Friday, 27 February 2009

Happy friday!

Today Kristin and I visited the "baby/children fair" over at swedish fair, We met Ulrika from Little red stuga and I must say I was pretty impressed with their stand! Little red stuga makes the best children products I have ever layed my eyes on AND they are produced here in sweden. Alot of new products, I like this mirror.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

springish

Yesterday I bought this odd (for me) jacket, There was just something about it that attracted me. I´ll be surprised if I ever dare to wear it. Check out shampoodles, great cloths. Now I´m dreaming of this.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

At home

Home with sick child, again. Still trying to get some work done, and: it´s growing!

This didn´t impress me much!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

This day was a good day.

Today I had a good drawing day. I just enjoy those days when the head is filled with ideas and I never ever want to go home. Just hoping that tomorrow brings as much joy!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Pixeljourney, never ending...

Today I continued my pixeljourney.
Sara tagged me for my favourite poem. It´s hard, I don´t read that much poetry. I do like music and especially ones with nice lyrics. My grandmother sings these words by Nils Ferlin with the most fragile voice, and it´s so beautiful (only in swedish though):
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Kärleken är så förunderligt stark
kuvas av intet i världen
Rosor slår ut ur den hårdaste mark
som sol över mörka gärden
Mitt hjärta är ditt
Ditt hjärta är mitt
och aldrig jag lämnar det åter
Min lycka är din
Din lycka är min
och gråten är min
när Du gråter
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I tag Elisabeth, Annika, Alexandra och Karin

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Sunday

Great weather and still some snow left. Sweet Sunday!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Saturday

My mother is visiting us. Today we went to IKEA and I bought a nice carpet for the kitchen. The mother was recently on a vacation to India and she bought me these interpretations of the russian babuschkas.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Friday

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It´s snowing outside. I´m inside, drawing and listening to Frida Hyvönen. I just love her voice.
Happy weekend people!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thursday

I just couldn´t resist this lovley brooch made by Marie-louise Sundqvist, visit her shop and check out her great things!
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Last night our son started drawing these "huvudfotingar", don´t know the english word!? The daughter was exited and screaming "wow, u can draw" and the man and I was just looking at eachother, amazed! it´s fantastic how things just happen with kids, one day color all over, next day drawing of angry mum!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

How I work, 2

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I have this little butterfly that I would like to use in a pattern. It´s digital and I´m working in photoshop
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There is this clever little tool called offset that works in the same way as my post-it system, it repeats the image.

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Before I go to the offset tool I go to Image size and finds out how many pixels my image is. This one is 8o so I take half of that, 40 that is, and writes it in the tool box.

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Now the image wraps around itselfs and looks like this.

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then I open a new, bigger document, and I just drag my image into that one and it´s possible to see exactly how it would repeat itself!

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and then: trial and error, trial and error...

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tuesday

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Today some tests with colors, no luck:(
Went and did some very nice finds at Monki. 50:- for all jeans and trousers on sale, wow! I like the interior design at the Monki shop, quite wild!

Monday, 16 February 2009

My desk!

Kimberley tagged me to show my desk. I wish mine was as nice as hers, but no, mine is a mess! You might think I never clean it, but I do. Perhaps once a week. And it looks the same in a hour or so!
I tag you that feels like playing along!

Friday, 13 February 2009

I need some color!

This morning the trees where all frozen and white. As white as my drawing! Can´t wait to put some color on it, I really have to push myself to think color without actually using it. Lines, lines, lines. On Monday there will be som sweet pink on this one!

Have the best weekend!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Sunshine(s) of my life

One more day at home. Today I got some drawing done (about 10 minutes!) and we had a great visitor, THE SUN!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Colors

Today I´ve been thinking alot about colors. I don´t like brown that much but I´m trying to...

Monday, 9 February 2009

My way to work

This is a drawing that I made a cuple of weeks ago. I like parts of it so I thought I shoud make a poster/pattern out of it. In color.

First I had to change the size. In my project I work with 40*40 cm and original drawing was only a4. And as you can see I have big problems keeping to my original drawing.

Another test with some colors. How will I coor it? will I use black lines and then color it, or just markers?
After testscanning and trying out the pattern (in the computer) I had to bring the birds apart, it didn´t work well as a pattern when they where connected.

Nothing works. Cut and throw around the pieces. Trying to figure out something.

Almost starting from zero but I think (thanks to Lidia) that I got the pattern-part solved now. Only the composition in the poster that has to work! I´ll keep you posted...

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sunday inspiration seeking!

Photographs above from a japanese issue of Milk. I think the colors are so inspiring!