Tuesday, 31 August 2010

I´m leaving this one behind.

I have been working on this image the last week
It has some problem areas that I have tryed to solve
And it has some parts that I like and will take with me to something new. When I decided to leave it today I felt relived.
Klick to see it bigger. 




Monday, 30 August 2010

Summer is over?

After working from home most of the summer is was truly nice to spend the day in the studio today. I had cofee with Alexandra and Karin:)

Friday, 27 August 2010

Remeber this?

Since I´m showing this illustration as a poster at my upcoming exhibition I can show you aswell, rembember when I worked on it? Now I can tell you that the comission was for Mr Perswall and
it will be a part of one of their upcoming wallpaper collections, not set when yet. The interesting thing is that it will be over 2 meters high and I will probably die when I see what that kind of enlarging does to my lines. According to them it looks even better that big, I havn´t seen it yet so I´m taking their word for it!
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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Scan and print day

This image will soon be available in my shop as a poster, I´ll let you know when! (klick the image to see it bigger)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Loose ends

I have filled my kitchen wall with unfinished drawings and whenever I get tired of one I continue on another one. Hopefully all of them will be finished or thrown away forever on monday.
When I was at art school my teacher said, when I with a saw tryed to divide a bad painting in to several smaller ones, that a bad dawing/painting never can be saved. He was ofcourse right and I ended up with 8 lousy small paintings. After that I try to draw with that lesson in mind, if something feels bad or wrong I start all over, make it black or cut it out.
But sometimes the drawings feels good, it has some kind of quality that I like, but still I feel tired of it. Then I just leave it. Over the years my drawers ended up filled with what I call half dones, and now the most promising ones are on my kitchen wall...

Monday, 23 August 2010

Tralalala

Working from home, preparing my exhibition that opens next week by climbing around on chairs trying to avoid what needs to be done.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Weekword: nostalgia

Christine picked this weeks weekword "nostalgia", which I´m late to deliver. Go to silverlinings 4 me to see who els is playing. Nostalgia became so much stronger for me when I had my kids.
The doll on the top image is a bathing doll that my grandmother had when she was a child, I played with it when I was a kid and now she gave it to V. The blanket on the last photo was a west that my grandmother crochet for me when I was a teenager. When I was pregnant I asked her to make a blanket of it and now it´s on v´s bed.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Girlish

She is really into horses right now, so was I when I was a little girl.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Nothing much

I´m not feeding you at all for the moment, my life feels kind of boring. Nothing fun to blog about and outside summer is ending. And so is my summerjob. I feel nervous about the autumn, I need to find more job. Any great ideas of whom might need my services?

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Patterns

I am drawing a pattern, and when I´m done I´m drawing some more patterns. One could say that the days to come will be filled with patterns!
As you probably already noticed I´not posting as often these days, will try to do better. And I do hope I´ll get some more time to visit your blogs!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Weekword: balance

I like to join the game of weekword that was created by fruenswerk some time ago. This week Mary over at no polar coordinates picked the word "balance", same word as b picked in may. My balance these days are between my extra job and my designing job. Right now almost every pattern producer is buing and therefor I need to sell, and to sell I need to draw. And right now I´m working fulltime on the side. Need to find the balance.
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And drawing patterns is alot about balance, if there is no balance in the shapes the pattern is no good.
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Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Diving into work!

The kids and the man are at the summerhouse at Tjörn. I left them there this morning after spending two nights there and wont see them until moday. Miss them already. And envy them. Love that place! Only one thing that disturbs me there, the tics. They are dreadful. Yesterday I had 3 on me and one of them bit me. And they are all over the kids all the time. Kind of takes the sunshine away and makes a mother worried.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Lost in chaos

After my computer problems this spring my documents are all over cyber and home and studio and external drives and usb´s and cd´s and lost forewer... very frustrating when a job that I want to apply for turns up.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

It´s my birthday!

Today I´m turning 35, in about 20 minutes actually. What happend to this year? It feels as if I just turned 34... and in my head I´m already 36. This was a good day:)