Monday, 31 May 2010

Thanks for following me!

These photos where posted here exactly 2 years ago. (Can´t belive how small V was then.)
Time flies when youre having fun! I´m so happy for you, my sweet readers!
I feel like giving away something. A (secret) treat to one of you!
To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by a random number service next monday at 20:30 (swedish time).

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Weekword: balance

Weekword is "balance" and was given by B, go there to see who else is playing along.
Balance is something I always struggle with. When I´m at work I miss the kids, when I´m at home I hate seeing the mess. I wish I could divide myself when needed. 

Thursday, 27 May 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

When I went through my stuff to add what was missed at my last portfolio meeting I found these sweet images of the kids posing. It´s been a long time since Myrkott did something new. I miss drawing like that and I miss the collaboration.
Today I showed my portfolio here and it gave me more perspective on how I should work in the future. I have been thinking about an agent for almost a year now and I think it´s time to try to someone to represent me. Any tips?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Ok, I got my mind set on doing some fashiondrawing. Just to prove to myself that I can. Thats why I decided to paint with watercolor  the other day. And thats why I have done the drawings above. I´m determent to do this. I struggle. To be continued...

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunny sunday

Outdoors activitys in bright sunlight. Sweet weekend!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Weekword: hiding

Ok, weekword hiding. I´m not hiding! Above you can see lousey watercolor drawing from last post.
Below you can see new angle of attack. Draw with pencil first, then watercolor. Perhaps this will work better for me, if not,I will hide! (It is the same photo I´ve been using!)
Oh, and this post is hiding the fact that I didn´t draw my weekword this weekend. Go to Linda Sues to see who atually did!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Watercolor problems

I have been thinking about watercolour for quite some time now. I Had an idea that I wished to get down on paper. Now it´s done, and it didn´t turn out the way I wanted it to.
When I draw I mostly achieve what I wish, sometimes it takes me more than one try and sometimes it´s just in the box at once.
But this with watercolor... No way near the box and very uncontrollable. I end this evening with the thought that it has to do with my attacking point. Isn´t it all about finding an angle that suits me (and ofcourse practise), or can it be: I can´t paint with watercolor?
I won´t give up that easy. Tomorrow I´m back on again.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Friends of mine

This week I went to listen to Sara Gullman and Kristin Billes presentations of their degreeprojekt from HDKs design master program.

These patterns are made by talanted Sara Gullman. She have been working with 3 different important organizations and her patterns are both storytelling and beautiful.
These products are great Kristins interpretations of Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel. I think I like the swing best!

Lidia is participating in a great project, she needs our help with some votes on her blog. Please go there, check it out and VOTE! Only in swedish, but  still great images!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Diving in!

One could ask: what is she up to?
Well, she has finally kicked herself in the ass and are now starting a huge promotion tour.
Question is: do you need my help?

Monday, 17 May 2010

The suit!

Shes back, my little girl is herself again and now it´s her poor father thats struck. Me and the kids tryed to keep a low profile tinight when we went through the box with summercloths, but V was exited. This suit has always been one of my favourites. 2008 it was to big, 2009 she refused to wear it cause it was all about skirts and pink and 2010 she is mandly inlove with it, cause it´s a carpenters suit she says. And guess what, now it´s to small for her. But as she said herself: it will be used anyway! She wants to wear it tomorrow, underneath her regular cloths since it´s to cold...

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Little V

Little V has been sick for a cuple of days. Couldn´t keep any food and lost all her strenght. I made a drawing of  her when she watched tv, she looks kind of sad! Today she´s better, and happier.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Weekword: mother

This weeks weekword was mother and Aris picked it, go to her blog peekadoo and see who els is playing.
Mother for me is very much myself being a mother.

Big questions.
Monday evening when I came home from work she was already in bed but still awake, we talked a bit and then I told her that I was gonna take a bath and I wouldn´t be able to hear her from the bathroom so she better go to sleep. We said goodnight. After a few minutes I heard her crying and when I got up from my bath her father had carried her to our bed. She was devestated and asked me: why do we have to die mum?
I tryed to explain as good as I coould but over and over again she kept asking: WHY do we have to die mum? I finally said I had to sleep and during the night I would try to figure out a good answer. First thing she asked when we woke up was ofcurse the same question. I tryed to explain again and I told her that I would go and buy "the death book" and that we could read it togather in the evening.
When we opend the book and started to read it said that sometimes small people start to think about death and that it´s not easy to explain. Even if your big, or very big (as an elephant) it can be hard to understand. And then she started to cry, really cry. She said that she had started to think about death during my bath last night and that she couldn´t understand that I had to die one day.

The apple doesn´t fall far from the tree.
What would you like to do, u can choose whatever...
(J) I would really like to use that box with light mum, the one that you use when u draw your drawings. Can I use it? And then I would like to have a big paper, or one that is yellow. And I want to use a black pen. your pen.
After one minute: (J) I can´t do this mum, it´s to hard. I can´t see through the paper and it keeps moving. You have to help me.
-Can´t you draw just by looking at the comicbook, it´s better. and easier.
(J) NOOOO, I can´t you have to do it.
-hmm, but then I would prefer if we would draw something else. Perhaps that octopus that you asked me to draw the other day. Should we do that?

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Home with a sick little girl. I drew butterflies when she slept. When I scanned them something happend, as you can see in the black version. So I made a blue. Which one do u prefer?
And as a treat I´m giving you extra big images today, like it?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Big paper 2

Yesterday in the studio I continued on my big paper.
It´s huge, and huge fun!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Can´t see the forrest cause of all the trees

Usually when I show my portfolio I bring so much stuff that I almost can´t carry it. Just to be on the safe side. I end up showing everything they can´t see the forrest cause of all the trees...
This morning I had coffee with Alexandra  and I let her pick what to show today at Valentin & Byhr (look at this!).
Interesting! For the first time they asked for more, and they asked for stuff they knew I had done (myrkott) and we talked more.
I have to try this more!