Stories of Tanja Dekker illustration and publishing 

Work in progress

Here you will find stories about the making-of my illustrations, the websites and the twikga books. The corona pandemic has been going on for more than a year now. A good time to go through our archives. But like a lot of people we are starting to loose our patience. We are looking forward to travel again. To photograph wildlife in faraway places, to travel to friends and family, go to events, visit museums, to feel free again, instead of locked up…

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Creating Duvel and the 3irds

Creating Duvel and the 3irds

The corona lockdown gave me the chance to go through my archives and look back on what I have created during the last 10 years. I realized that I have been making phantasy birds for a long time....

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Elephants on the drawing board

Elephants on the drawing board

This story goes back to 2013. The making of the last twikga book, Tata & Squack - Mission Elephant. Only recently I went through my old sketchbooks and decided to add some of the pages to this...

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twikga blog relocated

twikga blog relocated

Ikga twikga has found a new home on twikga stories. Ikga twikga was the blog of the twikga publishing company in Hamburg from 2010 until 2016, when the company seized to exist and Tanja and Willem...

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Life, travels and other passions

What you love is what you cherish. We believe that opening your hart to the small wonders of life will make you appreciate what you have and passionate about preserving the world around you. Sadly, in times of climate change the urgency of wildlife conservation is brought right to our doorsteps. We realize how privileged we are to travel the world and hope that by sharing our pictures with a broader audience, through our websites, exhibitions, books and social media, that we may contribute to the protection of the places we were fortunate enough to visit over the years…

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twikga publishing stories

Here you will find the stories about the twikga books and twikga Verlag, a small, independent publishing company, which was based in Hamburg. The company seized to exist when we decided to move back to Holland. But while it lasted we worked hard and did amazing things with a small team of great women! The twikga books aimed to open the hearts of its readers for the wilderness, with its diversity of animals, plants and landscapes. We published books for the child in us. Wilderness, discovering things and imagination were important elements. The books were/are educational as they combine fact and fiction. We published four books in three languages, went to the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, organized events and sponsoring and made a lot of children happy…

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twikga is on the move again!

In 2016 the twikga publishing company was closed down and we thanked our fans for supporting us. In 2017 we moved from Hamburg back to Holland. In...

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Thank you for the good times!

The twikga publishing company seized to exist, but while it lasted we did great things! I would like to thank everybody who helped me realize this...

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Have a look at Wild Picha Stories…

The stories of Willem & Tanja Dekker Photography, far away and close to home. Books, awards, events and other stories…

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