find that my illustrations are versitile and can accompany not just Children’s and Non-Fiction literature, packaging and broschures but many other media forms, as well.


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