Friday, 30 April 2010


Black swans are some kind of symbols for sorrow, or atleast for me.
I thought that I would interpret the weekword sorrow (given by Hanna) cause it´s a heavy subject for me. I´m afraid of sorrow. Couldn´t illustrate it.
This corny pattern was the closest I came.
So I´m going with my swanpattern instead. It´s not filled with sorrow BUT the competition that I made it for will be a great sorrow for me, when we won´´t win it!.

Friday it is

Yesterday I had my seventh class teaching my fashion drawers. I must say I have found something new in myself during the classes. I still havn´t decided if I will teach this autumn, we´ll see what my students think when we are done with this class.
I will be back this evening with the weekword!
If your wondering why I´m not posting so often it´s because I still havn´t solved my computer problems!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

I was tagged!

A while ago Christine tagged me for 7 random facts about myself. Here we go:

1. I am very straight forward, when I think something I say it. This can sometimes be good and sometimes not so good. It happens that I scare new people that don´t know me.

2. I am allergic to fury animals. I dream of having a not so fury animal one day.

3. I drink about  5-7 BIG cups of coffee evey day. U can imagine what this does to me...

4. I have been to school 21 of my 34 years. And I didn´t count pre school.

5. I very seldom listen to music these days. (Just the radio) When I was younger I did it all the time, and I miss it. Can´t seem to get it back in my life though.

6. I love almond in all different kind of ways. It came after I had my kids, it was like I woke up one morning and couldn´t stop thinking about semla and almond paste. The craziest thing is that b.f the kids I didn´t like it at all.

7. I didn´t do the laundry for 3 weeks. I just couldn´t get my ass down to the celler and the washing machines. Today I did it and it feels gooooooood!

I was told to tag 7 others, so I tag Lotte, Elisabeth, Evie, Pernilla, Sara, Elisabeth och karin.

Monday, 26 April 2010

On the road!

 I took some photos when  drowe home from värmland a cuple of weeks ago. I though they might show how the spring came closer and closer when I drowe south but the road was kind of constant. Only the distant to home that changed!

Sunday, 25 April 2010


What I fight and work hardest with when I daw is color. I have problems with picking them, combining them and making it work. Tomorrow I have to get the swans done, and decide on colors. It´s gonna be a long night...
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, 23 April 2010


I had a plan to play the weekword game today but the truth is that right now I´m kind of without trust. And without images cause of my computer problems. So I will go with words this week.
This week I´m looking for trust. As a freelacing designer everything is built upon it. I need to trust my ability to work, deliver and please my design buyers.
This week my work and I was questioned not one, but two (different) times, cause of the high artistic level. Am I a designer or an artist? Have trust in me: I am a designer, I work from a brief. Tell me what to do, in what way to do it. And i will do it.
Two designers I know had an agreement with a design producer to deliver x patterns. Both are now standing there with alot of designwork done cause the producer in the last minute said that they had found what they where supposed to buy from my friends somewhere else. And this somewhere else is very much like the something my friends would provide them with. Hello: not ok. We designers need to trust the people that gives us the job, trust  that they will stick to our contract!
-----------------Go to Elisabeths blog to see the other participants!
It´s crazy. I went to buy a new laptop on tuesday. There aren´t any to buy. The old ones are sold out and the new ones hasn´t arriwed yet. So, I have to wait. I need to belive that I will get everything in order so that I can work again. And blog.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Swans 2

I´m still working on my swans. I enjoy working in illustrator as a change, can´t even remeber when I last did a whole pattern in illustrator!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Kind of on again

I´m working on some swans. It´s a collaboration with Karin and it´s very fun. My computer is behaving strange but illustrator still works, that I´m thankful for:) I have borrowed a small laptop from J´s parents that works ONLYon the internet so now I´m kind of on again. working on my old without the internet and it´s not  even accepting usb, so I have to burn the stuff to post here on cd´s...
This week I´m going to be interviewed for a job, I´m nervous! Will tell you more when it´s over.
Thanks for sticking around even though I´ve been off, it´s great:)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Weekword: VIRUS

This weeks weekword was VIRUS and my interpretation is somewhere else cause my computer is still very sick with virus and I´m posting this from my part time job. This is a bird drawing that I´m working on right now, "the nest". Viruses feels like a nest of bad things: striking things:(
Go check out the other participants: Fruenswerk (even though you didn´t leave a comment I´m sure you are playing?!), Esti and Elisabeth. Thanks for playing girls!
I´m hoping to be back here soon as a fulltime blogger, but I need to buy a new computer first. See you soon!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

weekword: VIRUS

First my computer got a virus and now I got one aswell, so we are both sick.
Fruenswerk picked me to choose the weekword and it will be VIRUS. If you want to play along leave a comment on this post, post your contribution on friday on your blog. Then I will link to you.
Thanks for all the comments on my last post, when we get better I will reply.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


I am torn between the desire to be a freelance designer and the security of employment. The lack of money before I have built up my buisness is hard and one big part of it is that I have a family to provide for. I´m just not in the mood to sell myself right now, and if I don´t do that I won´t get jobs as a freelance. 
It would be so much easier if someone just called when they needed my skills. But I KNOW... first I have to show them my skills, so that they knows who to call! Just have to kick myself in the ass and go out there and show my portfolio.
I´m going through all job sights now and looking for an employment that would suit me and my skills, perhaps the perfect one is out there?
How do you handle this constant struggle?

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Just doing ordinary things

Today I picked up the kids early from kindergarden, since they came home from Värmland I havn´t seen much of them. So I felt like spending the afternoon with them. Good afternoon:)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

New drawing

It was a long time since I felt like drawing just for fun, there is always something specific to draw waiting for my attention. Last night I started and I couldn´t stop, my head is just filled with new ideas and new things to try!

Owl, 2

Still doing some owl drawings. He/she/it is atleast starting to look cuter.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Portfolio meeting at Almedahls

The other week I showed my portfolio at Almedahls. I got inspired to draw patterns that are smaller and more buildt as a surface, in sweden we call it "ytmönster". I don´t know the english word, perhaps someone else knows?
This one is inspired by my "ranka" pattern, but will be something that fills up a whole surface. Show you more later!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Fixing at home

Not much easter celebrating going on in our home, since the kids are at their grandmothers. I´m wallpapering the doors of J´s wardrobe as a contrast to his superhero addiction that has taken over the rest of his room. I hope he will like the wallpaper (designed by Albert Sjöstam.)

Friday, 2 April 2010


This week the weekword is connections, check out fruenswerks blog to see other participants!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Leaving the kids

Yesterday I drove the kids to Värmland and my mother. They will be staying there until monday and I´ll sure miss them. But I´m certain they will have a great time! Tryed to get my grandmother to play that instrument (anyone know the name for it?) but she said she couldn´t, I´ll bet she can...